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Today in “Call Me Maybe” Puns

Kyle Scott - August 24, 2012

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I don’t know if the MLB Twitter guy is taking cues from the LA Kings' social media folks by trying to be ironically funny, or if he’s just lame, but I still can’t decide if I love or hate this Call Me Maybe pun after John Mayberry Jr.’s smash won it for the Phillies in the 11th. The reactions were mixed:

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Cut them some slack, maybe.

DeSean Jackson Launches All-Out Assault on the Media

Kyle Scott - August 21, 2012

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Goin hard 4 meehhhh

Those of you who read this site often know there are few things that excite me more than a good feud: An athlete feud. A media feud. An athlete-media feud. Whatever. So, you can imagine my excitement when I checked Twitter while awaiting my buffalo cutlets and sweet potato fries at Bryn and Dane’s healthy fast food restaurant in Horsham (not sponsored) and saw that a local athlete had fired a shot across the bow of the media.

The standard for athlete-media feuds was set by Mike Richards last May: Before he was traded, Richie threw a haymaker at Tim Panaccio by basically calling the CSN Flyers beat writer a liar

But now we might have a new clubhouse leader.

DeSean Jackson, who was apparently quite upset at the way his interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters was being interpreted by local scriptuals, launched this loosely-guided missile into the ether:

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BOOOOOOM! The football writers are reeling. Reeling, I tell you. Cheetos and Diet Pepsis are being knocked off particle board desks around the Delaware Valley. Reuben Frank is apoplectic… and trying to quantify the devastation. Les Bowen is punching Jeff McLane. McLane doesn’t notice, because he’s wondering if this applies to him as the unofficial team stenographer. Derrick Gunn wants to know if him and D-Jac are still boys. And Tim McManus and Sheil Kapadia are furiously typing away in their quest to become the Woodward and Bernstein of the NFC East

He said what?! Meet me in a parking garage to tell me more about it! 

Tim, I can’t. He tweeted it. To the public. Why is your number blocked? AND HOW DID YOU GET IN MY BEDROOM?!

Me? I’m just writing goofy satire.

Anyway, DeSean is upset over the way his words were interpreted (which is sometimes a difficult task, ya digg?). Here’s what he told Salters yesterday about not having a long-term contract last season: [ESPN.com]

"I let it get to me, even though I tried not to let it. I was trying to protect myself from getting hurt — now I'm just giving it all."

 

Local media read that as: I wasn’t trying last year because I was unhappy. But I am happy now, therefore I’m trying. And predictably, the stories rolled in: ESPN, CSN Philly, 97.3 ESPN, NBC Philadelphia, CBS Sports, talk radio, and presumably from many more outlets. 

I’m kind of down the middle on this one. I saw the quotes yesterday and my knee-jerk reaction was to post them. But then I realized what D-Jac said required a couple assumptions before making a hearty jump to conclusion. In other words: It’s a slow sports week and the media was salivating over a somewhat mundane quote. So they were happy to make that leap.

On the other hand, Jackson said he was giving it his all this year, which implied that he wasn’t giving it his all last year. 

It was certainly noteworthy, but it’s hard to blame a guy for being concerned about one hit ruining his financial certainty. Being wary of your career ending with little to show for it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not trying. 

Mid-write update: Ohhhmaaaaaaagooood, DeSean followed up his Tweet with a grammatically-challenged Instagram parting shot.

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I’m rock solid right now. This has never been seen before, Marv. He’s – literally – reinventing the feud playbook as he goes. A Tweet-filtered image combo? What’s next, Pinterest? Maybe Vimeo?! Where. WILL. It. End? Stayed tuned!

At this point, I don’t even care if DeSean tried last year. I don’t care if he purposely dropped passes. I don’t care if he Tonya Hardinged Jason Peters (twice) this offseason. Don’t care. He just set the standard in local athlete-media feuds. All he knos is 2 go hard 4 his team, meeehhh, and his last name. And that’s really all we can ask, isn’t it?

DeSean Jackson Inadvertently Ruined Nokia’s ESPYS PR Strategy

Kyle Scott - July 12, 2012

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"Nowwww, wat dew U wnt meh 2 rite?"

A little insight into how the PR machine really works. 

Last night before the ESPYS, several athletes – including DeSean Jackson and ex-Dream Teamer Vince Young – tweeted almost the exact same message about Nokia’s pre-party– some variation of “Chillin’ at the ESPYS #NokiaPreParty. It’s [insert exclamation].” SB Nation has a full aggregation of all the Tweets.

Unfortunately for Nokia, dumbass D-Jac accidentally tweeted Nokia’s entire request, showing how the athletes’ sentiments were complete bullshit of the give me a free phone and I’ll Tweet whatever you’d like regime.

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 Tweet via (@soundofphilly)

 

DeSean quickly removed the Tweet. 

via SB Nation, USA Today

Khalif Wyatt Was Arrested in a Prostitution Bust on Sunday, His Former Temple Teammate Lavoy Allen Wants to Know Where He Can Get “Free Lif Wyatt” T-Shirt

Kyle Scott - June 11, 2012

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Allen quickly recalibrated and followed up:

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Guess so.

Rajon Rondo Outscored the Sixers in the Final Four Minutes and Kyle Kendrick Pitched a Shutout Last Night

Kyle Scott - May 27, 2012

Sixers: Congrats to the Sixers' on a better than expected season. Taking the Celtics to the brink in Game 7 is no easy task, regardless of how old they are.

Phillies: Last night, while I watched the Sixers game from the outdoor bar at the Pour House in Sea Isle (where interest in the game ranged from we'll find a TV in the fourth quarter to hot messes trying to understand why so many people on the island were wearing I Go Dollar jerseys), Philly Phaithful's evil genius Dan texted me: "I don't know what you call a Phillies game like this. Incredible combo of Kendrick and Schneider. Does it have a title?"

The Replacements? Scab City? The Whitest Game Ever? I don't know, Dan. 

Flyers: Mike Richards and Jeff Carter prepared for the Stanley Cup Finals at the Dodgers game last night…

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Pic via (@brandynlafon)

Ilya Bryzgalov tweeted a picture of his offseason workout plan…

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Adam Aron Seeks Fantasy Advice… ON THE SIXERS

Kyle Scott - April 18, 2012

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Should we ask them. Yeah, let's ask them.

Hey there– is this thing on? Sixers post here. Don’t mind me, just talking about the basketball team.

Earlier, Sixers CEO and Twitter nut Adam Aron solicited fan opinion, as he has done all season long. This time, however, his discussion topic was not about a mascot or anthem singer or asking which color works best for interior drapes at The Well. It was about personnel.

A team president, on Twitter, soliciting fans’ opinions on anticipated offseason moves… before the season is over.

Boy, nothing says I have confidence in you guys for the playoffs like a how do I fix this window-dressing-driven product? plea.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t have a picture of a farmer shooting a horse with an Andre Iguodala head to Tweet at Aron, but perhaps he’ll get that message…

This is crazy on so many levels. Let’s list them:

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Ilya Bryzgalov Would Like You To Know That He’s No Longer Afraid Of Bears

Kyle Scott - April 15, 2012

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The last time Ilya Bryzgalov tweeted was 100 days ago, before he turned his season around from borderline disaster to setting the Flyers’ all-time shutout streak record.

We figured we probably wouldn’t hear from him again – at least on the interwebtuals – until after the playoffs, whenever that may be for the Flyers (so, June…).

We were wrong. 

Bryz, who is smarter than he looks and deceptively self-aware, fired out a link to this picture Saturday night, a direct reference to his comment about only being afraid of bears who reside in the forest: 

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Now how can you be afraid of that? The answer is you can’t. Not when the Flyers are up 2-0 and a bunch of Pittsburgh folks are stuck with life-sized bear costumes to find a use for. 

Ladies and gentlemen, your new victory .GIF. Thrust away, little guy. Thrust away.

H/T to the several folks who alerted us to Bryz's Tweet

Former Temple Basketball Player Dionte Christmas Seemingly Wants To See This Girl Pleasure Herself

Kyle Scott - April 2, 2012

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Athletes do the darndest things, like fuck their way out of divorces… and sext potential mates with romantic Tweets. As you can see, Christmas wants to come early this year:

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Yeah, that was probably meant to be a direct message. Christmas quickly deleted the Tweet.

Somewhere, Anthony Weiner is at full throttle.

H/T to fake me