This Guy Stole the Show in Game 3 of the NBA Finals (w/ VIDEO)
One thing I hear a lot about my job from people who punch the clock and hate going to work every day -- "Man, you're so lucky! You get to go to the games for FREE anytime you want! I'm JEALOUS!!"
YouTube.com Bobby Ramos, now infamous for poor journalism.
It's true. Going to sporting events for free (and eating for free at Texans games!) is a really cool perk of doing radio at 610 and writing for the Houston Press. I have no complaints.
But here's a little inside secret for you, Mr. Jelly McJealous -- It's not all that hard to get access.
Seriously, start a blog, write a little bit, and if you make nice with the right people, you will get access. (To be clear, most of the team-oriented blogs provide even better coverage than the so called "mainstream media." My point is not to denigrate blogs. Most -- almost all -- of the ones with access are great. My point is that you don't have to have gone to Northwestern's journalism school anymore to eventually get credentialed.)
And here's the other thing -- the bigger the event, the more slots they have for media, and sometimes that means that really, really clueless media members find their way behind the velvet rope.
Like this dude, Bobby Ramos.
I had no idea who Ramos was until the post-game press conference after the San Antonio Spurs' systematic dismantling of the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Nor, I'm guessing, did you. Well, according to Ramos's bio (which Deadspin had to dig up from one of those Internet cache sites that feel like a web version of the DeLorean in Back to the Future), he is the CEO and founder of Bottomline!!!, LLC, proving that the only thing easier than getting an NBA Finals credential is to be named CEO and founder of something. (Also, more exclamation points, Bobby!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!)