Thursday, April 2, 2009

This is Perhaps Not Paul Davis' Best Night

So I'm flipping through the channels on TV and what do I see? Paul Davis, former MSU star and current would-be NBA player (he's recovering from injury and is currently without a team). And what is Mr. Davis doing for himself?

He's on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, a really REALLY trashy show where rich guys try and find love with what I can only assume are women who are looking for love and, oh who am I kidding. I can't say that with a straight face.

Davis starts out the episode getting described as "boring", a guy with "no personality". So it can only get better from here, right? Um... not quite.

The person Davis gets hooked up with is a young lady named Kimi, who agreed to clean his place wearing nothing but a French maid's outfit after losing a bowling game. It looked to me like she was aiming for the gutter, but maybe it's just that Davis had a great source of motivation to throw strikes.

Mr. Davis' best line of the night, when summing up his lucky lady: "I just think you're trying to be like yourself, you know what I mean?"Of course, it's said in that deep Paul Davis monotone - great for downplaying how he just waxed Michigan on the court in post-game interviews, not so good for describing his feelings on national television.

If you've ever watched anything on Bravo, you know how this ends up. Davis gets told off by the "Millionaire Matchmaker" for being too sex-obsessed and leading Kimi on, when he just wanted to be in the "friend zone." And after he broke it off with Kimi via text message, the matchmaker dubbed him an "asshole", "player" and a "baby boy".

Cue credits.

Needless to say, I don't think reality TV is exactly Paul Davis' strong point.


  1. My favorite quote about Davis from the show: "I'm worried that he's not going to connect with them because he's so socially awkward."

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