(If you're opposed to bloggers blogging about columnists talking about bloggers blogging about columnists talking about bloggers, stop reading right now. But it's not like you have that much better to do on a Wednesday morning.)
I suppose it says something either about my e-mail traffic or the audience for Talking Points that I received a sum total of one message alerting me that I might want to watch the beginning of the episode that appears above. And guys, if you wanted me to embed an episode in the Bog, all you needed to do was ask. Instead, about 40 seconds in, we get a dialogue about the D.C. Sports Bog that peaks with this, from Michael Wilbon: "Cheeseboy, if I'm coming after you, I will just come and beat ya ass down....I'm gonna go South Side on you, Cheeseboy. I'm gonna come and beat you down."
Amazing. One minute you're writing about Las Vegas outfits that believe Liberty to be a stronger basketball team than Morgan State, and the next minute a columnist-slash-TV personality is threatening to go South Side on ya ass. The full dialogue is after the jump. I promise never to write about this again. (And just in case there's any confusion, they appeared to be joking, and I'm probably not in any imminent danger.)
TK: Cheeseboy if I'm attacking your blog, I will say, 'And this is about the Cheeseboy.' It wasn't about you....He insulted me. He was very insulting. and he insulted what we do, he insulted this little thing that is excerpted in the Washington Post.
MW: See, the difference between me and you is you try to keep this decorum, and you want to protect our writers. See, the difference now is, I would just say this, 'Cheeseboy, if I'm coming after you, I will just come and beat ya ass down.' "
TK: Good. That was excellent. That was good.
MW: You like that? see I'm gonna go South Side on you, Cheeseboy, I'm gonna come and beat you down.
Cindy Boren: Nooooo.
MW: And it can be done. So I won't have to blog, I won't have to write about you, I won't have to talk about you. Just a beat down.
TK: That was good
CB: But you're skinny now, you can't beat on people.
TK: He can beat the Cheeseboy.
CB: I don't know....
TK: How big is the Cheeseboy? Wait a second, do I have this wrong, the last time I saw the Cheeseboy--now granted that's a long time ago--he looked like a kid in 'Into the Wild' after a while. He didn't weigh anything. Am I wrong on that?
CB: He's a vegetarian, you know.
MW: He's a what?
CB: A vegetarian.
MW: A sportswriter who's a vegetarian? That's another reason.
TK: Wilbon wants to beat him down.
MW: I'm gonna come beat you down.