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August 9, 3:00 PM ET
Chat with DJ Gallo

DJ Gallo
  (3:03 PM)

Hello again, SportsNation. Let's begin ...

mike (waukegan, il)

right now, it says "Chat with DJ Galo" on the page. Offended they spelled your name wrong?

DJ Gallo
  (3:04 PM)

As DJ Galo, let me just say that DJ Gallo is lame and uninteresting.

Shaun (Philadelphia, PA)

Now that Bill Leavy has finally apologized to the Seahawks for blown calls in Super Bowl XL, who else would you like to see apologize?

DJ Gallo
  (3:05 PM)

I'd like to see the Seahawks apologize for showing up in a Super Bowl and doing absolutely nothing to merit a victory.

Darren (Tuscaloosa)

What's up with them spelling your name wrong on your ESPN chat page? Thought you were bigger than that.

DJ Gallo
  (3:06 PM)

Plus they appear to have abbreviated my first and middle names. Jerks. How long has that been going on???

Chris (Phoenix)

Deej, since your last chat the Pirate have gone an astounding 4-388. At least those classy 'Burgh fans can cheer Ben this summer.

DJ Gallo
  (3:07 PM)

What sounded like applause for Roethlisberger was just residual applause for Pedro Alvarez.

Kris (Tuscaloosa)

DJ, where were you when you saw or heard Tina Thompson set the WNBA scoring record? A seminole moment everybody will remember, no?

DJ Gallo
  (3:08 PM)

I remember it clearly. I was on my couch. And then right after that I went and Googled "Tina Thompson". I'll remember if forever.

James Dolan (NY)

Screw you, fans.

john (southfield, mi)

When will the detroit lions become respectable again?

DJ Gallo
  (3:11 PM)

I feel really bad for Lions fans. But ... whoa wait. Did you know the Yankees and Red Sox are playing right now?!?! Why are you people here?

DJ Gallo
  (3:12 PM)

Anyway ... the Lions. I feel bad for their fans. But the fact that they're extremely optimistic about this season because they won 2 games last year (up from 0) is perhaps the saddest thing ever (not including the Lions themselves).

Parker (NYC)

How many strokes would you have to give Tiger these days? You know--to make it fair.

DJ Gallo
  (3:13 PM)

Hank Haney should print up some business cards that read: "Notice Tiger Woods sucks now?"

Kyle (Baltimore)

When Brett Favre finally retires someday, who will you write about every single week in your column?

DJ Gallo
  (3:14 PM)

Choose one:a) thankfully, this will never happen;b) Tim Tebow

Russell (Fort Walton Beach)

More ridiculous: Peyton's new Darth Vader visor or Eli's attempt at facial hair?

DJ Gallo
  (3:15 PM)

Definitely Eli's adorable facial hair attempt. I can understand Peyton going with the visor. He's hoping it will shield his eyes from having to see Tom Brady's Bieber/combover 'do, the Biebover.

Randy (Portland)

What did you think of Tebow's new haircut?

DJ Gallo
  (3:17 PM)

Outstanding. In fact, I fear the NFL season peaked on August 7th. That's unfortunate. Usually only Lions and Raiders fans have to deal with that.

Tim Tebow (Denver)

Seen my new haircut? It'll regrow in 3 days...

Crabman (MD)

What should my fantasy football team name be this year?

DJ Gallo
  (3:20 PM)

I stink at coming up with fantasy team names. My fantasy team is named Cleverly Named Team. That was mildly clever about four years ago when I thought of it. Not so much anymore. But if your name is Crabman, I don't think you'll have to work too hard to come up with a good name.

Mike-D (Jacksonville)

How are you dealing with "Shark Week" being over?

DJ Gallo
  (3:21 PM)

I was at the beach during Shark Week. It's kind of disconcerting. Like watching a plane crash movie on a plane. Or any recent M. Night Shyamalan movie while being alive.

Brian Cushing (Houston)

What do u think of my unique condition???

DJ Gallo
  (3:22 PM)

It's a tough diagnosis for you. I believe the medical term is Acute Awesomeness.

Everyone (Outside Gamestop)

Madden 11!!!!!!!!!

DJ Gallo
  (3:23 PM)

This is what I will also scream when, during my first game, the computer makes me fumble or picks off a pass by having a linebacker jump 20-feet in the air. Realistic!!!

Albert H (Washington)

And what about my unique condition!?

DJ Gallo
  (3:25 PM)

I saw an old man today, probably in his '70s, wearing a Haynesworth jersey. I'm serious. It was amazing. I have no idea why an old man would be such an Albert Haynesworth jersey. Maybe he won the jersey off of him in a race.

Hans Moleman (Springfield)

Athletes' bad behavior gets forgotten over time (unless you're Pete Rose). How long until Brett is remembered solely for his gunslinging and ironman numbers only? 2015, 2020, 2045?

DJ Gallo
  (3:26 PM)

Oooh! I know this one! The answer: His first regular season game of 2010.

Greg (Boston)

Note for Lions fans, 20 years ago, the Pats were 1-15 2 out of 3 years...Maybe you're due for a similar turnaround

DJ Gallo
  (3:27 PM)

Are you accusing Jim Schwartz of being a cheater?

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Wait, this isn't a NASCAR fantasy chat?

DJ Gallo
  (3:28 PM)

It can be. Pick Dale Earnhardt, Jr.!!! He must be awesome because he sells a lot of cheap, plastic collectibles.

Steve (Blacksburg, VA)

Why do you have two Twitter accounts?

DJ Gallo
  (3:29 PM)

Two? I have way more than that.

Marc (Charlotte)

Are you offended that DJ Pauly D is a more popular DJ than you?

DJ Gallo
  (3:30 PM)

DJ Pauly D > DJ Galo > DJ Gallo

Mitch (Oak Park Heights, MN)

With Rodney Harrison being retired, who is your favorite NFL cheap shot artist?

DJ Gallo
  (3:31 PM)

If Albert Haynesworth still has the core strength to lift one of his legs, he can still dish out a good face stomp.

Greg (Boston)

If selling cheap plastic collectibles is the key to success, wouldn't Spencer Pratt be one of life's best people?

DJ Gallo
  (3:32 PM)


Matt (St. Paul)

Worse hairdut...The Biebover or the Fryer Tuck?

DJ Gallo
  (3:33 PM)

The Biebover. Because it is self-inflicted.

Luke (Carson)

What's your BCS national championship game perdiction?

DJ Gallo
  (3:35 PM)

A team placed in the game by a computer beating another team placed in the game by a computer, rendering the entire season pointless. This is a 100-percent, stone cold lock.

Oscar (Lancaster)

Who was laughing harder yesterday, Elin of Mickelson?

DJ Gallo
  (3:37 PM)

Elin, assuming her $100 million isn't based on future earnings. If so, she might not see more than 10 or 12 grand.

Bryan (NY)


DJ Gallo
  (3:37 PM)


WWL (Bristol, CT)

Ummm, that's the Coors Light Stone Cold Lock.

DJ Gallo
  (3:38 PM)


Clay (Charlotte)


DJ Gallo
  (3:38 PM)

This chat has devolved into an athlete twitter feed.

DJ Gallo
  (3:38 PM)


DJ Gallo
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DJ Gallo
  (3:38 PM)


Tym (Work)

Do you think the MLB will ever have a salary cap? Some sort of fairness between markets like every other major sport?

DJ Gallo
  (3:40 PM)

I'm guessing they'll get a salary cap exactly one year after the Pirates lose all of their current young players to free agency.

Bruce (SLC)

Did you see the video of LBJ dunking on a bunch of 6 year olds on Page 2 today? Was that a basketball camp for kids, or is that how the Heat intend to round out their roster after they pay James, Wade and Bosh?

DJ Gallo
  (3:41 PM)

That was video from the future of him playing against the Cavaliers.

Vicki (Indiana)

Why do the Rays always seem to end up on the wrong side of a no-hitter or near-no-hitter?

DJ Gallo
  (3:41 PM)

Have you ever been to Tampa? The no-hitters down there are such flirts.

Greg (Boston)

Mark it down, the C's beat the Heat on opening night, solely to make every sports reporters head explode with pointless analysis

DJ Gallo
  (3:43 PM)


Andy (Olathe, KS)

Went to Chiefs training camp this weekend. Saw Charlie Weis on that Rascal of his, and couldn't help but wonder how often he goes to the local nursing home to race.

DJ Gallo
  (3:45 PM)

I thought they were called Jazzies. The Rascal name is actually much better than the Jazzy. Jazzy sort of taunts the person riding one. "Oh, look at you there sitting, unable to walk. Aren't you jazzy."

Chris (Phoenix)

Deej, The Saints are at the White House today, this follows a weekend where our President had a bunch of NBA'ers over for a pick up game and BBQ. Do you think we have like 5 look alike's posing as the president and whenever it's this one's turn, he just uses his power to live sports fantasies? I bet he comes into this BOS/NYY game to close out the 9th for whoever is ahead.

DJ Gallo
  (3:46 PM)

All I know is that the Republicans are going to get a picture of him from today with Reggie Bush and use that in 2012 as evidence he hangs out with unsavory characters.

Jim (Chicago)

Who goes to Chiefs training camp?

DJ Gallo
  (3:47 PM)

Not including people on the team? I think just Andy.

Luke (Austin)

DJ! The Mariners fired Don Wakamatsu! Which manager has the funniest name now?

DJ Gallo
  (3:48 PM)

Did he fall asleep in the clubhouse, too?

Clay (Charlotte)

No the better question is, the Chiefs practice? Did you see them play last year?

DJ Gallo
  (3:49 PM)

Oh, they practice. I bet they practice too much. Michigan football proved that if you practice too much, you become terrible.

Tim (Chicago)

More likely to scroll across the ESPN bottom line in the next month: Tiger wins tournament or Pirates win game

DJ Gallo
  (3:51 PM)

Now you're just being rude. And it's obviously the latter. The Pirates still play the Cubs a few more times.

Kris (Tuscaloosa)

I think Mortensen's bus is thinking about filling up near the Chiefs' training camp if that counts/

Zak (L.A)

Is your book any good?

DJ Gallo
  (3:53 PM)

I have not been published. DJ Gallo's book, however, is outstanding.

Jeffery (Chicago)

Is it weird that I always use an alias on these chats for fear other workers are looking at them and will know I am not doing my work? Or is it weirder my alias name is Jeffery?

DJ Gallo
  (3:55 PM)

What worker could call you out for not doing their work if they're also reading the chat. And unless you are an editor, it's pretty unlikely anyone else at your work is reading right now.

Jeffery's Boss (Chicago)

You're fired

DJ Gallo
  (3:56 PM)

If someone named Jeffery from Chicago loses his job over this chat, I would have to have a good laugh. (And then offer him an unpaid internship for karma reasons.)

Jeffery's Bosses Boss (Chicago)

You're fired too.

DJ Gallo
  (3:57 PM)

Uh-oh. This is getting out of hand. The entire economy could collapse.

Zak (L.A)

I just bet a Bears fan the Jay Cutler would throw more picks the Sam Bradford next year. Sam might not even Start! Bad manners?

DJ Gallo
  (4:00 PM)

Oh, he'll start. Their other option is Jay Feeley. But I fear, for Sam Bradford's sake, that where you'll win the bet is Bradford + the Rams' line = very little chance he ever completes even a three-step drop without getting sacked. Smart your bet didn't include fumbles.

mike (waukegan, il)

Do you have any good fantasy football team names?

DJ Gallo
  (4:01 PM)

Ooh! Yeah! I thought of a good one! Oh ... wait. No. Lost it. Still no good ideas. Sorry.

A.J. Feeley (The Rams other option)

How dare you disrespect me by calling me the wrong name. I'm not a kicker!

DJ Gallo
  (4:02 PM)

You're also not a quarterback. HEYYYYY-OHHHHHH!

Scott (Indy)

Are you for or against mass underwear purges?

DJ Gallo
  (4:03 PM)

Mass underwear purges being getting rid of a lot of underwear at once? Or getting rid of underwear worn by incredibly large people? I think I prefer the former, because I'd like to see the incredibly large people as clothed as possible.

Zak (L.A)

his name is A.J Feeley. Jay Feeley is the Jets kicker

DJ Gallo
  (4:04 PM)

I believe he's now on the Cardinals. He'll be called on to kick 80-yard field goals when Matt Leinart goes 3-and-out.

DJ Gallo
  (4:06 PM)

Okay, dear ones. My time is up. Thank you for allowing me to visit your Nation.

DJ Gallo
  (4:06 PM)

Oh, and the Red Sox are up 2-0 on the Yankees!!! It's the most important August 9th baseball game EVER!!!