On the Record with “Sad Scott,” whose face defines a season
Anyone who has watched the past few men’s basketball games (or pretty much any of them) probably feels the same way Scott McCallum (MSB ’16) felt in this video. His sadness because of this basketball season, however, has become famous after several fans started tweeting the photo and eventually making memes. Even Casual Hoya has interviewed him (at the same time Vox, did I might add). Vox decided to talk to McCallum about his sad feelings and what it’s like to be a meme, especially one called “sadface.”
What was happening in the game at that moment? And what was running through your mind when that happened?
It was pure disappointment on two fronts. First, there was the game. After leading by 3 with 6 seconds to go, here were the Hoyas down by 7 in OT, another blown lead for Georgetown and another loss to a Big East opponent. To make matters worse, I, and the rest of the student body, had just received a text from Hoya Alert saying that classes weren’t canceled for Tuesday. Talk about pouring salt on an open wound.
Do you go to Georgetown games often?
Yes, I am a season ticket holder.
Was this the most disappointing moment at a game for you? If not, what was?
It definitely was the most disappointing moment for me at a game, but the night of FGCU will always leave a scar on my heart.
When did you find out that this was circulating around the internet?
I first found out that I was on TV when a friend on campus called me right after it happened. It was shortly after that my cousin told me about a tweet from a Marquette fan that had my picture in it, and it just kept growing from there.
How does it feel to be a meme?
Great! except for the one Syracuse fan who photoshopped Cartman from South Park eating my tears. That freaked me out a little bit.
What are some of the memes that have been made?
My personal favorite is the one that Matt Fried made right after the game. What is this liberal leave nonsense anyway.
How are you feeling about this basketball season overall?
Very depressed. This year’s team hasn’t really given us anything to be excited about. Major injuries are hurting us, and the team just can’t hold a lead. But I will keep going to the games, They will give us something to cheer about eventually… I hope.
Here’s a loop of the video that led to the now-famous(ish) meme on Yahoo! Sports: