This is Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen:
Handsome dude, no? He has been instrumental in the Miami Heat’s success this season, kind of. Enough at least for some fans to turn their son into Baby Birdman.
I know some people may be worried about a baby with tattoos, but there is no cause for alarm. Those are just his baby tattoos. In a couple years, they’ll fall off and his permanent tattoos will grow in. Trust me on this.
[h/t That NBA Lottery Pick]
Jeon Jun-woo of the Korean League’s Lotte Giants hit what he thought was a game-tying home run in the 9th inning, and celebrated like he just saved the planet somehow with his baseball prowess. He got rid of his bat with an exaggerated flip, pointed toward the sky, and began circling the bases while pointing boastfully at his teammates in the dugout, as if to say “you’re welcome.”
He hadn’t even bothered to see where it ended up by the time it was … caught on the warning track by the left fielder.
I can’t decide which is my favorite part – the opponents pointing and laughing, or the first baseman putting his hands on Jeon’s shoulders apologetically telling him he’s out.
[h/t Hot Clicks, gif via CBS Sports]
How to handle an interview with a celebrity that has just had a show cancelled is a tricky thing to do. I assume it is anyway, I’ve never done it. Do you say sorry? Ask the if they have anything else coming out that fans should look for? Avoid the topic altogether?
All of those approaches, and many others, would be fine. Anything is better than what Dan Moriarty did to Matthew Perry during the Kings-Blues game Friday night.
That was just a trainwreck right from the start. “What do you like about the Kings, Matt?” What kind of question is that, Dan? It’s his team and he likes them, that’s really about as deep as that needs to go.
Then it gets weird, as Moriarty congratulates Perry on the big news of the day. Perry responded “Oh thank you! You’re talking about my show getting cancelled?” Perry’s show Go On was cancelled earlier in the day by NBC, and Moriarty for some reason was smiling while Perry pointed that out to him.
Then Perry offered Moriarty an out by joking that he has time to go to more Kings games now, and Moriarty missed the hint and said “It’s a double-edged sword, congratulations.”
It’s possible that it was an inside joke type of thing (Moriarty mentions that he and Perry play hockey together somewhat frequently,) but that doesn’t excuse it. Either it’s an incredibly dumb comment or a joke that no one will get thrown into a hockey broadcast that hundreds of thousands of people saw.
I generally abhor sideline reporting, and this really drives it home for me. There are good ones, to be sure. But unfortunately, most of them are vapid and useless. Just a smiling face filling downtime between commercials and action.
So, congratulations, Dan Moriarty on the worst sideline interview I’ve seen in quite some time.
[h/t Awful Announcing]