Quotes and Things Overheard at Skatepark of Tampa

Sometimes we take the time to document some of the silly stuff people say. You can find those quotes here.

It looks like Luke has the biggest dick.
Brian Schaefer during a sketchy ad shoot we just had where we were recreating the Red Hot Chili Peppers album cover.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, June 14, 2013
I don't speak Spanish to Americans.
Alex Sherrer after explaining how he is bilingual which prompted Schaefer to start speaking broken Spanish to him.
Overheard by Rob on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
i swear could do all these down the 7 i just couldnt fine any spot in Pakistan to skate! F**ked up country dude!
A sample of some of the email I get from kids in every corner of the world sending footage to get into Damn Am.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, April 25, 2013
Crinack? What's that?
Clem asking about my caption on this photo.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, December 20, 2012
They were concerned with the $300 of porn I bought for the Ghetto X-Mas party.
Jorge after I asked him why my Skatepark of Tampa credit card was suddenly getting declined.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, December 14, 2012
Hopefully the other skaters decide to get wasted on Friday night.
A SPoT local skating in Tampa Am on Saturday hoping for a slight advantage to make it into the cut.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, November 29, 2012
Looking forward to getting a fresh face tat and some new charges on my criminal record.
The Chrome Ball Incident regarding his first time coming to Tampa Am this year.
Overheard by Rob on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Never thought from being a little kid skating SPoT everyday that one day I'd be flying to Africa with you guys.
Pat Stiener regarding tickets we just booked for us all to go run Maloof South Africa.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, August 17, 2012
I will name my kids after you dudes.
A customer on our Feedback Page.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 16, 2012
The f&%$k are we going to do next year??
William from Copenhagen Skatepark regarding what an amazing weekend this one was for Copenhagen Pro's 6th year.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
They're going to have to expediate it.
Porpe having trouble with his English again. He meant to say expedite it.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I'm going to concierge all the coffee shops here.
Porpe in Amsterdam regarding doing a review on all the coffee shops and their weed. His latin comes out and he gets his English mixed up sometimes. He really meant "connoisseur."
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, July 20, 2012
We have our first pussies.
A person working on this episode of Skateline regarding Oakley complaining about it.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Did you ever think you could love your boss so much?
Schaefer to HiDefJoe, the SPoT filmer.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, June 22, 2012
I used to rollerblade.
SPoT Shop employee Sam Bellipanni.
Overheard by Alex B on Friday, June 01, 2012
The black dude loves skating fakie.
Random comment on YouTube for the Jaws SPoT Life Episode with RayRay.
Overheard by The Internet on Monday, April 23, 2012
Leave Jorge out of this. Thanks Jorge.
Schaefer talking to Jorge and I regarding some contest format decisions.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, April 20, 2012
If I was younger, I’d have a massive crush on Dylan.
Red Bull Kelly regarding Team Handsome Member, Dylan Rieder.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Thursday, April 12, 2012
With Lance on board got next year I know were going to raise the bar even higher.
Nick at Nike regarding the Pushead trophies and comments on how amazing they are. Lance Mountain is the artist for next year. It's going to be good.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, April 07, 2012
Thanks for the finger trick deck but you guys could've put a my stripper wallets in the box that I actually ordered. I was really looking forward to those...
A customer who ordered Stripper Wallets that filled in their order survey. The Stripper Wallet is just a joke product. We deduct those from your order.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 08, 2012
Can you send me something so I can pay for Plunkett to face f@#k your street course.
Brad Staba registering Dan Plunkett for Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Rob on Tuesday, March 06, 2012
I hope the Sheckler groupies dig Snack-Bartenders!
SPoT Snack Bar employee Sam regarding Sheckler coming to SPoT.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 01, 2012
The hours that all of you work and send emails is ridiculous!!!!
Tiffany, our bookkeeper, regarding how early in the morning Porpe and Clem get to work.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, February 24, 2012
What do you mean by "can I clean toilets"?
An interviewee's reply (college student) to Justin's question about working in Innetech and our Maintenance Department.
Overheard by Justin on Thursday, February 23, 2012
It would be beneficial to at least carry a couple XXL helmets in the shop. 2 people came in today with domes to which we could not cater to.
Matt Woods who works in the Shop.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, February 04, 2012
YOU GUYS RULE on giving me the Cover of FRONTSIDE GRIND MAG!!!
Dave Hackett regarding his cover.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, January 27, 2012
Customers have been asking for longboards without beer on them.
Alex Bibiloni who works in the Shop. Looks like we got too many beer boards.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Did I just miss Purple Rain?
Bowers back in Innetech while we were blasting the Prince album at work.
Overheard by Rob on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Oh, f*&^k, I forgot to pee.
DJ Wade coming out of the bathroom at Tampa Am. Sketchy.
Overheard by Body on Friday, December 02, 2011
Looks like tons of Instgram rippers are there killing it!
Gabe Clement regarding Tampa Am. Tons of photos photos on the 'Gram.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, December 01, 2011
I blog about SB's.
Some people actually try to use this as a reason they should get a discount.
Overheard by Rob on Monday, November 28, 2011
I skate to rap and chill to metal.
Devon James updating his music preference on his skater profile.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
My recommendations make it look like Im about to skip town.
SPoT employee Casey regarding his Product Recommendations.
Overheard by Innetech on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Damn that was boring, Jorge. You’re really making Rob shine...
Clem's comment about Porpe's first post to the What's Up Column.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, November 10, 2011
If you want to join in on this awesome session please be here at the park in 6:30am.
This is how Porpe (obviously under Clem's influence) plans skate sessions.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
One time I wired money to his c%#^*e dealer.
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Overheard by ? on Thursday, September 01, 2011
There has been very little editing done as XXX can do his tricks first time, which makes him a very solid competition skater.
Just another parent hyping up their kid's footage to get into Damn Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I’m not a big fan of skateboard contests in general unless they’re at the Skatepark of Tampa. Something about that place is magical and no matter how hot it gets down there it’s always a good time.
Chris Nieratko at Vice.
Overheard by The Internet on Thursday, August 25, 2011
I think I’ve got the Mega if I just have the right boards and pads provided.
Porpe regarding the Damn Am at Woodward West in October that has a Mega-Ramp.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Thursday, August 18, 2011
She's got a nice stare at me.
Schaefer talking about a bangin' girl applying at The Bricks.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, August 12, 2011
What's the latest I can get to the Contest? I need to minimize my sun exposure.
Mike Sinclair at Coastal Carnage
Overheard by Rob on Saturday, August 06, 2011
Schaefer is a lot nicer than he used to be.
Chris Carter from Alien Workshop.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Thursday, April 28, 2011
Print media is not dead. Vert is dead.
Steve Berra at an IASC summit.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
And one more thing…we really have to host a vert contest?
Clem's reply to Gatorade asking us to do some all ages vert contest. Killer kickturns!
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 15, 2011
Now or never...we aren't getting any crazier in our wise age.
Schaefer regarding recent talks about a Skatepark of Tampa and SPoTlight Productions TV show.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 15, 2011
Great job at the Pro everyone. No one got fired.
Porpe to the Staff in a meeting after Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
He’s been killing it and really stepping it up (despite lighting his shirt on fire in Chili’s on Friday night).
Ryan Clements regarding Porpe.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
You’re even good looking in real life.
Random kid to P-Rod on the street course a few days before Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Thursday, March 17, 2011
Your hair's a lot less grey than the last time I saw you.
Abdias Rivera calling me out at Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, March 14, 2011
Don't stop doing this. It's the last one of its kind.
Rick Howard regarding Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Brian Schaefer on Monday, March 14, 2011
Yo, is my money manager in there?
Fred Gall poking his head into the judges meeting after Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, March 13, 2011
You guys move too fast.
Mike Sinclair regarding being late for a judges meeting after the contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, March 13, 2011
Haha a f*^kin sling?
Jake Phelps to John Muldoon who had dislocated his shoulder the day before.
Overheard by Jason Rothmeyer on Sunday, March 13, 2011
We're saving money with every sweat.
Schaefer while we're in a meeting at the Bricks back room where there's no AC.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, February 25, 2011
I've kissed a lot of men in this business. On the cheeks.
Schaefer regarding The Bricks.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
All the best stuff in skateboarding came out of people with nothing to lose.
Rob Brink
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, January 27, 2011
She's been skating since birth, right out of the womb. Carving the lips.
Schaefer on the mic at the All 80's Jam regarding Cara Beth Burnside.
Overheard by Everyone on Monday, January 10, 2011
I feel like I shoulda got a 5x, this isn't loose enough.
Stalker Steve talking about his triple XL shirt he wore for the Ghetto Christmas Party.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, December 20, 2010
I was inspired this morning.
Schaefer regarding our recent lack of strip club visits and this morning's visit.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, December 17, 2010
Ladies, if your children can't see, let them sit on your breasts.
A small sample of the weirdness from Schaefer on the mic during Tampa Am regarding how hard it is to see upstairs.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, December 06, 2010
He should have f--king won. F--k these hillbillies.
Random commenter regarding Ishod at Tampa Am 2010.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, December 06, 2010
He turned into Alex Olson overnight
Head judge Jason Rothmeyer at Tampa Am 2010 about Elijah Berle.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, December 05, 2010
It's so funny how many black people like those camo dunks.
Dillow in the Shop.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I am currently unattached, but hoping to hook up with someone. Dave Duncan suggested I try to get in the Tampa Am and that it would be a great place to get some recognition if I do good. Thanks for the opportunity.
A kid's email reply when I asked him who his sponsors are. He had sent in footage to try to get into Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, November 22, 2010
I think i am good enough to enter because i know i can win it and get sponsored.
A small sample of the Tampa Am emails I get.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, November 21, 2010
You got herpes yet? No? Can I get a sip of your water?
Rob Welsh to Jake while they were skating the bowl.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Monday, November 15, 2010
I am royal customer.
An oriental guy's note on his online order.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, November 04, 2010
We're not like the real world.
Schaefer's reply when I mentioned that a 5pm keg tapping on a Wednesday is a little early.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
I'm XXXX XXXXX, the old Tech Deck Pro, who appeared in a few fingerboard videos, was on the cover of Big Brother, and even appeared on QVC. I almost never talk about that part of my life anymore mostly because no one cares but I like to think its because no one would believe me.
Just a sample from my inbox.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I skated it last year and am trying to bring it home for FL this year.
Yep, Tampa Am registration has officially started.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Everyone that makes sense has no money and everyone with money is gay.
An anonymous quote from one of our bid'niss meetings about sponsorship.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Why you askin' where my wife is?
David Loy asking Ryan Clements where his wife Jenna is at Damn Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, October 21, 2010
I need to get in shape. I been hittin' the Snickers too hard lately.
Mike Sinclair.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Corporate always tryin' a keep a man down.
Our UPS guy complaining about having to wear UPS socks with his uniform.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I don't do FagEx.
Our UPS guy picking up your online orders. Lako asked him if he was allowed to wear FedEx shades.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Staba grabbed my ass at Street League.
Anonymous.
Overheard by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 29, 2010
It might be a good idea to have those even though it is painful for me to say it.
Alex Sherrer who works in the Shop regarding certain energy drink products kids are asking about.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
If it's dry tomorrow you have a better chance of me bein' normal.
Rodney Johnson's plans are to get wasted at Damn Am Canada if it gets rained out.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
NOOOOOO, I am only buying these because Justin Beiber was wearing them!
Alex selling a pair of patent leather purple Supras to a teenage girl and asking, "Are you a Supra fan?"
Overheard by Alex Sherrer on Monday, September 13, 2010
You guys act like I’m this walking retard.
Stalker Steve to Clements regarding “making good choices.”
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Wednesday, September 01, 2010
You should get a twelve pack of beer, go to his Facebook profile and just scroll through his statuses. You'll be crying laughing so hard.
One SPoT Team Member regarding another SPoT Team Member's kooky, douchebag-ish status updates on Facebook.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 19, 2010
Schaefer wanted to do the loop in the Big O, so it would be great to get him over there.
Clem asking our hosts in Montreal about a trip to the Big O to skate it before the Contest we have to run.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 19, 2010
Jim Gray's gut has been the same since he was pro.
Schaefer on the mic at ASR regarding former pro skater Jim Gray.
Overheard by Everyone on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The ongoing joke never continues.
Schaefer's confusing mic banter at ASR regarding jokes that we use over and over.
Overheard by Everyone on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Quit sending me to the bar with Stalker and Jorge.
An older industry guy that comes to Tampa asking to have an old guy night at the bar with Clements.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, August 02, 2010
Why do we have a higher percentage of kooks compared to other parts of the country?
Ryan Clements regarding this video from the Bro Bowl.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, July 16, 2010
I figured it out. He's Luan Oliveira's dad.
Clements on the mic at Copenhagen Pro regarding Rodrigo Leal.
Overheard by Everyone in Copenhagen on Sunday, June 27, 2010
Dude, how old are you, like 42?
Schaefer on the mic at Copenhagen Pro when Rodrigo Leal won Best Trick.
Overheard by Everyone in Copenhagen on Sunday, June 27, 2010
You know, like the President, but black.
Terry Kennedy explaining his new show, "The Kennedys", coming soon on BET.
Overheard by Jason Rothmeyer on Saturday, June 12, 2010
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Bastien Salabanzi when asked what's in his headphones at Maloof Money Cup.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, June 06, 2010
I need a light and a chick.
Torey Pudwill after winning $10,000 in the Maloof Money Cup Best Trick.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, June 05, 2010
Just give me my check now.
Eric Koston checking in at Maloof Money Cup NYC.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Friday, June 04, 2010
You don't win contests with your feet on the ground.
Rick McCrank.
Overheard by Keegan Sauder on Friday, June 04, 2010
I just bought a house so I have to start entering contests now.
Caswell Berry while checking in to skate at Maloof Money Cup NYC.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, June 03, 2010
Budgets kill a goodtime!
Rodney Johnson from Billabong
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, May 26, 2010
It's hard to stay open when you don't advertise in FTK. Not that I would let him anyway.
Tony Reddington of FTK regarding a shop that went out of business.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
All food is good food.
Chris Ortiz.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Saturday, April 03, 2010
I'll still be looking tight.
Brian Schaefer on the mic after Clements said something about being 50 years old when some of the young pros at Tampa are well into their long careers.
Overheard by Everyone at Tampa Pro on Wednesday, March 17, 2010
He's going negative miles per hour, pressure flipping, and dink donking out.
Mike Sinclair in a judges' meeting.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, March 14, 2010
Whether it's factual or not, people don't need to hear the facts coming out of our mouths.
Brian Schaefer in a meeting before Tampa Pro talking about all of us watching what we say in public about certain skaters.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, March 14, 2010
I didn't know I was on Ace. It's Indy, fool.
Peter Smolik checking in at Tampa Pro. Somehow Ace Trucks got on his sponsor list.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, March 12, 2010
Uhhh, I don't know. I came into skating with that already as a rule so I just went along.
Paul Rodriguez on the Bubba the Love Sponge Radio Show after Bubba asked him why skateboarders hate rollerbladers. P-Rod doesn't hate on anyone.
Overheard by Tampa on Friday, March 12, 2010
There's some chubby dudes out there that rip. Why am I drawing a blank right now?
Paul Rodriguez on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show during Tampa Pro when Bubba asked him about big dudes that can skate.
Overheard by Tampa on Friday, March 12, 2010
I got one good eye, one good knee, and one good nut. You can't kill me, I'm like a cockroach.
Mike Rogers - he's a cancer survivor.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, March 11, 2010
I only talk ghetto when I want to feel empowered.
New Snack Bar employee Brooks.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Give him any excuse to converse and he is on it.
Porpe regarding Stalker Steve, commonly referred to as Talker Steve.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, February 12, 2010
When are you going to post a quote on the site that makes me look cool?
Stalker Steve
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, February 09, 2010
I need a Honey Bun and to get to work.
Stalker Steve in the morning at work at Innetech.
Overheard by Jeff Lako on Tuesday, February 09, 2010
I'm sorry you're married to someone not as fun as me.
Schaefer on the mic at ASR talking to a female friend in the crowd.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Maybe it was an isolated incident because I had just bought $1,000 worth of beer with an additional $1,000 deposit about 20 minutes prior...
Ryan Clements regarding a question to our bank about the SPoTlight Productions credit card being declined. The Damn Am Awards party is tomorrow and we are getting ready.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Just 'cause I got paid don't mean I got money.
Jacob K
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Thursday, January 28, 2010
Seven monkeys on the phone can be monkey business.
Schaefer's group reply to an email suggesting we get on a phone conference.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I was on the forefront of fresh.
Big Al regarding the popular swishy pants of the early 2000's.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Monday, January 18, 2010
Every day I'm Russelin'
Big Al's version of the Rick Ross anthem.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Monday, January 18, 2010
It's almost 2010! You gotta live your life!
Yonis Molina's reply to filmer Shaw saying, "I don't like feeling drunk in the morning," when Yonis offered him beer early in the day.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Monday, December 28, 2009
No. My dad does.
One of the kids at Skate Camp after Wizard Smoke asked them all if they read the website.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, December 21, 2009
Doesn't it suck that I'm a professional photographer and you're not?
Adam Kearley to Stalker Steve. Kearley gets paid to do product photos for the website. Stalker gets paid to work the Shop.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Thursday, December 10, 2009
You wanna put Curren Caples in the cut because he's the cute new dude?
Kyle Berard's comments in the judges' meeting at Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, December 05, 2009
What? Did he wrap a snake around his neck and go out to the bar?
Kyle Berard's reply to a judge at Tampa Am saying someone did a Furlong trick in their run.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, December 05, 2009
I don't wanna be the dude that hates everything, but right now, I don't like nothin'.
Tampa Am judge Mike Sinclair.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, December 05, 2009
I'd rather tweet.
PStone when asked why he doesn't have Facebook. Here's his Twitter.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, December 04, 2009
Damn, I have to go to schoool.
Alex Pellegrino after learning that he was skating in a late enough heat on Friday during Tampa Am. I switched him to an early heat after he passed my math quiz.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, December 03, 2009
Tweet me. Sex sells!
Lako to Stalker Steve posting on Twitter.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Thursday, December 03, 2009
You would be with this crew.
Dylan Perry when seeing Seirra hanging out with David Loy and crew during Tampa Am.
Overheard by David Loy on Thursday, December 03, 2009
What can I say? This bitch is tryin' to claim me.
Porpe trying to explain his hickey he showed up to work with this morning.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, December 02, 2009
If I hear an electric guitar it's over.
Vince Azoy regarding music that plays in the Shop while he's working.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Monday, November 30, 2009
Thanks guys and tell Mr. Schaefer that it is Ms. Mom...ha ha.
A skate mom's reply to this blog post.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Smart women that are good looking always seem to be even smarter.
Brian Schaefer.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, November 23, 2009
i need this sun. i did damn am bro i was in all the practice heats then got hurt , ive done chill bowl contest in the u tube um mad contest... please man im 24 n this is my time grandma just dieD AND MAN I NEED THIS PLEASE , JUST GOT FLOW FOR NEFF THEY NEED ME THERE ,, PLEASE JUST LET ME DO THIS .. ILL CAN I CALL U PLEASE??????
Copied and pasted from an email regarding Tampa Am registration.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, November 23, 2009
I call you moon because you're huge and white.
Body's reply to Stalker Steve saying, "I call you son because you shine so much."
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, November 21, 2009
So I have to pay AND look like a fool?
A customer in the Shop replied when asking about entering the Vert is Dead Contest where a costume was required to enter.
Overheard by Vince Azoy in the Shop on Saturday, November 14, 2009
Found your mom's porn stash? Bring it in.
Schaefer in the employee meeting asking everyone to bring in random gifts to give out at the SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, November 13, 2009
I don't see color.
RayRay.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Monday, November 09, 2009
As far as I'm concerned, Josh Stewart is a legend.
RayRay.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Monday, November 09, 2009
I can not find a woman who can understand my rebellious artistic personality.
Stalker Steve when asked by Jereme Knibbs why he doesn't have a girlfriend.
Overheard by Jorge on Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I can't hit you, I don't own you.
A nice Florida parent in the Shop to a kid.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Monday, November 02, 2009
Tampa isn't for girlfriends anyways...
Schaefer's reply to a friend of ours coming to Tampa Am and mentioning he can't bring his girlfriend this time.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I ain't gon' lie, y'all's shoes hotta than da' Flea Market!
Our Air Conditioning repairman about our shoe wall in the Shop.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Because I don't pay you to laugh.
Clements to Stalker Steve when he asked why he doesn't get any funny e-mails from Clements at work.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Thursday, October 22, 2009
I do some of my best work hungover.
Porpe to his boss, Ryan Clements. Here's a picture.
Overheard by Ryan on Monday, October 19, 2009
I haven't skated sober in a while. This is weird.
Frosty regarding last night's session. Welcome to the wagon.
Overheard by Stalker Steve on Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It's not that bad. It could be Pedophile Steve or something, I guess.
Stalker Steve moaning about his nickname.
Overheard by Rob on Wednesday, September 23, 2009
You can live in the Park or sleep in an alley for free, too.
Rob's reply to Clem's justification for using a 90's Boost brick phone that can't text, email, or use the Internet. He says, "It's a free phone."
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, September 19, 2009
Don't wave to me on the streets.
Ryan Clements while overhearing people talk about possibly driving Vespas to work. Clem rides Harleys.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, September 04, 2009
You ready to do this? Like I said, it takes a good amount of fuel to keep this engine running.
Stalker Steve asking about going to lunch.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I don't have a case of the Monday's.
Stalker Steve's reply when Innetech employees were having a laugh over how he high fives everyone that comes into work each morning. Stalker Steve is just super hyped to be here.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 25, 2009
People have been hitting me up after that 5-0 photo. Now I know what fame feels like.
Stalker Steve after getting his photo on the site.
Overheard by Rob on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I got a case of the kill everyone's.
Ian Gow's answer when Stalker Steve asked if he had a case of the Mondays. Another fun day in Innetech.
Overheard by Steve on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I'm glad there's someone here bigger than me so I feel good about myself.
Body referring to Stalker Steve in his first SPoT employee meeting.
Overheard by Rob on Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Yes! It's a girl free meeting! We can cuss now, right?
Alex Bowers in the last SPoT Staff Meeting.
Overheard by Rob on Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The hardest thing I did this weekend was Twitter.
Porpe after working the weekend at Maloof Money Cup.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, July 29, 2009
You'll have to show me how to do it, but I'm down...
Ryan Clements when asked to roll a game of dice.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, July 29, 2009
We usually beat people up that do s--t like this, but I want to make love to you and the shirts rule.
Schaefer's email to etnies about this shirt.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, June 15, 2009
Is she red all over?
Jereme Knibbs' reply to Porpe saying his girlfriend is a redhead.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, June 02, 2009
I thought I didn't sleep much through the contest. This baby is just as bad except without all the alcohol.
Rodney Johnson regarding fatherhood.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Nothing comes to mind, but gayness...
Schaefer when asked for his suggestions on naming a contest some City wanted us to incorporate into one of our events.
Overheard by Rob on Monday, April 27, 2009
Yeah, I'm 21 now, but the best stuff I have is from when I was 16.
This kid claiming to be sponsored by 88 Footwear, asked to be in Damn Am. This was his reply after Rob asked him for footage.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, April 17, 2009
Just living was killing me today.
Allen Russell during the Spring Roll All Ages Contest.
Overheard by Barak on Thursday, April 16, 2009
He's got tricks, but he's got a moustache.
TJ Sparks regarding Billy Marks.
Overheard by Rob on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Do you have to wear a shirt on the plane?
Jereme Knibbs while being baked in the Arizona sun on the way to the airport.
Overheard by Rob on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Fat, bald, broke.
Berard's reply to Furlong saying, "What up fat guy?"
Overheard by Rob on Friday, March 20, 2009
I'm starting to sound like you, but in a good way.
Schaefer to Clements.
Overheard by Rob on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
It's got innards like I ain't never seen before. You kids are lucky.
A random construction worker that wandered into Innetech asking to use our bathroom. Our toilet is tight. He had a Canadian Tuxedo on.
Overheard by Rob on Monday, January 19, 2009
It ain't gay and it drinks well.
Schaefer regarding us being approached by a new drink company to sponsor some events.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Why da door locked? Ya'll gettin' cheap on me?
The UPS driver that picks up online orders had this reaction when we suddenly started locking our Red Bull fridge that he would raid twice a day.
Overheard by Rob on Tuesday, December 23, 2008
You may not know this about me, but I'm quite charming.
Body
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sometimes girls just want to take care of me.
Body
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, December 18, 2008
I went to court today and saw three people I know.
Body
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, December 18, 2008
Don't worry, I have a spare shirt.
Body to the Hooters server while walking in shirtless.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, December 18, 2008
Thanks mom for partying one night and then there I was.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008.
Overheard by Body on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thank God, if you believe in him. If not, Hail Satan!
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008.
Overheard by Body on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
No Sublime. Go back to Long Beach fag. Just kidding...
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008. This was regarding someone's music request for their run.
Overheard by Body on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This dude's got whiter legs than most people in Canada.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008. This was regarding some dude wearing shorts.
Overheard by Boty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Keep going! Keep going until you have a heart attack.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008. This was at the end of Andrew Cannon's flawless run.
Overheard by Boty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I don't know if he's on Sierra's Top 10 List, but he should be. He's cute.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008. He was referring to Spencer Lau.
Overheard by Boty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
You skate for a skate shop in St. Pete? WTF? Nah, you skate for Snackbar of Tampa.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008. He was referring to SPoT Snack Bar employee PJ Castellano who skated Tampa Am.
Overheard by Boty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I know black people can get away with some crazy ass outfits, but that s**t ain't workin'.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008. He was referring to Antwuan's batman shirt and batman print pants that he showed up in.
Overheard by Boty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Let's give it up for the hot dad club.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008.
Overheard by Boty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
In Canada, they don't just hate black people, they hate all Americans.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008.
Overheard by Scotty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Man, I love this course I built.
Body's notes on what Schaefer said on the mic during Tampa Am December 2008.
Overheard by Scotty on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I'm 17, I'm not a little boy anymore.
David Loy to Ashley Harrison at Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob on Saturday, December 06, 2008
They need to eat something.
A dad in the shop when overhearing that kids sometimes use shoelaces as a belt.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, December 04, 2008
Once you're 25, you're pretty much 30.
Abdias Rivera
Overheard by Rob on Monday, November 24, 2008
I'm not really feeling the direction it's going in.
Giles about why he doesn't go to the park anymore. He joined a dart throwing club in Plant City.
Overheard by Pat Stiener on Thursday, November 20, 2008
Who was the humungous guy?
Wizard Smoke asking about Stalker Steve at a Transitions show.
Overheard by Rob on Monday, November 17, 2008
Can you please go see Felix after this for a makeover?
Vern Laird on the mic at Damn Am Costa Mesa regarding Timmy Knuth.
Overheard by Everyone on Tuesday, October 28, 2008
For all you white people, "break that off" means having sexual relations with someone.
Vern Laird on the mic at Damn Am Costa Mesa saying Shawn Hale should break that off on Sierra.
Overheard by Everyone on Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I have a request. Can a white guy please ollie this?
Vern Laird on the mic during the Ollie Pop High Ollie Contest at Damn Am Costa Mesa.
Overheard by Everyone on Tuesday, October 28, 2008
They asked me to not have facial hair.
A former Powell rider.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, October 05, 2008
I don't pay bills unless someone sends me an invoice...
Ryan Clements with his Skatepark of Tampa bookkeeper hat on.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, September 26, 2008
Did you see the tre flip footplant off the rail on the Black Box Open house video? -Youtube. Im not trying to toot my horn but if a trick like that cant get me into the Damn Am, I dont know what can.
A random kid who sent footage in to get into the Damn Am that didn't make the cut.
Overheard by Rob on Thursday, September 25, 2008
I think you may understand I am a better judge of talent than most people.When in the USA He goes skateing with every one from Steve Olson to Bennett Harada and more than keeps up. Thanks in Advance for his prizes.
Skip Engblom trying to get this kid in Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, September 22, 2008
My hair is going to look awesome tonight.
Porpe at Surf Expo after getting out of the hotel pool for an early evening swim.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Does Swill still work at the Park?
SPoT local Oliver regarding a long gone employee.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
You can't come up here right now. There's a Prince on the deck.
The security staff at Maloof Money Cup that was keeping people off the vert ramp.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Saturday, July 12, 2008
He's seems like such a jock that he'd by hyped on vert skating.
Neal Hendrix when someone made a joke about consulting Biebel about the vert contest format at Copenhagen Pro.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 27, 2008
I gotta go, there's rap music on.
Clyde Singleton while on the phone in the car.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 06, 2008
I bet that guy makes more money than me.
SPoT employee Ichabod regarding this guy.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Another advantage of the November timing is it is the same time as 'Schoolies' celebrations - 'Schoolies' is the same as US spring break. The parties are ridiculous, the girls even more so.
An email from our friends at Globe wanting to move the annual Australia event to November instead of February each year.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, May 16, 2008
There's more money on this cart than I've made all year.
SPoT employee Ichabod while moving around some inventory.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I don't dance in my own town.
Brian Schaefer at a local Tampa nightclub.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Get that off your face. You don't know what kind of scumbags have had that on.
A parent to their kid in the Shop that had the Gimp beanie on.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, April 19, 2008
P-Stone and I are in Israel with Vans. Preston just farted on the street and Pfanner smelled it from 50 feet away.
A status update from Joe Hammeke on the road for a skate trip.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I felt as if my soul was being clubbed. If my son hadn't been competing my wife and I would have left.
A complaint letter from a parent of a 19-year-old skater in the Tampa Am Vert contest regarding the music being played.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, March 28, 2008
There's always going to be Easter, but there's not always going to be a vert contest.
Schaefer on the mic Easter morning during the Tampa Pro Vert contest.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, March 28, 2008
The purple and green is freaking me out. Along with the stone wash jean shorts.
Schaefer on the mic during Tampa Am Vert regarding one of many busted gear choices.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, March 28, 2008
This is the best contest announcing ever!
A random person in the crowd's sarcastic comment during the Vert Contest at Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Rob on Friday, March 28, 2008
We need bigger prize money for 8th place!
Koston's comment after we asked him for feedback about how Tampa Pro 2008 went.
Overheard by Brian Schaefer on Friday, March 28, 2008
I'm not there yet with my skating but I wanna add coconut wheelies to my lines. Just wait, I know you're skeptical but lemme get my part up online and you'll see. I want my skating to have these elements and force it onto lots of obstacles. Like kickflip into pogo off of transition bounce around and flip back into the ramp. Again, skepticism abound but just wait til' I upload the vid. It'll look cool.
Same kid as below when Rob asked him what tricks he was talking about. He sent a link to this video.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
One last question for future reference, do you have a ban on certain tricks?
Some kid's email to Rob asking about what he should put in his video to get into Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
You got some mad pink lips.
Schaefer on the mic during Theotis Beasley's run.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, January 20, 2008
I don't know how you got in here, but your gear is wack.
Schaefer on the mic during Tampa Am talking about a photograher on the course.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, January 20, 2008
Is Shaun White gonna make it?
DJ Wade's only question before coming to Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Rob, please support for me... trust me I am the real who will the beat some of the their skater... I am big all go out for myself no one's support for me! : /
An email received by Rob from some random kid begging to get into Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, January 13, 2008
Dude, I know my desserts.
Chris Ortiz when asked by Ryan Clements how he knows Denny's apple cobbler so well.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, January 12, 2008
I'm going to make these straight edge tatoos mean something.
Vern Laird regarding not drinking since New Year's.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, January 12, 2008
I don't play CD's. What do I look like a CDJ?
DJ Wade
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, January 11, 2008
You get to see things like Brian Schaefer in an Elvis suit or the entire SPoT crew dressed up like gay homosexual cops.
Rob Brink regarding Damn Am at Volcom.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, January 10, 2008
He's too fat to have up there.
Schaefer regarding Clements' suggestion for a Tampa Am 2008 announcer.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, December 20, 2007
When you have a lot of traffic on the course, do you have like traffic police out there? No? Not even on that big U thing?
A parent asking a question in the Shop.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, December 20, 2007
You're all allowed to take one DVD, but don't touch the dildos or the blow up dolls.
Brian Schaefer to the SPoT staff regarding the big box of gifts we're giving out at the SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, December 20, 2007
I'm being very careful with what I write so that I don't end up on the "quotes" page!
An piece of a random email we recived about contest registration.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, December 14, 2007
Now if you need any references to the fact that I am a legit co.... ask chris hamrock, chicken, Jim Gray, Jon Jon Bryan, Rene morales.....Jeff Greenwood.
The same random guy as below.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I know you don't know me Rob, and probably anything about what I do, but if you don't let me have 1 spot, pro or am, I don't think thats right. No one should have to make a sponsor me video to compete.
A random guy from some unheard of skate company trying to get his no-name rider in our Am Contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I have just opened up a skate shop in Vernon, TX. I want to attend some trade shows on inlines, quads, and skateboards but can not find out where or when? Can you help me?
A random email we received.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I was wondering if Ryan Sheckler was going to be at the skate off in Tampa?
A random question we received by email.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, November 26, 2007
Please do not boo the contestants.
Body on the mic to the judges during the Harvest Jam All Ages Contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, November 21, 2007
In feet if you can, but since you don’t have American measuring tools, meters will do just fine...
Schaefer in an email asking someone from Australia for measurements of their street course for the Damn Am Down Under.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I'm getting a dolphin tattoo on my ass.
Porpe
Overheard by pat stiener on Sunday, November 11, 2007
Can I blaze a satisfaction grit?
Pee Wee Kirks in Derewenko's non-smoking car during a road trip.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, November 11, 2007
Man I would have AIDS by now if I was him.
Danny Renaud referring to how many girls Ryan Sheckler must be getting.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, November 11, 2007
I want to know when is the amateur junior championship!
A random email from some soccer mom trying to put her kid in Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, November 08, 2007
Brian Schaefer is out of his mind.
Jamie Thomas' comment while listening to the announcing at Make-A-Wish Texas Skate Jam.
Overheard by Porpe on Monday, November 05, 2007
It smells like Skatepark of Tampa.
A random observer commenting on the atmosphere of general partying and ruckus at a recent skateboarding shindig.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, November 05, 2007
I haven't taken my shoes off since Wednesday.
DJ Wade at Damn Am at Volcom on Saturday.
Overheard by Barak on Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Oh I know who you are, you're Brian Schaefer from Skatepark of Tampa.
This was said to Ryan Clements. Ryan's reply, as usual, was, "I'm Ryan Clements."
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, October 22, 2007
We have a little ripper, Scotty Simmons, who just got sponsored by Sub-Genus. I'm sending this to Jason Masse owner/ team manager. Dave Reul is his coach. I just wanted to get this registration rolling...
A coach? This is yet another crazy email sent to Rob.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, October 13, 2007
**** has been picked by Pepsi to participate in Orlando Florida in the nationally televised “Play Station Pro”. This is an achievement and dream of a lifetime for him and very well could assist ***** in future Olympics.
Another email from a random soccer dad.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, October 11, 2007
He went through traffic lights and swerved between lanes at speed while clutching an open can of rum.
From this news story.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Snip, snip! Time for that circumcision I never got!
Porpe in the Shop with a pair of tin cutters.
Overheard by Matt Giles on Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Hey Gretchen, I saw you on MTV! Your show sucks!
Antwuan Dixon to Gretchen Sheckler at the GvR Contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
You guys are embarassing to skateboarding. You're embarassing to yourselves.
A judge for the Dew Tour regarding the vert skaters.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, October 07, 2007
Dressing up? Is that Halloween or what you call it?
Camilla from Denmark when told she needs to bring a costume for the Damn Am at Volcom. They don't have Halloween over there?
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, October 04, 2007
Your hair's good but you need to not be wearing those man-capris.
Schaefer to Porpe regarding his choice questionable of gear.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, September 28, 2007
There is no such thing as a legit pony tail.
Clem's reply to Meronek saying, "This is the first time my hair has been long enough to put in a legit pony tail."
Overheard by Rob on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Naked women wrestling in waterfalls, such as Hawaii?
One of the many questions on options for an event that Schaefer replied with to someone who asked us to do an event in Bulgaria.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, August 27, 2007
Grad school pays worse than Clements did.
A former SPoT employee in grad school.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, August 24, 2007
You can be the pitcher and we can be glasses...
Schaefer's reply to Sinclair below.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Count me out on the short shorts, I'm f--king fat again. I could go as the Kool Aid man?
Mike Sinclair's reply to the suggestion that we all dress up as Reno 911 characters for the Damn Am at Volcom on Halloween.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
There are always exceptions to every rule, except for the Phillipino women not being trusted rule. That rule stands as strong as Mt. Fuji!
One of Rob Meronek's friends in a conversation about Asian chicks. Meronek believes it to be true.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
It's sacrilegious to go into a church and use a skateboard and do God-knows-what.
From this news story.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Don't ask for my opinion, I think all girls are fat.
A SPoT employee after being asked if he thinks a girl in the shop is fat or not.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Kiteboarding is much like skating was 20 or 30 years ago.
A random email/sales pitch from someone trying to organize Kiteboarding events.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Do you remember what I was supposed to tell you to remember?
SPoT employee Ichabod to his boss Blaze.
Overheard by Blaze on Monday, August 20, 2007
I can't even do that.
Blaze while judging the 8 and Under Division in the Back to School Jam.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, August 20, 2007
You're not my real dad.
SPoT employee Ichabod to his boss Blaze after receiving an order.
Overheard by Blaze on Monday, August 20, 2007
He was in the air for like 2-3 seconds when he lost control of his board. This is plenty of time for him to pull the cord. Can you tell Jake Brown or the skaters to see if this concept might work. One could take this ideal of mines to heart.A silk chute can't weight or cost that much and may not interfere with the their performance.
An email from a site visitor that came up with a skateboard parachute idea after seeing Jake Brown's slam.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Ive seen him write and say $h!t like this for yrs now and its starting to piss me off.
An email to Ryan Clements from Anthony Furlong regarding vert coverage on the site.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 09, 2007
I guess vert is the new freestyle.
Taken from an email discussion with an industry insider that shall remain nameless.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 09, 2007
Are you guys hurting for money that bad?
Abdias Rivera asking about why we do the Florida Skimboarders Crossover Tour Contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 08, 2007
And you know if Jake wasnt half drunk that slam would have been worse.
Chad Cardoza regarding Jake Brown's slam.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, August 06, 2007
And, if allowed to compete, I will take home the gold-hardware; no doubt about it - got a sick trick unlike anything ever seen before and I'm just dying to pull it in front of the Tampa crowd!
A random dude who emailed trying to get into a Tampa contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, August 06, 2007
XXXX has been skating since the playpen(no lie). He rips at street and pool/bowl (the way a pool should be skated!). XXXX grew up skating with Collin Provost, etc.
A random soccer mom trying to get her unknown kid into the Damn Am contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, June 18, 2007
What's MN?
Brian Schaefer on the mic during the Minneapolis Damn Am while announcing someone's run from Minnesota.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, June 09, 2007
Please let me ensure you that this skateboarder does go BIG. He does have a MYSPACE which will let you get to know him a lil bit.
This is just a small sample of the crazy claims random sketchy company owners and soccer parents make about their hometown hero kid they are trying to get into Tampa Am or Damn Am with no video footage.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 01, 2007
World Champion Skater calls Joey awesome! Here's a new video clip of the best vert skater in the world Champion Vertical Skater Bucky Lasek talking about Joey and calling him awesome.
A random soccer mom we got an email from regarding her little kid.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 01, 2007
That American system sucks.
The Element Team Manager in Europe when we explained to him that once one of his ams enters one of our pro contests, he can no longer enter any more am contests.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Ok Brian, now do it without being so sexy.
Lucy regarding Brian Schaefer while filming the pilot for our Fuel TV show, Last Place.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, May 20, 2007
I don't text...I only return texts...
Ryan Clements
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
If you're straight and I know you're straight, and you want to touch my wiener, go for it, but not if you're gay.
Matt Giles
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 27, 2007
I like not being super drunk.
Ed Selego while out on a random Wednesday night.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, April 26, 2007
Time to take a fradulent walk to the Snack Bar.
Brian Schaefer's comment when told that there's some hot mom in the Park with her kids.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Your daddy's a truck driver, not a millionaire.
A mom in the shop to her kid asking for skate stuff.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, April 19, 2007
It’s Clements.
Ryan Clements in response to someone at Phoenix Am saying to him, “Good job on the Pro Contest, Schaefer!”
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, April 16, 2007
Is there anything in the price range of two dollars?
A random broke ass kid in the Shop.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 13, 2007
And that's why you're only on the flow team.
Billy Marks to Mike Frazier after winning a $450 pot from Mike with Ace/King vs Ace/Queen. Billy was referring to the newly created Skatepark of Tampa Gambling Team.
Overheard by Jason Rothmeyer on Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Man I'm really liking Nike now.
Elissa Steamer while playing golf in the first annual Tampa Pro Invitational.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Get your own, bitch.
A random girl in a bar that Curtis Valentine was trying to pick up on. He asked her for a beer.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, March 19, 2007
I miss having a place to live.
Allen Russell
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, March 17, 2007
I see skateboarding as a religion, the Skateboard Industry as the government, Skatepark of Tampa is the White House, Clements and Scheaffer are presidents, Meronek is historian, Borak Tresuare, Scotty Conley/Shaqueefa Crew Secretary of Defense. You guys are holding it down yo! Oredring off this site was easy, thanks.
An online customer's response to their order survey.
Overheard by Everyone on Thursday, March 08, 2007
If you're cool, it's cool, but if they don't like you, you're f$#@ked.
A Puerto Rican local friend we made while hanging out in the "La Perla" ghetto of San Juan at a party.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, February 10, 2007
The Consolidated S/S T-Shirt with the Don't Do It logo was constructed of comfy cotton to keep you cool while you ride, skate, blade, or chill.
The description for this Consolidated product at some random website.
Overheard by The Web on Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Hey Rob Kody Wright is a PRO not an AM! He skates with Sheckler and Austin Seaholm if you would like some references!
A sponsor of Kody Wright when asked if they were sure they wanted him in the Pro, not the Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, January 29, 2007
Yeah, I ride for Black Cats bearings. $h!t's poppin!!!
Chris Gentry
Overheard by Everyone on Friday, January 26, 2007
He's out of breath from pulling up his pants.
Tim O'Connor on the mic talking about Antwuan Dixon.
Overheard by Everyone on Monday, January 22, 2007
Antwuan Dixon is the new Sean Sheffey.
Tim O'Connor on the mic regarding Antwuan's antics all weekend.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, January 21, 2007
He learned to skate so he wouldn't have to be a drug mule.
Tim O'Connor on the mic during David Gonzales' run. He's from Columbia.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, January 21, 2007
This heat is a child molester's dream.
Tim O'Connor on the mic during the second heat of the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am that had a lot of 12 year olds in it.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, January 21, 2007
Skating to some emotional Joy Division. Great music to commit suicide to.
Tim O'Connor on the mic during Ben Gore's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, January 21, 2007
Once his testicles decent he's giong to need bigger size pants.
Tim O'Connor on the mic during Donovan Piscopo's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, January 21, 2007
I saw him fall once and the BTM fell off (Bad Teenage Moustache).
Tim O'Connor on the mic during Greg Meyer's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Friday, January 19, 2007
Givin Daniel Castillo a run for his money.
Tim O'Connor on the mic during Chazz Ortiz's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Friday, January 19, 2007
He doesn't have to wear a helmet to the skate park because he's already got one.
Tim O'Connor on the mic during Steve Otero's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Friday, January 19, 2007
He’s not even wearing anything, he’s just tattooed all black. He’s got the reverse Scott Borne.
Tim O'Connor on the mic during Steve Fauser's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Friday, January 19, 2007
I never thought I'd be too fat to fit into a Santa suit.
Clay from Atomic Tattoos while getting ready for the SPoT Ghetto XMas Party.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, December 24, 2006
Are we allowed to hook up the white kids?
Ryan Clements and Santa while passing out free skateboards at the Boards For Bros event at the Bro Bowl.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, December 23, 2006
Going nuts is out and coming out is in.
Overheard during a discussion of what pro skateboarders are gay.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, December 15, 2006
You and I are like Batman and Robin. You're definitely Robin, though.
Brian Schaefer while talking to Ryan Clements.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, December 15, 2006
I have a question. I want to buy the Zero jeans for my boyfriend. He has a lot of etnie pants, and the ziper is always down every other min. seriously. so do u have any idea if the zipper will be unzipping. because if so, i would rather buy a different brand, like volcom or somthing.
A random question from an online customer.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I got double 540 laser flip out of grind and a couple othrs i had in mind.
Some kid talking about his video he's going to make and send in to get into Tampa Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, December 13, 2006
I coulda made a sick tree fort out of all that wood they're burning back there.
Homeless Drunk Aaron regarding all the bum fires we've been having lately.
Overheard by Sean Albright on Monday, December 11, 2006
Dude, that's like 2,000 girls.
The response to David Loy and Figgy saying they skated at a demo with about 5,000 people at it.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Don't apologize, we've all knocked out Giles one time or another.
Body on the mic at Damn Am referring to Mark from 3rd Lair apologizing for knocking Giles out.
Overheard by Everyone on Monday, October 30, 2006
Body's having a tough time during his run...and in life.
Brian Schaefer on the mic at Damn Am during Body's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Monday, October 30, 2006
I had like four pages of friend requests from girls.
David Loy regarding myspace.com and the after-effects of doing demos with Bam and being on TV for the Dew Tour.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, October 20, 2006
I could probably take a small one.
Brian Schaefer regarding a girl we were discussing who is known to ask guys if she can put a strap on during sex and have some back door action on them.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
You’ve seen me skate tranny. I f&^%$in rip street.
Nate's reply to Frosty saying, "I’ve seen you skate, you don’t rip s^%$t" regarding this photo.
Overheard by Frosty on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
I'm just glad I wasn't the only one that couldn't make it to the coping.
Body after entering the vert contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, August 26, 2006
If anyone wants a shot of Jack Daniels, they can just lick me.
Brian Schaefer on the mic during the early morning hours of an all ages contest at the Park.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, August 26, 2006
You guys wanna run in and grab some Klondike bars?
The Body after we made a quick late night stop at the Skatepark to drop someone off at their car.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 24, 2006
Look at me, I'm f*&^in' ill!
The Body after Frosty asked him how he's pulling off what he does.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 16, 2006
We have Bam in Florida doing guest appearances and wondered if you would be in the market for a appearance for signings. He is doing two hour spots for $4,000.
This was an email from Bam's agent that we received.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I'm down for this guy to get a checkout but he needs better photos. Tell him to shoot with Ian O'Connor or someone good.
Transworld Magazine after looking at some photos sent in by Rob Meronek for Ryan Dodge to get a check out.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Just tell them it's water soluable spray paint.
Brian Schaefer to the crew at Warped Tour doing the stencils. It was ordinary toxic-ass spray paint.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 23, 2006
Yee haw!
The response to the guy on the walkie talkie at the gate at Warped Tour when we arrived.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 23, 2006
Skatepark of Tampa is here with two duleys, a grill, and about 25 people.
The guy at the gate at Warped Tour when we were rolling in with our gear.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 23, 2006
Tony Hawk brags about skating at the Convention Center. I bet that's where you guys just came from.
The cops who arrested Rob Meronek and Ryan Clements on Go Skateboarding Day.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, June 22, 2006
Hey Sarge, this guy's got a boat load of cash on him.
The cop who had to reach into Rob Meronek's pocket while he was handcuffed to get his ID.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Yeah right. It's 1pm on a Wednesday.
The cops who arrested Rob Meronek and Ryan Clements after they explained they have normal jobs and college degrees.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Are you guys adults?
The cops who arrested Rob Meronek and Ryan Clements on Go Skateboarding Day.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
I'll give you $20 if you stop trying it.
Brian Schaefer to Scotty Conley at the Four Block on Go Skateboarding Day. Scotty was trying to do the "no pop necessary" down it.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
You're just mad 'cause I'm stealing your thunder.
Matt Giles to Brian Schaefer after Schaefer told him to settle down at a contest after-party.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Got any cheap, $h!tty beer?
Ryan Clements after looking through the cooler at a party we were at with lots of good beer.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Is he a kid?
Our waitress in Minneapolis regarding Ryan Dodge after we were talking about how small he is.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
$h!t looks evil.
Dallas Rockvam while looking at Dark Jay's ID that Chris Lehman was using as a fake.
Overheard by Everyone on Saturday, June 03, 2006
It's not our park, you can do whatever you want.
Ryan Clements to someone asking a question at the 3rd Lair Damn Am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, June 03, 2006
I've been coming here for years and these same underage girls are not 18 yet.
Vern Laird regarding the older looking underage girls at the Damn Am at Minneapolis.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 02, 2006
I wish they had 80 cent quarts.
SPoT employee Dave Cruz after looking down in his hand at a small pile of change.
Overheard by Sean Albright on Wednesday, May 17, 2006
I don't know what he spends his money on. He doesn't have any bills and he doesn't smoke crack. I can tell when someone smokes crack.
Dark Jay regarding his friend that lives in the ghetto house with him.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, May 12, 2006
I don't think I'm ready to get airborne yet.
Mike Frazier on the vert ramp doing lip trips after recovering from an injury.
Overheard by Anthony Furlong on Thursday, May 04, 2006
You guys need to make more noise. If we took this Contest to the mid-West, everyone would have huge boners
Brian Schaefer on the mic regarding the crowd at the Spring Break Yo'Self Contest.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, April 09, 2006
There's more black dudes on the course than white dudes. This music is for white people and Terell Robinson. DJ, we need to change it.
Brian Schaefer on the mic regarding the rock and roll being played at the Spring Break Yo'Self Contest.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, April 09, 2006
Everyone look! I'm giving this board to a black kid so you can't call me racist.
Brian Schaefer on the mic at the Spring Break Yo'Self Contest.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, April 09, 2006
Is that kid with the big shirt the one that won Tampa?
Jamie Thomas regarding Cody McEntire at the Spring Break Yo'Self Contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, April 09, 2006
I haven't seen you for two years but it looks like you've aged ten.
Brian Schaefer on the mic at the Spring Break Yo'Self Contest regarding Josh Casper.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, April 09, 2006
Ryan is tough but he's getting old...
Jim Thiebaud speaking of his comback next year against Ryan Clements in the Team Manager/Industry VIP Contest.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, March 20, 2006
I’m not gonna put you in the top 8 though ‘cause I don’t think corporate’s gonna dig on groms checking out all the boozy behavior...so I’ll bury you in the back.
Hawk Clothing regarding adding Rob Meronek's myspace.com account as a friend.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 16, 2006
When the pants come off, the party's over.
Nice Nef regarding Robbie Kirkland at the Tampa Pro Party.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, March 14, 2006
He's flawlessly beautiful.
Emily regarding Corey Duffel.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Clements said to give me the right wristband so I can snake.
Forest Cunningham meaning to get the "skate" band.
Overheard by Chapin Atchison on Saturday, March 11, 2006
It smells like sweaty boys in here. Yes!
Filmer Sara at Tampa Pro.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, March 10, 2006
This place f$%@ing sucks, I want my money back.
Mickey Reyes venting after being able to skate for free anyways.
Overheard by Parking Lot Employees on Friday, March 10, 2006
I skate because I'm suffering...
Jake Phelps explaining why he skateboards.
Overheard by Parking Lot Employees on Friday, March 10, 2006
How you livin' dog? WASTED.
Jake Phelps interrupting Robbie Kirkland while on the phone explaining how he lost his keys.
Overheard by Chapin Atchison on Friday, March 10, 2006
When you're up to your neck in alligators, everybody starts swimming.
Jake Phelps explaining how skateboarding is dying once again.
Overheard by Shop Employees on Friday, March 10, 2006
I was thirsty and there was nothing to drink.
Mike Derewenko's answer to Ryan Clements' question, "Why do you have a beer?" at like 9am.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I never thought a Bertleman would be sexy.
Rob Meronek regarding some hot chick at a garage skateboard party in Jacksonville doing Bertlemans. She wouldn't let us take her picture.
Overheard by Everyone on Monday, February 06, 2006
Well you won practice.
Matt Miller when hearing SPoT employee Ryan Dodge complain about how he skated good in practice but sucked in his runs.
Overheard by Chapin Atchison on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
He's growing up and getting good. He needs to lose that busted style, though.
Brian Schaefer on the mic at Surf Expo during someone's run in the mini-ramp jam.
Overheard by Everyone on Monday, January 16, 2006
Some people are born to skate. Other people need to try really hard.
Brian Schaefer on the mic at Surf Expo during Scotty Conley's run in the mini-ramp jam.
Overheard by Everyone on Monday, January 16, 2006
Damn, I wish I could leave the county.
SPoT employee Chapin Atchison when hearing that we're going to some spot across the bay.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, December 15, 2005
I don't even know where Carribea is.
Scotty Conley regarding playing poker in Vegas at a Carribean Poker table. There is no such country as Carribea.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, December 14, 2005
I can't imagine...I'm irritated and I don't even work here.
Danny Renaud regarding hanging out at the park with kids and parents.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, November 26, 2005
One day I'm going to get up in that boat.
Matt Selego regarding the boat place next door's sign - a boat about 200 feet in the air.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, November 26, 2005
Skatepark of Tampa - we've been drinking Old Milwaukee and having boxing matches for ten years.
Danny Renaud
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, November 26, 2005
I wanna work here, but I don't wanna do anything.
Danny Renaud
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, November 26, 2005
I haven't skated not drunk in so long.
Danny Renaud
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Saturday, November 26, 2005
I'm really trying to look for a keeper this time.
Brian Schaefer regarding chicks this weekend at the Damn Am.
Overheard by Matt Giles on Thursday, October 27, 2005
Dylan won't be skating the Damn Am next week. He's pro now.
This was said on the mic by the clueless people running the GvR 2005 contest. They think that if they let an am into their busted event, they're automatically "pro." Kooks!
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, October 23, 2005
Those are the spinners of toenails.
Sean Albright to some chick that had the fanciest toenail job I've ever seen.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Whew! I got messages.
Scotty Conley after paying $3 to get on myspace.com while we were in the airport.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, September 16, 2005
I've never seen anyone in flip flops work that hard before.
Scotty Conley regarding the crew putting black top down in our parking lot here at SPoT.
Overheard by Sean Albright on Wednesday, September 14, 2005
I even got a dick grab one.
Brian Schaefer regarding how he's graduated up to hunting for upskirt photos.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, September 11, 2005
How about you just meet us there.
The alternate way chicks said "no" to someone’s pick up line like, “Oh, you’re going there, we’re going too. Let me get your cell phone.”
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, September 11, 2005
So you're saying we need to have Justin Timberfake hair, a gay-ass striped blazer, and some shoes from aisle 5 in the grocery store to get in this place?
Rob Meronek to a bouncer that wouldn't let us in a San Diego club. Luckily, Rob didn't get knocked out. The dude had velcro strap shoes like them old bo-bo's your poor mom got at Albertson's back in the day.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Next up, Jason Ellis' girl vs the bitch she slapped.
Brian Schaefer on the mic during the eS Game of SKATE. Jason's girl slapped some chick at the Red Dragon Video Premiere.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Next up, Ryan Clements vs Jim Theibaud.
Brian Schaefer on the mic during the eS Game of SKATE. Ryan and Jim have had a rivalry going on the old man contests we have here.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Next up, Andrew Reynolds vs Gershon Mosley.
Brian Schaefer on the mic during the eS Game of SKATE. A while back, Gerson knocked Andrew out and then made a board graphic about it.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Next up, Ryan Fabry vs Sean Sheffey.
Brian Schaefer on the mic during the eS Game of SKATE. Years ago, Ryan Fabry and Sean Sheffey fought over a girl.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Next up, Billy Pepper vs Jake Phelps.
Brian Schaefer on the mic during the eS Game of SKATE. Years ago, Billy Pepper and Jake Phelps got into a brawl at Jake's office.
Overheard by Everyone on Sunday, September 11, 2005
The cancel dance is _ |_ |_ |_ |_ |
A group discussion came up with this icon to rep "The Cancel Dance."
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Scotty you just got a boner off tennis.
Jenna to Scotty after he got up and concentrated on the tv during some tennis coverage.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, September 11, 2005
Her breasts are a little small by Cali standards, but in Florida that would be legit.
A random comment thrown out during our stay in San Diego.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, September 08, 2005
I'm not good at messages to kids.
Kyle Berard while being interviewed for Fuel TV's special on Tampa Pro 2005.
Overheard by Everyone on Thursday, September 01, 2005
Tic tac. Tic tac. Tic tac...carve.
Scotty Conley announcing someone's run on the mic during the Florida Skimboarders Crossover Tour contest at the Park.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Welcome to the Wooden Wave Park of Tampa.
Scotty Conley on the mic during the Florida Skimboarders Crossover Tour contest at the Park.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I thought we were going to have skins vs. shirts but since all you guys already took your shirts off, it's skins vs. skins.
Scotty Conley on the mic during the Florida Skimboarders Crossover Tour contest at the Park.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Whoa, he just carved the ground so hard.
Scotty Conley on the mic during the Florida Skimboarders Crossover Tour contest at the Park.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I'm two years older than you and you're two feet taller than me.
Yonnie Cruz regarding a female friend we made in the airport in Puerto Rico.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, July 19, 2005
You're sterotyping. Just 'cause I'm black don't mean I'm rich.
Terry Kennedy to Brian Schaefer while Brian was trying to pressure him into rolling a $100 dice game.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, July 17, 2005
Did you see the fake steez on that knee slide?
Yanni Cruz regarding Tony Hawk's knee slide into the vert ramp at the Boom Boom Huck Jam.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, July 07, 2005
A water machine is not going to look good next to my bar.
Brian Schaefer regarding his new office. We're going to have to put the water machine in Chapin's office.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, June 22, 2005
We don’t have to be classy, we’re from Tampa!
Tommy Presley to a bunch of Jocko Biffs we were heckling on the streets of downtown Minneapolis during the Damn Am. One of them said, “real classy” or some crap like that.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I'd date her personality.
Brian Schaefer regarding a not so attractive chick he recently met.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, June 01, 2005
I got my nipple pierced for you, Ryan!!!
Some random chick posting to Ryan Sheckler's rider profile page.
Overheard by The World Wide Web on Wednesday, May 25, 2005
I'm only eating three meals a day now and I don't drink soda anymore.
Mike Sinclair's (Fallen Team Manager) answer to the question of how he's losing so much weight lately. Jamie Thomas is also paying $5 per pound he loses.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, May 24, 2005
I could get a girlfriend if I had a computer.
Ryan Rapp regarding his lack of chick action lately.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, May 18, 2005
I ain't no homo-phobe. I'll just kick your ass.
SPoT employee Wade Collins to SPoT employee Matt Welch.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 29, 2005
If El Torro had a hubba, I'd boardslide it.
Board slide guy John Paul Grebe.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, April 25, 2005
These are both bad influences on my life.
Brian Schaefer regarding John Party and Sean-line Albright after introducing them to his sister.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, April 21, 2005
I busted my first 24 year old trying to get in for $3.
Scotty Conley regarding someone trying to pass as an old guy for Old Guy Tuesdays. On Tuesday, old guys over 25 skate for $3.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Thursday, April 21, 2005
If it weren't for Tampa, I'd be a rollerblader.
A random person in the pro shop.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Tuesday, April 19, 2005
This guy is making fun of me? He's wearing sweatpants...
Josh Stewart regarding Chapin Atchison making fun of him.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, April 18, 2005
I'm a skateboarder, you're Skatepark of Tampa. It's as easy as that.
An online customer's response to the question, "How did you find us?"
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Monday, April 18, 2005
As a whole these images look rushed and uncertain. It looks like you were just taking pictures without really looking at how the elements within your frame function together, and because of this, these images don't become much more than glorified snapshots.
A sample of the comments from Rob Meronek's photography professor regarding photos taken for a class project.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 15, 2005
When is Cinco De Mayo?
Brian Schaefer
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
No blow drying allowed.
Brian Schaefer to some girl that was taking too long to get ready on her way to hang out with us on his brother's boat. She said she had to finish blow drying her hair.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, April 11, 2005
Damn, we're both shirtless AND wearing shorts.
Brian Schaefer's comment about our attire while out on his brother's boat one weekend.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, April 11, 2005
Daaaaamn, he's got 10 years on me.
SPoT employee Chapin Atchison after being told how old Rob Meronek is.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Damn, you're pretty responsible.
Remy Stratton from Volcom to Ryan Clements after Remy asked Ryan if he lets under aged kids drink while they're around him. Ryan's answer was "no."
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 01, 2005
He good, he ain't no pussy!
Some ghetto little girl at the bro bowl to Ryan Clements as he was skating.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 24, 2005
Damn, you nasty!
Some ghetto little girl at the bro bowl to Scotty Conley.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 24, 2005
Hey art fag, there's skateboarding going on here!
Scotty Conley to Rob Meronek while Rob was taking photos of some trees and other hippie crap at Carl Naegele's ramp.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 24, 2005
I'm starting sleeveless Thursdays.
SPoT employee Jason Fintel when asked where his sleeves were on his t-shirt.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Thursday, March 24, 2005
Dude, we sold another one of these man purses?!?!
Online order packer Sean-line Albright regarding the online sale of a certain product in our shop.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Thursday, March 24, 2005
Oh, you guys are used to Tampa dances.
A stripper in Jacksonville said this to us after we told her we were from Tampa.
Overheard by The Clem 350 Crew on Monday, March 21, 2005
I would get some crazy tattoos if they weren't permanent.
Scotty Conley regarding tattoos.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, March 21, 2005
Hey Ryan, we're all drunk back here and we're afraid we're going to die, just so you know.
Allen Russell to Ryan Clements while we were in the back of the F350 driving across the state.
Overheard by The Clem 350 Crew on Monday, March 21, 2005
I got elephants all over my motherland!
Clyde Singleton's response to Matt Seemen's girlfriend, Nicollete, regarding how much elephant stuff she has all over the house.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Yup. That's definitely a party foul.
Jereme Rogers to SPoT employee John Paul Grebe after he knocked a beer out of someone's hand at the Contest After-Party.
Overheard by Bar Flys on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Sorry kids, Corey Duffel isn't making it this weekend because he got a yeast infection.
Clyde Singleton's opening comments on the mic for Tampa Pro 2005.
Overheard by Everyone on Friday, March 11, 2005
I was feeling that chick dancing on the podium until she turned around and it was a dude. I felt violated.
Chris Kendall regarding a night out at The Castle in Ybor.
Overheard by Dave Pleshaw on Friday, March 11, 2005
I wonder if he got his board out?
Someone in the crowd watching the Firecracker Prank Gone Bad.
Overheard by Everyone on Saturday, March 05, 2005
Matt shot me in the foot with his new b-b gun.
Ryan Rapp's answer to the question, "Why are you limping?" Matt Seemen shot him.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Monday, February 28, 2005
Man, shut the f*&^k up.
Sean Albright's reply to the UPS guy who said, "Damn, you look like you went out again last night? You got them single man blues, huh?"
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Thursday, February 24, 2005
I will take you outside and slap you like the bitch you are.
Mr. Sullivan to Matt Giles after Giles said, "What's up, baby?" to Mr. Sullivan's wife.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Friday, February 11, 2005
Did you clock out while you were doing that?
Ryan Clements to a SPoT employee who told him that he wasn't available becuase he was on the phone fighting with his chick.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Friday, February 11, 2005
Shut the f*&^k up, Rappy!
SPoT employee Chapin Atchison's reply to SPoT employee Ryan Rapp's request for the scoop on Chapin's sister.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Thursday, February 10, 2005
Ryan Clements and Brian Schaefer, a dynamic duo of MC charisma, event planning, nail driving, and overall jackassery.
This is how TransWorld Business described Ryan and Brian in a recent article.
Overheard by A bunch of business guys. on Tuesday, February 08, 2005
I beat up some softball players at a strip club.
Charlie, the video game guy, explaining the cuts on his face.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Tuesday, February 08, 2005
It's funny, but not in the middle of my run.
Matt Seeman regarding Ryan Clements on the mic when he uses the joke, "Get a mop, there's Seeman on the course!" during Matt's run in contests we have here.
Overheard by SPoT Employees on Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Have you ever found a dirty sock in a hotel bed? How about a used band-aid & clipped fingernails? I'm gonna be pissed if we get crabs.
A parent who brought their kid to Tampa Am said this regarding the Days Inn they stayed at near the Park.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Thursday, February 03, 2005
Schaefer, man, you got some weird ass friends.
Scotty Conley to Brian Schaefer regarding the people that come into the shop looking for him.
Overheard by Everyone in the shop. on Thursday, January 27, 2005
I'm not hanging out with any chick named 'pizza face.'
No explanation necessary.
Overheard by Everyone in the hallways at SPoT on Thursday, January 27, 2005
Jeff Hartsel whacked it in the shower too much and this kid popped out of the drain.
Tim O'Connor on the mic regarding Nyjah Huston. Jeff Hartsel is an old Alva pro with a huge set of dreads.
Overheard by Everyone on Saturday, January 22, 2005
Looks like he got tarred but not feathered.
Tim O'Connor on the mic regarding John Goeman's tight black outfit.
Overheard by Everyone on Saturday, January 22, 2005
He's not Asian, but he does look pretty white trash.
Tim O'Connor on the mic while announcing Tosh Rice's run.
Overheard by Everyone on Saturday, January 22, 2005
You can take some beans or do some coke, but you can't smoke in here.
Our cab driver said this to us after someone in the cab lit up a cigarette. We were chanting "beans and coke" all night after that one.
Overheard by The SPoT Staff on Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Since this is worth such a big grade and your website could use a huge makeover, I count this as killing two birds with one stone.
Some random kid doing a high school project in web design asking to use SPoT's site as their project for class.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, January 18, 2005
I haven't had a boner on the dance floor in a while.
Brian Schaefer on the mic regarding some good times from the night before at whatever bar/club we were at.
Overheard by Everyone at Surf Expo on Wednesday, January 12, 2005
We're going to drink beer out of his leg at Hooters after this.
Ryan Clements on the mic regarding our friend John Comer, who has a fake leg.
Overheard by Everyone at Surf Expo on Monday, January 10, 2005
What's the worst that can happen? Is he going to get paralyzed or something?
Ryan Clements on the mic regarding his friend Mike who is unable to walk that was about to drop in on the mini ramp using his wheelchair.
Overheard by Everyone at Surf Expo on Monday, January 10, 2005
I gotta find me some butt naked ho's to spend this money on.
Wade Collins regarding how big his paycheck is this week.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Friday, December 24, 2004
You sure you want one of mine? They're gangsta.
Chapin Atchison's reply to Barak Wiser asking if he can bum a smoke.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, December 23, 2004
Your web site may not win any artistic awards, but it is comprehensive and efficient. Your service is above and beyond levels I have come to associate with other “big name” web retailers.
Yes, the site is not that pretty. This is from an email that a site visitor sent in.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, December 23, 2004
Ryan is skateboarding's assistant principal.
Stalker Steve regarding Ryan Clements.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Monday, December 20, 2004
What the f*&^k are you thinking? You can't even take care of yourself.
Ryan Clements to SPoT employee Nick Marcisin after he told Ryan he got a dog.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, December 20, 2004
I can't. He's smart.
Matt Giles when asked by Ryan Clements why he doesn't try to battle Pat Stiener intellectually instead of being a bully like he does all the time to everyone.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Sunday, December 12, 2004
Action Sports have Evolved from Grassroots/Exhibitions to Viable Live Sporting Events. Action Sports Have Matured From Spectacle Into Real Sports, But Lack The True Infrastructure Of Other Professional Sports. Industry Ripe For Creation Of Professional Sports Tour. As NASCAR is to Racing & PGA TOUR to Golf, the Dew Action Sports Tour will be to these Emerging Sports. Focused On Building Real Season, Athlete Stars, Recognized Brand. NBC, has entered into a strategic alliance with Clear Channel and Is Committed To Build Athlete Stars & Drive Awareness & Popularity Of Action Sports & The Dew Action Sports Tour Using a Broad, Multi-Platform, Seven-Figure Marketing Campaign
These are just a few quotes from a presentation made by the organizers of a new skateboarding contest series owned by CBS and Clear Channel. They are preparing to spend and make millions of dollars on skateboarding events.
Overheard by Corporate America on Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Damn, you like to talk a lot, huh?
Wade Collins to Little D.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, November 19, 2004
I will be taking my skating to the next level this year as I retire from competitions altogether except for Games of Skate, as I have been doing very well lately in them.
JJ Dunn's email to Ryan Clements asking him to enter the Tampa Am one last time before he goes undagroud, dawg.
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Friday, November 12, 2004
Yanni's dumb ass threw a rock through my window so you guys can smash up my car now if you want.
SPoT employee Robbie Kirkland regarding his busted ride being donated for the 88 Video Premiere here at SPoT on Friday, November 19th. The video is called "Destroy Everything Now"
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, November 10, 2004
It’s time to get back home to our vaginas.
Someone on the Make-A-Wish road trip regarding getting back home to our ladies.
Overheard by The Crew on Wednesday, November 10, 2004
All my shorts are dirty so I can't skate today.
Ryan Clements, famous for wearing black socks and shorts, regarding skating today after work.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Tuesday, November 09, 2004
I'm not trying to make a living off skateboarding like you Tampa f%$#cks.
A small sample of some of Nolan Lee's hate towards Tampa while drunk and wanting to kick all our asses at Make-A-Wish.
Overheard by Tampa f%$#cks on Sunday, November 07, 2004
Who cares about being bummed when you're 30. You're cool when you're 19.
Scotty Conley to Matt Giles about being bummed for starting up the smoking habit.
Overheard by The Crew on Saturday, November 06, 2004
Tom Curran? The surfer?
SPoT employee Jason Fintel (shakka bra) when learning Tom Curran was coming to the room to chill. Team Manager of World Industries...not the surfer.
Overheard by The Crew chilling in the Hotel in Houston on Friday, November 05, 2004
I don't want to wear no skull $h!t.
Pat Stiener to Ian Gow while we were in Texas. It was getting cold and Ian offered Pat his jacket.
Overheard by Everyone on Wednesday, November 03, 2004
I don't have $h!t to do tomorrow so I may as well throw myself at the rail.
Abdias Rivera talking about going to skate a rail in Miami at 3 in the morning.
Overheard by Everyone on our Miami skate trip. on Monday, November 01, 2004
Now that I quit school, my life is one big weekend.
SPoT Employee and new high school drop out Jonathan Cruz.
Overheard by SPoT Employees on Friday, October 15, 2004
I don't like people looking at me for more than the usual 1 to 2 seconds.
Mike Sinclair's reply when told that he needs to wear a Halloween costume on Sunday at the Damn Am at Volcom in October.
Overheard by Brian Schaefer on Monday, October 11, 2004
Pink is the new yellow.
SPoT employee John Paul Grebe commenting on all the pink gear coming through the doors lately.
Overheard by SPoT Employees on Thursday, August 26, 2004
That chick is Paris Milner.
That's how some of the locals here call out a certain slutty chick that's broke and busted, just like the haggard Milner Hotel down the street from the Skatepark of Tampa.
Overheard by anyone who's listening on Thursday, August 26, 2004
You should call your hot dogs "SPoT dogs."
Kyle Berard's business suggestion for the Skatepark of Tampa.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 26, 2004
I woke up the next morning and one of my crutches was in the campfire.
Kyle Berard talking about an experience at a party he went to and raged at while still on crutches.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 26, 2004
I drank Absynth once in Europe and after that I was pissing and rapping.
Kyle Berard talking about how the liquor drink Absynth really messed him up when he tried it.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, August 26, 2004
Anyone want a German Shepard?
Brian Schaefer regarding his dog Knuckles after he took two big dumps in the Pro Shop.
Overheard by SPoT Employees on Wednesday, August 18, 2004
What happens at the employee meetings? You guys, like, party n' $h!t?
Sole Tech rep Mike Andrusko when asked that he has to leave our offices because we have our weekly employee meeting coming up.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 11, 2004
It's gonna be funny, right?
Mr. Sullivan's comment to SPoT employee Afro-Jim after getting invited to his stand up comedy night in Ybor.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, August 11, 2004
I just slipped and fell in the shop. Instead of suing you, can I just get some free trucks?
Steve Brandi trying to come up.
Overheard by Pro Shop Employees on Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Dude, it would be so sick if Kristian said i was ill.
SPoT employee and major Kristian Svitak fan Kyle Whittaker
Overheard by Anonymous on Monday, August 09, 2004
Somebody's dog $h!t in the shop and I'm not picking it up!
Shop employee Scotty Conley after discovering that either Shaefer's, Barak's, or Afro-Jim's dog got loose and took a big dump in the SPoT pro shop
Overheard by all SPoT Employees on Monday, August 09, 2004
You had a camera with you last night?
SPoT employee Jason Fintel after seeing photos he posed for the next morning after a night out at The Castle. Yeah, he was wasted.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, August 06, 2004
I had a Red Bull and vodka last night?
John Paul Grebe aka John Party, after seeing this photo posted on the site. Yeah, he was wasted.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, August 06, 2004
I'm never getting fired.
New SPoT snack bar employee Jonathan Cruz after being asked by Rob Meronek if he's been fired yet. (Update on November 2004: he's fired)
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, July 23, 2004
I just tipped you 100%
Scotty Conley while giving the bartender at State College near Woodward ten cents for a beer on nickel beer night.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, July 16, 2004
What are you two faggits doing with orange shirts on?
This was an introduction from one of the country town locals at the hick bar near Woodward skate camp. Scotty and Rob happened to both be wearing orange shirts.
Overheard by Scotty Conley and Rob Meronek on Friday, July 16, 2004
Your website sucks and we're here to make it better for you.
Three art fags that came into the Pro Shop asking to speak to "the manager" saying the SPoT website is horrible.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Wednesday, June 16, 2004
I feel sorry for anyone who has to talk to us.
Scotty Conley referring to how crazy the SPoT crew is when talking to random strangers on road trips.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, June 04, 2004
LETS GO 3ERD WORLD ON THEM, LIKE DICSKATERSHIP N S--T
Nate Sherwood regarding the Nate haters out there.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Monday, May 31, 2004
UPS lost the Dunks I sent to my sister and I'm taking it out on you!!!
SPoT Employee John Paul Grebe stressing out on our UPS driver.
Overheard by SPoT Staff on Friday, May 28, 2004
You know she puts out. She's got two kids.
Sean Albright regarding a hot mom in the Shop.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Monday, May 10, 2004
Yup.
Jeffrey Marshall's stern answer to Ryan Clements when asked by Ryan, "So you're going to be a dick to me now?"
Overheard by Everyone in Clements' truck on Thursday, May 06, 2004
I just want to climb up on one of those water towers and paint a big penis on it.
Tommy Presley's choice of words to describe what he'd like to do to a water tower during our road trip to Pensacola.
Overheard by Everyone in Clements' truck on Monday, May 03, 2004
All the hot girls get on the planes to leave and all the fat ugly ones get off the planes to come home.
Some random customer regarding the lack of hot Hawaiian natives.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Wednesday, April 21, 2004
If he was two years younger, he would be sponsored.
Ryan Rapp regarding a 12 year old at the Park.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Wednesday, April 21, 2004
I'm starting a country band. I got a harmonica and s--t.
Brian Sloane regarding the death of Johnny Cash.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Nah, cigarettes are way cheaper.
Ryan Rapp when asked if he's trying "the patch".
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Hi, this is Paris Hilton, my Daddy cut me off so I got a job working w/ Gabe. He will be out of the office with limited email access from April 12- the 16th. When he returns he will get back to you. I will be tanning at the pool. ooooohhhhhh. Call him on his cell phone if you have the #.
Gabe Clement from DVS uses this as his email auto-reply when he's out of town.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, April 14, 2004
DUDE WHAT THE F****K STRIKE? I NEVER SPOKE TO ANY HUMANS ABOUT THAT? THATS MADE UP FANTISY BULLS****T. DUDE POST THIS UP ON SKATEPARK OF TAMPA SITE, NATE DID NOT SAY ANY OF THAT S****T AND WHOEVER WROTE IT IS A LIEING HUMAN. I DO NOT HAVE BOARD SALES TO LOOSE I HAVE NO BOARD HOOK UP 4 GODS SAKE.... S*****T THIS IS FUNNY, YO.... HELP ME MAN.....
Nate Sherwood's reaction to the April Fool's article about skaters going on strike
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Friday, April 02, 2004
Is there any chance of re-assembling the loop ? We want to build a 5-6 minute segment and would love to see Brian try again....
This was an email request from some dude at http://www.asmithco.com/
Overheard by Ryan Clements on Thursday, April 01, 2004
I need to up my tolerance so I can hang.
Swill
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Some people make it happen, some people watch it happen, and some people just say 'what happened?'
Ryan Clements commending SPoT employee John Paul Grebe on another job well done.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 25, 2004
What is this, grade school? You just look at me and start laughing?
Allen Russell to Paul Larsen after Paul got called out for laughing during a serious part of our weekly employee meeting.
Overheard by The SPoT Staff on Thursday, March 18, 2004
That's f*&^%ed up.
Brian Schaefer after learning that the first place prize for Worst Trick was a framed photo of his mug.
Overheard by Everyone at the Tampa Pro Awards on Thursday, March 18, 2004
We ask you guys to park your cars,vans close to the exit this year so it is easy for you to leave when you get tossed.
Steve Van Doren talking about how the SPoT crew has been consistently kicked out of the Warped Tour each year.
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 18, 2004
Girls always say my ass is tight. That's why I wear jeans like this.
Matt Giles after being asked what's up with the TAPS (Tight Ass Pants)
Overheard by Rob Meronek on Thursday, March 18, 2004
As long as there's no cover and free beer, that's cool with me.
Rob Meronek after being told he's going to hell.
Overheard by Scotty Conley on Thursday, March 18, 2004