Glazer goes 0-4 in the potato toss

Holy crap, he wasn’t kidding.

FOX’s Jay Glazer told us earlier today that he planned to throw a potato at the video board hovering only 90 feet above the floor of Cowboys Stadium.

Actually, he threw four of them.  And he missed, every time. 

Two of the potatoes exploded upon hitting the turf.  The other pair survived.

As a result, Glazer has concluded (via Twitter) that “the damn thing is fine where it is.”

A commenter opined earlier today that Glazer likely couldn’t throw a potato 90 feet horizontally, making a 90-foot vertical toss even more unlikely.

Actually, the board hangs 90 feet from the turf.  To get the actual distance of the throw, we’ve got to factor in the height of the person throwing the potato.

So, in Glazer’s case, it’s like an 86-foot throw.

29 responses to “Glazer goes 0-4 in the potato toss

  1. HAHA I guess since Glazer says it doesn’t need to be moved then it doesn’t need to be moved. Does anyone else feel like this guy is pissed off because Schefler (spelling??) Got the ESPN gig and he doesnt? I mean he is trying his hardest to dog ESPN and get attention.

  2. What does Jay Glazer throwing a potato have to do with professional punters kicking a football?
    In the words of Money May, “Step ya game up.”
    He keeps a private jet.
    Un-war Jay Glazer, Favreian attention whore.

  3. I wish it would have came down and hit him. Not the potato. The video board. I want Jay Glazer to be crushed by a video board.

  4. So some out out of shape idiot can’t throw something 30 yards straight up…well these are world class athletes (okay, maybe the kickers arent…okay, the kickers aren’t) and they are using their LEGS (which are much, much stronger than arms) to project an object. Just because Glazer can’t do it doesn’t mean shit. Sorry, forgot the new rules…it doesn’t mean poop.

  5. The little wimp couldn’t throw his lunch.
    Additionally, he is too stupid to even figure the physics of the necessary trajectory.

  6. “Additionally, he is too stupid to even figure the physics of the necessary trajectory.”
    Do tell, professor. Remember to take aerodynamics into account.

  7. Nice rip on Glazer, Florio. Is that the pot calling the kettle black? You look like you might be 5’4 with your heels on. How tall are you?

  8. Rex Grossman says:
    August 27, 2009 10:10 PM
    I wish it would have came down and hit him. Not the potato. The video board. I want Jay Glazer to be crushed by a video board.
    —————————-
    Perfect comment. Well done. And it would kill two birds with one stone.. Or potato. Whichever.

  9. I can shoot my… nevermind. New rules… Haven’t been censored yet, why start now?
    Jay Glazer is Mike Florio, only fatter and less familiar with me. Better football IQ wouldn’t hurt you haters.
    War Mike Jurecki, War Mike Florio, and War Jay Glazer!
    (Florio, I swear we won’t laugh at you. Just take the damn wig off.)

  10. @ Vox…
    Ok, I take back whatever I said in regards to any of your other comments…
    This ones a jewel:
    “Bet I could hit Skip Bayless in the head with a basketball at 30 feet.”
    Florio, give the man his book…

  11. I kind of want to fight Glazer, I know I live in my moms basement….
    but I think i could take he, Mort, clayton, and Scheffer..for real.
    I box..MMA be damned

  12. Florio, you have a non-sexual crush on Jay Glazer.
    And that’s ok, I’m sure you have forty something years of staunch heteroxexuality (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

  13. How much is Jerry Jones paying Glazer for that stunt?
    The potato is a terrible example, and Jay has to know it. You could easily throw a football, baseball or any other type of round non-dense object 90 feet. A potato though is not round, it’s heavy, it’s oblong, and it is difficult to throw any distance. So I fail to see how Jay Glazer’s inability to toss a potato 90 proves anything other than his own idiocy.
    $0.02,
    –Z

  14. How much is Jerry Jones paying Glazer for that stunt?
    The potato is a terrible example, and anyone with half a brain should know it. You could easily throw a football, baseball or any other type of round non-dense object 30 yards. A potato however, is not round, it’s heavy, it’s oblong, and it is difficult to throw any distance. So, I fail to see how Jay Glazer’s inability to toss a potato 30 yards proves anything other than his own idiocy.
    $0.02,
    –Z

  15. To hit a scoreboard 86 feet above shoulder height, Glazer would have to be able to throw a potato at 51 mph (assuming he could throw it straight up and neglecting air friction)
    For a standard 8 ounce potato, this is about the same amount of force as throwing an 85 mph fastball

  16. Hey Glazer, stop throwing potatos, it’s not your strong suit. Instead, how about you get us the scoop on how soon the Cowboys will call Harrison, or make another 1-3-5 deal for a receiver who won’t produce for them?

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