Tag:Bobby Maze
Posted on: September 30, 2008 12:21 am

Dear Gary (on SEC music videos)

Here's Tuesday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: Not to knock Bobby Maze's music video, but in the best interest of being fair in the state of Tennessee let me point you in the direction of former Vanderbilt player Shan Foster's lil' performance.

-- Mike

I like Shan Foster.

I even wrote a whole column about why he doesn't have an 'e' on the end of his name.

But I must tell you that clip of him singing I can't wait to play in the NBA is so unintentionally hilarious it makes me cringe, not to mention the fact that that he is, you know, not playing in the NBA. Instead, Foster is a member of Juvecaserta of the Italian League, which raises two interesting questions:

1. Should Foster rename the song I can't wait to play in Italy?

2. If so, does there need to be an Italian verse added?

Posted on: September 24, 2008 2:45 pm

I put on for Tennessee (the backstory)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- One of things I had to do while in Knoxville -- besides cover a football game and stuff -- was find Bobby Maze and get the story behind his now-famous rap on YouTube. It's a take on Young Jeezy's hit I Put On complete with references to Tyler Smith and J.P. Prince.

(My favorite part is when Maze rhymes "my rhythm" with "Wayne Chism".)

Anyway, Maze acknowledged the rap has increased his celebrity on campus.

"A lot," he said. "But it wasn't supposed to be like that. I was just in my room free-styling. And one of my roommates had a camera and he put it on YouTube. I actually didn't know it would be on there."

To date, nearly 35,000 people have watched the clip.

And this is a good lesson for college students, particularly girls. If you are in your dorm or apartment doing anything interesting and somebody pulls out a camera, rest assured it will end up on the internet in some form. Don't believe me, ask Kim Kardashian. And by the way, did you see her on Dancing with the Stars last night? I loved how when the judges told her they thought she was holding back she responded by explaining how she's really a shy person.


Look, maybe things have changed since I've reached my 30s. But I have always been under the impression that if you are willing to film a porn with a rapper, that kinda implies you're not terribly shy. I mean, shy people don't do that, do they? But I digress ...

(PS -- No, I do not watch Dancing With the Stars. I just watch Kim Kardashian.)

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 8, 2008 12:10 pm

Dear Gary (on all my new Oklahoma friends)

Here's Monday's Dear Gary ...

Dear Gary: You just got about a half-million new friends. That was a great article. Thanks.

-- Roger

A half-million?


That note came after Saturday's column from Owen Field, where I was on assignment for the Oklahoma-Cincinnati football game. And no, this does not mean I'm changing jobs. It's just that during football season I spend most weekends at football games, basically going wherever our fine football columnist Dennis Dodd doesn't choose to go.

I was at Clemson-Alabama in Week 1.

I was at Cincinnati-Oklahoma in Week 2.

And the best thing about the latest trip was that I got to spend some time with Sooners basketball coach Jeff Capel while I was in Norman, which is why I'll have an Oklahoma basketball column coming later this week. Then I'll head to Notre Dame for Saturday's game against Michigan and in the process catch-up with Luke Harangody and the Irish basketball team. Then I'll head to Tennessee for the Sept. 20 game against Florida, at which time I plan to ask the Vols' new point guard, Bobby Maze, if he'll write a rap about me.

So keep a look out for those things.

And let's see if I can't secure five million new friends by Christmas.

I need them.

Because I've been getting tired of my old friends, anyway.

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