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