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Another reporter who made us look bad...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GRUDGE, Jul 31, 2011.


    GRUDGE Member

    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.
  2. JordanGarretson

    JordanGarretson New Member

    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.
  3. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    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.
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    What outlet was he covering for?
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    I think you clicked the wrong thread.
  8. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    That's what I was wondering. Was it student media, a Web site or a paper?
  9. shallow_gal

    shallow_gal New Member

    TV guy. Oy.
  10. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    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."
  11. JordanGarretson

    JordanGarretson New Member

    When I clicked the link, I was pretty surprised to see the guy was older. I imagined some young punk such as myself.
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    What a fucking toolbag.
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