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Throughout the years, the show has basically remained the same. You can tell that they still like each other. Stat Boy was given an actual name much to the dismay of the viewers. They took more vacation time than George W. Bush (BURN?). The guest hosts blow but the show remains watchable to this day. I rightfully got made fun of last week for watching Around The Horn and admitting it. I deserved that. The show has never been any good. But I will not apologize for still watching PTI daily. PTI isn’t perfect, of course, because the guys are more complacent today than they were when the show was just getting off the ground. So I have no problem saying this because it is 100% true:
Michael Wilbon fucking sucks. He has for a long time now. Tony is still the same old white grumpy guy that we know and love, but Wilbon has morphed into this condescending shit bird that likes nothing and hates everyone. Maybe I’m being a little hard on the guy because he hates the Redskins, Dan Gilbert, and the Yankees—but that’s not entirely it. He acts like sports are beneath him now; like he’s too good to cover anything but the NBA. And that’s not what made PTI so popular a decade ago. The original dynamic of the show was sort of old school vs. new school but it is now old school vs. militant black guy (see: Take, First) and that is an ASS format for anything.
It’s not like I’m going to stop watching the show or anything. Name a better program on at 5:30 than PTI and I’ll watch it. I just want it to be noted that Donovan McNabb’s boyfriend is ruining what once was great because he is a bitter old doucher. One more time, Mike Wilbon fucking sucks. Speaking of sports media, I’ve got a few more thoughts to get off my washboard abs:
*Have you actually seen Brad Nessler in the booth? The next time that they do an in-booth shot of a game he is calling, take a close look. Both Mayock and Taste of the Todd have to sit down because Nessler is apparently 3 feet tall. I am 100% certain that Brad Nessler is a golden-voiced troll. It is hilarious.
*Do not watch Sean McDonough in high def. It looks like he uses battery acid for shampoo. His scalp appears to be identical twins with Norv Turner’s cheeks. It is mortifying.
*Despite the ridiculous lisp, Mike Mayock is ELITE! Yeah, he sounds like a total pillow-biter but the dude KNOWS football. He makes Notre Dame games worth watching (even after Hines Ward being terrible before the game and at halftime). I think that I would rate Mayock as the best color commentator in the business.
*That being said, I still think that Kirk Herbstreit great despite what you fags think/call into radio shows.
*By the way, I LOVE the Browns +13 tonight. LOVE THEM. So many reasons: classic letdown game, the Ravens are old, beating the Pats meant everything to them, Torrey Smiff fall-out, and there is not enough time for Pat Shurmur to put in a horrible game plan. Ravens 16, Browns 10.
I’m going to be in Oxford for most of the day to move some heavy furniture for my parents, drop the dog off for them to watch over the weekend, and demand some sort of birthday present so I’ll be in and out today. As I mentioned yesterday, tomorrow’s post has the potential to be the best ever and allows this blog to come full circle. Confused? You should be as you are not on my intellectual level. Out BRAH.