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The NFL gave Saturday Night Live writers a bunch of ammo during their tumultuous off-season. During the shows 40th premier last weekend, we got to see some of what they had been working on and it definitely didn’t disappoint.
The show opened with a “State of the Union” show geared toward the crisis in the NFL. Host Chris Pratt played Roger Goodell while Keenan Thompson and Jay Pharaoh played Ray Lewis and Shannon Sharpe, respectively.
ESPN talking head and Grantland.com EIC Bill Simmons went on a well sized rant today on his B.S. Report podcast. It is pretty well known that Simmons is the biggest critic of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his comments today support that fact entirely.
During the show, Simmons and Tony Manfred began talking about Roger Goodell’s recent press conference. When addressing the fact that Goodell told the media he had not seen the tape of Ray Rice striking his wife, Simmons held nothing back.
One of the best shows on television right now is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Oliver is a tremendous smart ass so his talents totally lend themselves perfectly to his Jon Stewart-y role.
Last night one his show, he moved his crosshairs to Roger Goodell’s press conference. During the segment, Oliver claims that Goodell talked for 45 minutes about, essentially, nothing.
“We begin tonight with the unavoidable and simple truth that intentionally, or by neglect, the Atlantic County, NJ, District Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore Ravens, the National Football League, and Commissioner Roger Goodell have conducted a cover-up of Ray Rice’s assault on his then-fiancée on Feb. 15th”
And just like that, Keith Olbermann went off on one of his classic rants about current events. This one, however, went a step further than usual when he demanded that Roger Goodell should “leave or be expelled from his current position”.
Last night on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon handed out superlatives to members of the Packers and Seahawks since they were opening the NFL season on Thursday Night Football.
Our favorite superlatives were those for Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch. Russell’s is above but I highly recommend watching the clip below for the other two.
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show are one of the best programs on cable these days. His deadpan humor mixed with the complete and utter mess the world is in right now is a refreshing way to watch the news.
They took a break from politics to focus on the absurd reporting from ESPN on Tuesday. During the broadcast, ESPN correspondent Josina Anderson began reporting on the showering habits of St. Louis Rams Michael Sam, who revealed he was gay prior to the NFL Draft.
Rex Ryan has introduced a new drill to the New York Jets training came.
Dizzy Bat Race.
Yep, that same dizzy bat race that is used to have drunken fun is now being used to train professional athletes. For what, though? Perhaps Rex wants his players to be able to play concussed?