Friday, June 16, 2006

You're With Me, AFV!

Yesterday I read an article on Deadspin.com about Chris Berman swooping in and stealing Scott Van Pelt's golf thunder for the duration of the US Open. Clearly it seems that Berman, one of the head honcho on-air personalities at ESPN, gets to pull rank whenever he feels like it. Hopefully no one will get in his way should ESPN broadcast a leather pants event.

Now it seems that Stuart Scott is also invading our airwaves through avenues other than ESPN, or even legitimate sporting events. Last night, as I was flipping through the channels, something sports related caught my eye. I stopped for a second, and watched a hilarious clip of a small child getting blasted in the head by an errant basketball thrown by his grandfather. Seriously, the kid looked like he had just been hit by a Terry Tate possessed basketball. Soon, I realized that there was something familiar about this program, and it wasn't because my grandpa had used my mellon to perfect chest passes. The voice talking over the clip was very recognizable, to me at least, and sure enough, as the clip ended, Stuart Scott appeared on the screen.

I couldn't believe that ABC had let Stu pull rank on Tom Bergeron. Though, after some research I quickly discovered that it was only for a special sports edition Funniest Home Videos. Still, it seems that ESPN personalities are popping up all over the place. Hopefully I'll never have to worry about seeing Hank Goldberg and Len Pasquarelli prancing in spandex during an episode of "Dancing With the Stars".
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"Episode No. 1625" - The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and all the really embarrassing things that happens in between are highlighted in an all-sports edition that features hysterical football, basketball, golf and track and field goofs, on "America's Funniest Home Videos".

ESPN's Stuart Scott hosts.

1 comment:

Erik Mann said...

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