October 25, 2005

Lloyd Carr's Bizarre Post-Game Interview

POST #    1930

So I was watching the Michigan-Iowa game this past Saturday on ABC. Michigan won the game in overtime and as the winning coach, Lloyd Carr had a post-game interview with ABC's sideline reporter, Suzy Shuster. She asked the typical questions, "what does this win mean to you?" and crap like that, but after the interview, there was an odd moment caught on camera. Lloyd and Suzy exchanged a hug! I can't say I've ever seen something so cozy between a reporter and someone that they cover. It seemed like the hug was okay with Suzy and okay with Lloyd, but still strange, right?

Perhaps I'm making a mountain out of a molehill, but it was the most bizarre reporter/subject interaction I've seen since that whole Joe Namath/Suzy Kolber interview. But the most reasonable explanation for this is that Suzy is married to Rich Eisen and Eisen went to Michigan, so Suzy and Lloyd are friendly.

- View the interview (1.65 mb .mov file)

Posted by tien mao in Sports at 8:05 AM



i liked how he went out of his way to tell her that her stupid question was actually a "great question." I think it stemmed from the osu game 2 years ago when he told the other guy that his question was stupid. He is overcompensating now. Or just making fun of the sideline people in his own way.

Posted by: dan at October 25, 2005 10:48 AM

Agree w/ dan. I think he was poking fun at the (over?)reaction to his shortness a couple years ago, or perhaps at the perception that he is "short" with the media as a whole.

Posted by: Rash at October 25, 2005 4:08 PM

Rich Eisen not only went to Michigan, but also covered Michigan football for the Michigan Daily, which goes along with the connection you mentioned.

Posted by: PeteM at October 26, 2005 12:06 AM

How much do you wanna bet after that hug, Rich decided to make her sleep on the couch that night?

Posted by: Alex Wells at December 8, 2005 1:29 AM

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