Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: RedskinsInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Cooley plays reporting game at the Super Bowl

Finally, the difficult life of the sports reporter is receiving a little appreciation. Well, not from everyone, but at least from Chris Cooley (who truth be told, has always appreciated the media.)

Cooley has been a correspondent this week for the Ochocinco News Network and has been covering the Super Bowl festivities, just one of the 4,600 credentialed media members in south Florida.

"The week's been awesome," Cooley said this afternoon, seated at the OCNN booth on Radio Row. "It's gone super fast."

OCNN boasts a four-man news team - Cooley, Ray Rice, Darnell Dockett and, of course, Chad Ochcocinco -- and they've been tweeting, shooting videos, writing blog posts on the OCNN site. Cooley has also been posting updates on his own web site.

"Yesterday was wild," Cooley said of Media Day. "On TV, you really only see the interviews; you don't see all of the commotion. It was weird. We got into the Colts, and they said, hey, why don't you go interview Dallas Clark and you go here and there. I thought I could just walk up and ask Dallas Clark a couple questions. It was 10
minutes before I could force myself to the front of his line. You try to make eye contact and get your question in. You definitely appreciate what reporters go through.

"But I got my question in, and I talked to Dallas for a little bit. It was funny because all the guys, once they recognize me, then you get a smile and, 'What are you doing here?'"

Ochocinco tweeted on Tuesday, ""Please mainstream media, don't be mad at me for doing the job you guys have failed to do correctly, giving the fans what they really want," but then wrote on ESPN.com that the Colts and Saints players didn't give him interesting answers.

"I think the biggest thing is, you've got to ask something crazy to get something crazy," Cooley said. "It's a little intimidating. You know you want to get something good, but it's intimidating to ask them. I was happy with what guys said."

While Cooley has been conducting interviews, he's also been the subject of a few - about 75, he estimates. And when we spoke this afternoon, we chatted about the Redskins and some of the changes the team has undergone. We'll have that for you soon.

By Rick Maese  |  February 3, 2010; 3:12 PM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Deacon Jones recalls a young Bruce Allen
Next: Cooley has high hopes for TEs in Shanahan's system

Comments

And when we spoke this afternoon, we chatted about the Redskins and some of the changes the team has undergone. We'll have that for you soon.


Good thinking.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 3, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Taking offense at red & especially at "your mom" jokes is almost as funny as his tirades...

Posted by: chrislarry | February 3, 2010 3:33 PM

-----------

To each his own and according to his/her own sensibilities I guess.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | February 3, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Ochocinco tweeted on Tuesday, ""Please mainstream media, don't be mad at me for doing the job you guys have failed to do correctly, giving the fans what they really want,"
___

And when we spoke this afternoon, we chatted about the Redskins and some of the changes the team has undergone. We'll have that for you soon.
___

My irony meter is going through roof.

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Red,
Just call Tony Romo “Tony Homo” once or twice and Chia will cry/post about it 20 or 30 times all the while saying he doesn’t care about what you say, and then leave the blog “never-to-return again”. And then come back 2 weeks later to let all of the slings and barbs "just roll off his back" because despite posting "clever" insults at others again and again and again and AGAIN, it’s all chill….no prob, whateves, he’s cool…..and then say “next” like he just owned somebody…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | February 3, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

and cL,

if it isn't intended to be funny, and in this blowhard's case, I suspect it isn't...

then it ain't no darn joke.

enough already.

audi5000

Posted by: Chia_Pet | February 3, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

And when we spoke this afternoon, we chatted about the Redskins and some of the changes the team has undergone. We'll have that for you soon.


Good thinking.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | February 3, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

You mean we'll get some news about the Skins?

Posted by: frediefritz | February 3, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Won't. Let. It. Go....

Posted by: RedDMV | February 3, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

of course it suppossed to be funny...lighten up.

Posted by: chrislarry | February 3, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Beeps

Posted by: edvar | February 3, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

good one dl-Haze...

Posted by: chrislarry | February 3, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

You know, dlhaze...

I come back to the blog for the witty, clever posters, not for the foolios who make anti-gay, anti-women, "jokes" and then hide behind the guise of being "funny."

and cause me to want no part of it all.

This blog can be both wonderfully entertaining and also extremely debasing, juvenile, and offensive all at once.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | February 3, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

this has been beeped over, right?

Posted by: dcsween | February 3, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

dl, dude's just a classic case of a self-righteous prick. If it's offensive to him, EVEN if it has NOTHING to do with him, he goes on a long a drawn out rant of how we all should mind our mouths and play nice.

Where does ANYONE, besides Reid or Cindy, get off on trying to regulate the content of another person's post?

I'm all for disagreeing with other post, even throwing insults while doing it, but to suggest what other people should put in their post is outright laughable.

Posted by: RedDMV | February 3, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Good for him. So long as Redskins have such a worthless dickweed as JC17 taking the snaps, this is about as close as CC47 will ever get to a Superbowl.

Posted by: Vic1 | February 3, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company