Tim Lincecum Curses Like a Champion

By Joe Kukura
|  Monday, Oct 4, 2010  |  Updated 5:45 PM PDT
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The next time a television reporter interviews Tim Lincecum right after the San Francisco Giants win a division title, they might want to air his remarks on a three-second delay.

Giants fans are in stitches today, because Lincecum let loose an F-bomb on live television Sunday afternoon moments after the Giants clinched the NL West with a 3-0 win over the Padres.

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It was not some murmuring in the background as the Giants celebrated, it was clear as day -- straight into a microphone that Timmy knew was being broadcast live.

Unedited video of the effing incident can still be found on YouTube. But be aware it's not safe for work, if you happen to work in the 1percent of American workplaces where profanity actually is not used.

Lincecum was still in the dugout area as the Giants started their champagne celebration, and Timmy was approached by Comcast Sportsnet's Amy Gutierrez for a live television interview.

After he gave a few less salty answers, Ms. Gutierrez asked Lincecum, "Are you ready for your champagne shower?"

"F*** yeah!" Lincecum yelled victoriously. And that was the end of that interview!

Hey, it was Comcast. People are allowed to swear on cable TV, right?

Giants fans from way back in the 80s can't help but think of Will Clark, who provided his own thrills in an on-air obscenity outburst that included such memorable profanities as "That's g****** right!", and another sentence in which the F-bomb was the only coherent word that Clark spoke.

Lincecum faces his first-ever playoff start when the Giants play Game 1 of the NLDS Thusday night, so please cut the guy a little slack. You might recall from Tim Lincecum's SportsCenter commercial that he faces unusual struggles with professional language in the workplace.

Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who thinks we should change Amy Gutierrez' nickname from "Amy G" to "Amy F-Yeah".

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