Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Todd Snider Does ESPN, Announces Memphis Show

Posted By on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Memphis ex-patriate songwriter Todd Snider did a chat today on ESPN.com, of all places.

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Snider tells ESPN readers that he likes baseball because it's "stoner friendly" and he doesn't care much for football, though he does call Nashville Titans coach Jeff Fisher "a Dylanesque sage."

On the local front, Snider encourages ESPN readers to check out Memphian Amy LaVere and announces a free show at the Overton Park Shell on June 18th.

Some other highlights:

On breakfast foods:

Zac (IN): Todd, what's your favorite flavor of poptart?

SportsNation Todd Snider: (2:52 PM ET ) britney spears

On the difference between sports and music:

WILLIAM HUNTER PALM HARBOR, FL: Should LSD be considered a performance enhancing drug?

SportsNation Todd Snider: (3:24 PM ET ) i should think so....it is funny that when jocks find a drug they think makes them better they out law it.
when musicians find a drug we
think makes us better we damn near mandate it.

But the best part is when an apparent childhood acquaintance asks a Little League question and things get testy:

Todd Francis Portland, OR: You wear a Raleigh Hills Little League All Star metal sometimes, I don't remember you being on that team

SportsNation Todd Snider: (2:56 PM ET ) you know damn good and well i shoulda been on that team.
and was screwed by cam halls dad somehow. how i got my hands on that pin
is personal.. but you know i deserve to have it. which is why i wear it. i have it on right now.....ask otis or gambee or anyone
i was a better catcher than cory wynne.
well......maybe not that ...but i was good
and you know the team had a chick that year. you know i was better than that chick. we've had this talk many times beef and i dont appreciate you embarrasing me like this on espn.

Fortunately, this exchange turns out to be only the beginning of Snider's public airing of his Oregon Little League beefs.

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