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The tries-too-hard-to-impress guy

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Interviewed a college coach today who was, it eventually struck me, trying a little too hard to tell me all the big people who he was friends with.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Was it Digger Phelps?
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, HH, I know guys like that. As a matter of fact, I was chatting with John Wooden the other day, mulling over why people these days can't just let their work speak for itself.

    My good friend Bob Knight agrees with me. And oh, I gotta go. Dick Vitale is IMing me and he uses ALL CAPS. Irritating, but what are you gonna do?

    Oh, damn. I never mailed Calhoun that get-well card.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I'm glad I've never reached the point where I've had to interact with 'that guy'.

    I do get the guys who will push their players for postseason awards, but for the most part they don't try to impose this kind of stuff on me.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Ugh. I'm living this world, right now. My new IP has told me 150 times that he as 4,000 HOURS IN A BLACK HAWK, and HOW MUCH MONEY HE AND HIS WIFE MAKE a year in SOUTH ALABAMA. I'm searching for the right time to let him know his student's household income is higher.
  7. The Granny

    The Granny Guest

    I think we've all been "Big Timed" by a coach. Hell, I get it on the high school level where it's more funny in its absurdity than annoying.
  8. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    And your name didn't come up, oddly enough.
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  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    One of those names came up in the conversation, actually.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I can think of one in my neck of the woods...
  12. The Granny

    The Granny Guest


    Is Pat Sajak there? No? Well tell him it's me.
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