The art of the interview

So, Clay Travis asks Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre about other coaching jobs.  MacIntyre declines to discuss the topic.  Travis does what Travis does, with predictable results:

Travis: “Did you or your agent receive any calls about any jobs after this off-season?”

MacIntyre: “I have no comment on any of that.”

Travis: “So that means ‘yes.’”

MacIntyre: “No,  I have no comment. I really didn’t want to get into any of this. So I’ll talk to you later. Appreciate it. Bye, bye.”

Guess who got his fee fees hurt?

Travis: “Wow! Did he just hang up on us?!? That is unprecedented! Was I wrong? Did I do anything wrong there? I thought he was a fairly nice guy… he got rattled. I’m not going to ask him about the Alamo Bowl. Nobody cares about the Alamo bowl.”

MacIntyre’s mistake was assuming he was interviewing with someone who didn’t have a track record like this.  Live and learn, brother.



Never forget… with Travis, the story is always about Travis.



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25 responses to “The art of the interview

  1. DawgPhan

    I have a hard time believing that no one has ever hung up on Clay Travis before.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. MGW

    Did you catch the playoff expansion plug in there?


  3. Derek

    Welcome to world of over the top everything. It is of no use to be thoughtful and respectful. It is now better to be obnoxious, boastful, boorish and even obscene. It’s good ratings and good money. Give the people what they want. Nothing of any substance and nothing that would require even a modicum of thought.
    We’ll all eventually realize that Idiocracy was much more prescient than Orwell. You don’t have to go to the effort of enslaving complete morons you know. You just have to entertain them.


  4. 3rdandGrantham

    Clay is a really smart guy, but I’m not exactly into his shtick. If there’s one thing I can’t stand in the media, its types like him whose seemingly only goal is to ask “gotcha” type questions and then pounce on your reaction.

    The question he asked was absurd — like the CU coach really was going to say, “absolutely…I’ve instructed my agent to field as many calls as he can.” He knew he was going to get such a response, which makes the whole thing so pointless.

    BTW, if what the CU SID did is true, he/she is an idiot for overreacting to the obvious troll. Now that clown just make himself part of the story.


  5. SCDawg

    I think he might be a lawyer. Can anyone confirm that? It’s been a while since I read or listened to anything he puts\ out there, but I seem to remember him never mentioning the fact that he was a lawyer when it was irrelevant to the topic at hand.


  6. Macallanlover

    Coach was absolutely right to hang up after he was told that subject was off limits once. And I can also respect him for telling the SID to schedule no future interviews with travis, but the SID was unprofessional if he used profane language. Of course it is hard to understand travis being upset about unprofessionalism.


    • TXBaller

      Coach probably a little pissed too….just lost his DC.


    • Mdcgtp

      I disagree. Give him a faux-thoughtful sounding non-answer riddled with cliches. “When you have success, opportunities are going to present themselves. It’s really more of a reflection of the kids in our program and our great staff than me, but I am really happy in Boulder. We have come a long way from where we started and are excited about the future.”

      Crash Davis and Kevin Costner would hopefully approve.

      If Travis asked the question differently, he might have been able to elicit a better response.

      “You have been at two coaching stops and done amazing jobs turning them around. How does that affect your career?”

      “Do you think more ADs know who you are?”


  7. truck

    And to think, until I read that I was blissfully ignorant of this Travis character. Being a shut-in sure has its advantages.


  8. GL

    Personally – I like the non politically correct stance that Clay espouses. If you are easily offended he’s not for you. All the coach needed was 1 more no comment and Clay would’ve moved on I think. I’m psyched for his radio show to come on in Atlanta in January.


  9. burt

    Years ago when he published a book about southern football, I wrote a fake review of the book on Amazon. While I did not write the review to take some shots a Travis, whom I’ve always despised, I did use it to take a dig at Auburn. Something about their students having a tradition of writing their names in feces on their bathroom walls on the day of graduation. Last time I looked the review was still on Amazon.


  10. The winner in this situation is…Clay Travis.

    Finebaum 2.0