Friday, October 19, 2007

The Links

... Funny, I always thought it was going to be George Lucas that would ruin Star Wars for me. Apparently I was wrong. I'm not kidding when I say that this sounds like something dying a slow, painful death. There's just no way I can explain to you how bad this is without you seeing it.

... So if you haven't heard Jimmy Kimmel has been banned from Monday Night Football for making disparaging remarks (sound familiar Rider fans?) toward Joe Theismann - a former MNF booth man. Here's what Kimmel said if you haven't heard it - it's at about 45 seconds of this clip - there were apparently some others earlier as well, you can probably find them on You Tube if you so desire. This is really too bad because Kimmel is one of the funniest guys around right now and MNF is better off with him than without him. Theismann was a hack anyway.

... Speaking of booth men - here's a clip of Joe Buck, Fox's baseball and football play by play man, on the Conan O'Brien show this week. I don't always love Buck but he was actually quite funny I must say. He is apparently getting his own late night talk show on Fox and I want to say right now that Tim McCarver needs to be his sidekick. If that happens I will watch the show ever night that it is broadcast.

... And the winner of the blatant marketing ploy of the week of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who this week said the League might consider someday holding the Super Bowl in London. I think the timing of this will interesting considering the NFL is actually holding a game in London in 2 weeks - funny that. As Trevor said on Monday, this would be like holding the British Open outside Boston. Or it would be like holding the NHL Entry Draft in a half-empty arena in Columbus, Ohio... oh... wait. The Super Bowl in London will Never Happen.

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