ESPN ANALYST GETS INTO IT WITH CHAT ROOM CHUCKLERS: Doug Gottlieb does not suffer fools gladly:
DEADSPIN gets a battle communique from TURTLE SPORTS REPORT on a recent war of words between the college basketball analyst and comedic commenters on ESPN.com.Here’s some of the selected sparring as it occured in the Worldwide Leader’s chat room:
(Background note: During his freshman year at Notre Dame, Gottlieb was convicted of stealing his roommate’s credit cards and ringing up $900 in charges. He soon transferred to Oklahoma State.)”Mike (Indiana): How did your mediocre basketball career prepare you for a mediocre broadcasting career?
Doug Gottlieb: (4:04 PM ET ) So your mediocre life can prepare you for a mediocre afterlife….and by the way, which one of us works for ESPN….hey and next time…when I you say 30 minutes or less….get here on time with my pizza.
John (Notre Dame): Doug, I lost my credit card, where were you last night?Doug Gottlieb: (4:27 PM ET ) Ask your mom.
Johns Mom (Notre Dame): GOTTLIEB I KNOW YOU STOLE MY SON’S CREDIT CARD!
Doug Gottlieb: (4:34 PM ET ) Ten years ago I made a mistake…and payed for it…18 years ago YOU WERE your parents mistake and they are still paying for it.”Touche.
There’s a valuable lesson to be learned in all this - don’t dilly-dally digitally with a defiant Doug.
Just imagine the fireworks flying if Gottlieb ever came to message board blows with fellow Bristol employee Scott Van Pelt.