Sports Blog for NFL, MLB, NBA News 

MSNBC prank interview with Ryan Miller-imposter exposes the insipid nature of most sports coverage

Watch this interview with a man pretending to be Team USA goalie Ryan Miller, and think whether you can tell that the person interviewed isn’t Ryan Miller or even if it matters whether he’s Ryan Miller:

He made all the traditional space-filling comments that you would expect from an athlete: “We felt that we had a competitive advantage due to our international experience.” “The Canadian game, we were a little more worried about, because they had home ice.”

He did go a little bit past the traditional athlete’s cliches when he called Canada and Russia “overrated” then when he guaranteed a gold medal for the US, but hell, that just made the interview more interesting and informative than a real interview.

My point is that in sports (or many other news topics), there is really no reason to interview people, because they don’t say anything. All the cliches and everything can be just as easily and accurately said by someone who isn’t even on the team.

About the Author

mhblatt

You might also like these related posts:


2010: The Year in Juiced Sports
SCOTT JACOBS It's been another fantastic year for Juiced Sports.  The Colin Cowherd of Blogs was...

2010 Winter Olympics: Golden Boy Crosby Gives Canada Gold, 3-2 OT Win Over USA
It's only fitting that Sidney Crosby, the next “great one” would score the goal to get Canada the...

Ryan Kelly Proposes
Well here’s a nice bit of news: Ryan Kelly and girlfriend Lindsay Cowher are engaged to be married....

U.S.A loses epic final, but hockey strikes gold
What might be the effects long term for the sport of hockey in the U.S. going forward? SCOTT JACOBS If...

Leave a Reply

You can use these XHTML tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <strong>