March 23, 2004

I miss the interviews. Who is with me?

posted by jerseygirl to navel gazing at 12:32 PM - 86 comments

Me too. We need something to break up all this fantasy dorkery!

posted by corpse at 12:50 PM on March 23, 2004

i was literally just thinking that same thing today.

posted by danostuporstar at 12:52 PM on March 23, 2004

Preachin' to the choir.

posted by jasonspaceman at 12:57 PM on March 23, 2004

i think garfield was up next, right?

posted by goddam at 01:09 PM on March 23, 2004

I think garfield has left the building.

posted by dusted at 01:22 PM on March 23, 2004

I've been thinking this for weeks.

posted by rocketman at 01:23 PM on March 23, 2004

Well, hopefully WorldCup makes an appearance in this thread, agrees to resume interviews at some point and maybe we can then decide on a victim find someone else willing to be a subject!

posted by jerseygirl at 01:34 PM on March 23, 2004

Yes we need to hoist someone by their own petard!!

posted by lilnemo at 01:49 PM on March 23, 2004

...petard... Not to be confused with patois.

posted by lilnemo at 01:52 PM on March 23, 2004

How bout we take a straw poll on who gets interviewed whilst we wait for the interviewer.

posted by lilnemo at 02:00 PM on March 23, 2004

Careful what you wish for... how about lilnemo?

posted by trox at 02:05 PM on March 23, 2004

yeah!Get him! I'll second that nomination.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:13 PM on March 23, 2004

who, me? Why, I'm flattered. *blushes*

posted by lilnemo at 02:20 PM on March 23, 2004

*blushes* And no, I'm not wearing rouge. or am I?

posted by lilnemo at 02:21 PM on March 23, 2004

hoist someone by their own petard!! I'd like to take this opportunity to mention I learned that phrase from Rocky and Bullwinkle. And immediately fucked up the usage in an English paper in an attempt to look half-bright. So I guess that was a success.

posted by yerfatma at 03:39 PM on March 23, 2004

The real question is: Did you send the English Paper to Jay Ward and demand compensation?

posted by lilnemo at 03:46 PM on March 23, 2004

Any chance the interview could be OUTSIDE our little clique? Like maybe someone related in someway to sports? A sportswriter? (newspaper, book, etc) An executive? (assistant to a general manager, scout)

posted by grum@work at 03:56 PM on March 23, 2004

Grum, I was kind of thinking the same thing. I used to do something similar for another web site, just interviewing whatever odd person I could get to talk with me. Best ever the art director from the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." I'd be happy to start a separate column for that, if it pleases the group and the pantheon.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:27 PM on March 23, 2004

Would any of those above mentioned someones waste their time with us?

posted by jerseygirl at 05:16 PM on March 23, 2004

Any chance the interview could be OUTSIDE our little clique? Now I know how Patrick Ramsay feels. :( Make that Tim Couch. ...the art director from the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"... Have you had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Savini? He was recently in a horror documentary called "American Nightmare" along with Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Cronenberg, Wes Craven, and John Carpenter. Interesting stuff if you can catch it. Would any of those above mentioned someones waste their time with us? Stranger things could happen; remember bill laid the wood to a writer and the writer showed up here on SpoFi. Somebody criticize somebody quick!! Nonetheless, my offer to answer trivial questions stands.

posted by lilnemo at 05:48 PM on March 23, 2004

I think a lot of my nuances failed to come through when I was interviewed the *first* time. Just sayin. :-P Now I'd be all for an interview with Thierry Henry or someone like that, but I thought the idea was we found out more about other SpoFi members and then laughed at them?

posted by squealy at 06:07 PM on March 23, 2004

I never saw the first round of interviews, and the search function doesn't reveal much. Anybody got a link?

posted by jeffmshaw at 06:10 PM on March 23, 2004

hmmm...striking out with the lockerrom archives also. i couldn't seem to find a reference page either....so: lockerrom archives jan 02 feb 02 mar 02 apr 02 may 02 jun 02 jul 02 aug 02 sep 02 oct 02 nov 02 dec 02 jan 03 feb 03 mar 03 apr 03 may 03 jun 03 jul 03 aug 03 sep 03 oct 03 nov 03 dec 03 jan 04 feb 04 mar 04

posted by oliver_crunk at 07:10 PM on March 23, 2004

I think there are quite a few of us with big enough egos to fill out one of WC's little games, he just isn't giving his old work rate to get us all in.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:30 PM on March 23, 2004

You know what's kind of amusing? I'd guess the chances of getting Curt Schilling for a fan-to-player interview here would be pretty decent.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:34 PM on March 23, 2004

But then one day you'd repeat something he said to a non-member and there'd be a lawsuit.

posted by yerfatma at 07:47 PM on March 23, 2004

I thought he sort of altered his stance to allow for discussion on online fan sites only, not for media consumption or reprint now. he posted to the remyreport board with a note of that nature.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:11 PM on March 23, 2004

Would you all rather have an athlete or someone who is in the business of athletics (gms, assistant gms, managers, scouts)?

posted by jasonspaceman at 08:24 PM on March 23, 2004

An athlete.

posted by dusted at 09:19 PM on March 23, 2004

Business guy, since the actual athletes get interviewed every day.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:27 PM on March 23, 2004

crunk, you lazy bastard. a listing of the lockerroom archives? google -- or worldcup2002's lockerroom posts -- may have been a better aid to those seeking the first meta interview thread. oh and i'd take a specific athlete over a nebulous professional grouping any day.

posted by danostuporstar at 10:31 PM on March 23, 2004

OK, I'll do the work. Here are the previous lockerroom interviews: 1: Starfucker 2: vito90 3: Ufez Jones 4: worldcup2002 5: jacknose 6: jerseygirl 7: jennyb and corpse 8: squealy 9: grum@work 10: Fat Buddha 11: Samsonov14 12: wfrazerjr 13: msacheson and aacheson 14: goddam

posted by dusted at 10:50 PM on March 23, 2004

And I vote that we interview jbou. I like to know my adversaries friends.

posted by dusted at 10:52 PM on March 23, 2004

Why? Every answer is going to be "LOL i live among the red sox fans and like to see them suffer!" ;) I say Forksclovetofu. Seems interesting.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:23 AM on March 24, 2004

Sportsfilter needs a wiki.

posted by corpse at 07:41 AM on March 24, 2004

Great. Now I can ask. What's a wiki?

posted by jerseygirl at 08:45 AM on March 24, 2004

I thought the idea was we found out more about other SpoFi members I agree with Squealy. I can go to any sports site and find interviews with athletes. I like the interview feature as a way to get to know more about users than one finds on their profile page. My $.02

posted by scully at 08:48 AM on March 24, 2004

Here you go jgirl, most appropriate answer I can offer.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:18 AM on March 24, 2004

A wikipedia! Can we do one of those?

posted by jerseygirl at 09:35 AM on March 24, 2004

I thought the idea was we found out more about other SpoFi members Thirded. Interviews with people in the industry would make for good articles though.

posted by yerfatma at 09:47 AM on March 24, 2004

I'm working on creating the bare bones of it, jg. I'll let everyone know when I'm done so the massive amount of editing and adding content can be undertaken.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:01 AM on March 24, 2004

I'd like to interview DePodesta or Cuban. But any one of the SpoFi riffraff would be fine, too, I guess. Hah! ... Oh, was the mike on? Aaargh!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:03 AM on March 24, 2004

But seriously folks, sorry, I've been busy with work, it's a good thing, but it means less time for interviews. Argh. I'm sorry to see garfield has left, I know, I've set up interviews and not followed through. Perhaps if I'd thrown my ten fluffy questions at him, he might have stayed. OK, now that I'm all guilted up, you guys can offer up a sacrifice ... I mean, interviewee ... and I'll take it from there. I promise. Really. Trust me. It won't hurt. OK, maybe a little bit, but you'll like it.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:05 AM on March 24, 2004

and my nominees are: 1. fork 2. justgary 3. yerfatma

posted by jerseygirl at 10:11 AM on March 24, 2004

and really wc, paying attention to work? Just where are your priorities my man!? :)

posted by jerseygirl at 10:11 AM on March 24, 2004

Where is FCT? He hasn't left a comment since Valentine's Day (I searched) though his blog is active.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:11 AM on March 24, 2004

well he has been doing that Sport?/Athlete? series, so he hasn't abandoned us. Maybe he works with WorldCup!

posted by jerseygirl at 11:16 AM on March 24, 2004

*powerful baritone voiceover* "But forksclovetofu and worldcup2002 are one and the same! By day, worldcup2002 is an awkward, retiring SpoFi-er. By night, he is transformed into FORKSCLOVETOFU, SpoFi power-poster extraordinaire! Able to include 100 articles in a single post! More pumped up than Bonds on steroids! Faster (and more devastating) than a drunken pro athlete in a Porsche! Comes up with more crazy ideas than an overcaffeinated Mark Cuban! Coming soon to DVD and VHS."

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:04 PM on March 24, 2004

By day, worldcup2002 is an awkward, retiring SpoFi-er. By night, he is transformed into FORKSCLOVETOFU, SpoFi power-poster extraordinaire! Able to include 100 articles in a single post! More pumped up than Bonds on steroids! Faster (and more devastating) than a drunken pro athlete in a Porsche! Comes up with more crazy ideas than an overcaffeinated Mark Cuban! *worldcup barritone* Together... they are a super-human SpoFi posting machine known simply as... WORLDCLOVECUPofTOFU!

posted by jerseygirl at 12:12 PM on March 24, 2004

If they touch fists, does one turn into a purple bucket of tofu water? [/Wondertwins]

posted by jeffmshaw at 12:22 PM on March 24, 2004

jerseygirl ... sigggggh. [inside joke] Do you look like Liv Tyler? [/inside joke] (Hey, when did they drop J-Lo from the movie? Oh never mind. I just read the synopsis. I see she's still in it, but I think she dies or something early on. Huh.)

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:23 PM on March 24, 2004

btw, on the topic of interviews, we might want to get a list of people who I said I'd interview, but didn't. Show of hands? Disappointed prospective interviewees, represent! We should probably start with those folks, don't you think?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:24 PM on March 24, 2004

hey i want to see it. no. they dropped her because the combination of affleck and j.lo causes uprisings in al Quada. yes, start with the ones you made promises too.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:48 PM on March 24, 2004

wow did we really lose garfield?

posted by vito90 at 12:49 PM on March 24, 2004

It's Jon and Odie I feel for. Not to mention Nermal. They're probably bearing the brunt.

posted by yerfatma at 01:32 PM on March 24, 2004

On the plus side, there's more lasagna around.

posted by jeffmshaw at 02:08 PM on March 24, 2004

J.Lo is still in the movie and they simply cut a scene showing ehr marrying Affleck. Her character (who represents Smith's real life wife) always died in the first act.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:50 PM on March 24, 2004

Liv Tyler rules.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:11 PM on March 24, 2004

btw, how many people have I promised interviews to, and then not followed through? garfield was the latest, I think. Who else? Identify yourself. (Line up behind the yellow line.)

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:15 PM on March 24, 2004

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posted by worldcup2002 at 04:19 PM on March 24, 2004

if I hadn't been away for the last two days and had a chance to post above the yellow line I would also be chiming in with such sentiments as wanting to see another interview. and almost making a lockerroom post about this a week and a half ago. and almost making a list of links to the old interviews to support my case. i'd vote for the interview of another pantheon member to kick our spring 2004 interview series off. and sorry having this comment (the first) ruin the list you wanted WC2k.

posted by gspm at 05:23 PM on March 24, 2004

dng!

posted by BigCalm at 05:34 PM on March 24, 2004

taupe!

posted by BigCalm at 05:36 PM on March 24, 2004

there was mention of moi at one point but i am too modest to use capital letters in making this assertion.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:53 PM on March 24, 2004

I'm embarassed proud to say it was me, I think, who first nominated bill for an interview. I haven't changed my opinion (or my underwear) since.

posted by squealy at 06:05 PM on March 24, 2004

I agree, I want to see a Bill without a y interview.

posted by jasonspaceman at 07:41 PM on March 24, 2004

my wife makes me change my underwear almost daily, I will sheepishly admit.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:18 PM on March 24, 2004

I want to know billsayswhat...

posted by smithers at 09:32 PM on March 24, 2004

I watched the Bruins beat the Sens with Garfield a few days ago. I didn't ask him much about Spofi and still can't be arsed to do the search to figure out why he left, but I'm betting he'll return sooner or later. As Garfield the White! Or something. I think Fork's the guy. Bill(y) has paid his dues too, though. How about a simultaneous interview? Same questions to both. At the end, we can decide who is more interesting. In the case of a tie, I suggest a knife-fight. That's entertainment! Or we could just skip straight to the knife-fight. Something to think about.

posted by Samsonov14 at 09:59 PM on March 24, 2004

*cries into beer* I coulda been somebody! I coulda been interviewed on SpoFi! At least its tears and not piss in my beer.

posted by lilnemo at 10:03 PM on March 24, 2004

Let's go with billy. We've actually met, so it'll be a comfortable re-introduction to interviewing, after so many months off. Shall we?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:23 PM on March 24, 2004

I've been ASTONISHINGLY busy with my musicblog, so much so I haven't peeked in here in awhile. What'd I miss?

posted by forksclovetofu at 12:18 AM on March 25, 2004

A knife fight. You lost, apparently.

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:24 AM on March 25, 2004

D'oh! I was wondering why I was bleeding again. Just thought it was leeches again.

posted by forksclovetofu at 12:39 AM on March 25, 2004

Again, that is. Again.

posted by forksclovetofu at 12:39 AM on March 25, 2004

Not again. Again!

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:56 AM on March 25, 2004

FCT IS BLEEDING SOMEONE CALL 411 FASST!!!!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:01 AM on March 25, 2004

I say let him bleed. It's good for the bile.

posted by rocketman at 01:12 PM on March 25, 2004

SHUT IT, YOU LOUSY COW HUMPIN' SUNOVABITCH! say, this IS good for the bile...

posted by forksclovetofu at 01:29 PM on March 25, 2004

Damn. Mark Cuban just turned down my request for an interview. I guess Billy will have to do....

posted by dusted at 06:39 PM on March 25, 2004

Did you tell Cuban he could cross-post to his blog the way he is with press interviews?

posted by billsaysthis at 08:00 PM on March 25, 2004

I am working on a starting major league pitcher at the moment and an assistant baseball GM.

posted by jasonspaceman at 08:15 PM on March 25, 2004

Did you tell Cuban he could cross-post to his blog the way he is with press interviews? No, I didn't, but I'm sure he would done it without permission. He said "I use the weblog instead." Jerseygirl, have you tried contacting Schilling? I agree that it's fun to learn more about SpoFites, but it would be nice to mix it up. If nothing else, you might be able to say you were interviewed between Curt Schilling and Spike Lee.

posted by dusted at 08:23 PM on March 25, 2004

I have no idea how to contact Schilling. Not a member of SOSH (just a lowly reader) -- I imagine as a member of SOSH i could probably PM him or something.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:13 PM on March 25, 2004

But thanks to the from page of the Boston Globe business section today, I do know his address. Too obvious you newspaper fools.

posted by jerseygirl at 05:54 AM on March 26, 2004

I imagine as a member of SOSH i could probably PM him or something. Not that I can see. I'll double-check, but his and the BSG's profiles are pretty sparse.

posted by yerfatma at 06:00 AM on March 26, 2004

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