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Jay Feaster made a “blogger in the basement in his underwear” crack

Dec 2, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT

Jay Feaster AP

Kudos to Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster for staying hip with the times. Responding to the latest round of Jarome Iginla trade rumors, Feaster busted out a fresh new take on people that write web logs, commonly known as ‘bloggers.’

“One of the questions I have is, where do these things start?” Feaster asked. “Are they legitimate sources or is it a blogger in the basement in his underwear that says, ‘This is the rumour du jour’ and you guys feel the need to track it down?”

Feaster then broke into his routine about airline food and how rap music “sounds more like crap music.”

In addition to these comedic stylings, Feaster appeared confused as to the origin of all the Iginla trade rumors.

For a reply, I shall quote the Internet.

SRSLY?

Iginla rumors are out there, man. Newspaper. TV. Radio. Internet. Telegraph. They’ve been discussed on every imaginable medium for the past two years — and now they’re everywhere. I’m pretty sure I heard an Iginla trade reference on last night’s episode of The Office, one of the many fine sitcoms on NBC’s award-winning Thursday night lineup.

Look, I get Feaster might’ve been pissed about the latest rumor (that a deal to Montreal was imminent). But I fail to see why this would spark more pointed questioning than Iginla to Los Angeles or Iginla to Dallas, both of which got a ton of play. Maybe Feaster’s just tired of answering the rumors. Maybe he’s upset about losing Mark Giordano. Maybe he’s choked his team is dead last in the Northwest Division and 13th in the West. I dunno.

Whatever the case, he shouldn’t blame the Internet. The Internet is good. It gave us Lolcats.

  1. drewsylvania - Dec 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Are you kidding. Feaster looks like the guy who never leaves his basement. That face has seen a lot of Cheetohs.

  2. govtminion - Dec 2, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    I heard an internet rumor that if a live-action Simpsons movie gets made, Feaster is being cast as Comic Book Guy.

  3. danphipps01 - Dec 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Is Jay Feaster the new Kyle Wellwood, or are we going with Dustin Byfuglien for that?

  4. charlutes - Dec 2, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    The trade rumors come from just about everyone figuring that it would be wise to trade Iginla now and recover some value. In other words collective common sense is to blame Feaster.

  5. imleftcoast - Dec 2, 2011 at 10:09 PM

    Kind of ruined the ‘blogger in his mom’s basement’ joke. How do you trust that guy to make deals?

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