We were alerted to a real, honest to goodness episode of Judge Sapp that was published on Youtube on The NOC this week. Although light on views (south of 1,500), it's high on… something. What that is, I can't quite put my finger on it. All I know is when the first participant walks into Judge Sapp's courtroom, one of those annoying Youtube popups comes on screen with the message - "LIKE if you thought that was Grimace from McDonald's for a second!" complete with a purple background. That pretty much sums up the core of Judge Sapp, which thankfully seems smart enough to be in on the joke of a former NFL defensive lineman serving as a courtroom judge on a Youtube show. Oh, and there's a Courtroom DJ, too… and a legal analyst to advise Judge Sapp complete with stereotypical DJ and legal analyst garb respectively. As expected, the comedy aspects are a bit hit or miss, but it is Youtube after all.
The following episode features a dispute between two brothers over a hot dog cart and lasts all of eight minutes. If you can get across the acting involved, Sapp actually isn't too bad in the role. At least he's better as a Youtube judge than an NFL news breaker...
Thank goodness the defendant wasn't too torn up over the $1500 decision to make jokes about opening up a live chicken stand. I'm just upset there was no appearance of the spinning wheel of destiny, maybe I'll have to tune in next time. Now, if only Judge Sapp can settle a real hot dog dispute between Kobayashi and Major League Eating, I'll be really impressed.
Albert will be in citifield after all:
Saturday May 5
Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets (FOX 4PM) Kenny Albert, Eric Karros
Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants (FOX 4PM) Dave Flemming, Bill Schroeder
Chicago White Sox @ Detroit Tigers (FOX 4PM) Matt Vasgersian, Tim McCarver
I remember Fox used to use all of its own staff to call almost all of their games outside of NFL season. Now it seems like they're resorting to using local broadcasters for at least one game every week.
So Matt Vasgersian is returning to the booth? I wonder who will get the nod for the studio role. Greg Amsinger? Brian Kenny? Will they fly Chris Rose out to NJ and maybe have him host a week of Intentional Talk from the studio while he's there?
Its my understanding that Vasgersian will work one more date in May and Amsinger will work the studio for both. TitanTV listing has Kenny Albert listed for D'backs-Mets, but this is very unlikely due to his radio work for the Rangers (game 4 is on NBC at 12:30). So Daron Sutton is a possibility.