Topic: Television

May 18, 2012

ESPN's 30 For 30 is great. But that's no reason not to make up ridiculous and patently un-makeable 30 For 30 episodes for dorky yuks.

May 15, 2012

Dana White is more than the commissioner of the UFC and a human energy drink. He is a valuable source of convoluted, condescending and unconvincing explanations for his league's lousy television ratings, if only you dummies would listen up.

April 2, 2012

The "One Shining Moment" montage at the end of every NCAA Tournament is a television institution with decades of history and a ton of gooey, gooey sentiment behind it. Which makes it all the more frustrating how awful it is.

March 16, 2012

TruTV: running crappy local ads, plugging "Topeka Pawn" and "American Hamtasters," somehow looking dimmer than the other NCAA Tournament networks, and otherwise making things better for all of us.

March 14, 2012

If you're going to watch the NCAA Tournament, and you by all means should, please be sure that you're not doing it in the wrong place. Although you shouldn't be watching anything on Adam Carolla's in-dash television, anyway. Why did you get in a car with that guy?

March 1, 2012

There's no good reason why Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia should have an imitation of ESPN's Tim Kurkjian. But he does, and the imitation is very good, and we're all richer for it.

February 10, 2012

A gently-used set of DVDs of a forgotten HBO show about football, with Delta Burke and O.J. Simpson in it, for free. Too good to be true? Yes, obviously. But, astonishingly, true nonetheless. This is your chance to win Joe MacLeod's 1st and Ten DVDs. All of them. You have to take all of them.

February 10, 2012

O.J. Simpson. Delta Burke. Christopher Meloni. Tiny Lister. Shannon Tweed. There is a lot worth remembering about HBO's bafflingly long-lived, fantastically not-good football-themed semi-sitcom 1st and Ten. The hard part is getting the theme song out of your head.

February 2, 2012

After nearly three decades in a business full of blowhards and bile-geysers, CBS and ESPN color commentator Bill Raftery remains the happiest man in college basketball. We're all the richer for it.

January 25, 2012

There's no reason to put Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek in a documentary about UCLA basketball, really. But until you actually watch Manzarek's performance in a documentary about UCLA basketball it's hard to understand why not. Let's fix that.