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ESPN blows NFL Today reunion


ESPN showed on the Nov. 9 edition of the Monday Night Countdown program why it's the Worldwide Leader in Sports Lameness. To promote Tuesday night's 30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek, ESPN reunited the old CBS The NFL Today team of Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, and Irv Cross. What could have been a really cool segment turned into The Brady Bunch Movie, with the trio still acting like it 1985 (No sign of Bruce Springsteen or Madonna, though. Or Bowling for Soup, for that matter...thank goodness!). Tom Jackson and Chris Berman didn't help things much.
If The NFL Today crew had just been brought on to talk about old times or reminisced about Jimmy the Greek or put into perspective how covering the NFL had changed since the 1980, it would have been a great segment. The chances of seeing these three together in one place on TV don't come around ofter. ESPN just plain blew it.
The NFL Today reunion could have been a great segment. Getting cutesy ruined a really cool moment. It's another case of over-thinking at ESPN, or just plain non-thinking.


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ESPN showed on the Nov. 9 edition of the Monday Night Countdown program why it's the Worldwide Leader in Sports Lameness. To promote Tuesday night's 30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek, ESPN reunited the old CBS The NFL Today team of Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, and Irv Cross. What could have been a really cool segment turned into The Brady Bunch Movie, with the trio still acting like it 1985 (No sign of Bruce Springsteen or Madonna, though. Or Bowling for Soup, for that matter...thank goodness!). Tom Jackson and Chris Berman didn't help things much.
If The NFL Today crew had just been brought on to talk about old times or reminisced about Jimmy the Greek or put into perspective how covering the NFL had changed since the 1980, it would have been a great segment. The chances of seeing these three together in one place on TV don't come around ofter. ESPN just plain blew it.
The NFL Today reunion could have been a great segment. Getting cutesy ruined a really cool moment. It's another case of over-thinking at ESPN, or just plain non-thinking.



Posted originally: 2009-11-10 06:45:00
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