Part 2 of my “2 Videos, 1 NFL Draft” series…this is always my favorite video to make every year in my full-blown Masshole “character”, Fitzy. And it’s character that gets the quotation marks as Fitzy and I have sort of merged over the years. The lines have blurred, and not it’s truly a Dr. Stevens / Mr. Fitzy world I inhabit. I’m Joe the Narrator, Fitzy a Boston sports-obsessed Tyler Durden. Just watch the 2 draft videos and you’ll see the similarities, and the minimal difference. Anyway, great characters galore at this year’s draft, as always. Personally my favorite was the Steelers fan who did the spot-on Joe Pesci. With runner-up going to the Cool Ranch Doritos super-villain, and the Eagles fan who was there to reparazemp. You’ll see why these fanimals, and not just the chance to stand on line all day, or just talk football for afew days, then wait 4 months for them to play games that count, is why my brother and I go every year and do what we do.
Well, that and Geoffman and I are die-hahd supah-obsessed Tom Brady apologizing Pats fans who will nevah evah get enough. GO PATS!!! And please enjoy.
For the past six years (2012 included) I’ve made way to interview and engage the “fanimals” outside of Radio City Music Hall, in line waiting to gain admission to watch the NFl Draft. I attend as my Boston sports alter-ego, Fitzy (here’s a prime example of which I type). I entertain the insults and endure the verbal bombardment sent my way by fans both envious and of enmity. What should I expect? I dress head to toe as a Patriots superfan, in New York. It’s total chaos, and always a good time with unshowered grown men in the jerseys of other grown men who play games for money. This year was no exception…plus I gotta to double-dip at the Draft store, being asked to make a fan-on-the-street video for CBS Local Sports, too. Thus there was a BOGO at the “talk to half-drunken football fans starved for football, attention and a restroom” store this late April. Fitzy video coming soon. Until then do please enjoy this…and no, football can’t come soon enough.
This is my favorite Fitzy video to make every year. The fans were a little muted and/or sedate this year, and I don’t blame them. WE WANT FOOTBALL! Special thanks to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for humoring us for a quick interview (man was he do some crowd work and damage control with the fanimals).
Here’s my favorite (the 1st go-round, 2007) of the four years of fan-on-the-street foolishness we’ve been making with my old pal Fitzy talking shop, smack & shit with the nuts on line waiting to get in to the NFL Draft (click the year to watch 2008, 2009 or 2010). What started as a simple “Hey, those Triumph the Insuot Comic Dog on the street videos are funny, let’s do one with NFL fans at the draft with Fitzy” from my friend Oscar has now become a mini-tradition and something I like forward to like a live show. I love getting into gear and “character” and having at it with fans of the other 31 teams. My brother, who’s edited the 2008-2010, does an ace job with the camera and the computer. And several hours of blabber and bullhonky and Brady-hating turns into five minutes of mostly funny. Still trying to figure out how to up the ante and bring it this Thursday. Rumor has it there’s this whole “might be no football this year’ storyline to follow…
After a brief posting hiatus (trip to London and France with the wife - the usual excuse), we’re back on the horse. And right before I took said “trip”, my brother and I took our now annual trip to Radio City Music Hall to brave the fanatical rapids of the crowds outside the NFL Draft. I got my Fitzy on, full well knowing that wearing a bright red Tom Brady jersey, to the Draft, which would be chock full o’ cocky Jets fans and Patriots haters galore, would be a challenge. How quickly we would learn what an understatement that is. Good things Pats fans feed off the hate we receive from others. Needless to say it was FANtastic. Utter fandemonium. Amongst the FANimals.
Next year I’m bringing a carnival dunk tank with a guy dressed in a Brady jersey who gives the fans the finger while taunting them from a microphone. Now that’d be a real scene.