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There’s no doubt that Shaq is the funniest, most entertaining athlete to listen to since Muhammad Ali. So I was very excited this morning when I learned that Shaquille O’Neal is now using twitter, and it’s just a matter of time before something funny pops up.
You can also view Sportaphile on Twitter by clicking here. I don’t use my Twitter account that much though, I always forget that its there. By anyways, while we’re on the subject of Shaq, his new ESPN commercial with Stuart Scott is absolutely HILARIOUS.
I debated on whether or not to post this, because laughing at someone’s physical disability is normally not cool. HOW-EVA, (Stephen A. Smith voice) …. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t burst out laughing at this.
“In a move that came as little surprise to members of the sports media, ESPN anchor Stuart Scott announced Wednesday that his left eye had signed a lucrative eight-year, $70 million deal with Fox Sports and would report to work within the next month.
“Though we did our best to hide it, usually by using thicker than normal glasses, I think people could easily tell that my left eye and I had been going in different personal and professional directions for some time,” Scott said during a press conference at which the eye was present, but elected to remain silent throughout, staring off to one side as Scott spoke. “I wish it all the best in its future endeavors.” Fox Sports President Ed Goren said he has big plans for the eye, adding that its off-putting and distracting SportsCenter host has been holding it back for far too long.
Theres nothing particularly insightful about this interview, but there are clips of Scott and Obama playing one-on-one B-Ball interweaved in the segment. Stuart asks Obama a couple good questions, but for the most part the interview is forgettable.
This post on AOL Fanhouse (along with the comments) think Scott took it too easy on Obama, and also raised the question of ESPN being unfair by not interviewing John McCain.
I have to call BS, because Obama has a stronger reputation with sports and I just can’t see McCain doing any sort of physical activity with Bob Ley.