ESPN Reverting Back to "80s ESPN"

Wednesday, March 14, 2007



Remember when ESPN first came into existence and all they showed were wacky sports like Darts and Archery? (Thinking back reminded me of that scene in Dodgeball where they show the elephants playing Soccer and two guys whipping each other.)

Anywho, ESPN is going back to its roots this May and will televise the most underrated "sporting events" in the history of the world!

ESPN has signed on to televise this year's USA Rock Paper Scissors League championship -- helping give the nascent sport an air of legitimacy.

"This is a milestone for the sport," said USARPS League co-commissioner Matti Leshem. "It's a real validation."

The second annual national championship tournament, sponsored by Bud Light, will take place May 12 and 13 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Finalists will secure a spot at the tourney by winning a local qualifying contest in 325 regional markets; the ultimate winner will take home $50,000.
NICE! I'm going to be on ESPN because I'm the f'ing king of PRS. It cracks me up that there is a governing body for the game, but I guess nothing should surprise me anymore. Last years winner was said to have thrown "the paper heard round the world".

But that's not even the close to the highlight of the event. No....Ladies.....you too can be involved!
Leshem and co-commissioner Andrew Golder have also launched online competition "The Hunt for the USARPS Hotties" to select this year's official "RPS Girls." The commissioners hope to turn the "Hunt" into another special.
Umm...riiiiight. Actually the girls are pretty attractive, so if you live near Columbia, SC or Brunswick, NJ.....On March 22nd you can enter and try to pick one of them up. Good times.

ESPN to Play Paper, Rock, Scissors (Variety.com)
America's Official Rock Paper Scissors League (USARPS)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:11 AM

3 Comments:

Rock, Paper, Scissors is a more legitimate sport than the Arena Football League which ESPN is now ramming down our throats.

Rick said...
Mar 14, 2007, 12:08:00 PM  

Rock, paper, scissors? Come on. If anyone's ever seen or played Ultimate Frisbee that is a sport I would love to see ESPN cover. CSTV covers the college championships but no one gets that channel.

stocker323 said...
Mar 14, 2007, 2:36:00 PM  

When they bring back Australian Rules Football, let me know.

Lou P. said...
Mar 14, 2007, 5:01:00 PM  

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