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A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

Posted on: February 8, 2011 6:31 pm
Rodriguez, DiazOnly A-Rod could have made this worse.

After being caught on national TV at the Super Bay being fed popcorn by actress Cameron Diaz, Rodriguez went ballistic, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. A-Rod demanded he not be shown again on television for the duration of the game.

"He really went ballistic — thinking the cameraman was out to get them in a paparazzi-like shot. … That’s so crazy," the source said. "Anyone who knows anything about producing a live sports event --especially something as huge as the Super Bowl -- would know that those celebrity shots are purely random. A-Rod, of all people, should know that."

As a result of the decree, the game prominently showed former President George Bush and his wife whenever going for the celebrity shots.

It's hard to blame Rodriguez for being upset about how he was viewed on national TV. After all, he already has struggled with outside- and self-perception issues and he likely knew he would be mocked -- as he was -- for what millions of people saw on TV.

But in the end, Rodriguez really had no grounds to complain. He is a public figure dating another public figure at perhaps the biggest American spectacle of the year sitting in the front row of a luxury suite. And being fed food by Cameron Diaz has certainly crossed more than one male's mind in the past.

You can't blame A-Rod for being upset at what was shown. But it should have been left there. His demands to stay off the TV just compounds the issue.

-- Evan Brunell

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Category: MLB
Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2011 8:26 pm
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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2011 8:14 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

Contrary to what you may feel, Hawkman, these are paid journalists that have a job to do. They do not go around making up sources.
1.  Journalists have been known to do exactly that.  But I didn't say that happened here.

2.  Journalists are paid to put story to print, and MANY times their sources have proven to be extremely unreliable.  Yet your statement would seem to indicate you think we should have blind faith in them.  Journalists always have to deal with an internal conflict between publishing a verified story and publishing anything that meets the deadline or quota or managing editor's expectation.   A story like this isn't going to get anyone sued even if false, so there's very little risk in publishing an unverified story based on a single source.

3.  When you're talking about journalistic integrity there's a huge leap between making up a source and quoting a source without verifying the story.  There was absolutely nothing in this story that offered any reason to believe "some guy".  I learned not to blindly believe journalists long before guys like Mike Freeman were faking their resumes.

Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 8:06 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

What a fool.  This guy has been portrayed as a pre madonna and this sure sounds like it backs up the claim.  Yes a 'foe pa' on the camera man and producers work at the time.  Maybe pan in and get a glimpse before you go to a live shot.  But A-Hole should relax a little.  You are being fed by a bombshell.  That really could get much better than yourself.  So consider yourself lucky.  If anything Cameron should be angry getting caught on camera feeding a schmuck like yourself.  A-Rod will begin to show signs of being an over paid immature athlete this year for the Yankees and the dead beats they have assembled for this coming year.  Good on them all.  

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 8:02 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

a-rod let them hate bro, im just glad her last name is DIAZ not kardashain. say word.

Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2011 8:00 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

Are we sure those aren't PED's she's popping down his gullet?

Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 8:00 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

Why look AROID cries when someone drops something into his mouth.I bet his little girls wonder who that "mommy" is Diaz looks more like a grandmother in that shot

Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2011 7:55 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

LOL to cooper and softball guy... well played!!!!

Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 7:51 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

 He prefers that the candid shot of himself taking a slider from Neftali Feliz to lose the ALCS instead.

 "oh no, all of America watched me get fed by a hot girl." Shut the hell up, A-Rod.

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 7:41 pm

Calm Down A-Roid

You almost looked straight for a minute! You should be happySealed

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2011 7:36 pm

A-Rod furious at Super Bowl candid shot

Is it just me, or does Diaz bear a strong resemblance to a slightly younger Ellen Barkin in this photo?

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