November 28, 2007

It's Okay Zac- You Don't Have to Pretend to Like Sports

Zac Efron, the teen heartthrob from "High School Musical" and "Hairspray," was named to the list in Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year issue (J.K. Rowling won top honors), and in his interview he gave a quote that was somewhat problematic, and not only because it involves praising Barry Bonds:

"I got to meet Barry Bonds. He invited me to watch practice at Giants Stadium in San Francisco. So me, my brother and my dad, who have been going to Giants Stadium for years, finally got to meet this guy who's like a hero.
Now, the ballpark the Giants play in has gone by many names in the short time it's been in existence, including Pac Bell Park, SBC Park, and now AT&T Park. But it was never called Giants Stadium. The team's previous stadium also changed its name numerous times, but no, that was never Giants Stadium either, and Zac is probably too young to have ever even gone there. There's only one Giants Stadium, and it's the one in New Jersey. Strange that someone who's been going there for years doesn't know the name of the friggin' place.

I'd imagine such an error would've made big, big news if, say, one of the presidential candidates said it.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 28, 2007 03:37 PM
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