10.15.2004

Don't Dream It's Over

first rowan loses, then this

I haven't been watching Dream Job, but I did remember to check in on Brian Startare on ESPN's website. I'm sorry to report that the fellow Rowan grad has been called into the coach's office. On Tuesday night's show the contestants were confronted with a "faulty" Teleprompter and were forced to wing it. From the deer-in-the-headlights picture above, I'm guessing Brian wasn't that quick on his feet. He did so bad that one of the judges thought the prompter went off before it actually did!

Oh well, Brian. At least you'll be home in time for homecoming. Go Profs!

17 Comments:

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Dee said...

Those Rowan/Glasssboro grads.... simply the "best."

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

I never got into this "reality series," (personally, I think ALL reality shows should be thrown into Mt. St. Helens) but the fact that Stuart Scott - the world's most annoying sportscaster is hosting/critiquing the candidates is ridiculous. What does he tell people, that they didn't say "Boo Yah!" enough? Please. Add blatant racist Stephen A. Smith (it's true - read his work) into the mix, and you see why ESPN moved the show to midnights.

 
At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shame about your fellow Rowan/Glassboro alumni. I'm taking it Brian did not go to Holy Cross. Probably would have made all the difference :)
Donna

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Shawn - Do what I do - read Stephen A. Smith's articles as if they were satire. If you look at him that way, he's one of the funniest writers working today. As far as he's concerned, EVERYTHING that happens in sports involves race. You would think he would get sick of being called upon to write the "ethnic viewpoint" all the time. He's like the Inky's Vernon Odom. Since Stephen A. joined ESPN, he is no longer a journalist; he is a "personality."

Donna - I'm surprised you typed “Glassboro” without mentioning your Dean's list awards. You're slipping. And just what is the Ram's football record?

Dee - Hey, shut up.

 
At 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know Brian Startare and that was really tough what he did. It's a lot harder than it looks. I understand that you were only reporting the news of the show but you should know what he did was a major accomplishment. (to get as far as he did) Did you know he beat out 8,000 contestants nationwide? That he was competing against people that had spent the last 4 years doing this day in and out? He left a secure career, which placed him and his wife in a deep financial bind. He put himself out there to follow his dream and I'm happy and proud to see that he did so well. It took a lot of guts to do what he did. He has already received some radio and tv offers. In contests such as these, when the competition gets tight and down to a few remaining, one bad night will end it for you. He just couldn't recover from the suprises of all those things going wrong. If you saw him in weeks three and four, you could see that he is really talented. Just wanted to share that with you guys. Thanks.

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I didn't mean to be so hard on the guy. I haven't watched the show since it moved to midnight, but I understand that he was the strongest contestant last week. Ask everybody who reads this blog and they'll both tell you that I root for anything having to do with Glassboro. Maybe even a little too much.

I hope Brian understands that he set himself up for this kind of internet watercooler talk by appearing on a reality show. I would hope he has a thick skin, especially if he wants to get into broadcasting. When it comes to TV everybody's a critic.

I sincerely wish Brian the best. I would love for there to be someone more famous than Robert Hegyes (Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein from Welcome Back Kotter) to come out of Glassboro.

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't need to flaunt my Glassboro 4.0 Besides, I forgot. Riverside is 3-1 this year. Not bad considering their quarterback was injured in the first quarter of the first game, had surgery and not playing this season.

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I'm glad you forgot. I still have reoccurring nightmares of a monotone voice on a tape recorder. Soils, soils, soils... [Donna was one of those students who actually studied for Geography tests. I was a Geography major and I didn't bother studying. She was so geeked up that she actually recorded her Physical Geography notes on a tape so she could play them back while in the car. The only word I remember from that tape was the first: soils.]

As for your crybaby quarterback, three words: suck it up.

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger Dee said...

HEY! I bet that if he was from WPC/Univeristy, it would have made all the difference!

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Yeah, right. I was doing you a favor by not bringing up Wm. Paterson earlier.

 
At 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was soil. Not soils. Soils is what happens when someone gets a really bad sunburn at the shore but thats another story.

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger Mark said...

OK, no need to go into that. Go Rams! Okay?

 
At 7:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good boy. Your Maroon shirt is on its way.

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

I would bash all of you for spending so much time of small-time college football, but since Saint Joseph's has NO football team, I'll shut my pie hole.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Yeah, but I've heard they have a pretty good basketball team.

 
At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Know Brian Startare very well, you see I am his sister. These past few months have been some of the most exciting months in the history of our family. My brother has dremt of being on TV and broadcasting as long as he could speak. He would watch a game on TV turn off the volume, use a pencil as his microphone and commentate the game. My brother did not loose, he was a winner from the first show. He was 1 of 10 people out of 9000, to be picked as the top 10 best in the country. I know you will all see my brother on the air as he is making his dreams come true. Now I ask you how many people do you know that would have walked away from a good paying job to follow their dream. I only know 1 and that is Brian. I just want to say that I and my family are very pround of him and will stand behind him all the way. Like my brother says "It is never too late to become what you might have been". Keep reaching for the stars.

 
At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a great letter. You should be proud of your brother, what he accomplished was awesome. I think it's nice to see family supporting each other, in good times and bad. Please tell him I wish all the best. And by the way, I thought he was the best on the show, just unfortunately, he had a bad night and it cost him dearly. Good things will happen. With great risk, comes great success. Bye

 

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