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ESPN good guys

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Overrated, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I love hearing Dick Schaap stories for some reason. I generally don't like people who are very into who they know and the celebrity stories they can tell. But for some reason, that aspect of Schaap's personality was OK with me. It's just the way he should have been.

    Whenever I hear his name, the first thing I think of is his table at Rao's. It's this Italian restaurant up in Harlem. Small place. You can't get in there. Literally. The tables are all reserved, and people have their regular table, at their regular time on their regular day. Only way you can hope to eat there is if someone who has a table brings you. Schaap had a Monday night table for four, and from what I have heard, the owners kind of reveled in "What famous person is Schaap going to show up with this week?" I'd love to eat at Rao's at some point--mainly because I have heard the food is incredibly good, and the idea of getting into a place I know I can't appeals to me. The cooler dream would have been to eat there with Schaap. Does anyone else think it would have been fun to sit at a table with Dick Schaap in this totally "face time" restaurant, getting looped on bottle after bottle of red wine and hearing him tell stories?
  2. sportsed

    sportsed Guest

    I hear espnguy and Bristol Insider are complete cock wads.

  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    You're aware, of course, that Rao's was the site of a Mob hit not long ago?

    I once sat at the table next to Schaap at a Chinese restaurant in my town. Did my best to overhear his conversation. I recall it was mostly about how bad the food was, and how he'd never, ever come back to my town.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    An opinion shared by many :eek:
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Like listening to Patrick

    Craig and Karl on the "feel-goods" and Dan and Keith were the best SportsCenters.

    I still say that if they paid Kilby, Olbermann, and Matt Vasgerjian enough money, they'd all come to Bristol.

    Everett is funny.........Van Pelt was funny, but is getting old.
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