Thursday, February 17, 2005

Pants on Fire

The recent purchaser of the Minnesota Vikings, Reggie Fowler, is in some hot water for the biography his Public Relations firm handed out at the press conference announcing the transaction. A lot of people are reporting this but it makes it no less funny.

In his bio, it claimed:

  • He played in the Little League World Series
  • He had a degree in Business Administration
  • He played for the Cinncinnati Bengals
  • He played for the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders

Umm, I'll take "Lies We Tell To Women in Bars" for $500, Alex.

The "clarification" being shopped around is that a draft copy of his bio was inadvertantly handed out. I'm sure some toady at the firm is taking it in the neck this week.

Apparently, the real story is:

He played on a little league team that won it's league and everyone in town called it the World Series. And by winning their league they were eligible for the real Little League World Series which eveyone really cares about and you can watch on tv.

His degree from the University of Wyoming was in Social Work not Business. With the trouble the Vikings get into off the field, Social Work may have been a better choice. Mr. Moss, let's talk about your anger issues....

Played for professional football teams? Well okay, he went to training camps with both teams and got waived before ever playing a down in any game. Yet that's still not what his Fact Sheet claims.

This reminds me of a line from a comedian (whose name I can't recall):

Always bring a copy of your resume to the interview for yourself. You may not be able to remember all the things you made up.

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