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Joe Theismann Is Back In The NFL Business, Baby!


Finally! For those of you who have been missing Joe Theismann’s aptitude for astute analysis ever since he got his ass booted out of the Monday Night Football booth in favor of Tony Kornheiser (ugh), be prepared to rejoice. Theismann will be joining a virtual calvacade of some of his fellow castoffs from other networks for an NFL Network show called Playbook. Squee!

Via the very appropriately-named Sports Media Blog:

And according to the NFL, it is ” the most comprehensive X’s and O’s football show on television.,,Theismann joins NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe, Brian Billick, Mike Mayock and Solomon Wilcots who each week, prepare football fans for Sunday just like the players.”

The most comprehensive, you say? Don’t make Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge come out of the film room and go ninja telestrator all over their punk asses. Everybody knows that NFL Matchup on ESPN is at the top of the heap when it comes to breaking down game film. Maybe not everybody, but how about everybody who suffers from insomina, given the show airs every week on Sundays at 3:00 in the morning? Still, it’s a helluva lead-in for Perspectives with Lionel Osbourne.

Wait. What was I talking about again? Oh yeah. Joe Theismann. Shit, even Saturday Night Live sketches from 10 years ago are more interesting than that blowhard windbag, or as I like to say, blowbag – or was it hardwind? Whatever. I’ve lost interest already.

Joe Theismann’s back in the game [Sports Media Blog]