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Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« on: January 01, 2009, 10:38:27 PM »
apparently a number of scribes covering the Rose Bowl got food poisoning 

i've heard at least two dozen?

anybody hear anything about this? what caused it? very rough working while dealing with this

wish 'em all well & a quick recovery

sucks feeling like crap on the road

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 11:01:58 PM »
Wow. And the Rose Bowl probably feeds 250 media before the game, too. Plus fancy munchies at halftime.


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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009, 11:16:49 PM »
Can you imagine just one boss criticizing the writer for eating the free food and getting sick on it?
Don't laugh. I've known powers that be that would blame the writer.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 11:19:33 PM »
Yikes. My own experience with food poisoning is such that I don't fathom too many afflicted hanging around the whole time to cover the game and then write and file their copy---unless it's from ER with an IV stuck in the arm. This sounds like a true nightmare.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 11:21:20 PM »
Sometimes food posioning (and I speak from experience only from undercooking something myself) doesn't hit for several hours after. People could be done filing, or nearly so, or back at their hotel, when it hits.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 11:23:23 PM »
How bad is food poisoning? What happens to you? Is it horrible?

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 11:27:31 PM »
To quote Bill Cosby, first you say it, then you do it. And it ain't pretty after that.
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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009, 11:30:55 PM »
How bad is food poisoning? What happens to you? Is it horrible?

In my case---and I got it on the road while traveling solo, which made it worse---it's like stomach flu with vomiting. Sorry to be graphic here. In my case, it just wouldn't end and after about 12-14 hours I got the kid at the front desk to drive me to ER. Didn't realize it was f.p. until ER doctor told me. After about two hours on an IV, I was settled down and able to leave hospital and grab a cab back to hotel, but I was wasted for about two days. Couldn't finish my assignment.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2009, 11:32:38 PM »
Well, our photog was up and down the sideline for 3 1/2 hours with that food poisoning.

Our photog, you may have guessed, is a gamer.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009, 11:34:00 PM »
Well, our photog was up and down the sideline for 3 1/2 hours with that food poisoning.

Our photog, you may have guessed, is a gamer.

Well done. More power to him/her.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2009, 11:40:08 PM »
Thing is if you are puking and got to go to the bathroom, how the fuck do you complete an assignment, especially a poor photog on a sideline? The photog deserves an immediate bonus. Immediate.
Oh wait, there will be a reprimand probably coming for eating free food without permission of the company.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2009, 11:42:52 PM »
Excuse Fredrick, gang. He twisted his ankle stepping off a curb yesterday, and immediately blamed it on the late Bob Jelenic.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2009, 11:45:29 PM by shotglass »

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2009, 11:44:59 PM »
I hope those guys paid for their meals so they didn't have a case of "conflict of interest shits."

Or maybe they had one of the hot dogs they usually serve in the Rose Bowl press box.
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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2009, 11:46:33 PM »
Well, our photog was up and down the sideline for 3 1/2 hours with that food poisoning.

Our photog, you may have guessed, is a gamer.

Wow. That's balls.
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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2009, 11:46:59 PM »
They had it well before they got into the press box.

It was something they ate the evening before. Together.

Well, our photog was up and down the sideline for 3 1/2 hours with that food poisoning.

Our photog, you may have guessed, is a gamer.

Wow. That's balls.

No, I think they came up midway through the first quarter.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2009, 11:47:30 PM »
Nobody paid, so here comes the reprimand. Laugh all you want, shotglass. If the reporters or photogs couldn't answer the call, THEY WILL BE BLAMED. It won't be the case everywhere, but some places will now demand no employees eat free meals.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2009, 11:48:32 PM »
You don't even have a place in this discussion, FredPack. This has nothing to do with the executives shitting on the workers, and it's your one card. Go away.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2009, 11:56:48 PM »
Shotglass you are officially over the line. Moderators, I seriously ask you to ban him. I've never been rude to him. All he does is ruin threads by criticizing Fredrick. This can't be good for board business. I challenge you to read his posts compared to mine. Mine deal with the topic; his often deal with me.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2009, 12:00:20 AM »
He's posting in the third person! Can't you do something about THAT?  ;D

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2009, 12:04:22 AM »
C'mon, guys. Take your pissing match to the PM. Some of us want to know if something really happened with food poisoning and the Rose Bowl.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2009, 12:05:46 AM »
Oh, really? You want to play it that way? Great.

Well, it was about 15 percent of our staff, so yeah, there was some food poisoning going around near us.

That's why I mentioned the photographer.

To which the point was brought up that newspaper executives suck.

YOU connect the fucking dots, silvercharm.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 12:07:25 AM by shotglass »

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2009, 12:13:24 AM »
I said some newspaper executives will be upset the reporters/photogs/whomever ate free food. Bank on that. I did not say all. I am confident if the moderators read our posts they will see I've never attacked anybody and shotglass has specifically attacked Fredrick.

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2009, 12:18:20 AM »
Uh-huh. Well, the executive of the photographer in question is shotglass' boss, too, Fredrick. And shotglass knows HIS boss a little better than you, and there will be no wrangling over free food at the Rose Bowl. And for that matter, you don't even know whether "free food" caused the food poisoning. You grabbed that on your own.

So shotglass guesses he's saying that you're flapping your gums over something you don't know about.

That's why shotglass calls you on bullshit.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2009, 12:20:24 AM by shotglass »

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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2009, 12:22:04 AM »
BYH figures that folks may get an approximation of what it feels like to have food poisoning by reading the twists and turns of this thread.
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Re: Rose Bowl media food poisoning
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2009, 12:22:47 AM »
You shouldn't, beej. Shotglass is merely keepin' it real.

Sort of like JDV once did.

Shotglass needs to pee now.