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“Do you like turtles?” – What ha… happened?

By on February 24, 2014
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Seesaw Sports, where Dan Salem and Todd Salem throw down on the NFL, MLB, NBA and more. Two brothers from New York yell, scream and debate sports.

 

This week we ask “What ha… happened?” The internet was scoured for a crazy sports photo or GIF and someone must try to explain it. Seesaw Sports asks what ha… happened? Monday: Opening statement. Friday: Rebuttal.

Real photos. Real results. But what in the heck happened?

 

TODD:

I present to you the following:

 

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Photo: Do you like turtles?

Title: “The Most Important Line of Questioning in Interview History”

Description: This reporter finally asked NBA player Thomas Robinson the question EVERYONE was wondering.

I can’t help but feel as though he had his answer prepared for this question. First, I’m sure he gets asked this all the time. Second, his answer is perfect. He keeps the turtle people happy while also not jumping on any turtle bandwagons. It was the perfect political response to keep his name out of the media tabloids.

The thing I am really wondering though is whether this reporter was immediately fired after the interview ended, or did they fire him during the interview, as this question was being answered?

What ha… happened?

 

DAN:

Simply brilliant. I hope the reporter won an award for this and was given a swift promotion to boot. Too many people ask athletes about their team, about how the last game went, or that matchup with the Spurs that’s looming in the playoffs. No one ever asks about the family pet. Or what kind of pet one might enjoy owning, or if they “like turtles.” Simply…

I can’t keep up the charade. Poor Mr. Robinson, he got blindsided by this obviously leading line of questioning. This reporter was fired directly following Thomas’ answer. He gave his opinion on turtles and then was asked to go use the bathroom so they could replace the reporter post haste.

The axed reporter, we’ll call him Bobby, wanted to make a statement. Bobby wanted to rile up PETA and get the animal rights activists salivating for blood. He figured any question about turtles would lead to turtle soup, frog’s legs, and other disturbing culinary trends. Oh how wrong you were! Thomas Robinson does not dislike turtles and he isn’t afraid to share. Barely aggressive words from a proud athlete.

That’s what happened.

 

[credit heybelinda on Tumblr for this awesome GIF]

 

[Part two - Impressive and Unnecessary]

About Dan Salem

Dan (@thedansalem) was born in New Fairfield, Connecticut and grew up with his younger brother Todd. He attended Boston University, majoring in Astrophysics. Dan's freshman roommate at BU was an aspiring director and he quickly got into acting. When Dan met his wife, actress Mandi Mellen, it solidified his love for both acting and writing. After graduation, Dan moved out to Los Angeles with Mandi to actively pursue his dream of working as an actor in Hollywood. Dan stars in the comedy web series Pillow Talk and has embraced his love to write as well. He completed his first novel entitled 'STAR' in 2013 and writes two bi-weekly sports blogs; Seesaw Sports on Buzzchomp.com and TD Sports Debate on NFL Spin Zone. Dan loves power yoga, snowboarding and learning new sports. He's a die hard NY Yankees and NY Jets fan and a Douglas Adams devotee. He lives happily in Brentwood with Mandi, just a stone's throw from the ocean.

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