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Will Ferrell calls out Pat Forde...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    On the Dan Patrick Show yesterday... Apparently Forde wrote than Ferrell was not a USC graduate, when in fact he is...

    Ferrell said, "Is he in this building? Because I'll fight him right now..."

    I've never laughed so hard while listening to a sports talk show... It was great stuff...
  2. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    Perhaps Mizzougrad will slash my tires, but I don't think a lot of Will Ferrell's movies are all that funny. But when he's being interviewed for a radio show or on a TV show, I think the guy is hilarious. If you saw his interview with Jon Stewart shortly after the Mel Gibson "verbal altercation" you would have died laughing.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I agree completely. Will Ferrell is the best talk show guest out there by far...

    His movies (I have not seen Stranger than Fiction yet...) with the exception of Old School have all been mediocre to bad... Talladega Nights was pretty good. Elf was awful. Kicking and Screaming was mediocre. Anchorman was way overrated.

    I remember a movie critic wrote that Will Ferrell makes the best previews in the business, but can't make it last for a full film... I completely agree...
  4. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Ferrell challenges Forde, he goes through me.
  5. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    At least I know my tires are safe.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Maybe I should clarify... He was so joking... I just loved that one of the biggest comedy stars in the world reads Pat Forde...
  7. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Mizzou, I respect your movie knowledge, but if you think Kicking and Screaming was mediocre, you're insane. That movie was god-awful.

    And Anchorman overrated? Equally insane.

    That's how I roll.
  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Oh, I know. But I know Forde comes on here occasionally, and I want him to know I've got his back. :D
  9. Pat Ford of Louisville Magazine has it made when Will Ferrell calls him out.

    I'm so jealous. The best I've ever had is Lou Holtz calling me a "whipper-snapper." Dammit. I'm so far behind ...
  10. Dude

    Dude Well-Known Member

  11. Pat_Forde

    Pat_Forde New Member

    It's an honor to be called out by an overgrown elf. I think.

    For the record, here's the genesis of our "dispute". This was the lede on a story I wrote last August on USC:

    LOS ANGELES -- Just when you thought the klieg lights had dimmed and USC had transitioned back to normal football powerhouse status, here came Ricky Bobby.

    Actor/USC fan Will Ferrell showed up at a Trojans team meeting last week wearing a NASCAR jump suit, upstaging coach Pete Carroll in his own NASCAR getup. Moments before, Carroll burst into the meeting to announce a training camp surprise: He was taking the team to see Ferrell's new movie, "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," at a campus theater. Then here came Ferrell, in character, stunning the unwitting Carroll and sparking a boisterous group jump-around session befitting the winning pit crew at Daytona. The only thing missing was a celebratory burnout and some sprayed champagne.

    Naturally, about 200 USC fans wrote in to say that Ferrell is an alum, not just a fan. I told them I went with fan because I wasn't 100 percent sure he graduated from USC, so I didn't want to erroneously call him an alum. (Moral of the story: shoulda checked with USC folks. Didn't.) Anyway, that somehow morphed into me saying he didn't go to school there. Hope the dude isn't getting his info from message boards or something.

    An aside: if you haven't seen the GQ cover story on Ferrell from a few months back, find it. Funniest magazine story of all time ever. Writer produced a boilerplate celeb feature template and let Ferrell himself fill most of the adjectives, nouns and key phrases. Perfect vehicle for his wit. I give huge props to the writer or whoever came up with the idea, and to Ferrell for playing along brilliantly.

    That said, I'll still fight his ass. Bring it on.
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Be careful what you wish for -- Brick Tamland might kill you with a trident.
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