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Ralph Vacchiano: When chest hair takes over


The network home of the New York Mets, SNY, has become known for showcasing quite an array of characters in it’s short existence, particularly on their Daily News Live show which regularly features a panel of sports writers and radio personalities, among others.

This week’s highlight?  Ralph Vacchiano, Giants beat writer for the New York Daily News.

Why?  Well, we’ve seen Ralph on the show but never before with quite so much arrogance.  In what appears to be a wild gang of rogue chest hair about to do a flat-out cheetah sprint up his neck, we can only assume ratings sky rocketed during this broadcast as the viewer, us included, simply lost all ability to look away or turn the channel after spotting the young showman and his furry friends.

While the stills do it justice to a certain degree, the most captivating moments of the show came at the end of each Vacchiano talking point, where his exposed chest hair, in unison, would become firmly taut before breaking out into a feverish round of applause.


  1. Hugging Harold Reynolds

    December 16, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    I have to cut the paisan some slack. Mostly, because I put him to shame.

  2. Von Kaiser

    December 16, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    Ralph might as well put it above his mantel at this point, what arrogance…

  3. Jason R

    December 17, 2007 at 8:10 am

    It’s not just the chest hair… it’s that 1980’s mop on top, with the polo under the shag blazer… Just terrible. Not nearly as ghastly as the outfit that Keyshawn debuted yesterday, but I digress.

  4. Jason R

    December 17, 2007 at 8:59 am

    I just had to come back and look again… it’s Bruce Jenner.

  5. TBone

    December 17, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Ha! Never underestimate the power of the part in the middle.

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