Chat with DJ Gallo
Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, Page 2 columnist DJ Gallo will stop by to chat about what he's been up to recently and to crank out his sarcasm and wit.
Gallo co-hosts the Page 2 podcast with Mike Philbrick. He is also the founder and sole writer of the award-winning sports satire site SportsPickle.com. He is also a regular contributor to ESPN The Magazine and has written for The Onion. His first book -- "SportsPickle Presents: The View from the Upper Deck" -- is in stores now.
Send your questions now and join Gallo to chat Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET!
DJ Gallo (4:01 PM)
Hello, SportsNation. Before we begin, just an FYI: I am not in Miami at Media Day. However, I am still dressed in chicken outfit and saying stupid things. Let's begin.
What would you say are the odds that Peyton Manning's last pass of the half is intercepted and returned for 100 yards and a touchdown by James Harrison?
DJ Gallo (4:02 PM)
I'd say the odds are pretty slim. Although James Harrison is due to make a play this season.
So it's just a day like any other for you then?
DJ Gallo (4:03 PM)
Pretty much. But I have to take off the chicken claw gloves to type. Annoying.
DJ Gallo (4:04 PM)
Does anyone who has A) been to Indianapolis; B) driven through Indiana; or C) seen a Colts game on TV ... know if Dwight Freeney is playing on Sunday? As a member of the media, I MUST KNOW!
If Lebron fails to win a championship again this year does he become the pre-2006 Peyton manning of the NBA playoffs?
DJ Gallo (4:07 PM)
I don't recall Lebron playing poorly in the playoffs. I'd say Barkley is a better comparison to pre-2006 Peyton. And Barkley's stomach is roughly the same size as Peyton's forehead. So there you go.
Jeff M (Pittsburgh)
Help me. I took a wrong turn downtown and somehow found myself trapped in a thing called "Pirate Fest." I think a guy just tried to trick me into signing into something that looks like a contract.
DJ Gallo (4:09 PM)
I was in downtown Pittsburgh this weekend and had some free time on Saturday and dropped by PirateFest for 30 minutes. Andy LaRoche walked by me and I am 3-4 inches taller than him and have the same build. POWER-HITTING THIRD BASEMAN! Goooooooo PIRATES!
Brian (Salem, NH)
Does UCONN have enough talent to win the NIT this year?
DJ Gallo (4:10 PM)
I don't think they're good enough for the NIT. Maybe the NIT that will take teams 501-532 after the NCAA Tournament expands.
What food does DJ Gallo serve at his Superbowl Party?
DJ Gallo (4:12 PM)
Edamame with hot sauce. Mmmmmmm. Really? Disgusting? More for me then.
Mitch ((Oak Park Heights, MN))
I am a Packer fan living in Minnesota among many Vikings fans. I am still gloating that they lost because of a boneheaded Brett Favre interception, because they got exactly what they deserved. Now they are trying to pull the melodramatic, self-pitying "poor us, we're cursed" routine like the Red Sox fans used to. What do I do?
DJ Gallo (4:13 PM)
How can you focus on the Vikings right now? The Patriots lost in the first round of the playoffs, the Red Sox made no significant offseason moves, the Bruins are an afterthought and the Celtics -- behind an aging Kevin Garnett -- have lost 3 of 4. NO ONE HAS EVER HAD IT HARDER!!!
Paul Madden (Chicago)
What's this "Superbowl" thing people keep talking about?
DJ Gallo (4:14 PM)
It's the "Big Game". You'll be hearing from the NFL's attorneys.
what do you think about jon scheyer as player of the year?
DJ Gallo (4:15 PM)
[incredibly shocked/horrified face]
Dan V. (Pennsylvania)
So I own a t-shirt that says "We Dey", which is my way, as a Steelers' fan, of mocking the Bungals' ridiculous "Who Dey?" If given the power to do so, what would be your t-shirt retort to the equally amazing "Who Dat?"?
DJ Gallo (4:17 PM)
I have always been a fan of "Whom Dat?" It's from my days as the cocky star of my Scrabble team.
Trust me, most of us up here could care less. I never thought I'd see one title from all of them combined after 1986, I can deal with some set backs
DJ Gallo (4:18 PM)
Please re-phrase your comment in the form of a drunken, cursing whine ... and also type in a Boston accent. Thanks. It helps with our stereotype.
Everyone needs to quit writing "Who Dey" & " Who Dat" before the NFL comes after you. Crap now I'm involved.
Pete ((behind you))
Help, I'm in a Miami jail after answering "Who's that" when someone knocked on my hotel room door. And who are these NFL Thought Police?
DJ Gallo (4:19 PM)
You people are so stupid. This is not a normal chat. I have been hired as NARC by the NFL to track you people down. You are so screwed.
With Brees and Manning, can you consider this to be the baldest superbowl? Or does any super bowl with Terry Bradshaw still take the cake?
DJ Gallo (4:21 PM)
How dare you imply that Drew Brees is bald! As long as the wind doesn't blow or he can wear an eccentric hat, he's as haired as the rest of us.
Jake (VA Beach)
I think anyone who uses those phrases should be arrested in any case for making all of America sound like morons
DJ Gallo (4:23 PM)
Let's just agree that the Bengals should be arrested for A) essentially stealing the Saints slogan; and B) being the Bengals. (Yes, they're back. Thanks, Rey Maualuga!)
Yeah, you folks don't need any help with that.
DJ Gallo (4:24 PM)
That's big talk, Veronica, coming from America Jr.We saved your butt in WWII!
Whos this Tim Tebow guy everyones talking about?
DJ Gallo (4:26 PM)
Do you not follow CFL prospects?! Are mean chat participant from Canada is going to be VERY ANGRY!
Are you looking foward to the WHO performing at half time? It will feel like a Commercial for all 8 CSI shows.
DJ Gallo (4:27 PM)
Not really. And I'm not even a father with kids who lives near the stadium.
Next QB for Cardinals? Not that USC flop!!!
DJ Gallo (4:28 PM)
Carson Palmer? I hadn't heard the Bengals were looking to trade him.
Are you looking forward to the Tim Tebow commercial?
DJ Gallo (4:29 PM)
I don't see the controversy. If you count every one of his college games, this is about the 50th Tim Tebow commercial.
any superbowl with matt hassellbeck has to be the baldest doesn't it?
DJ Gallo (4:31 PM)
Maybe. A Super Bowl with Matt Hasselbeck in it would also be in contention for boringest.
If Colts win OREOs for everyone in America!!!!
DJ Gallo (4:33 PM)
Have you all seen the Oreo commercial where cardboard Eli gets milk splashed in his face? I saw it once and then never again. I think it may only be on very late at night or on naughty PPV.
Got any good strip club DJ names?
DJ Gallo (4:34 PM)
How about: DJ No One Cares About The Music.
If you could have asked any question you wanted on Media Day, what would it have been?
DJ Gallo (4:35 PM)
"How long have you been a black quarterback?" To Manning or Brees.
Matt I (Cincinnati)
Who wins if the Nets play the WNBA all-stars??
DJ Gallo (4:36 PM)
I'm picking the Nets on a technicality, as the WNBA doesn't have any stars.
Lou Diamond (MN)
Would taco bell increase their revenue ten fold if they actually started hiring girls as hot as the 89 cent burrito girl?
DJ Gallo (4:38 PM)
She's not bad. But there's a good chance she has irritable bowel syndrome. Not as hot now, huh?
Blake (Abilene, TX)
What ever happend to Shane Falco?
DJ Gallo (4:38 PM)
The Austrian rock singer?
Who has worse clock management Rudy Gay or Andy Reid?
DJ Gallo (4:40 PM)
Ooooh. Quite a question. I think it's a tie. Andy Reid woud have called a timeout (his last) ... then he would have had his team inbound the ball and then just dribble the last 7 seconds of the clock away.
Dean Moll (North Royalton, Ohio)
DJ,I don't see what was so bad about the "gay dating website" ad that was set to run during the Super Bowl. I saw the ad today and thought it was funny. Your thoughts?
DJ Gallo (4:41 PM)
I guess if there was a crude, talking baby or a farting monkey it would have been classy enough to air. Live and learn, ManCrunch.
What should I eat for dinner?
DJ Gallo (4:42 PM)
Taco Bell. DO YOU WANT TO MEET HOT CHICKS OR NOT?!?!
Greg O (Portland)
My biggest concern with the new Itap is it lacks a camera. can you help me out DJ?
Quien es mas macho? Mock turtle neck DJ Gallo, or what-looks-to-potentially-be-a-track-jacket DJ Gallo?
DJ Gallo (4:45 PM)
A podcast reference! (The Page 2 podcast -- co-hosted by yours truly -- M, W, F on Page 2!) And mock turtleneck DJ Gallo doesn't exist, so we'll have to go with 5-year-old-picture, is-a-track-jacket DJ Gallo. Super MACHO!
If they did a Tecmo Super Bowl simluation of this Super Bowl who would win and by what score?
DJ Gallo (4:46 PM)
Reggie Bush would be an unstoppable Tecmo Bowl force. Unfortunately the NFL is not like Tecmo football.
Jake (Muncie, IN)
Im from Indy, and Dwight Freeney IS playing
DJ Gallo (4:47 PM)
CONFIRMED! My first news exclusive for ESPN! Ka-ching!
Jon (Des Moines)
Edamame...... Wow. My wife loves to get that stuff at Super Target. I still don't know what it is but it sounds terrible!!! You can have mine.
DJ Gallo (4:48 PM)
Soy beans in the pod. Like, all the cool kids are eating it.
i drove through indianapolis 2 weeks ago on my way back from chicago... dwight freeney will not play in this year's pro bowl
DJ Gallo (4:49 PM)
DAMMIT! I hope SportsCenter didn't run with my exclusive yet.
Kansas or Kentucky who wins the national title?
DJ Gallo (4:50 PM)
You're from North Carolina. Given up on the Tar Heels already? What about the NATIONAL invitational tournament TITLE?
Since the Super Bowl is on Sunday, we're trying to construct a super bowl - i.e. a gigantic marijuana smoking device. Any contributions?
DJ Gallo (4:52 PM)
Sorry, Kevin. I'm only arresting people today who use "Who Dat" or "Super Bowl". Wait! You said "Super Bowl"! You're going to NFL jail.
Lou (Washington DC)
JoePa is auctioning off a pair of his glasses for charity. Should I get them - I hear you need them to see Avatar.
DJ Gallo (4:54 PM)
The Defense Department is buying them, putting them up in space. If another nation attacks us, we just need to refract sunlight through them and ... ZAP! Your nation is GONE! Like burning up ants.
Craig (St. Paul, MN)
What's the most ridiculous band name?
DJ Gallo (4:56 PM)
Oh ... for all the people asking who I have in the Super Bowl: the Jets. Recall they already won their Super Bowl way back when they beat the Patriots. All of this is pointless.
John (Ball State University)
DJ I'm debating whether or not to go to my english class today, so I was wondering, what would John Wall do?
DJ Gallo (4:59 PM)
Sooooo ... my computer seems to be having some problems posting questions. I guess I'm going to go. Funny, right? Computer problems? Good stuff.
DJ Gallo (4:59 PM)
Anyway ... enjoy the Super Bowl. And check out the Page 2 podcast tomorrow/Friday.