Monday, October 1, 2007

Let's Play 163: Fourth/Fifth Inning

Hey, they're playing a football game tonight! I know everyone has fantasy interests in the MNF game, but the real action is right here.

You know how Ted Turner started TBS back in the day? And how they showed Braves games forever? And how he then started TNT, and they have been all over the NBA? Well those channels have since been taken over by Time Warner, who is trying to "brand" the networks in a crowded cable marketplace.

TNT is now the drama station ("We Know Drama"), showing endless Law & Order reruns and that show with Kira Sedgwick. TBS is the comedy outlet of the pair ("Very Funny"), and tonight we're seeing lots of promos for The Office. What does any of this have to do with this game? I'll get to it. TNT has commercials during the NBA playoffs highlighting the "We Know Drama" of the action and interspersing it with clips from their shows. Get it? Because basketball is, like, dramatic.

Well why don't we have a mashup of baseball and comedy? It would be easy. First off they could have assigned Mike Winters to work this game, and then put Milton Bradley in Hannibal Lecter restraints near him. That would be "Very Funny." As would letting Bud Black put on the shoulder pads and try out for the Broncos--we know he can tackle. You could let Steve Carrell manage the Mets and Willie Randolph take a turn at Dunder Mifflin. "Absolutely Hilarious." I would let Tony Gwynn interview his kid and ask him why he fucked with Tony's old team and teammate when he hit that triple Saturday night. "Rollickingly Mirthful." Leave further ideas in the comments.


Cecil said...

A-Rod screams 'HA' at a fellow surgeon in the ER. The high-bred white guy accuses him of playing dirty, whereupon the totally street third baseman retreats to the 'hood to play chess with J-Jay and Christmas before returning to the ward to save a dying gay kid's life.