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Chris Cooley Continues to Amuse Me: Chat Highlights

Eventually, a lot of things that are novel and consistently humorous at their start, quickly lose luster and become immensely annoying. For lack of a better description, let’s just call it “Mike and Mike” syndrome. I still listen to those guys in the morning, but their shtick has grown old and tired. He’s the fat former athlete…he’s the metrosexual little guy…yup, I GET IT. I’m really hoping this doesn’t happen with Chris Cooley.

The Redskins tight end has built himself a little self-contained media empire, and transformed himself into a psuedo Internet celeb, whether it’s his ever-popular blog, his upcoming reality show or just rockin’ out on stage with Steel Panther. He’s dangerously close to becoming overexposed and losing that every-dude mass appeal based on sheer fan fatigue – Cooley, again? OK, check that, he is overexposed who are we kidding. Luckily, I for one still find him immensely entertaining. Latest case in point: his chat.

Earlier today, hosted Cooley for a little live discussion. While there were no huge headline-grabbing bombshells, it was classic Chris Cooley — approachable, seemingly genuine and pretty funny given the context and the medium. For the most part, I find these fixed-time online chats incredibly boring. Something about the way Cooley approaches this one, like his other media endeavors, makes it appealing.

Here were a few of my favorite “one-liners”:

Q: Have you ever gotten in trouble for posting meeting or game plan notes on your blog?
I’ve never gotten in trouble for posting anything on my blog. The only gameplan notes posted on there, were overshadowed by a penis picture, which the team was not that concerned with. The NFL had a few more concerns, though.

Q: Hey Chris, I’m a high school teacher and football coach here in Oregon…I’m also a diehard skins fan! My students get extra credit when the skins win…would I be taking it too far if I painted my classroom in burgundy and gold?
I think that you should strongly encourage the janitorial staff to paint the classrooms burgundy and gold. You should get the art classes to put Redskins logos on top.

Q: I think Jared Cook will be better than you. What do you think?
I do not know who Jared Cook is. Obviously, you’re not a ‘Skins fan. I think Paris Hilton would probably be a better sports analyst than you.

Q: Sup Chris, What Do you think of the newcomer brian orakpo?
He has a deep voice and lots of muscles.

Good stuff. Keep keeping it real Captain Chaos.

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