College Humor is usually good for a solid laugh every month. I've particularly enjoyed the Prank Wars series and I even tuned into their short lived television series on MTV as well. Unfortunately though the venture backed company IAC owned property has been having a bit of an identity crisis of late. Many of the more prolific comedians of the site are like myself dangerously approaching their thirties and their comedic style may even be maturing a bit as well.
The branding of the type of comedy they provide needed to be broadened away from just being hi-jinks for the college crowd. With that in mind, College Humor launched jest.com and subsequently knocked it out of the park with this terrific Moneyball satire trailer poking fun of the Yankees.
While College Humor may have found the college audience a bit limiting, there is certainly a large audience that will embrace this well executed jab at the Yankees. Given the Onion's poor foray into poking fun of the sports world, maybe Jest/College Humor can successfully resonate over time with sports fans?
Great.... Buck and Aikman doing the Cowboys game...Fox needs to SERIOUSLY improve their announcing lineup... and FAST
He's the local sportscaster for Albany's NBC affiliate, WNYT News Channel 13. He also did play by play for the curling tournament during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the fencing and team handball during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and portions of the 2010 US Open tennis tournament and the 2011 Masters. I didn't know any of this off the top of my head either-I had to look it up first.
Sa9273, I was not questioning you or CBS. I was simply stating that I think New England at Oakland is the better game they have should have sent Nantz/Simms to. Instead, we get to see the champs in what will likely be a blowout.
@tonyc Understood. Please read below on why Nantz, Simms are assigned (and mostly everyone else) is assigned weeks beforehand.
How was Steelers-Texans not the game of the week? They're both 2-1! This isn't 1998 anymore, CBS! Also, WTF is a guy who previously did curling doing calling a football game?
@hamlinfan93 NFL assignments (CBS/FOX) are typically made weeks ahead of time (airfare, hotel, consideration of other assignments, budgets etc). Catalon is covering for Bill Macatee who is on an non-NFL assignment.
@Sa9273@hamlinfan93 Everyone knew Green Bay would be awesome and Denver would be terrible. There is NO WAY Nantz and Simms should be doing this game. It'll probably be the biggest blowout of the week which means we'll have to hear them gush over Aaron Rodgers for 2 hours after it's 24-0 midway through the 2nd quarter.
Houston is the favorite to win the South this year and the Steelers are the Steelers, so there is no excuse for Nantz and Simms not to be doing this game.
@hamlinfan93 Never said Pittsburgh was a bad media market. In fact, Steeler games are ratings winners. But that's not the point.
Decisions by networks are based on ad dollars earned in markets where they get the most viewers. What the fans want/think come second (maybe). The Packer game was already scheduled for 4:15 before hand to feature the rare CBS coverage of the NFC super bowl champs on a double header week where they will capitalized on the mid-west and most of the east markets with FOX already taking portions of their east market (New York, but not New England) and the South (Atlanta, but not South Florida). Also, CBS gained viewers in major west markets (SoCal, NoCal, Colorado) against losing the Arizona and Seattle markets, which are small. And then of course, you have the rest of the country that is entitled to a doubleheader game that isn't quite necessarily their local team.
So if your going to get the most viewers for a particular game/time/region during your doubleheader week and you want to hightlight the best team/match up, ideally that's where you put your A team. You want/are getting a huge distribution at your 1 o'clock hour with the best match up including one of the most popular teams in the league (ONE not TWO, because that game is scheduled at 4:15) that's where you put your B team.
Also, Pittsburgh and Houston aren't good media markets? If the Super Bowl should've taught the presidents of network tv's sports divisions, it's that the size of media markets don't matter, at least when it comes to football. Just look at the participants past three Super Bowls: Arizona (#12), Pittsburgh (#23), Indianapolis (#24), New Orleans (#53), and Green Bay (#70). No top ten markets in the Super Bowl since SB XLII and yet the ratings continue to rise. People just want football, and they want quality, not market size. Maybe markets matter in the NBA and NHL, but clearly they have become irrelevant in the NFL, America's most popular sports league since Super Bowl XXXIV.
You know, the real reason is probably to lament Tebow's "predicament" as a backup as well as to gush over Rodgers. Oh yeah, and they'll give some praise to Kyle Orton, Champ Bailey and remind us the Packers are "world champs".
@jack butler505 And btw, putting your A team nationally where your going to place the majority of your coverage distribution against FOX when they're showcasing the Cowboys at 1PM is not a good move.
And yes, even if they're playing the Lions, its still the Cowboys.
@jack butler505 CBS are going to get only two Packers home games a year and if they're going to showcase them during their doubleheader week, now is as better time as any. The defending super bowl champs, two good media markets, they concede NY without getting blacked out but gain the rest of the country AND on their doubleheader week? Sounds right to me.
And I don't know why people sweat WHOuston so much. They're the favorites to win the south by default only because Manning is done for the year. Yet they still can't seem to get the job done with that weak secondary and an over rated video game QB.
Weak excuses for CBS on both counts. Even on paper Steelers-Texans is a better matchup (AFC champ vs the team with the ass everybody likes to kiss). And aren't there any Arena League guys available? Their season ended if I'm not mistaken.
@tonyc CBS and I are pretty sure you are wrong.