Column: Moments that made me say really?
Published: Monday, August 27, 2012
Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 00:08
Not going to lie, SNL isn’t anywhere close to what it used to be back in the days of Sandler, Farley and Ferrell. But I have to say, the “Really?” segments with Seth and Amy are hilarious. So here are some moments from this summer that left me saying, “Really?”
Really, Roger Clemens? Really? You’re 50 and you still feel like pitching? Brett Favre even thinks it’s time for you to hang it up.
You’re with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League for crying out loud. Is there anybody outside of Sugar Land, Texas who can point to it on a map? Probably not.
Is it the attention that you want? Do you not feel loved or something? I just don’t understand your logic here.
I mean, seriously, you went three and a third innings and you said, “I probably overextended myself a little bit” after the outing. It sounds to me like the Bridgeport Bluefish gave you a good run for your money. Just do yourself a favor, and hang it up. For good.
The entire Boston Red Sox’ front office:
Really Boston? Really? The Sox were completely falling apart in just about every way imaginable, and you spent so much time in the press conferences telling the fans that it was all okay and then you have a clearance sale?
Don’t act like baseball fans are idiots. You can’t expect us to assume that everything has been just fine and dandy in Beantown all summer and that it was just a few injuries that were holding you back after you go and trade AGon, Punto, Beckett and Crawford.
After he traded those guys to the Dodgers, Sox’ GM Ben Cherington was quoted saying, “We recognized that we are not who we want to be right now and it’s been a large enough sample of performance going back to last year. We felt like in order to be the team that we wanted to be on the field we needed to make more than cosmetic changes.”
“Cosmetic changes?” Translation: “Well, that didn’t work out. We got rid of some of our problem guys and now we’ll just try to start from scratch. Sorry about that practically year-long hiccup.”
Really Chad? Really? Somebody gives you another chance to play football, a chance which you in no way deserved, and then you go and get arrested for domestic battery charges?
I mean, a headbut? To your wife? What are you, an MMA fighter? To me, the kicker here is that she had a three-inch cut on her head and you tried to to convince us that it was she who headbutted you.
Even though you are pretty hard-headed and rather egotistical, your little alibi is a little much for me to believe.
The Board of Directors for the Red and Black of the University of Georgia:
Really board of directors? Really? You tried to tell a student-run collegiate newspaper that there will be a non-student who has the final say in the content that runs in the paper? Shame on you.
Not only that, but then you tried to tell the writers and editors what good content was and what bad content was? Really?
Here’s what you included in your bad content portion of the memo sent to the staff: “Content that catches people or organizations doing bad things. I guess this is ‘journalism’. I think we are aligned on crime and “who started off the year with a police record’. And that the freshman class lacks some minority demographics’. If in question, have more GOOD than BAD.”
Man, that is quite the gem.
Let’s not have the journalists be journalists. That’s a bad idea and it could hurt peoples’ feelings. Let’s just make sure that we write plenty of nice things and make it feel a little bit more like “Seventeen” magazine. Well, that’s quite the game plan, I’m sure nobody had a problem with it, right? Well, I mean, nobody except the entire editorial staff that resigned after the memo had a problem with it. I guess they just didn’t like “real journalism” as the board saw it.
The students ultimately won this battle and now get to do journalism as they see fit. But to think the board was assuming the students would have no qualms whatsoever having their newspaper turned into a P.R. agency that they couldn’t control was extremely laughable.
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