Friday, October 19, 2007

On Air Funnies

It may take a few viewings to fully appreciate the above clip, so allow me some backstory. One of my favorite radio stations here in Dallas, 1310 The Ticket, is a sportstalk radio station that spends more time cutting up and talking about movies and current events rather than sports. Basically, they keep me company about 6 hours a day. One of their guys, Tom Gribble, performed an interview as a joke about 2 years ago- the kicker is that he asked his question during the post game interview in the style of a "1920's Reporter Guy", using expressions like 'the bees knees'. This turned into a regular schtick, and in the last 2 years, he's maneuvered his way into post game interviews with the likes of Sidney Crosby, Peyton Manning, Shaq, and his latest victims, Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady. These are hilarious sound bytes, and even better when you see them on video. If you do a search on YouTube for "1920's reporter guy", you can see and hear just a few. Just sit back and admire the way he begins each question with "champ.. champ" or "coach.. coach" and watch the confusion begin.

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