FOX Pregame Open Thread

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Hugh Laurie AND Alycia Keys! This must be a pregame show for the Super Bowl!!! Good afternoon everyone. Hopefully you skipped Sunday Countdown because it was pretty uneventful at best. Not bad...not good. Hopefully Seacrest and the crew will give us some gems during FOX's coverage.

I'll be in and out of this spot until about 5pm and then I'll be jumping over to The Sporting Blog for the rest of the night. Break out your drinks and someone come up with a drinking game stat.
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Pam Oliver informs us that the Giants watched a 2 minute 30 second movie of their playoff highlights set to "I hope you had the time of your life" by Green Day. That's nice.

"You know she was talking about the music of Green Days, it's like being Kasey Kasem here."- Curt Menafee

Pretty sure that's not supposed to be plural Curt.

"It takes two of you guys to wand me?"- Ryan Seacrest

Eww. I already can't stand this crap. Jimmy Johnson with a nice Writer's Strike joke. What is this two months ago?

"Pretend you're going after Tom Brady's girlfriend back there. Whatever helps."- Jimmy Johnson

Yep....this guy just said that....



"I've had enough of it. I want to give these New England Patriots that trophy tonight to shut that bunch up down in Miami up."- Terry Bradshaw

Whoa TB....settle my friend. And a Brady Quinn commercial on voting....yes!!!

"Hey Seacrest, the only time I thought I'd see you at a Super Bowl man would be as a cheerleader."- Terry Bradshaw


Ouch...Terry is feisty today. Our first red carpet guests are Alycia Keys and Jordin Sparks. I think they're singers.

Ooooh Joe Buck with a nice chip shot in the FBR Open Pro-Am. Ryan Seacrest interviewing Roger Goddell was pretty dreadful...."Thanks man! Have a good one."- RS

It's actually refreshing that FOX is doing spots on the Giants unlike another pregame show earlier today that only focused on the Patriots.

Good job people! You got annoyed by Chris Meyers for countless hours and you powered a 30 second commercial for Amp energy drink. You should be proud. Oh and Air Bud is on in the loacl DC area if Ryan Seacrest isn't exciting enough.

Oooh...Larry Fishburne. Now that's a star.....and Giants VP Steve Tisch. They're pulling out all the big guns early.

"Cowboys aren't easy to looooove and theeeeeey're harder to holllllllllllllld."

Best. Pregame. Ever. Isn't Sara Evans the chick who's ex-husband was watching porn in front of their kids? Or is that another ample breasted country singer???

Jillian Barberie, er Reynolds is on the carpet now...can she even be considered a guest and/or star? Now House is definitely a star! Oooh Jim from The Office....now we're talking!!!

"Signing Randy Moss this past season had the NFL scratching their heads."- Howie Long

Ummm, he wasn't signed Howie....he was traded for.

"Another Malibu's Most Wanted."- Howie Long

And then you say something like that after a crappy rapper does a cheesy spot....AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOUSELF!

Add Kevin Everett, Cal Ripken, and Marissa Miller to the red carpet list. DO IT PAULA! Dance like there's no tomorrow!!!

And Randy Jackson on Bass! Nice!!! Play some Journey next. Rock it Paul Brogan....



Add Nick Lachey and Jimmy Johnson to the "stars" list.....and Sam Jackson.

Okay everyone I'm heading over to the Sporting Blog. Same rules apply over there, so sign up for a commenter account and get your name in lights.

Super Bowl Broadcast: Pregame (Sporting News)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:01 PM

57 Comments:

As the first post of this thread I would like to reference to spygate.

Thanks.

SportsWorld said...
Feb 3, 2008, 2:16:00 PM  

And I want to say FUCK YOU FOX 29 (WTXF-TV in Philadelphia) for your assinine news promotions. The spots would be better used as advertising space.

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

Meanwhile, the Writers' Guild and the producers have agreed on a point in their negotiations. Settlement will soon forthcoming.

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2008, 2:24:00 PM  

Jimmy Johnson really skeeves me out. He's like your dad's drunken friend that always tries to hit on your mom.

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 2:25:00 PM  

Jimmy Johnson really skeeves me out. He's like your dad's drunken friend that always tries to hit on your mom.

or your sister.

Steve said...
Feb 3, 2008, 2:54:00 PM  

is it just me or does Barry Switzer sound like George Bush?

Pickitup said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

This bit with the old coaches has been the worst thing on the pregame show. At least they got it out of the way early. Noone besides Cowboy fans care what Schwitzer says.

Richard said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:14:00 PM  

I don't think I've ever watched that segment before. Also, it's been almost an hour and a half and Ryan Seacrest has talked to 3 celebrities.

Feb 3, 2008, 3:19:00 PM  

That picture of Old Ironhair creeps me out.

He's got man boobs.

Seachest...OUTED! (MXC joke for you)

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:19:00 PM  

Pregame on NFL network is also fun. Having Deion ask if there are any brothers in the crowd of a NE bar is always fun, then asking if that one brother is in front of a mirror also makes it worth it

cdub said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:19:00 PM  

More fucking East Coast bias.

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:21:00 PM  

goddamnit....i knew that westside story shit was coming, but I was praying that they wouldnt do that shit to us. I hate fox.

Pickitup said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:23:00 PM  

That was just retarded.

Feb 3, 2008, 3:25:00 PM  

I guess whomever wrote that copy about the Steelers is a fucktard. The steelers won SB IX in 1975, and even though it was during the 1974 season, they ear was wrone.

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

That West Side Story bit was stupidly bad.

SportsWorld said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

The Fox pre-game show has begun to make this female cry. And that's the demographic they are going for with the red carpet/Ryan Seacrest/E! whole thing, right?

Cherie said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:40:00 PM  

Ha...you tell us Cherie. I have no idea what they're going for. They've only had 4 people on that carpet now and I've only known who two of them were.

Feb 3, 2008, 3:44:00 PM  

fox paid laurie's ticket to the game just for the House promo didnt they.

Pickitup said...
Feb 3, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

i love Jillian Barberie

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:12:00 PM  

I hate FOX but I love me some Frank Caliendo

SportsWorld said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

The Super Bowl of football games, The Super Bowl.

All together now....1...2...3...

DUHHHHHHHHHH...

Man, what a fucktard!

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

Paul Brogan is amazing.

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

I didn't think it was possible for me to hate Ben Roethlisberger anymore...I was proven wrong.

Mez said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

Can we put the camera any closer to Marisa Miller's rack?

I mean I liked it, but it was pretty blatant...and made Seacrest cry.

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

Paula Abdul hopefully is not going back to hollywood.

Mez said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

Paula Abdul sucks!

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

And Paula had a meltdown last week on Idol.

And Simon would hate it.

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

hey AA is it me or is Paula worse then that myspace guy? I mean what the hell was that!?

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

Paula Abdul's performance = Britney at MTV Awards 2.0.

BoSox Siobhan said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:26:00 PM  

Current Super Bowl Footage....
Crazy Fans for sure......Goooo Patriots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r6lHfABDsU

joeknows08 said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:27:00 PM  

wow really? They got that apple bottom jeans song playing with a video of drummer...holy crap fox just doesnt make any sense...

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:27:00 PM  

Paula is SHIT

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:27:00 PM  

Oh man...that was so bad it was good.

Feb 3, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

Highlight of the day so far:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mb672w6wgC8

SportsWorld said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:31:00 PM  

alright whats the over under on us seeing that Sales Genie Commercial 15 more times?

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:48:00 PM  

What are the Heartbreakers gonna play at halftime?

Mal said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  
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RandomRanting said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

Has this been as bad as it sounds?

RandomRanting said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:50:00 PM  

Nothing is funny like making fun of foreigners. Can we have some jokes about terminal diseases while we're at it? That'll sell some product.

Mal said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:52:00 PM  

And there's my answer. Thanks mal :-P

RandomRanting said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

O boy - more Jumper promos!

Mal said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:53:00 PM  

I think they made Sam L. Jackson's shirt out of the same fabric they used on Berman's tie this morning.

Mal said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:54:00 PM  

Wow I actually thought that was real. I thought he was jumping all over the place.
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SportsWorld said...
Feb 3, 2008, 4:58:00 PM  

what is up with that band contest. there were no bands in the running. Two solo artists and a rap group, not exactly what i think of when i think of a search for a band.

Pickitup said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

Band!

ssreporters said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

Why is TO a backup singer for Alicia Keys?

Mal said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

Is there anybody on this pre-game red carpet crap that isn't pimping something?

Mal said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:07:00 PM  

mal, you're watching Fox, remember?

RandomRanting said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:10:00 PM  

You would think they would put up something from blocking those morons behind JJ.

Richard said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

Yeah, lets get Russel Crowe, an Australian to do this piece. I bet he knows nothing about football

Richard said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:14:00 PM  

Howie: That Russell Crowe piece gave me chills.
Jimmy: No, it gave ME chills.
Howie: (hits Jimmy with Cletus the robot) I've got your chill for you, Jimmy. Don't ever steal my cheesy lines again.

Mal said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:15:00 PM  

Man, is this show ever going to end. Too much talk.

Ifiok said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:15:00 PM  

wow AA you sold out to live blog for the SN, anyone else think that was a bad move?

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:24:00 PM  

go over to Deadspin, at least they still live blog on their site.

jones said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:28:00 PM  

Ha....selling out I love it. There will things at both places my friends.

Feb 3, 2008, 5:31:00 PM  

AA you already drunk?

Anonymous said...
Feb 3, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

Am I the only one that gets a boner looking at that pic of Jimmy?

Anonymous said...
Feb 4, 2008, 1:09:00 PM  

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