TSN’S MICHAEL LANDSBERG, BALLSY OR DICKHEAD?
While in Montreal I got my first look at Landsberg’s Off The Record show on Friday interviewing Dana White and talking UFC.
I like to push the envelope and ask some tough questions but this guy was pretty hard driving. There were times it felt like he was literally goading White to punch him in the face.
Watch the vids. Does he cross the line?
These are segments he calls Next Question.
UFC Dana White OTR 4/18/08
UFC Dana White OTR 2/8/08
These are additional segments that I watched on Friday. I’m too retarded to figure out how to post TSN videos on WordPress. The guys at MMAmania.com are not stupid so we’ll direct you to watch more Landsberg v. Dana over there. Here is a panel discussion as well.
Amongst the statements I found odd during the interviews…from Landsberg v. Dana
***White, “Chuck Liddell can’t go anywhere” — Landsberg, “Is that because of sleeping pills?”
***Landsberg, “Do you have major celebrities lined up for UFC 83?” — White,”You never know until they show up.” — Landsberg, “I’m assuming that to be a no.”
***Landsberg, “You’re from Vegas guy did you win any money on the Super Bowl?” — White, “I didn’t bet on the Super Bowl because I’m a Patriot fan and I didn’t think they would cover.” — Landsberg, “Then you should’ve bet against them, doofus!”
Landsberg also calls White “a former aerobics” instructor several times.
Landsberg does know his stuff (he is a bit annoying repeatedly saying Ly-dell when pronouncing Chuck Liddell). But some of his shots seemed uncalled for.
Answer my headline question…is this guy a hardnose interviewer or a disrespectful douchebag?
TSN obviously has a huge audience so White is willing to take some cheap shots. I assume my relationship with UFC may be strained if I called the president a “doofus.”
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