Landon Donovan on Jimmy Kimmel Live 4/18

Discussion in 'LA Galaxy' started by Che chico!, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Che chico!

    Che chico! Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    West LA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone catch Lando on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night?

    In case not here are some tid bits....

    ....Kimmel starts off with an immediate mocking of the sport, relating it to Barney. (for kids until they get older and lose interest)

    ....Kimmel says he's been to a game at WC 94.

    ....Kimmel asks about Germany, Donovan hated the food and the people were mean.

    ....they head the ball to each other a few times and that's it.

    IMO, just another TV personality whom knows nothing about the sport and throws in the immediate mockery. Oh, and as usual, the soccer player guest does and says nothing to defend himself or the sport he loves.


    I guess any exposure is good exposure!
     
  2. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It wasn't that bad. He didn't say the people were mean.
    And I didn't get that Kimmel was that derogatory towards soccer.
    I don't think we have to be so defensive all the time.
     
  3. Ghosting

    Ghosting Member+

    Aug 20, 2004
    Pendleton, OR
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is there a clip on-line anywhere?
     
  4. ProudNatRN

    ProudNatRN Member

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Jun 10, 2002
    Norwalk, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought the whole segment was retarded. Jimmy Kimmel is as clueless about soccer as he is about hosting a late night talk show. Just listen to how he was saying FIFA, F...I...F...A... He is, however, quite skilled in his ability to ask the most irrelevant questions related to his guests, in this case Landon Donovan. Another thing, Donovan isn't exactly the most vibrant personality in US Soccer. He hardly seemed interested during the interview, and that header "clinic" was really dumb. Overall, be glad you missed it.
     
  5. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There were a couple of Galaxy fans in the first row.
     
  6. Dammit! FC

    Dammit! FC New Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    Are guests paid to be on these shows?
     
  7. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    still waiting for the "this will put soccer back 100 years in America......" post
     
  8. gerth21

    gerth21 New Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    Santa Ana, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jimmy was KROQ's sports guy and he use to mock soccer all the time. I didn't expect much but I thought it was funny that he talked about stuff Landon did when he went to Germany the first time like 6 years ago. Nothing about winning 3 MLS cups with two different teams. I did laugh at Jimmy calling an "own Goal" something totally wrong and you could see Landon about ready to correct him but Jimmy kept talking.
     
  9. Bailamos

    Bailamos New Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    he wasn't totally wrong, he called it by the Spanish word for it, "autogol" but he said it like it was an English word, like car, "auto goal".

    what i though was funny was the look on Landon's face like, "well, you're not totally wrong, but you're wrong because that's not how you pronounce it in Spanish and the English word for it is own-goal."

    in the end he just decided to be nice and let it go.

    the heading clinic wasn't so bad. better than when Freddy was on the Late Show and took his shirt off.

    Jimmy hardly let Landon talk. when Landon asked him if he'd ever been to a game, he went on about 1994, the U.S. Columbia game and how "that player" (Escobar, idiot Jimmy) got killed when he went home.

    what the heck do you do with that. Cheryl Hines was all shocked and Landon's all, "yep, some people are really serious about the sport."
     
  10. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I know. And I really think Landon would have invited him to a Galaxy game at that point and then segued into the game this past Saturday, LA vs. Chivas....but the moment passed because Jimmy wouldn't let Landon talk.

    At least the audience seemed receptive to him, which is a positive thing, I think. All in all I liked it and my daughters liked it, but I guess we're easily amused. :)
     
  11. JuiceBox

    JuiceBox Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    Riverside, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I stayed up to watch Bril, I saw them live 2 Sundays ago at casino Morongo (they are much better live), Landon was an extra treat, lol. Anyways Jimmy was a moron on Kevin and Bean and continues to be one; he can be funny at times but is as ignorant as they come. His interview technique reminds me of a drunken teenager, but thats just my 2 cents.
     
  12. Ikari

    Ikari Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    THIS INTERVIEW WILL SET US SOCCER BACK 100 YEARS!

    I wish I had the interview clip between Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson. That was great.
     
  13. bbsbt

    bbsbt Member+

    Feb 26, 2003
    "to him" whom?.. Landon or Jimmy?
    And receptive in what way?- (sorry, I didn't see the show)
     
  14. G Enriquez

    G Enriquez Member+

    Apr 1, 2002
    Tampa
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    The audience was receptive to Landon.
    Hey got a big cheer.
     
  15. ssanchez

    ssanchez Member

    Oct 15, 2000
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First I hear of this, I am guessing that someway related to soccer. Anything worth noting?
     
  16. Ikari

    Ikari Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    Drew and Craig talked about soccer, about going to games in Europe, etc. At one point while Drew was talking about going to LA Galaxy matches Craig tried to cast MLS as somewhat of a second-rate league (imo). Drew countered with the 3-0 friendly USNT win over Colombia with an all MLS squad. Craig shaddup about MLS after that. :)

    Oh and if I remember correctly Drew tried to get Craig to admit he was a Celtic fan. Craig cut him off quickly and went to commercial.

    Great interview overall.
     

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