The Mets won the battle of long-haired aces last night down in Chavez Ravine, as Jacob deGrom calmly struck out 13 Dodgers and allowed a mere five hits. David Wright’s seventh inning, two-run single put the Mets beyond reach and New York has a chance to go back home with a 2-0 lead.
Before the start of his post-practice press conference today, Rex Ryan had Rich Cimini of ESPN New York go up to the podium and subject himself to the questioning Ryan usually faces every day. With Cimini at the podium, Ryan took a seat among the reporters and started off with a typical subject: injuries.
Les Miles seems to be making a habit out of waxing poetic about holidays. It wasn't long ago that he revealed the true meaning of Columbus Day to us, and now he's here to remind us to be appreciate all that we have this Thanksgiving. Thanks, Uncle Les.
Maret Tsarnaev, whose nephews are implicated in Monday's Boston bombing, appeared before press in Toronto today and expressed in often bombastic language her belief that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were not responsible for the act of terror.
“Well, no. Most of the time, it’s just bad teams and they can’t do it. This is a good team that just for whatever reason can’t collectively, mentally, get stimulated to do it every time. And I told them in (the locker room), we put our hands in (the huddle), and you’ve guys have probably seen it, we say…
Les Miles goes through an emotional spectrum here that surpasses even the most skilled practioners of the dramatic arts—it's forceful, angry, instructive, happy, endearing, eloquent, then a little angry again, then back to happy—some of these feelings are just plain unidentifiable. They are feelings only Les Miles…
John Tortorella's press conferences are the stuff of legend: tense, terse legend. At least from the media side, they're more amusing than hostile. But there's going to come a day when the Rangers aren't winning, and the scribes are going to refer to their mental tally of all the times Torts bullied or humiliated…
Okay, let's get this out of the way first. Yes, it's hilarious to hear Nats manager Davey Johnson say, completely out of context, "It was shockingly beautiful, and big. I'm looking at it and I'm thinking, jeez. My first one was in 1966." He's talking about Edwin Jackson's World Series ring. Not a penis.
Tim Tebow's New York Jets debutante ball is over, and while he (reliably) avoided saying much of anything interesting, doing a quick analysis of the press conference transcript (via closed captioning) may provide some clues as to how the quarterback (?) will adapt to the New York media sphere.
Getting shut out by the Edmonton Oilers, and Nikolai Khabibulin to boot? Allowing 27 shots to the Oilers? Having superduperstar goalie Henrik Lundqvist leave the game with foot pain?
Over at Sharapova's Thigh, there's an 8-minute video of Espanyol striker Walter Pandiani gradually getting sweatier and sweatier over the course of a press conference. We're not big on "gradual" around here, so we've chopped it up to show how that light blue dress shirt never had a chance.
Last night's bullpen meltdown wasn't even particularly spectacular, as far as Mets losses go. (And there have been 30 of them already.) But it was the last straw for Terry Collins, who wishes he had less Buffalo Bisons on his team and more Andrew McCutchens.
Is there anything worse than press conferences? The same boring questions get asked every time, and answered in the same boring way. Caroline Wozniacki noticed this, and decided she didn't need the media's help to continue on with the charade.
On Sunday, Tim Tebow threw for 308 yards and had two touchdowns in a 24-23 come-from-behind win over the Texans. He promptly tweeted a Bible passage and then charmed the pants off everyone in the postgame press conference.