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Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

Posted on: February 26, 2011 3:41 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2011 3:43 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- If Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet is handling his team interviews anything close to the way he handled himself with the media Saturday, his stock is dropping faster than President Obama's Q-rating.

Mallett refused to discuss the allegations of drug use, which was expected, but it was the way he did so that made him come across as an arrogant, defiant player.

There is a right way and a wrong way to handle a situation like that.

Acting like Eminem is not the right way.

I half expected him to break out in Slim Shady. That's cool for entertainment, but it isn't when your in the job interview of your life.

Mallett should have just said he'd like to talk about it, but could not. Or if the allegations aren't true, why not say it?

I would scream from the high heavens that they weren't true.

But Mallett seemed defiant, more intent on backing off questioners than he did at how he would come off. Hey, Ryan. You don't have to tell us, but you also don't have to tell us off.

I will say this: If the drug allegations are not true, it's unfair to him. But the mere fact that he didn't deny them, but instead made it an issue is revealing.

Mallett had a chance to help revive his damaged image. He instead came off as a kid who wasn't prepared for the podium, which might be telling for the long run.

He was given one last chance to clear the air, but when to do so his replay was "I don't want to."

With that, Eminem slipped off the stage, a performance gone rotten.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:31 pm

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:05 am
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Since: Jul 17, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:34 pm

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

this proves how stupid you are do you even get to blog on a site like this.he had a great day throwing,all you guys want to do is tear people down.I guess since you have no talent you try to evaluate others.You should find another career,because you absolutely suck.

Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 9:44 pm

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

Talk all you want, Mallett lacks talent.
How in the world did you reach this conclusion, gary69?

Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 7:22 pm

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

naw...fortyacres.. whats too bad is that
football skills seem secondary to butt kissing the media

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2011 2:07 pm

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

Arkrider and others, Mallett doesn't sound like a black guy, a rapper, Eminem as much as he sounds like an uneducated wannabe.  There is no hint of any education from being in Michigan.  He has no sense of polish or maturity when meeting the press.  Too bad.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:06 pm

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

Eminem is the best lyricist of all-time. Without a doubt. His handling of multi-syllabic rhymes is unmatched in the now deteriorating hip-hop genre. Instead of substance, most new hip-hop music simply rely on short, catchy choruses with a good beat. It requires no substance to obtain millions of unit sales. It's all garbage. There was a time when rap and hip-hop were a means to express something of importance. Now, most of it just has enough bass to rattle a trunk while producing some moronic chorus that can be easily memorized by the decreasingly intelligent general public. Still, I can't say anything about Eminem's character.. I don't believe anyone can unless him/her actually know him. However, I can say that I am happy to still have his music to listen to (aside from Relapse--which even he admits was a terrible album). He is one of the true remaining lyricists in rap/hip-hop today; One of the few artists that can still make one think while listening to his music and crack a smile with sophisticated, yet witty, rhymes. 

As for Mallet: I too, watched the interview. I saw nothing which would cast him as "arrogant". The only flaw I saw in his handling of questions was the repetition of the phrase "It was a great experience." Still, no one ever said Mallet was a master orator. 

His interview is a non-story. It should not be on the front page of These two articles, one which trashes him, the other which trashes him and compares him to a legendary music artist, are ridiculous.

Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:42 pm

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

sit back with this pack of zig zags, and this bag of this weed...

Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:55 am

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

i dont mean to harp... but..
eminem is the best selling artist of this decade ...
obviously the way he speaks identifies with LOTS of americans..

Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:40 am

Ryan "Eminem" Mallett

sp - 'overcoming ADVERSITY'

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