Monday, August 25, 2014

You Used To Be Cute

12 comments:

sandybrook said...

Tl:dw

LowKey said...

Not "it"!

crila16 said...

He's actually a good looking kid.

Lady Heisenberg said...

@LowKey!!! Hi!!!!
The first three minutes is just a sundry list of illegal drugs! It's fantastic!
Plus there is a reference to the Jerry Maguire kid. Speaking of which if anyone wants to hear a hilarious story about the "real" Jerry Maguire, Leigh Steinberg, let me know.

dee said...

Yes pleas Lady!

Gayeld said...

Sandy was right, too long. Wish I :dw.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Here ya go, dee!
Gayeld and Kara will enjoy this too!
All right. It's been a couple years since I heard this story but it's an epic shitshow of celebrity meets academia.

Ok. A friend of mine is an LA-based attorney but a few years ago, he took a sports law course at UCI with Leigh. Leigh was described to me as a delusional, degenerate asshole who aimed to make this course THE big comeback he needed to get back on the map, but inadvertently did nothing but become the "ultimate cautionary tale of what never to do."

If winging it and being totally unprepared for every lecture - which all had nothing to do with the extensive readings -was not enough to piss off a bunch of law students, Leigh also turned the course into a media circus. Every lecture pretty much had some news team or journalist that he had tipped off.

The kicker is that Leigh would start lecture with two cans on the podium. He would fucking CHEW during lectures. One was a full can of soda and the other was empty, his makeshift spit receptacle he would use. After the classes, the journalists would interview the actual students about the course, and they offered similar descriptions as above.

This can all be confirmed in THIS scathing article about how his course had been going. After this review came out, no more reporters and more importantly, no more can. Lecture content then shifted from tales of Leigh's greatness to how much he hated his students for that article. He would literally just yell at them while spitting chewy all over the place. I would have killed to see that shit, oh my gawd.

Last I heard, Leigh moved over to a gig at Chapman a few months after UC chose not to re-hire him. I wonder who Leigh is torturing now...

dee said...

Thank you so much , a great read and I pity any student who gets him next.

sandybrook said...

I think hes trying to be a sports agent again no teaching. Supposedly no drugs or booze either.

Sherry said...

LadyH, that's a better story than most the gossip here!

Kno Won Uno said...

Respectfully request vine-length video only in future. (j/k)
(sort of, but not)

derek harvey said...

cool lady h
love him. did you know my neighbour has 3 rabbits?