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MSNBC Gets Pranked by Fake Team USA Goalie
TV Newser ^ | Feb. 26, 2010 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 02/27/2010 10:04:44 AM PST by Beaten Valve

MSNBC interrupted "Hardball" so that MSNBC's Willie Geist could do a phone interview with Ryan Miller, the goalie of Team USA hockey. The reason: Geist had done an interview earlier this evening with a man who was claiming to be Miller. The interview caught the attention of friends and fellow NHL players when the fake Ryan Miller had predicted USA would win gold Sunday.

Geist: First and foremost, Ryan, please accept our apology. It's a mistake that never should have happened. We misrepresented your name. We regret it deeply and I personally feel terrible about it. Miller: No problem. I appreciate a good prank. But I do try to keep my reputation intact... I just want to clear up I will not be guaranteeing a gold medal. I look forward to a great game to compete for a gold medal, though.

Later, Miller told Geist he's "pretty laid back" and wouldn't have predicted such a thing. "I got a few messages from friends and a lot of different PR staff on different NHL teams are getting a hold of people and asking if I'd become that much different and that cocky because of this. I assure you I'm not that kind of a person," said Miller.

"Well, I thought it sounded fishy at the time," said Geist. "I'm sorry I didn't stop it sooner than we did." Geist then tossed back to Chris Matthews who continued with "Hardball." The gold medal game will be played Sunday afternoon.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010olympics; hockey; msnbc; olympics; prank; teamusa
Lol!
1 posted on 02/27/2010 10:04:44 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Bush’s fault


2 posted on 02/27/2010 10:07:06 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Beaten Valve

What a PATHETIC “news” organization.


3 posted on 02/27/2010 10:11:14 AM PST by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: Beaten Valve

What a PATHETIC “news” organization.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 10:11:42 AM PST by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: Beaten Valve

Al Michaels-Peter Jennings-OJ Simpson.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 10:12:26 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Beaten Valve

Babba Booey!!


6 posted on 02/27/2010 10:13:31 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Beaten Valve

I heard thru the grapevine it was George Bush that called in, pretending to be the fake goalie. /s


7 posted on 02/27/2010 10:22:13 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Beaten Valve
“Baba Booey, buy Howard Stern’s new book, “Private Parts”.
8 posted on 02/27/2010 10:23:47 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Olbermann will blame Glenn Beck.


9 posted on 02/27/2010 10:24:08 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Beaten Valve
"Well, I thought it sounded fishy at the time,"

That's nothing. There is a left-wing, jackass narcissist impersonating a president and they haven't caught on yet.

10 posted on 02/27/2010 10:24:18 AM PST by Jagdgewehr (Social Liberalism is pure Tyranny in another term.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And Baba Booey to y’all!

And you just had to know the whole time that Al Michaels (who was a Stern fan) had to just be laughing his ass off, and probably had to struggle with whether or not to let Jennings in on it.


11 posted on 02/27/2010 10:25:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I watched that live and knew it was a prank. Check out this if you have a moment, it is from yesterday:

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It’s not the only famous broadcast Al Michaels gets asked about, you know. “There’s the earthquake, ‘the miracle,’ and the O.J. chase,’’ said Michaels with a laugh during a recent interview. “That’s the hat trick for me.

http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/2010/02/26/after_30_years_michaels_still_believes/

12 posted on 02/27/2010 10:28:00 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Beaten Valve

13 posted on 02/27/2010 10:28:21 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ConservativeStatement
"I see OJ, man and he looking scared! Oh my Lord, this is a' quite tenses.... now looky here..."
14 posted on 02/27/2010 10:31:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Listen to Jackie in the background — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqi-GqCi_xk


15 posted on 02/27/2010 10:34:17 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Beaten Valve

LMAO!!! Pwnd!!!!! That’s about as good as Oprah getting trolled with the whole ‘over 9000’ troll! Ha!


16 posted on 02/27/2010 10:34:41 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Like John Lowenstein of the Baltimore Orioles. He was once questioned by a reporter (in Texas I believe) about catching the ball one-handed all the time. The reporter asked him, "Who was the first major league player to make one-handed catches?" Without batting an eye, Lo said, "That would have to be Pete Gray." So this reporter goes off and writes a story about how Pete Gray was the first player to make one-handed catches on a routine basis.
17 posted on 02/27/2010 10:56:33 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: Bob Eimiller
What a PATHETIC “news” organization.

I'm glad you used quotes around "news" so as not to denigrate the word by applying it to something as subpar as MSNBC.

On the other hand, I think you have denigrated the word "organization".
... not to mention "pathetic".

18 posted on 02/27/2010 11:01:37 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL! Ma-ma-Monkey!


19 posted on 02/27/2010 11:35:15 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Beaten Valve
"Lest anyone think that was real . . . that was a totally farsical call."

Ahh. A classic.

20 posted on 02/27/2010 11:37:03 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Tanniker Smith
I'll take your observation under advisement... I suspect I'll be much more careful when I reference MSNBCCNNNBCABCCBSPBSNYTWAPSTLATBSTNGLBAP in future posts.
21 posted on 02/27/2010 11:46:22 AM PST by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: OrioleFan

Awesome - loved LoLo. He also said they should move the bases farther apart to eliminate the close plays.


22 posted on 02/27/2010 12:00:00 PM PST by xcullen
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To: xcullen

He started an apathy club once, and cancelled the first meeting.


23 posted on 02/28/2010 6:37:47 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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