Katy Perry’s sharks make ESPN commercial

Riding the popularity of the sharks from the Super Bowl, we have this. This isn’t too funny, but hey, it’s an attention grabber.

Gronk, Marshawn & Conan React To Mortal Kombat Decapitation

Samuel:

Thank you, Conan, for giving us this goodness.

Originally posted on Sports Gossip, Sexy WAGs, NFL and Hot Cheerleaders: BustedCoverage:

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So Conan O’Brien pulled off the biggest coup of Super Bowl week by getting Gronk and Marshawn Lynch to play Mortal Kombat (of course I’m expecting all involved were paid decent cash for the bit) and put on a great show. The bit didn’t disappoint.

I’ll break it down for those of you who are at work and can’t play videos:

• Gronk and Marshawn play the game

• Bodies are decapitated

• Everyone reacts in horror to bodies being ripped apart

• Marshawn grabs his nuts

• Conan grabs his nuts

• Bleeped profanity

• Gronk tells Conan to use a trophy for oral

This really has it all. The folks at Mortal Kombat couldn’t ask for anything more out of the guys for the show they put on. Beast was Beast. It took Gronk a little bit to get warmed up because Beast was overpowering. And Conan lobbed softballs to…

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Key & Peele’s third edition of the East/West Bowl is their best

I don’t know if in terms of comedy this is their funniest, but this was so unexpected and comical to me that I think it’s their best.

Incorporating real NFL players into the sketch is a great idea. Well done, guys.

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The Gatorade 50th anniversary commercial is amazing

Even though this commercial debuted last week, I just watched it for the first time. I think this is a very creative commercial. The history of sports and Gatorade’s influence all in one package. I love it.

Here is a breakdown for all the numbers.

‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ is just wonderful

Last night, the new show “Mike Tyson Mysteries” aired and I didn’t get to watch it. However, Tyson himself tweeted out the episode on Twitter last week.

Did I expect a really great show? Not at all. But because I knew that this show would be a little odd, but with a hint of randomness, I like it. Tyson to me has always been a very intelligent guy. Even though he’s had his ups and downs, I find him very intriguing. Add that onto an animated show where his personality gets mixed in with an adult version of Scooby Doo, I can dig it.

Check it out. It’s just the right amount of silliness I like in my animated shows. It doesn’t take itself seriously and that’s what Tyson is all about.

The Drama Behind the Michael Sam Drama

The Drama Behind the Michael Sam Drama

Samuel:

So glad it happened the way it did. Perfectly captured and perfectly executed on the television side.

Originally posted on The MMQB with Peter King:

“This is a crazy story, so follow me,” says ESPN coordinating producer Seth Markman, who is explaining the behind-the-scenes drama of how Michael Sam’s reaction to being drafted by the St. Louis Rams ended up on ESPN.

Or nearly didn’t.

“In our production truck outside of Radio City, we had a camera on Michael all day Saturday from noon to after 6:30 p.m.,” Markman explains. “I watched him on his couch. I watched him walk around. I watched all the people who were with him all day.

“So it’s now a little past 6:30 p.m. and all of a sudden I look up and the feed from where Michael is disappears. Gone. Totally black. And there are only a few picks left in the draft. We’re in the truck in New York basically freaking out. It turns out Bristol [ESPN’s headquarters] had thunderstorms that had come through and knocked our…

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NBC is doing you a favor by tape delaying the Olympics

NBC is doing you a favor by tape delaying the Olympics

Samuel:

This is probably one of the worst written things I’ve seen advocating for tape delay. Not only is NBC condensing out things from other countries and all the extras, but who actually enjoys watching sporting events later in the day when we already know what happens? Let me watching something live so I can see the result unfold instead of waiting five hours already knowing that USA won and for me to see how they won. Who wants tape delay like that?

Originally posted on For The Win:

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To everyone who complains about NBC’s lack of live coverage for marquee Olympic events: Be careful what you wish for. The Winter Games can get pretty boring when you’re sitting through endless figure skating routines, alpine skiing runs and curling matches.

Those edited primetime highlight shows you deplore are a blessing. Instead of wading through hours of tedious action that has no bearing on medals, then running the risk of missing the pertinent action because you went channel surfing, the tape-delayed package gives you the important stuff you need. The existence of highlights tells you that there are plenty of lowlights out there too.

Why wouldn’t you love the primetime package? Everything you love on TV is edited. You have Netflix so you can enjoy House of Cards. Yet you’d cancel your subscription in an instant if the show consisted of Kevin Spacey going through six…

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