Tuesday, September 12, 2006

TMQ and Tube de la Boob

Tuesday Morning Quarterback [Gregg Easterbrook] is back on Page 2 at ESPN.com. It's nice to get some football analysis and opinion from a somebody who's not an ex-jock. And he's entertaining.

With the arrival of Sunday Night Football to broadcast TV, I may not watch a single episode of The Simpsons or Family Guy this season.

I'm not sure if I miss Monday Night Football. For many years, it's been nice to come home after a gloomy Monday at work during the fall and just crash on the couch watching football. In the absence of Monday night gridiron, I think Monday night may become Netflix Movie Night for a while.

The new season of The Office [NBC recipe] begins on September 21. I think the My Name Is Earl season premier is also that night. These may be the only two shows I'll watch this fall.

I just asked Kim is she was looking forward to the new season of Lost and got a shoulder shrug response. Ditto.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Don't be a hater.

So, NBC decided that Pink plays in Peoria. The new Sunday Night Football theme song is Pink's gridiron rendition of "I Hate Myself for Loving You" by Joan Jett, with the original [bad] lyrics swapped out for new [bad] football-related lyrics--the familiar chorus has been changed to "waiting all day for Sunday night." Here's what the suits at NBC had to say about it:

"We chose Pink as the signature voice because she is a tremendous talent with a crossover appeal that makes her relevant to all segments of our audience."

Okay. But what about the song choice? I wonder what other tunes they considered before settling on the Joan Jett number. Seems like they could have used Pink's own "Get the Party Started," although I'd bet her record label would have charged them a hundred times the royalties.

Whatever their reasoning was for performer and song choice, it's nice to finally get a break from Hank Williams, Jr's "Are You Ready for Some Football?" I don't have cable, so I'm not sure if they're still rollin' with Hank Deuce on ESPN's Monday Night Football. I assume Bocephus doesn't test well with the "18 to 24" demographic [or anyone with class for that matter]. If ESPN were to upgrade their intro, I suspect they would have P-Diddy or somesuch up in the hizzy.

Blogflix Update: We watched the first DVD of the Firefly series and like it a lot. We watched Serenity some months back without ever having watched a single Firefly episode, and we didn't feel like we were missing anything [AND we really enjoyed the movie]. The TV series appears to dip more into the Western genre than the movie let on. I can't wait to get the next disc in the mail.

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Cowboys - Jerry Jones got out his big check book this off-season and finally ponied up for an All-Pro FG kicker, Mike Vanderjagt. Unforch, Vanderjagt has been suffering from a groin injury and had not kicked for quite a while before last Thursday night's preseason game against the Vikings. Big Mike sailed two potential game-winning kicks wide right in overtime--each from shorter than 35 yards. He's got a little over a week to pull it together and earn his paycheck. I'm not going to even bother talking about Terrell Owens.

U.S. Open Tennis - Saturday matches are postponed due to rain, so CBS is playing highlights from Andre Agassi's first few matches from this tournament. This is some great tennis! It's amazing that he's been able to hang in these intense, closely-fought matches. He looks like he's hitting as well as ever. Supposedly, this is his last U.S. Open, which makes me a bit sad. It's been cool to watch him mature from the "image is everything" prettyboy into a true class-act champion. The fans love him. He truly loves his fans. He seems to be so humble and appreciative of the opportunity to make a living playing tennis. Professional American sports could use more stars like Andre.

Where was my Dew Action Sports Tour, today?