Door Becomes Internet Star in Calipari Drama

Why is traditional journalism struggling? Well, for starters, this is pretty telling: a webcam shot of a door accompanied by 700 idiots in a chatroom all saying things like "I LIKE CHEEEEESE" is far more entertaining than actual planned programming. I’d know -- I’m one of the idiots who has been staring at a live shot of a door on Memphis’ Fox affiliate’s website for, oh, about the past 20 minutes. ↵

↵This is no ordinary door, though. This is the door to the Memphis athletic department, where Calipari may or may not be inside right now meeting with university officials. I’m not sure what we’re all waiting for him to do, but I’m holding my breath for him to come out, moon the camera, throw the bird and let his extremely flammable hair on fire. ↵

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↵As you can see from the screen grab above, most of the conversation has been centered around what music they’d like the car next to the cameraman to play on his stereo. Except for when a woman happens to walk through the frame, at which point hundreds of chat roomers yell “BOOBIES!” in unison. ↵

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↵Modern media, how I love thee. You can have your little newspaper tomorrow morning filled with yesterday’s news. I’ll be over here starring at a door with my 700 closest online friends wondering why exactly we’re starring at a door. Afterward, we'll probably all go watch video of a dog milking a goat. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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