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We noted earlier this week that the MLB made a major mistake in scheduling the World Series by having four of seven possible games compete directly with the NFL. As bad as that looks for the league and the sport in general (“Hey, did you watch the World Series? Me neither. Oooh, Jaguars-Vikings is on!”), the real loser is FOX.
Fox has pulled a previously-aired episode of Family Guy in which Peter Griffin kills people at the Boston Marathon (yikes). But to add to creator Seth MacFarlane’s woes, an altered video is circulating which shows Peter setting off an explosion at the race.
Did you know that famed play-by-play man Gus Johnson has called 12 San Jose Earthquakes games on radio in the past year? Probably not, because we don’t know too many people that pay attention to the MLS, let alone the San Jose Earthquakes, let alone on radio. Turns out, though, that this all has a higher purpose.
Even though the NFL has considered scrapping the Pro Bowl, even though everyone claims to hate the Pro Bowl, even though the Pro Bowl is filled with replacement players, you still watched the Pro Bowl. Admit it. Maybe not the whole thing, but at the very least you snuck in a peek or two just to see J.J. Watt line up at wide receiver or some intra-fan brouhahas.
Fox analyst Daryl Johnston is taking the Ugly Christmas Sweater trend to a new level. It appears he is intentionally wearing the Grinch’s exact attire, right down to the belt. Yet he IRONICALLY has “Merry Christmas” prominently displayed. And it’s a V-Neck.
V-Neck + Irony = Typical Hipster. Typical hipster may sound un-hipster, but that too is ironic, making Daryl Johnston Über Hipster. Also, being on TV broadcasting your hipsterness to all of your hipster-disciples is even more ironic, and the resulting Überhipsterdom is immeasurable.
A big h/t to our friend CJ Fogler for the screencap.
For those of you who are into watching John Kruk eat baby back ribs on-air during the Home Run Derby — and less importantly, if you enjoy ESPN’s baseball programming — you are in luck. With their deal with MLB set to expire next year, ESPN signed an eight-year, $5.6 billion deal with the nation’s past-time, retaining MLB programming until 2021. Find out more about the megadeal after the jump.
Erin Andrews is moving to Fox, and a columnist just absolutely demolished her with words. We don’t think he was fair.
Last night’s Game 6 of the World Series was one of the most dramatic (if not best-played) baseball games ever. If you’re a baseball fan in general, those last few innings were a sight to behold. If you’re a Cardinals fan, the game provided multiple memories to savor for a lifetime. And if you’re a Texas Rangers fan, you’ve probably spent the entire time since David Freese’s walkoff home run punching yourself in the head in an attempt to induce short-term memory loss. And that premature text alert above isn’t helping matters.