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Who Are The Ad Wizards Who Came Up With This One? Buck And McCarver To Host A Movie Marathon On FX


Fasten your seatbelts, folks, I think this might turn out to be a bumpy ride.

It has been announced that Joe Buck and Tim McCarver will be hosting an “All Star Sunday” movie marathon on the cable network FX on July 12th, the Sunday before the MLB All-Star Game.

Brililant! The only thing that could make this better is if they lined up some awesome movies to watch while we viewers nosh on popcorn and listen to Buck and McCarver break down movies with the same wit, class and insight they bring to their MLB on Fox broadcasts…so, what movies are they showing?

The movie marathon includes recent fare such as Mr. 3000, Fever Pitch and The Benchwarmers, in addition to the premiere of the animated movie Everyone’s Hero.

The marathon will also include a look at the “Top 10 All-Star Plays.”

Well that just sounds absolutely…abysmal. Those movies are simply brutal – not that I’ve seen them – but you can imagine, right?

I’m sorry, but this is just a terrible idea on all counts. Seriously, watching this might be a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

After the jump, my ideas as to what sort of insight viewers will be forced to endure if they truly are gluttons for punishment and actually watch this abortion of a concept.

  • Tim on Mr. 3000: “Casting is such a vital part of the movie business, as far as movies are concerned”
  • Joe & Tim discussing The Benchwarmers: Joe: “I am stunned Rob Schneider doesn’t get more opportunities to demonstrate his considerable acting chops.” Tim: “I am your co-stunner.”
  • Tim & Joe discuss the poor reviews Fever Pitch received: Tim: “One of the reasons Jimmy Fallon’s movies have struggled is because their screenplays have been bad, really bad.” Joe: “You mean that in a good way, right?” Tim: “Ummm, well, no.”
  • Tim, responding to Joe’s question as to how the movie business has changed over the years:I think if you asked that question 30 years ago, it would have brought a different response.”
  • Tim, on Jon Heder and the perceived difference between getting nominated for an Oscar or a Razzie:A Razzie is as good as an Oscar.”
  • Joe, on David Spade’s acting performance in The Benchwarmers: “That was a disgusting act.”

Shit, the only thing that saving this from being a complete disaster is Artie Lange and tank of Nitrous. Now that would be something.

Buck and McCarver to host All-Star movie marathon. [Sports Media Watch]