So Luke had his five minutes of Letterman fame yesterday, and also met with Mayor Bloomberg of the fine cities of Manhattan and New York City (wink).
The talk show host then presented Ravenstahl with “something to beautify Pittsburgh” – a bonsai tree with a red ribbon tied around it.
“The homework comment was a little surprising, as well as the gift. I really didn’t quite know how to react to the gift, and I still don’t,” said Ravenstahl, all smiles after the interview. “Let’s just put it this way, I don’t think we’re going to take the gift home with us.”
Was the gift an insult or something? I am totally missing something here. Why wouldn’t you take a bonsai tree from David Letterman, and put it in your office and say, “David Letterman gave me that.”
2. Whoever recommended to Luke that he not wear a tie …
I’d like to buy you dinner. Excellent advice.
3. Whoever recommended that Luke bring a stuffed dinosaur and a Mr. Roger’s T-Shirt for Dave’s kid:
Being polite Pittsburghers from Summer Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Ravenstahl brought two Pittsburgh-themed gifts for Mr. Letterman’s young son — a stuffed T-Rex from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a Mr. Rogers T-shirt — only to be told the notoriously icy host did not like gifts.
… I’d like to smack you around for a bit if you don’t mind. (I bet he would NEVER have turned down a stripping Troy Polamalu or Sonni Abatta).
4. I have no idea what an appropriately zingy comeback would have been when Dave asked Luke if being at the show made him miss doing his homework, but I imagine it would have involved the word “Geritol” or “Viagra” or “Kiss my young tight ass.”
5. Luke held a press conference with Bloomberg, during which a question about the Pirates came up and Luke said:
But I couldn’t tell you, to be honest with you, what the Pirates have done over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been pretty consumed with everything else. They’re doing good? All right. Here we go.
I don’t blame him one bit. It’s the PIRATES for crying out loud. It’s not like it’s the River Rats or the Passion. But I would totally sign a petition that “Here we go” cannot be used for any other local sports team than the Steelers. That’s like a prayer. It’s sacred.
6. Next up, an article in GQ … not making that up. Hopefully this will satisfy you nutballs searching for “Luke Ravenstahl shirtless.”
Woy live blogged the show. Check it.