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"Mr. Commissioner"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dignan, May 16, 2007.

  1. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Anyone catch Dan Patrick's interview with David Stern today?

    Dan calls him "Mr. Commissioner" or "Commissioner" throughout, as if the head of a pro basketball league's title should be respected on par with the president of the United States or something. Mr. Stern isn't enough? Can't call the guy David?

    Reminded of the Seinfeld episode in which the guy Elaine is dating demands to be called "maestro."
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Because Dan Patrick, like everybody else on ESPN, is an ass-kissing panderer wehn dealing with one of their "partnerrs."

    Other than games themselves, there is nothing worth watching on ESPN or listening to on ESPN radio.
     
  3. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Second that. Just stick with the live programming, can't go wrong with that.
     
  4. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Mike & The Mad Dog do the same thing, although the tone of their interviews indicate a dick-slapping good time.
     
  5. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Did you listen to the interview? I thought Patrick went quite hard at him.
    I do agree for the most part about the ass kissing but I don't think this is one of those situations.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If Stern is "Commissioner," what do you call the presidents of the AL and NL?
     
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Nothing, there are no AL and NL presidents anymore.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You are no fun.
     
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Heard the entire interview and I was thrilled Stern fought back, or "wrestled" with him as he was fond of saying.
    Dan was asking some tough questions but at the same time, he came off as pushing an agenda and not backing down from it - punishing marquee players vs. bit players.
    It made for entertaining radio, IMO.
     
  10. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    The only way the NBA saves face is by ordering the refs to call fouls on Duncan, Parker and Manu -- and tossing Bowen -- for so such offenses as sweating on the court, to take away that definite edge it wrought. (Hey. Remember the conspiricy theories of NBA past! It can happen!).

    I hope the Phoenix fans behind the Spurs' bench tonight are rowdy and dangerous -- and security looks the other way.

    That and the Suns hire John Cheney and Tonya Harding as a "consultant" coaches for one night.
     
  11. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Thought Stern was unnecessarily testy. And he contradicted himself.

    While explaining the Suns' suspensions, he insisted that there is no room for interpretation of the leave the bench rule . Then, in response to Patrick asking why Duncan wasn't penalized for leaving bench earlier, he explained that it was determined that Duncan didn't have malicious intent. Isn't that an interpretation of the rule?
     
  12. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Well, dick WILL make you slap somebody.
     
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