In the past couple weeks, we’ve had the Big East coaches’ media teleconference pranked. The SEC women’s coaches teleconference pranked, and now the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL reports on somehow even more slap-happy teleconference fun.
During a call to announce a new five-year contract for Packers coach Mike McCarthy yesterday, “the coach’s conference call with Wisconsin reporters was interrupted for about 20 seconds when a TV reporter mistakenly piped in audio from an episode of the courtroom show “Judge Judy.” A woman’s voice, describing a road-rage incident, twice could be heard saying “he gave us the finger” before the audio cut out.”
McCarthy, who was on the line from the Pro Bowl, said (as reporters laughed), “Well, hey, use all of her quotes — they’re a lot better than mine.”
The Green Bay coach might as well be serious, since that would describe the reaction of NFL players when asked if they would attend the Pro Bowl this year.
DC SPORTS BOG phones in news that those cranksters who livened up Tuesday’s SEC women’s teleconference have struck again - this time hitting the Big East.
Thursday’s call-in was met with some lewd comments from perverted pranksters posing as reporters. Apparently the questions was even worse than those asked to the southern belles a few days before, since the CHICAGO TRIBUNE claimed that “most are not suitable for print.”
Like the SEC, Big East officials aren’t sure how the callers got hold of the conference’s number. But as the dirty questions went on, many callers were refused access to the coaches - even those that may have been actual reporters. So, what were they asking?
The LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER gets a busy signal, as a teleconference with SEC women’s basketball coaches was interrupted by prank calls.
The H-L reports, “The questions were graphic in nature, and included inquiries about coaches having sexual relations with players and players’ performances based on their menstrual cycles.” Unfortunately, the media meeting was adjourned before Pat Summitt got her chance to speak.
The SEC is trying to figure out how the pranksters were able to phone in with their bogus questions. League officials say they’ve traced the calls to about 6 or 7 different numbers, which each calling in numerous times.
The bravado of these teleconference tricksters is amusing. But do they have the guts to pull the same thing on Bobby Knight?