I thinks Brooks is very far from boring, he has a very subtle and cutting humour. The way he deals with the some of the interviewers ridiculous questions regarding emotions and feeling etc. is spot on. He had a few funny digs at BDC last week over the fire ants.
Himself and DJ are reportedly good friends and Brooks's comment sounded like a bit of personal banter. I am sure if DJ needed to, he can look after himself. I think Rory's comment was a bit naive.
Give anyone on this side of the Atlantic a choice between Rory or Brooks of who to go out for a few pints with, it would be Brooks every time.