Thursday, July 14, 2011

I wonder how much time CJ spends in the sports room


CJ is the Star Tribune's gossip columnist. As one might imagine, there isn't really all that much gossip that goes on around the Twin Cities. Every once in a while, she talks about a celebrity in town for a book signing or something, and more often than not, there is an article about some local business owner's private life. Nobody knows who these people are, and I can't imagine many people want to read the story.
That said, CJ makes up for it with a lot of filler from the sports department, since, really, how many other celebrities are there in the Twin Cities? Last year, there was story after story about Brett Favre and his alleged penis. Now, this year, in every one of her articles, there is a story (usually something like, 'I saw them at Sam's Club! They were buying a watermelon!) about Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian.
It's funny, to me anyways, that the gossip columnist lavishes so much attention on Humphries and Kardashian, because Humphries hasn't made a local sports page since he left the U after his freshman year about 9 years ago.
Now, I don't ant to tell CJ ho to do her job, but... I guess I don't even know what we are supposed to be getting from the columns? Maybe this is how gossip columns are supposed to work? Random sightings of an athlete from Minnesota that nobody cares about? Or is it all about the chick from California that nobody SHOULD care about? But still, it's better than when she was dancing around the topic of Favre's wang.
Carry on.

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