Tales From The News Desk: Omaha Is Awesome!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I always find it hilarious when reporters get pissed at fans during on-site reports. For some reason they think people aren't going to go crazy when they go live, and the decide to get all upitty. One of those people is Mike Irwin, a reporter from Northwest Arkanas, and here is his exchange with SEC fans in Omaha....

Oh come on, Mikey. You don't need no stinking security! Just drink a few before your next report, and join in the fun!!!


Wow, it was like a douche domino effect - that one Abercrombie & Fitcher just drew the rest into the scene.

Arturo said...
Jun 15, 2009, 6:08:00 PM  

That was clearly over the top. He was right to be upset.

JFreak said...
Jun 15, 2009, 6:31:00 PM  

I completely disagree, JFreak.

If you're doing a story about how crazy/rowdy the crowd has been, and decide to do the live part in the middle of said crowd, then you're just an idiot for getting upset when the fans go nuts.

Bazooka Jones said...
Jun 15, 2009, 6:36:00 PM  

I'm with Bazooka Jones.

Be a little smarter about where you set up to do your sets. Having said that, I do think those kids where being pretty douchy.

Rule of thumb for people wanting to get their mugs on live TV. Stay in the background.

bk said...
Jun 15, 2009, 6:57:00 PM  

Best part was at 2:38 when the weatherman at the end saying something about Irwin "opening a can (of implied whoop ass)."

Scott said...
Jun 15, 2009, 7:45:00 PM  

One thing that is not good about Omaha so far has been the presence of Karl Ravech as the play-by-play announcer. Not only were we stuck with him for two games yesterday, but also for the first game today. Thankfully Mike Patrick is in the booth tonight. KR should stick with Baseball Tonight and leave the play-by-play to seasoned professionals.

Anonymous said...
Jun 15, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

Thankfully Mike Patrick is in the booth tonight.

Have those words ever been typed on this site?
Karl Ravech isn't the best play-by-play man, but still...

Jun 15, 2009, 11:43:00 PM  

Reporters who get uppity at these types of things should remember that they are easily replaceable. There are numerous talented aspiring young journalists who would love to put up with the "crap" you have to take. Who do you think you are, anonymous Omaha reporter, Brett Favre?

Brad James said...
Jun 16, 2009, 1:37:00 PM  

You do a live stand up at a college event with drunk college kids and you have the nerve to look surprised when they start going nuts?

This is why you're doing local spots for some shit station in Arkansas. Oh- if you're going to be on camera- either go with a darker shirt or mix in a salad.

Bill F said...
Jun 17, 2009, 12:59:00 AM  

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