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Jimmy Fallon Mocks A-Rod 'Kiss' Photograph


Jimmy Fallon yesterday posted a photo mocking Alex Rodriguez' Details photo shoot.

ESPN's LZ Granderson wrote about the A-Rod photo shoot yesterday with regard to homophobia in the sports world:

"Most men, particularly the insecure ones, hate [A-Rod] because he reminds them of their own perceived shortcomings, and so to make themselves feel better, they call him the one word they have relied on to strip a man of his worth for decades: gay...Clearly, you don't have to be a gay male to be good looking or say, 'Tom Brady is a good-looking guy', but you do have to be secure in who you are and who you are not. And obviously that's a tall order, considering that when many straight males talk about the appearance of another male in a positive way, he usually has to follow that up by punching a dude in the arm or adding a disclaimer such as, 'My girl likes him, so I guess he's good looking.' The true rub is knowing men don't have a problem judging a guy when he's not attractive...It's funny how A-Rod often is criticized for letting his insecurities get the best of him, yet it quite often is his male detractors who let their insecurities get the best of them when talking about him."


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  1. Ooooook, am I the only one who doesn't see A-Rod kissing himself?

    Posted by: Marc | Mar 19, 2009 10:01:38 AM

  2. Fallon is a twit and a closet case.

    Posted by: niles | Mar 19, 2009 10:02:31 AM

  3. People should be making fun of it, but obviously not because it's 'homoerotic' ('narcissistic' would actually be the better label)... They should belittle the photo because it's amazingly stupid.

    Posted by: Yul Brynner | Mar 19, 2009 10:07:28 AM

  4. Am I the only one who actually likes the picture of A-Rod kissing himself. If it's self-mocking (which I have to assume it is) then he gets major bonus points.

    Posted by: MT | Mar 19, 2009 10:13:38 AM

  5. so how many more weeks will unfunny Fallon last?

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Mar 19, 2009 10:26:08 AM

  6. It is a silly picture of a hot man.
    Please replace Fallon already

    Posted by: Brian | Mar 19, 2009 11:20:37 AM

  7. That whole write-up was waaaay more complicated than it needed to be.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 19, 2009 12:03:34 PM

  8. I think that if A-Rod was going to take such a picture, which could have been good, he really should have really went ad it with a passionate tongue kiss. He looks uncomfortable in the actual shot to where it doesn't even show narcissism, self love or even the slightest bit of homo-erotica.
    Nothing wrong with the idea...he just failed at it.

    Posted by: Patrick | Mar 19, 2009 12:19:27 PM

  9. Oh, and if Fallon wanted to truly pun the A-Rod photo...he would have gone where A-Rod failed as mentioned in my previous post. His attempt falls flat too on a different level.

    Posted by: Patrick | Mar 19, 2009 12:21:59 PM

  10. I went over to the ESPN site and low and behold, there were some homophobes out in force commenting on the article. How sad. Ah well.

    Posted by: Terry | Mar 19, 2009 12:41:27 PM

  11. Has anyone watched Fallons' show? It is a trainwreck of epic proportions. I feel sorry for the poor guy, he's in way over his head. I'm not surprised this "parody" falls flat. I'm sure the lame writers on his staff came up with it and he just did it real quick to be "topical".


    Posted by: Derek Washington | Mar 19, 2009 1:22:26 PM

  12. Best comment over at ESPN:

    "LZ, you're crazy. A-Rod for RuPaul and picks? Lance Bass and cash for Jon Stewart and a family guy character? Who do you think runs our team, Isiah Thomas? (who, incidentally, we will trade for 10 maple bats).

    Tell you what, if you really want A-Rod, give us Neil Patrick Harris, Ian McKellen, a lottery-protected 2010 first round pick and retroactive rights to Leonardo DaVinci and all of his stats. We might also consider Freddie Mercury and cash for Jon Stewart and a family guy character provided it's Quagmire or Cleveland".

    No way would I trade NPH, McKellen AND DaVinci for Pay-Rod! :-)

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Mar 19, 2009 1:39:57 PM

  13. I can't believe this douchewaste took over for Conan. He is simply unfunny. Emphasis on simply.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 19, 2009 1:51:58 PM

  14. Fallon sucked on SNL, only bit that was funny was his pairing with Tina Fey, which she did all the writing. I give him until the summer, by then all the adds will drop him and everyone will be watching Graig Furgeson.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Mar 19, 2009 2:48:24 PM

  15. I meant Craig Furgeson.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Mar 19, 2009 2:49:32 PM

  16. it's not homoerotic, it's NARCISSISTIC! that photo is basically a literal interpretation of the tale of narcissus. it's SO offensive to equate homosex with what is obviously just self-absorption. cheese and rice.

    Posted by: korin | Mar 19, 2009 3:14:03 PM

  17. Great quote by LZ Granderson!

    Posted by: Bossy | Mar 19, 2009 4:22:36 PM

  18. thanxxx

    Posted by: music video lyrics | Mar 19, 2009 5:52:38 PM

  19. Jimmy Fallon sucks so bad that he makes Jimmy Kimmel looks clever and sophisticated.

    Jimmy Fallon is the worst ever.

    Posted by: Jamman | Mar 19, 2009 7:05:06 PM

  20. does cuteness count for nothing? i still heart fallon.

    what is with the obsession over narcissus? this is hardly a revelation. there is nothing new with that story. move along, people, nothing to see here. get over it, already.

    Posted by: nic | Mar 19, 2009 7:45:33 PM

  21. Everyone thought Conan was crap when he started and now they miss him. I'll bet most of the people who trash Fallon just want to look cool and above it all.

    Posted by: Marti | Mar 19, 2009 10:07:39 PM

  22. You probably also hated Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, and everyone else that was "the original".

    Posted by: Marti | Mar 19, 2009 10:11:27 PM

  23. *wasn't

    Posted by: Marti | Mar 19, 2009 10:12:11 PM

  24. I didn't think conan was crap when he started with andy... Who's everyone?

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 19, 2009 10:19:27 PM

  25. the first time I saw Conan, I see something special!!! of course he didn´t have TV experience but he has charisma and he´s funny.

    But Jimmy Fallon is not a funny guy.. is just an idiot and it always will be!!!

    Posted by: Chrisana | Mar 24, 2009 11:07:28 PM

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