Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I submit to evidence item #12,343 of how ESPN has officially transformed into MTV... They are taking control one of the "Music" Television's shows and making it their own. The Leader is changing the name and promising to make it more about Football, but we'll see about that.
After two successful seasons on MTV, the reality show about high school football has moved from Alabama to Louisiana, and is bound for ESPN. And its focus has shifted from kiss-and-tell to first-and-goal. That's fine - even better - for West Monroe, La. coach Don Shows.I think it was necessary to move schools considering Hoover Coach Rush Probst is rumored to have a 2nd family, and the principal was fired for giving special treatment to players. And Coach Shows appears to be aware of that as well...."I haven't changed any grades, and I don't have a 'secret family,' I'm not worried about anything like that. Absolutely not. Absolutely not."
Shows said his team was approached two years ago to do the original "Two-A-Days" and turned it down. Production company Humidity Entertainment wound up at Hoover (Ala.) High, where love triangles became more prominent than square outs.
Shows said yesterday he would have said no again if he weren't assured the game plan would be sports, not soaps. "I just didn't want anybody to get involved in the personal lives of the kids," says Shows (rhymes with "plows").
The show premiers in November, you know when nothing is going on. The opposite of the Summer. Smart move.
ESPN TAKES 'TWO' (NY Post)
ESPN + MTV= APOCALYPSE! (Awful Announcing)