Toucher And Rich's 'Shortest Interview Ever' With Rick Pitino Makes National Headlines
October 4, 2013 at 4:28 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WBZ-F (98.5 THE SPORTS HUB)/BOSTON's morning team FRED TOUCHER and RICH SHERTENLIEB are making news on the sports page with their "shortest interview ever" with UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE basketball coach RICK PITINO on THURSDAY (10/3).
The entirety of the interview consisted of this:
TOUCHER : We are joined by RICK PITINO, former coach of the CELTICS, current coach of the LOUISVILLE CARDINALS who won the national championship. RICK PITINO, hello!
PITINO: Morning, guys.
FRED: You stink. You ruined the CELTICS. (hangs up)
Hear it here.
The incident has generated coverage across the sports media, including at DEADSPIN ("hilarious"), the LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL ("a sad reflection on the decline of public discourse"), the BOSTON HERALD ("the lamest of all bygone shock jock antics"), NESN ("For anyone who endured those awful seasons in the late 1990s, it was exquisite, if not totally professional"), and many more.