Really ESPN? A Chat With Jared From Subway???

Friday, January 30, 2009

Of all the nonsensical things that ESPN has done over the years, this is by far the worst. Deadspin pointed out yesterday that Subway's commercial actor Jared Fogle was going to be on for an ESPN Chat, and The Sports Hernia decided to take in the fun. The only thing lamer than the actual guest were the actual questions that ESPN let through....

Leon (Maryland): Do you start singing the Five Dollar footlong song whenever you see it on TV like the rest of us?

SportsNation Jared: (11:28 AM ET ) Yeah, I think it's in my dreams these days. I do get asked to sing it quite a bit. But you don't want me to do it.

Steiny (NYC): So, Jared, do you eat at Subway?

SportsNation Jared: (11:32 AM ET ) My favorite now is the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki. I still eat it about twice a week. The best thing about my job is that I don't have to pay for it.

Bob (Tucson): Do you think they should have 6 feet subs on the sideline next to the Gatorade for the linemen?

SportsNation Jared: (11:33 AM ET ) Yeah, they could. That would be good. It should be the official sandwich of the NFL.

Jack (Old New Orleans): What kinds of reactions do you get when you go into Subway restaurants?

SportsNation Jared: (11:34 AM ET ) It's pretty crazy. The amount of crazy stares and the people. They can't believe. I find I freak people out a little bit.

Godish (Chicago):
Do you just go by Jared now? Is Fogel in the past?

SportsNation Jared: (11:40 AM ET )
It is. Sting, Madonna, Prince, Cher. When you say Jared, people know, but if you say Jared Fogle, they don't know.
Unbelievable. They say that not that many people made the trip to Tampa this week, and that's clearly evidenced by this lame chat. Hey ESPN, I'm pretty sure Terry Tate "Office Linebacker" is available as well if you need space to fill.

Finally, your Super Bowl chat with Jared from Subway (The Sports Hernia)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 9:58 AM


I'm pretty sure that ESPN has a 2 pm chat set up with "The Noid" today. So get your 1990's Domino's Pizza-related questions ready.

GMoney said...
Jan 30, 2009, 10:51:00 AM  

That interview with Terry Tate would be a fascinating one...

JFein said...
Jan 30, 2009, 11:56:00 AM  

The Geico Stack of Cash with Eyes must've canceled at the last minute.

Jan 30, 2009, 12:26:00 PM  

Jared and Ryan Howard were going around as a duo yesterday.

Lebatard decided to just interview Jared and not Howard.


odessasteps said...
Jan 30, 2009, 2:15:00 PM  

What's next, an interview with Dana Jacobson on "First Take". Good lord, this is horrible! This guy's 15 minutes ended about eight years ago. I may have to avoid any non-live sports on ESPN as protest.

walnuts said...
Jan 30, 2009, 2:34:00 PM  

This is 'Product Placement' writ large. It's the old, 'Let's disguise a commercial so it doesn't look like one' trick. And WHY is it that Stuart Scott HAS to be in every single ESPN commercial. Is it like an 'entitlement program' or something? Sure seems so. He's tiresome.

Chris said...
Jan 31, 2009, 7:02:00 PM  

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