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Enlighten me, please, on Clay Travis

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    This cbssportsline.com columnist and author of the book on going to each SEC city for a game last year, quite frankly makes a damn fool of himself for bragging about his drinking exploits and other sophomoric stuff in the book and columns. A Tennessee homer to the point of embarassment. All the book jacket says is that he's a law school grad of Vanderbilt. But there is nothing on his writing/journalist background, if any. How did this tool get a sportsline and book gig?
  2. Dangerous_K

    Dangerous_K Active Member

    Bill Simmons Effect. He's so popular other outlets have tried to get either a Regular Joe Sixpack or comedian to match him. I blame his popularity (not Simmons himself) for the rise of Jennifer Sterger, Jay Mohr, Clay Travis and others as "sportswriters."
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but does anyone know how Travis, in particular, landed the gig? Do Fan Boys just email a web site and get hired these days? I'd like to know what got him the job.
  4. Dangerous_K

    Dangerous_K Active Member

    Ah, well that specifically I couldn't tell you.
  5. I don't know. I could blame Simmons for this.
  6. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    he had a really enjoyable column on the passing of the jp telecast last year

    the book was fine, easy trash reading. i enjoyed it. junk food reading, really.

    if you don't like it, don't read it. really, not that tough. well, for hondo, we know it is.

    i don't like simmons, i don't read him.
  7. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    He and his buddies started a blog called "Deadly Hippos," and his stuff got so many hits that he got a CBS Sportsline gig, and then he got the book deal. That's how I understand it, anyway.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Here's the difference: Simmons was a (gasp) journalist before his foray into being Sports Guy, and he's actually an OK writer. No, I'm not Bill.
  9. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member


    His name is Henry
    Clay Henry
    He's a fireman and a Jared fan
    From Subway

    He got real big on burgers and fries
    Now he's down to a smaller size
    Gets his might from his veggie delight
    Great taste each day from his local Subway

    He's Henry

    Clay Henry
  10. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Trouser, you are Dead. To. Me.

    I will now have "Henry, Clay Henry" in my head for the rest of the day. DAMN YOU!
  11. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Subtle, yet sadistic... :)
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Blow me. I'll match my summer reading list against yours any day. Your coffee-table book of Peanuts greatest hits doesn't count.
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