OMG - that made me LOL in several places. Very well done.
i’ve been ranting and raving for this for decades. Comedians announcing the games. Brownie points if the comedians hate sports. I’m watching the game, I know what’s going on for the most part. Jokes would be appropriate for this type of viewer.
I am not sure comedians would be as good announcing on the fly… I mean good, but they wouldn’t have the time to layer the jokes like this example.
Highlights, yeah, they would be good at that.
What Metcalf did on that play is literally superhuman. He’s a 6’4", 230lb man who ran 22.6 mph on turf, wearing pads and a helmet. It just doesn’t make any sense
MNF tried that for a while in the early 2000s, having Dennis Miller* at one point and then Tony Kornheiser offer that “not necessarily talking about the game, just riffing.” It…did not go well.
If they’d tried the Sklar brothers, who knows?
*a “comedian” in the literal sense, not that he was actually funny
I’m certainly okay with watching the game the day after. If you’re a comedian, license that shit for a youtube live stream the day after. I’ll turn my adblocker off for you!
WMNF, as in 88.5 radio in Tampa?
Would prefer bill maher or mike birbiglia. Some improv comedians. Oh you know who would be funny as hell? Meliaa Villasenor - she would be excellent at joking towards the sports ball and toss in some celebrity impressions. Like maybe pair up a comedian who likes sports with a comedian who doesn’t like sports?
I do think it would be immensely difficult to do on the fly, for clips and highlights it would be great and i say that as someone who doesn’t enjoy watching sports but found the vid in question pretty funny and interesting.
I love baseball, and have very few problems with the pace (and did even less so before they did away with pitched intentional walks; idiots). Still, the game would greatly benefit from comedic (or more engaging/expert) commentary.
I’m a bike commuter and occasionally when riding 20+ mph I think to myself what would it feel like to be able to run that fast. I can’t even imagine. How much fun would that be to be able to just turn on the jets and run 22.6 mph (36 kph)?
I used to kind of like Dennis Miller’s show back in the 90’s, but our worldviews diverged sharply after 9/11 when he started guzzling the right wing flavor-aid. In hindsight, his obscure references with five dollar words schtick was both annoying and a terrible fit for the NFL’s target audience.
Having spent too many years watching football (I was cured around 2012, never worry… I spend my Sunday now watching really bad movies and doing laundry, it’s FAR less stressful), that was a wonderful take on “replay” commentary. Would totally enjoy a whole show like that. I mean, if I still cared about football I would.
And yes, this player is a monster. That was an amazing run down.
God that was funny! And God, that guy is almost Darrell Green fast!
My cheeks now hurt from laughing too hard. That was brilliant.
Baseball I think would be the perfect application for comedian-level color commentary. Maybe golf too. Both are 99% waiting for something to happen with about 2 seconds of actual action, maybe every minute or two. While American football has a lot of downtime, there’s usually just enough time between the moments of action to dissect the action.
Basketball or soccer/football is right out.
Oh my, I’m in tears
Didn’t follow Rincewind’s number one rule of running never look back, it just slows you down.