I do. It's an interesting dynamic with him and the veterans. He's still learning the ropes, and there's definitely be a few weird comments that Jeff could only say, "Huh. Yeah." to, but I enjoy his type of nerdiness and hope he stays around for good.
I don't know if "awkward" was the right word, but when he's trying to explain something sometimes he either doesn't know how to articulate it, or it sounds like he's nervous to speak up. Maybe he just doesn't have the knowledge that the rest of the crew does but he still wants to join into the conversation how he can. I'm perfectly fine with him though. Cool dude.
I don't find Drew awkward at all. Not sure that's the right word for it but I kind of know what you mean.
Only on the GOTY podcast did any of the power dynamics and experience differences rear their heads in my opinion.
Drew's energy is more mature & measured compared to the rest of the Bombcrew and it's sweet. He clearly doesn't talk as much as the others but that makes some sense. Definitely as he continues on the bombcast and shows up in more videos and quick looks he'll get more and more comfortable.
Lots of people are good on camera/podcast but very few of them can just uncork the bottle and go ballistic like Jeff does without losing sleep at night. He's been on video for ages so I think he's super comfortable being himself in front of other people, Drew's got a ways to go still.
I don't think Drew is awkward at all. Maybe on his very very very first appearance on the podcast, but I can't think of a single thing in recent memory that came off as "awkward."
I'm a big fan of his stealth jokes that are super obvious and yet seem to fly over everyone else's head. Drew's a dark one, and I enjoy that.
Also this. He's pretty freakin hilarious
I enjoy Drew's presence.
Period. He seems to me like a quiet kind of guy. But when he does talk, it's awesome. Good guy that Drew.
PS. Can someone please post that gif of him doing that awesome dance during an Unprofessional Fridays. My posting skills are limited. And that dance is just so fantastic.
Drew strikes me as the awesome everyman on the podcast. The other guys have been on the inside of reporting and podcasting too long and he kind of grounds them with the stuff he likes. Although, to be honest, his taste in games is basically anything I don't like at all. But still. Drew seems like a genuinely great guy.
As someone once said in another thread, he's secretly the funniest person in a crew of ridiculously funny people. (even Brad, usually the straight man. When he throws dark, I'm almost always falling out of my chair. Patrick's nailed some great stuff as well)
He's the perfect background player, and I think he knows it. Look at UPF, for instance: His best stuff happens when the focus is on the others, and it's all the funnier when you just happen to glance over at him and catch him in the middle of a little dance or wordless reaction to a bit.