ESPNU Comes Up With It's Most Pointless Idea To Date

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Don't get me wrong I love me some Cinco de Mayo, but I don't think I'm going to be dropping everything to watch ESPNU's celebration of the event. The channel is planning on airing various College Football and Basketball games in which prominent players in the game wore the jersey number five. I'm not kidding....

The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, Monday, May 5, ESPNU will air several games showcasing players who have worn No. 5. The stunt will end with a game featuring basketball star O.J. Mayo. Schedule:

9 a.m.- Edgerrin James: Miami vs. UCLA (1998)
11 a.m.- Donovan McNabb: Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech (1998)
1 p.m.- LaDainian Tomlinson: TCU vs. East Carolina (1999 Mobile Bowl)
3:30 p.m.- Reggie Bush: USC vs. UCLA (2005)
6:30 p.m.- Darren McFadden: Arkansas vs. South Carolina (2005)
9 p.m.- Christ Lofton: Florida vs. Tennessee (2008)
10:30 p.m.- O.J. Mayo: USC vs. Arizona (2008)
My favorite part of the whole release is that they openly call it a "stunt". I would watch these games but the marketing behind it seems like a bit of a stretch. If they're doing that then shouldn't they do something cheesy for the Kentucky Derby? Wait, they are???
To commemorate this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, ESPNU will televise a slate of games from the 2007-08 season featuring the University of Louisville Saturday, May 3.

12 a.m.- West Virginia at Louisville (Football)
3 a.m.- 2008 BIG EAST Women’s Semifinal: Louisville at West Virginia (Women’s Bsketball)
4:30 a.m.- Marquette at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
6 a.m.- Syracuse at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
7:30 a.m.- Louisville at Marquette (Men’s Basketball)
9 a.m.- Notre Dame at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
10:30 a.m.- Georgetown at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
7 p.m.- Rutgers at Louisville (Football)
Well then.

(Via ESPN PR)

8 Comments:

Christ. More bullshit for ESPN to sell Reggie Bush.

J.J. said...
May 1, 2008, 4:36:00 PM  

Oh wow. This is terrible.

GMoney said...
May 1, 2008, 4:40:00 PM  

where's the hour long special on shawn kemp's 55 bastard children or karl malone's 555 broken condoms? espn es mal.

Anonymous said...
May 1, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

not sure who came up with this, but that person needs to be fired for being stupid.

wonder if there will be studio hosts wearing sombreros and downing coronas throughout the day...since this is just an excuse for americans to drink and eat nachos.

ummmmmm......nachos

-dan

-dan said...
May 1, 2008, 5:54:00 PM  

Wow. That's just awful.

Michael said...
May 1, 2008, 6:13:00 PM  

I've been wanting to watch that Marquette-Louisville game again.

yournamehere said...
May 1, 2008, 6:31:00 PM  

Christ Lofton??? I mean, he can shoot 3's like no other, but maybe we should just keep calling him Chris until he proves himself to be the son of God.

Anonymous said...
May 1, 2008, 6:42:00 PM  

Anon 6:42: He resurrected his career as a Vol after his secret bout with testicular cancer last year.

/blasphemy

Tainted Alligator Souffle said...
May 1, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

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