March 26, 2007

There is a God, and Truly He Loves Us

SO ESPN CASHIERED JOE THEISMANN as a commentator on their Monday Night Football broadcasts. As an ardent football fan, I can only praise God and all His saints and angels for this wonderful news. It is yet again proof that there is a good God in Heaven and He loves us all very much. Quite frankly, ESPN's decision making can be a bit out there sometimes, so only divine intervention could have explained such a reversal.

However, in the event anyone from ESPN stumbles across this, I would simply like to say thank you. Thank you thank you thank you for sacking Theismann.

Also, I'm enjoying the Arena Football League broadcasts on ESPN2 and would like to see more of them. I'm watching the Orlando-Dallas game right now, and it's good football. Plus, only in arenaball could you watch some dumbass fan try to maneuver himself to catch a seemingly-errant pass, and end up falling from the front row onto the field, and into the middle of a potential touchdown play. Truly this is a fun game.

For what it's worth, ESPN's MNF broadcasts would be even better if ESPN would not allow actors, musicians, comedians or any other very special guests into the broadcast booth at any time during the game. It takes away from the football.

Football is why people watch MNF. They do not watch MNF to see Matthew-fucking-McConaughey blather on about "We Are Marshall." In fact, I made a point of not going to see "We Are Marshall," just because I was still ticked about McConaughey showing up in the booth and going on about this and that while actual football was taking place on the field. I'm still so ticked that I'm not even linking to its IMDB entry.

So I would ask the good people at ESPN to rethink their celebrity policy, which is insipid and wretched and detrimental to the game of football. But enough of that -- I don't want to bash ESPN over the head too much. I mean, not only do I get to watch arenaball on Mondays -- with a good play-by-play squad to boot -- they cashiered Joe Theismann.

Oh, joy. Oh, joy! Shot down like some disgraced cosmonaut. Yeah.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at March 26, 2007 09:21 PM | TrackBack
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