"Take That Twinkie Out Your Mouth" And The Rest Of LL Cool J's Perplexing Interview On Sports Center

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I can almost understand when Sports Center promotes a Disney movie like "The Gameplan". It makes synergistic sense for the company and it's even somewhat Sports related. I can also understand when ESPN uses new music for intros and outros, ala 3 Doors Down and the MNF bumper music. They need something there and why not a CD coming out the next day? Sure they're annoying as hell and painfully self-serving but at least they make some semblance of sense.

Which takes us to today. When you have a crappy morning show opposite your flagship program (which you just made live in the past month), why.....WHY?!....would you interview a 40-year old rapper/actor for over five minutes?!?!?!



"40 years old, how do you do it?"- Stan Verrett
"Steroids."- LL Cool J
"One day at a time."- LL Cool J

Aren't interviews like this the EXACT reason ESPN kept First Take on after going live with the morning Sports Centers?! I guarantee you if I turn it to ESPN2 in the next five minutes, he'll be talking to those jokers. Everytime ESPN does a few good things (SC live, Limiting guests in the MNF booth) in a row, they ruin it with one giant leap backwards with crap like this......and right on cue LL is on First Take.

Look, I have nothing against LL Cool J, or that they're having him argue with Skip Bayless right now, but interviewing someone randomly like this on Sports Center just makes no sense. I know you have a lot of time to fill, but could you maybe have some athletes on? The Chris Coste interview was right before 11am was perfect. Can we stick with that format?

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(Side note: Anyone know why Hannah Storm and Josh Elliott are absent after doing just two weeks of live shows? John Buccigross and Stan Verrett are on today and actually doing pretty damn well together. Outside of the whole Ladies Love Cool James thing.)

9 Comments:

He DID play a former football player on In The House. I'm sure that that is how ESPN is justifying his appearance today.

GMoney said...
Aug 27, 2008, 12:10:00 PM  

yea and wasn't he a football player in that movie with Al Pacino and Jamie Fox? favorite quote "The fact that he gets to ya know ya know knockin that down blowin them bubbles and all that ya know I don know".

C-Rod said...
Aug 27, 2008, 12:15:00 PM  

Dan Hicks is back from China and probably walked in on Hannah & Josh

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 12:39:00 PM  

he was also on the erik & mike show this morning, fortunately i was able to change the station in time.

he'll probably be on tirico's show and sportsbash and espnnews and anyplace else you can think of.

-dan

-dan said...
Aug 27, 2008, 1:04:00 PM  

Its all LL all the time today on the Leader, he's going to be on Tirico and Van Pelt too. Does he have an album "dropping" with a Disney owned label?

What garbage

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 1:12:00 PM  

Sage Steele has taken Chris McKendry's place every day this week as well.

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 1:24:00 PM  

LL's new commerial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAJ3fdYIxXU

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

Those Old Spice commercials stink, Anonymous 1:29. The half man, half horse commercial, the one with Neil Patrick Harris, just terrible. NPH - "I outta know. I used to play a doctor on TV for pretend."

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2008, 2:17:00 PM  

This is stupid.

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2008, 2:26:00 AM  

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