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Brian Westbrook, as played by a guy who sounds nothing like Brian Westbrook

If Selma Bouvier were to call in as Brian Westbrook, the assumption is that her impression would be just as convincing to the ears of Scott Van Pelt.

Today, prank caller Captain Janks is a hero.

[Video via TBL]


  1. Bob's Blitz

    February 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    SVP saying Hello YouTube sealed it. And Janks, who just pleaded Monday to charges of theft by deception and deceptive business practices in connection with 15 incidents that occurred at 13 different businesses in Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Lehigh, Bucks and Philadelphia counties between October 2006 and April 2009, is our hero.

  2. TheSportsHernia

    February 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Right behind The Greatest American Hero:

  3. Paolo X

    February 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm


  4. Paolo X

    February 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Hilarious Bob …I am local to Philly but still have not been around long enough to know of this local criminal legend.

    Note that this worked only due to phoney-ass East Coast overt politically correct bias, as if most folks cannot tell most of the time the dialect or culture of the caller. They pretend they don’t so that they don’t get it wrong once in awhile and offend they pretend like they don’t know. SVP on air was powerless though, as it is the screener’s job.

    As if most folks after the first sentence, even though not ever having met Westbrook let alone heard him speak, would not know that was not him! Apparently the call screeners did not know. Plenty of folks who can take away that job I say.

    This is not nearly the case as much on the West Coast where the accents are more homogenous than in most parts East of the Mississippi.

    SVP is one of the few solid guys on ESPN, but even he had this coming so great work Captain Janks to expose these douchebags and their smug-ass East Coast phoney attitudes.

    Dumbasses! Fuck ESPN and that whole state of CT!

  5. Enduro

    February 24, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Fuck it. WE’LL DO IT LIVE!

  6. Paolo X

    February 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Great point Enduro and that’s probably what happened in their zeal to get the exclusive scoop.

    It backfired almost as bad as Hernia’s paint-chipping anal blowtorch at MSG that scorched Marv Albert’s toupe` and forced them to cut to commercial. He stated that he followed my recommended though untested recipe as well.

    Hernia would have been arrested had the concentration been high enough to trip the gas sensors at MSG and force an evacuation, but that’s why he chooses his venues carefully.

    Be careful out there kids.

  7. Bob's Blitz

    February 24, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Enduro – how come you don’t do the blog anymore? That’s some great stuff!

  8. Bob's Blitz

    February 24, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Yeah, cause now I’m not getting this song out of my head today. Unless…

    It’s a small world after all.
    It’s a small world after all.
    It’s a small world after all.
    It’s a small, small world.

    OK, that did it.

  9. Bob's Blitz

    February 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I didn’t know of his Philly exploits either. But his defense? His addiction to prescription painkillers. He addressed this on Stern yesterday morning.

    So that means he was on Stern talking about ?The Oxy Made Him Do It,” all the time thinking about getting ESPN later in the day. Interesting.

  10. Joe Biden's chewspit

    February 24, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Why did SVP “have this coming”?

  11. Paolo X

    February 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Great question.

    Guilt by association though he’s solid overall — still too smug due to hanging out with all those douchebags in Bristol.

    It was an overdue humbling hopefully, and grant him credit for any say he might have in the brilliant decision to drop lame-ass Mike Tirico from his radio show a few years ago.

    I like Steve Levy laughing it off though. That guy iss cool.

    Van Pelt’s face looked like he probably had to go drop a big load during the commercial break.

  12. Enduro

    February 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks Bob’s Blitz… I’m just taking a break from it. I’ll probably get back at it sometime. Thanks for noticing.

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