Real actors, not people.
Rob Gronkowski may not be very funny or creative, but due to the reduced standards, it has already been made an absolute must on TV – from the Kentucky Derby on NBC to the Times Square Ball Drop on New Year's Day.
Before being classified as a retired NFL star, he was on Fox's payroll to do what he does, and is expected to behave like an unfortunately vulgar, adult juvenile offender.
What exactly did Fox & # 39; New Years Show producers expect when they invited Gronkowski? A viola solo or mandatory chaos?
So he behaved like a Vince McMahon character who has already passed away, and destroyed the set from a cool Lego bust of host Steve Harvey.
He speared it like a soccer ball, smashed it and then kicked the shards. It made no sense that it was a work of art, if not a tedious one.
Harvey, who vaguely didn't know Gronkowski, was immediately furious: "I don't want to work with him anymore! Why is he here? Why are you here? What's wrong with you?"
Come on, Steve, you know the business. He is the gronk! He just stayed in character and performed according to the tacit terms of his engagement with Fox Sports.
And the Internet exploded with enthusiastic approval of his live vandalism by legions of those desensitized by television.
Everyone loves the Gronk! At least everyone in the TV business whose goal is to attract the largest and growing number of jerks.
This happened a lot in 2019, from the Super Bowl halftime for rappers, which was usually edited, to the latest, late admission by the University of Kansas that Snoop Dogg, who was rated X-rated, should perform his wives. A humiliating act during a basketball event was a bad idea. KU apologized as if it had been surprised, robbed.
Immediately before Christmas, former NHL star and current NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick, who had committed as much to his "awe" as to his hockey skills and knowledge, was suspended after hoping for a sexual "threesome" on a podcast including NBC Studio co-moderator Kathryn Tappen.
Suspension? But wasn't it so disrespectful why NBC was attracted to Roenick?
The list of those who went too far after the hiring is endless, from Don Imus to Warren Sapp. There are no better ideas, no better plans to make one network stand out from the others.
And only a few privileged people – a Charles Barkley – are allowed a free pass. Roger Goodell would not dare to repeat Jay-Z's n-word vulgar, woman-objectifying texts in public, but Goodell hired him as the NFL's Minister of Social Justice.
And in 2020, too many of those who know the law of injustice will continue to exercise their right to remain silent.
Isles broadcasts do not hide behind "rules".
How do you prefer the truth? Gold-plated and padded with unpleasant explanations that don't explain anything? Or the rare type that is spoken clearly and with confidence and knowledge?
The latter was heard on a MSG Network Islanders program about New Year's Eve in Washington. After Evgeny Kuznetsov's goal from Capitals, single player Brendan Burke, son of post colleague Don Burke, said:
"Kuznetsov did not play in the first game between these teams in early October because he was suspended for the first three games of the year."
"This behavior not only served to test cocaine positively, but to lie to the NHL about it."
To think that Burke did what most do, vaguely say "suspended for violating league rules."
Hard truths will continue to be closely guarded in sports broadcasts.
Fox's Thom Brennaman recently asked us to persuade Redskins to put Adrian Peterson's career as an all-time great in the right light. He assumed that it was only a few meters.
OK, but the perspective that should be added was that Peterson lost almost a whole season due to a beating of his 4-year-old son, which he appealed for.
Strange what makes night highlights and what doesn't. Something I'm sure has never been seen before in the December 21 Ducks Islanders. However, a candidate for the highlight of the year didn't even manage to do the nightly cut.
The puck contested in a corner shot up in the air and then disappeared. The heads turned, the eyes searched. Nobody could find it.
Then Ref. Francis Charron reached into his pocket and the puck appeared with a thin, magical smile. It had landed directly and quietly in his pocket.
Clyde Frazier, New Years Day in the garden, shot a good, nostalgic shot at Carmelo Anthony when his trail blazers were pounded by the Knicks. Seven minutes before the end, he said to Anthony, "I still have no support, folks." In over 31 minutes, Anthony ended the fight with zero assists.
Eli is not finished earning yet
Like Derek Jeter, Eli Manning has to starve to death. On January 14, his business partners Steiner and Fanatics Collectibles host an "Evening With Eli Manning" in a hotel in Manhattan.
For USD 1,250 per two tickets and dinner, his richest fans can pose for photos with him, while Manning can wish them a sincere, direct farewell.
Manning earned $ 253 million in over 14 NFL seasons – the highest in NFL history – plus many millions more in memos and signed items, real and purported.
I do not get it. If anyone knows why Bart Scott is in such a demand for two-station New York sports radio, I'm open to suggestions.
Game of the Week: New Mexico State 104, Northern New Mexico 30. The winners took 39 3-point games, made 15 steals.
They are all the same graph of the week: Oklahoma, which was used against LSU for the first time, had a third and a 17 when ESPN informed us with the data that “OUs 51 percent in third place in fifth place in the nation lie ”dulled after the next game.
They knew that a tough, exclusive interview for Ezekiel Elliott was imminent when Michael Irvin from NFL Network started it with a huge bear hug.
It's far too late for Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN's leading college football analyst. He was kidnapped by Mayockia invaders who could never speak clear football again.
Ex-Bengals coach Sam Wyche's death commemorates ex-Giants defender Beasley Reece, who, as an NFL TV game analyst, claimed to have pecked Wyche's brain when he had dinner with him the night before. Wyche later said he had never eaten with Reece.
Last Sunday, during the Eagles Giants, CBS showed three times in slow motion the same Eagles player who unduly flexed his muscles. Why? Because soccer networks actually believe that we love that about soccer.
Still not sure why professional athletes are immune to the flu, why they only suffer from flu-like symptoms. Do you get headache-like symptoms?