The greatest sports journalists score interviews with the greatest names in sports.
The rest of us, those without access or credibility, get our exclusives from different sources. This is one such example: an interview with the Twitter feed of Ohio State superstar quarterback Cardale Jones.
Good morning, Cardale.
Good morning— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) September 8, 2015
I hope this is a good time for you to do an interview.
Been waiting here since 7:45 😒— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) December 22, 2014
Oh. Sorry. I didn’t mean to mess up your day.
I need chipotle in my life right about now— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 31, 2015
Ha-ha. Yeah. I like Chipotle, too.
All honesty tho, I can live off chipotle— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 23, 2015
Right? It’s very good.
Chipotle so good man— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 15, 2015
I'm thinking chipotle— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) February 8, 2015
You sure are.
It's a lot on my plate but I never complain 💪🏾— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 20, 2015
They do give you a good serving there. You’re right.
Yeah, that is the one downside of Chipotle. No doubt.
True. You may need to think about changing up your diet some.
Life man.......— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) January 4, 2015
About your life. You seem to really like Chipotle. But aside from that, it’s amazing how much everything has changed for you. A year ago, the only thing most people knew about you was your tweet about not going to Ohio State to “play school.”
Tweet watching are we?— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) September 1, 2015
😂man Twitter is so funny, I think some people think that watching people tweets and commenting are their jobs— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) April 2, 2015
Whoa. Taking someone’s tweets and commenting on them as a job is a very important profession, in my opinion. Even if all of the person’s tweets are taken wildly out of context.
One thing about your own opinion, ITS YOURS!— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 23, 2015
But, come on, Cardale. That old tweet you had is so different from the Cardale Jones we all see now, working hard in the classroom and being active in the community.
How did you change your outlook on things?
Sure. But that can’t be it.
The fire I have for proving people wrong, drives me— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) May 1, 2015
And now, in less than 12 months, you went from third string to national champion and a Heisman favorite. How crazy is that?
Kind of sucks, haven't really got a chance to enjoy and take in that we just won a national championship— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) January 17, 2015
I can imagine. You’ve even struck up a friendship with LeBron? What’s that been like?
Are you a big NBA fan?
David Lee looks like a big ass Ben Affleck— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) June 10, 2015
Ha-ha. I can see that. So you watch teams other than the Cavs, I take it?
Holy smokes, the Knicks are terrible— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) February 22, 2015
Well, I feel like that’s kind of rude.
Being the bigger person sometimes is all about NOT saying what you feel— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) June 28, 2015
Really, keep your ignorant comments to yourself— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) May 10, 2015
Way to respond— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) February 2, 2015
I feel like you’re being sarcastic.
No, not at all. I think that’s actually the normal reaction to her. She’s attractive, but at the same time, you fear she’d destroy you.
I just can't see myself trusting a female other than my mom, I can't see it— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 10, 2015
I understand that, but if you ever want me to introduce you to some nice girls, I’d be happy to help. I also have the contact info for Ronda Rousey’s agent.
You wasn't there when I needed your help so I'm good— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) February 11, 2015
Noted. So, Cardale, everything is going so well for you in your life right now, outside of maybe the dating scene. Is there anything you would change?
I wish I knew how to cook— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 23, 2015
So if you don’t cook, what do you eat all the time?
Right. How could I forget. Sorry, that was a dumb question. So what else is going on in your life?
Life changing decision at 4pm— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) January 15, 2015
Really? Wow. What are you deciding on?
Chipotle 😰 Subway ?— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) April 2, 2015
I see. And what are you leaning toward?
Well, thanks for the time, Cardale. I really appreciate you taking the time to speak to The Cauldron.
I just hope that you miss me a lil when I'm gone ✌️— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) February 4, 2015
I miss you already. And all the best learning to cook and finding other sources of sustenance outside of Chipotle.
About to make this taco salad 😂 wish me luck— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) February 11, 2015
Good luck, Cardale. On the taco salad. On the season. And on life. Thanks again.