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Offline GRUDGE

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Another reporter who made us look bad...
« on: July 31, 2011, 06:43:30 PM »
At the Big Ten meetings in Chicago this last week a Nebraska reporter on day two (Friday) was interviewing Kirk Ferentz of Iowa.  He gets done and says, "Coach by girlfriend is a big fan can I get an autograph for her?"

He did it, but his look was priceless.  We all were so ticked off when we heard about it.  I was with Joe Paterno at the time, but several guys were talking about it moments later.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 06:52:11 PM »
Just read about this earlier today. I was at the event last year (wasn't there this year because of my internship) but I would have had a hard time keeping a straight face if that happened in front of me.

Guy's also lucky his girlfriend's an Iowa fan because Kirk may be the only one of those 12 coaches who would have obliged. He is overly nice.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 06:56:58 PM »
Sadly, I had left the Ferentz table before this happened. A friend of mine posted a picture on Twitter of the guy with pad and pen in hand waiting to ask Ferentz for the autograph.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 07:55:11 PM »
I would have had a hard time not saying something to him later when the coaches were gone. Acting buddy-buddy is one thing but asking for an autograph crosses the line.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 08:16:02 PM »
What outlet was he covering for?

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 08:39:36 PM »
Wait, a public urination conviction lands you on the sex offender list?

Damn, that means 98 percent of the guys teeing it at golf courses around the country are sex offenders who haven't been caught yet.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 09:17:13 PM »
Wait, a public urination conviction lands you on the sex offender list?

Damn, that means 98 percent of the guys teeing it at golf courses around the country are sex offenders who haven't been caught yet.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 09:18:07 PM »
What outlet was he covering for?
That's what I was wondering. Was it student media, a Web site or a paper?
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2011, 09:30:46 PM »
someone should have said to the guy, "look, that may have flown over in the Big XII, but here in the B1G, that's not how we do."
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2011, 09:33:52 PM »
When I clicked the link, I was pretty surprised to see the guy was older. I imagined some young punk such as myself.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2011, 09:37:57 PM »
What a fucking toolbag.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2011, 09:43:26 PM »
That video was worse than the original post described. I figured he just said, "Hey, can you sign this for my girlfriend? She's a big fan." But no. He went into a spiel about her fandom and how exactly he wanted the signature.

"And you sign your name..."

That's embarrassing. The video is tough to watch.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2011, 09:51:31 PM »
That is Ed Littler, he is the Sports Director of NBC News5 in Hastings, Nebraska.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2011, 10:22:58 PM »
http://www.khastv.com/connect-with-us/bios/sports/98793904.html

Ed Littler has been on the sidelines for hundreds of professional, college and high school games and practices since he joined KHAS-TV NEWS 5 in September of 1992 as Sports Director.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2011, 10:39:26 PM »
That is Ed Littler, he is the Sports Director of NBC News5 in Hastings, Nebraska.
I also assumed before viewing the video that it would be some young guy. What a disgrace to the profession.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2011, 10:47:27 PM »
What a disgrace that he has a girlfriend.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2011, 12:01:06 AM »
worth an official reprimand...ridiculous.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2011, 01:05:24 AM »
What outlet was he covering for?
That's what I was wondering. Was it student media, a Web site or a paper?

Even a student reporter wouldn't do that. This is a TV "journalist" move, through and through.

Though it's fairly stunning that it's someone with more than 20 years in the field.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2011, 01:57:36 AM »
Is that a video of the incident in question, or is it a re-enactment?
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2011, 04:01:27 AM »
What outlet was he covering for?
That's what I was wondering. Was it student media, a Web site or a paper?

Even a student reporter wouldn't do that. This is a TV "journalist" move, through and through.

Though it's fairly stunning that it's someone with more than 20 years in the field.

A student might do that... but then they'd have been let go LONG before they were sent to conference media days.

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2011, 04:39:26 AM »
Is that a video of the incident in question, or is it a re-enactment?

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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2011, 05:36:43 AM »
Is that a video of the incident in question, or is it a re-enactment?

It's OK, they're using the footage for an upcoming feature.

Haters gonna hate.
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Re: Another reporter who made us look bad...
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2011, 06:39:32 AM »
My favorite part ...

TV idiot: Coach, I have this girlfriend who is a huge Iowa fan, and I would make major points with her if you could sign this ..."
Ferentz: And I'm guessing you could use some points, is that right?

After seeing what this douche looks like, I'm not sure any autograph is going to get him enough points to gain entry into her pants.

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