JEFF PEARLMAN

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To Jeanette: Your boyfriend is an friggin’ tool …

We in the media take a lot of heat—much of it, in my opinion, a tad unjustified.

This video, however, well … take a look …

Where to begin? Where to end? It took place at Big Ten Media Day, and the guy should—without question—lose his job. I understand 22-year-old first timers possibly making such a mistake. I understand camermen making such a mistake. I can understand many, many, many people making such a mistake.

But, dude, you’re a reporter.

That said, not surprising. Talk to any veteran print journalist, and he/she will share their own horror stories of having to deal with some of the TV/radio ass clowns out there. Most are professional and wise and righteous. Quite a few, however, are not.

PS: I especially love the guy’s babbling. The coach knows he’s a tool. The tool knows he’s a tool. But it keeps going on and on …