MNF Interviews Rosenhaus At Halftime, He Proceeds To Avoid Every Question Asked

Monday, December 01, 2008

Great pull by those involved in Monday Night Football to get Drew Rosenhaus for an in-booth halftime interview, but they might have wanted to get a pre-interview in before asking him about his client Plaxico Burress on live television.

The questions were great, and I understand that there are a few things that Rosenhaus can't talk about, but good lord that was pointless. Those are six minutes I won't be getting back. I also going to have some trouble erasing the memory of that "Andrew Dice Clay"-like leather jacket that Rosenhaus was sporting. Did "Member's Only" have a Black Friday sale that I wasn't made aware of?


Gary Condit gave more answers on the whereabouts of Chandra Levy than Rosenhaus did about Plex.

Dec 1, 2008, 11:49:00 PM  

Did he really mention Sean Taylor was one of his clients? Seriously Drew? You're reaching Scott Boras-douchlike levels.

stephen said...
Dec 1, 2008, 11:49:00 PM  

I dont know who failed worse, Tony baiting Drew Rosenhaus, or David Garrard on his -6 yard pass to him self.

Frank T. Tank said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:03:00 AM  

You expected something different?

twoeightnine said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

How can Drew even remotely compare Shawn Taylor's murder to Plaxico "accidentally" shooting himself... Major D BAG

James said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:09:00 AM  

You would have preferred six more minutes of Berman's nicknames and strange noises, I suppose.

Maynard said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:18:00 AM  

Kornhole: "Can you at least tell me if Applebee's still has those riblet baskets?"
Rosenhaus: "In deference to everyone working at that fine establishment, I cannot answer that at this time, nor will I get into a commentary about shitty, cookie-cutter comfort food restaurants."

Dec 2, 2008, 12:18:00 AM  

Rosenhaus' leather jacket isn't as bad as the one that Jack DelRio was wearing. He really thinks Burress will play for the Giants again?

walnuts said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:21:00 AM  

@ AA: I hope you got the quotes that I sent you from SSR's live blog. There were some good ones this week.

And that heading correctly states what all of us were thinking. Obviously no pre-preparation was done for that clustefuck, er, I mean interview.

JFein said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:22:00 AM  

This assclown also represents T.O. and Ocho Stinko.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:31:00 AM  

hmm rosenhaus is buress' agent...this doesnt surprise me at all

jon said...
Dec 2, 2008, 12:58:00 AM  

"next question."

I guess that was the whole interview.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 2, 2008, 2:08:00 AM  

The entire interview was ridiculous. If there was a Fraudulent, Self-Indulgent, Piece-of Human Dreck Hall of Fame, Rosenhaus would be a charter member.
This schnook actually compared Sean Taylor getting killed in a home invasion with Burress accidentally shooting himself at 2 o'clock in the morning in a nightclub? WHAT???????
And Rosenhaus made it about HIM!!!
And kissing Giants' ownership asses? Who's this putzface trying to kid?

Anonymous said...
Dec 2, 2008, 2:55:00 AM  

I actually expected a lot worse. Rosenhaus was very judicious with his answers, but outside the final question, where he did get a little snappy, the entire interview, considering all the circumstances, was rather interesting and informative. He protected Plax, himself, his clients and the league. He was absolutely right not to comment on guns in general.

the fact Rosenhaus travels to all these games is pretty impressive. And I don't believe bringing up Sean Taylor was in poor taste, as he was honored yesterday and it was during the Giants game.

Stephen said...
Dec 2, 2008, 4:44:00 AM  

That was, without question, one of the most self-indulgent things I may have ever seen a man do. You get one mention of Taylor, and only as a way of referencing any prior experiences you have with these types of incidents. When you say it three times, especially when it's to tell everyone how upset YOU were and how close YOU are to YOUR clients, sickening.

That interview did nothing to help Plex, Taylor, or the NFL; but it certainly promoted Rosenhaus. People want to smack Boras around, but at least he's doing what he should be doing, getting his clients paid. I've never seen Boras jump on a incident to get a live nationally broadcast interview for himself, but it's hardly the first or last time Rosenhaus has done it.
Also, the crap about the understanding of the Giants' organization, please. I'm sure that's what Drew was telling Plex when got suspended for a game this season.

"Look, Plex, I know your upset about this. But, the Giants have been very patient with you, and, being honest here, you probably deserve this. Take it as a lesson learned and we'll all move on."

Yeah, it went something like that.

I can't even begrudge a man for trying to further their own cause. But, at least Don King doesn't try to hide the fact he's out to get as much money and attention as possible.

Dan Yost said...
Dec 2, 2008, 9:29:00 AM  

I personaly thought the interview was good. The quesitons form Tirico and Kornhisser were really good quesitiosn that everyone would want anawers to.

Anonymous said...
Dec 2, 2008, 10:48:00 AM  

Well done RJBO!

Stephen, are you for real?

shawn kemp said...
Dec 2, 2008, 11:08:00 AM  
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Derek said...
Dec 2, 2008, 3:19:00 PM  

This seems to be how all interviews in sports and entertainment are going nowadays. People want the first story and the answers quickly, so they try and bring these people in to get it. Then the people just can't give it all right away, for legal or professional ramifications.

Now that the Steve Smith story of being robbed at gunpoint outside his apt has been released, now do people have a different view of Plax carrying a gun? Yes, he shouldn't of been out in the first place, but you can't expect these guys to be hermits and have no life. And there are too many jealous and crazed fans and people in general, who are struggling with the way the economy and world is heading, that these famous people got to protect themselves at all times from people who want what they have. Maybe he should've had bodyguards, but see Pacman for how good that works out.

But get off the interviewers and the interviewees because they are just trying to do there job. The media in general and our culture has wanted this 24/7 news cycle, and unfortunately, there isn't always information to fill that time with. So this is the crap we get.

Derek said...
Dec 2, 2008, 3:21:00 PM  

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