With the possible exception of “Seinfeld” and to a limited extent, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, no TV comedy did sports-themed episodes better than “The Simpsons”. FXX, which is now the new, exclusive, syndication home of “The Simpsons” is currently running the marathon of marathons — airing every episode ever made, back-to-back. This will either kill the franchise, or fortify it for all time.
To celebrate, we give you our take on the best “Simpsons” sports-themed episodes ever. I’ve picked nine for initial induction into the TV Comedy Sports Themed Episode Hall of Fame … please let me know if I missed your favorite.