The Sound of Tables Turning
So as you may remember, we devoted an entire evening to decoding the Elie Seckbach phenomenon. Skeets and Tas actually got him on the line, and talked with him for a while about many things—including our little pow-wow.
Listen here, and within one second you'll realize that Elie is no fool, has thought through this whole thing, and has a perfectly affable relationship with everyone he engages. He chucklingly questions why we didn't ask a journalist or player who knows him, which I guess shoots down a lot of our speculation. But I still think there's a lot to be said for the nature of the video objects, which exist aside from the "inside" knowledge of how things are off-camera, or how these segments may impact his audience. He also is, or acts, confused by our claim that he's "awkward" in these interviews, and makes no mention of the fact that he writes like a fourth grader.
Of course, I'm mostly embarassed that an organization so obsessed with irony and gentle misleadings now looks the dupe. And I hope we haven't ruined Steinz's career, though to his credit he had more questions and caveats than he did fire and brimstone.
One shiny spot on a morning of utter humilation: from the interview, it sounds like Farmar's pops reads FD. Hopefully he will continue to after this.