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"I'm here to talk about Qualcomm."

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Matt Harvey's well thought of reputation has hit bump in the road. He was on
    Dan Patrick this a.m. and when Patrick started asking him about his arm
    and possibility of TJ surgery Harvey cut him off and said "I'm here to
    talk about Qualcom. Sounded like a jack ass.

    Obviously does not understand the quid pro qua of radio interviews. Talk about
    what the interviewer wants to talk about and then do quick promo for your

    A few in minutes of uncomfortable radio. Love when it happens.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It surprised me. But then again, seeing the quid pro quo interviews escape Super Bowl week radio row bugs me. And yet oddly enough, Saragusa talking about Depends for Men and explaining why there is such a product (as a result of an enlarged prostate) was something I did not know and helped explain why anyone would do an ad like that.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, why did Harvey think Patrick wanted him on the show? Is there any other question anyone in the media would want to ask Harvey right now?
  4. VJ

    VJ Member

    He's been very media savvy so far so it's weird to see him go off the rails here. Bad job by his people or maybe he was just in a pissy mood and wanted the check.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Maybe he thought he was just answering a Jay Horwitz butt-dial.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I can imagine athletes sign on to these deals because they think it's easy money, and then they find they have to hit 10 or more talk shows over a couple of hours going over the same turf and its gets very tiresome. But still, there is a difference to pulling that stuff with Zack and the Caveman in Topeka and show with Patrick's reach.
  7. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Comically awful.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Apparently, he's going to be back on the show this morning.
  9. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    If I'm Patrick, I don't let him back on.
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Why? The kid is what, 23? He's young, stupid, and probably got horrible advice from his people. He apologized yesterday and is willing to come back on the show. No reason to tell him no.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good move. Figured that might happen. Patrick gets big name players because
    he makes them look good and also does a good job in working in whatever
    they are plugging in a non offensive way to listeners. He has a way of
    bringing out sides of players personality that the public usually does not see.

    You gotta play ball with him though or your toast.
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  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    That seems silly. The kid owned up to his mistake, if Patrick didn't let him back he would be the one coming off as an ass.
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