November 05, 2005

Something Awful weighs in on Kromwell and ESPN.: As cool as the other side of the other side of Stewart Scott.

posted by Samsonov14 to football at 04:01 PM - 9 comments

Football, basketball, what the difference. My bad.

posted by Samsonov14 at 04:05 PM on November 05, 2005

Wow.. I think I seen this hour long Sportcenter

posted by playball9 at 06:01 PM on November 05, 2005

That piece is a ramblin', bamblin', stamblin' (Bff!) mess, but (Bff!) as far as looking (Bff!) inside the (Bff!) mind of Chris "Hunka Hunka" Berman "Love," it did... go... all... the... I know it's hard to make the same sports angles and same whiny athletes bitching out their QBs every week, but if they can't come up with new catchphrases every once in a while, then they're just being lazy. (What Pete Best was to the Beatles, most of these pie-eyed clotheshorses are to sports journalism. I guess Charley Steiner and Keith Olbermann are out of their price range, but that ain't right.) And quite frankly, I totally voted for "Squirrel On Waterskis," and there can be no doubt about that.

posted by chicobangs at 10:55 PM on November 05, 2005

I haven't looked at Stuart Scott the same since he nearly lost an eye because of his belief he was good enough to make an NFL squad as a receiver. A Q&A with Scott from a few year's ago:

Q. Back in the spring, you sustained a severe eye injury while filming a story about football minicamps with the Jets. Tell us what happened. I had gotten in shape and (Jets coach) Herman Edwards gave me permission to go to minicamp with them. I was doing a feature for ESPN on what it's like to be in minicamp. But I was serious about it. The day I was there, there were eight wideouts and the wide receiver coach said I was rated number six. I didn't have any delusions of grandeur. I was hoping I'd be good enough to be a scrub wide receiver or a practice wide receiver in the NFL. I found that out that day. I didn't disappoint myself and I didn't embarrass myself. At end of practice all the wideouts went to the Jugs Machine, it's a machine that shoots balls out. I had never done that before. I had been catching everything that day in practice from the quarterbacks. I was probably a little close and the thing was fast and the thing was faster than I thought it was. Q. The ball, coming out of the machine, hit you square in the left eye. How bad was it? It was serious. I had emergency surgery that night and was out of work for a couple months. It was tough. I had some eye surgery before so I knew how severe it was. It was probably more scary that day, not knowing. The next day came and I knew it would be a long recovery back. I still need some more surgery. The eye is not great now. But I had some time off.
The guy never played in college, as far as I can determine, and he's been covering sports for years. Yet he thought he was ranked ahead of two receivers and could've made the team!

posted by rcade at 09:05 AM on November 06, 2005

Gah! So that's what happened to Stu's eye. Thanks, rcade. That'd been bugging me for quite a while.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:23 AM on November 06, 2005

yep been buggin me too.. we had decided he had a glass eye... never knew thanks.... if that's the real story

posted by playball9 at 11:06 PM on November 06, 2005

Still not able to watch Sportcenter when he's (Stuart Scott) hosting. Not even if he was as cool as he thinks he is. Really, really tired years of 'yo' and constant lame attempts at sounding ghetto for whatever reason. Not to mention how irritating, cocky, and arrogant he presents himself hosting eoe's hideous gameshows.

posted by playball9 at 11:23 PM on November 06, 2005

Ooooh! Hater in the house!

posted by chicobangs at 11:52 PM on November 06, 2005

Stu Scott? Dan Patrick is the arrogance champ on that show.

posted by tron7 at 12:06 AM on November 07, 2005

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