Keyshawn's Interviewing Skills Need Some Work

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Via reader Al Michaels (no not that Al least I don't think?) comes this clip of Keyshawn's interview of Chad Johnson this past weekend on Sunday Countdown. Feel free to watch and read along as Al points out a few important details....

1) ESPN never mentioned that Keyshawn and Chad were cousins.

2) Keyshawn brings up Chad wanting to get traded…how do you go from A to K, unless Keyshawn knows something that wasn’t revealed.

3) Chad said earlier in the week that the dancing would stop until the Bengals started winning again and Keyshawn asks him repeatedly about Chad being bigger than the team, which is no since Chad said he’s toning it down!

4) I like how Chad turned the tables on Keyshawn.

5) This clip doesn’t show the after-interview discussion, but Berman and the boys blow Keyshawn by everyone saying “Good interview”

6) Another thing the clip doesn’t show is when the “talent” is talking over each other, Keyshawn sticks out his hand to tell Emmitt to basically shut up while he was talking and you can just see Emmitt get pissed off.

7) After the interview, Keyshawn says he was all about winning; about being a team player. Ummm, what about your book ripping on Wayne Chrebet? What about getting kicked off a defending Super Bowl champion? Neither of these were, of course, brought up.

Fabulous work AM. That was the most uncomfortable interview I've ever watched and that's on multiple levels. I guess he was giving Chad the business because they're cousins, but that was just too much.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:19 AM


I try to stay away from the pregame shows now... they all suck equally... but I did catch this interview and I must say, I never thought I'd wish for Stephen A. Smith to do any interview... NEVER!

LeeZy said...
Oct 23, 2007, 12:01:00 PM  

did you want him to kiss his ass and ask softball questions. when was this interview done?

no said...
Oct 23, 2007, 12:18:00 PM  

For the record, several sites claim that Chad and Keyshawn aren't actually cousins, and that was just a joke someone made once because Keyshawn has another cousin in the league (can't remember who). I have no idea who's right in this regard, but I just thought I'd point it out.

But, they did mention it. Every time they previewed this interview, the ESPN guy said "cousin versus cousin" or something to that effect.

Erin said...
Oct 23, 2007, 12:57:00 PM  

My first and only question would have been, "What does it feel like to be less of an option than a guy with a rat tail?"

GMoney said...
Oct 23, 2007, 3:59:00 PM  

its just some Johnson on Johnson crime.

Steve said...
Oct 23, 2007, 5:36:00 PM  

The two-second version: Chad really schooled Keyshawn. The answer to #2, which pretty much sums up the whole interview, is that Keyshawn doesn't know anything about being a reporter except that he's supposed to stoke non-existent flames (this being ESPN) and he's not to smooth with it yet.

Kevin Beane said...
Oct 23, 2007, 7:53:00 PM  

LOL. Keyshawn got absolutely served in this interview.

NHZ said...
Oct 23, 2007, 8:12:00 PM  

Go Ocho Cinco! Show that hypocritical sack of shit!

keyser soze said...
Oct 23, 2007, 8:55:00 PM  

According to Jay Glazer last year they aren't cousins. One of them is cousins with Samari rolle though.

Anonymous said...
Oct 23, 2007, 9:05:00 PM  

Yeah, they said they were cousins until last year.

Then they were asked why, they said because people just thought it was true and they went with it.

I like the part where they went into that old PSA where the dad is schooling the kid on pot, and the kid goes: FROM YOU ALRIGHT, I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU!.

Adam said...
Oct 24, 2007, 1:06:00 PM  

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