Wednesday, September 10, 2008
So last year both the The Sec and The Big East both got attacked by prank callers and now we can add the Pac-10 and USC's Pete Carroll to the ever-growing list. A guy who identified himself as Steve Marsh from "College Blog" (that didn't tip them off?) littered the coach with a series of sexual questions yesterday and eventually killed a conference call. From All Things Trojan and CBS Sports....
All Things Trojan: An occasional prankster himself, Pete Carroll was on the receiving end of a couple crank calls on Tuesday.Now I'm not innocent when it comes to prank calling, but this is kind of getting old. I mean it's one thing if you're clever about it and can actually fool someone, but going on and acting like an idiot is just annoying. And for god sakes, if you're going to do it....at least try and think of something clever, or record the thing so the rest of us can hear it!
This week featured amateur hour in the Pac-10, when somebody posing as a reporter for a fake website asked Carroll to speculate on which players in the conference were "packing 10" in their shorts. Carroll laughed as league officials rushed to cut off the idiot, who insisted, "It's a legitimate question!"
And the transcript from CBS Sports....
Carroll: "I can't understand what you're saying, dude. "
"Marsh": "Coach, answer the question."
Carroll: "I'm not answering something ... I can't understand what you're saying, dude. What are you saying about Britney Spears?
"Marsh": "Would you ever reward your players with a date with her?"
Carroll: "I'm sorry I couldn't understand what you were saying. That's really not in my realm of control here, but of course I wouldn't. I wouldn't have anything to do with that. I'm not even addressing the answer any more than that."
"Marsh": "You have a good day coach."
Carroll: "You bet." (laughing)
"Marsh": "Coach, I've got a follow-up. What about trading in some of your players for, you know, the Trojan condoms? You ever think about (that)?"
Carroll: "Will somebody screen this frickin' call guys, let's go."
"Marsh": "Coach, one more question ..."
Carroll: "Dude, I'm off this one. Thanks a lot, Ohio State. That was a great job there."
"Marsh": (laughing in the background) "He hung up on me."
Uncalled for behavior (All Things Trojan)
Prankster starts USC-Ohio State week on low note (CBS Sports)
The SEC Has A Big Problem With Prank Callers
The Big East Conference Prank Call Goes Public (Awful Announcing)