NBC Kicking Off Second Annual Green Week With Sunday Night Football

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


NBC is going "green" yet again this year and shows like "Lipstick Jungle", "Kath & Kim", "My Own Worst Enemy", "Knight Rider" and "Law & Order" will all feature "green" plot lines during the week of November 16th. The whole event kicks off with the Sunday Night Football broadcast and I wanted to share some of what NBC plans for the pregame and halftime shows, as well as the game itself (DAL-WAS). Via NBC PR....

Green week officially launches on NBC's "Football Night in America during the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins game. Commentators, including Bob Costas, Chris Collinsworth, Dan Patrick, Jerome Bettis, and Tiki Barber, will discuss how they each personally green their own routines.

On November 22, NBC will air a carbon neutral Notre Dame and Syracuse game, but the competition won't just be on the field. For the entire month of November, both campuses will participate in the NBC Universal Green Your Routine challenge, hosted on Carbonrally.com. Students, alumni, faculty, and fans will have the opportunity to take eco-challenges and help reduce carbon emissions and save energy. NBC Universal will donate $10,000 to the winning school, which will be designated to their campus sustainability efforts.

In addition, NBC Sports will host an online video contest, in which students from Notre Dame and Syracuse will produce short commercials promoting sustainable practices. The best submissions will be displayed on the NBC Sports website, www.NBCSports.com.
I poked fun at NBC last year when they went "green" because all they essential did was turn off the lights but leave the graphics and screens running.I'm not an expert on energy, but I think about five HD screens and random scrolling signs might actually use MORE electricity than studio lights.....but I could be wrong. While it might just be a publicity stunt, it ultimately doesn't hurt anything, and it's pretty fun to watch Keith Olbermann try to do highlights in the dark.

So Did You Turn Off Any Lights Last Night When Bob Costas Told You To? (Awful Announcing)

15 Comments:

Didn't TBS try a similar stunt during the ALCS?

Nov 11, 2008, 2:14:00 PM  

So....KO and Peter King don't green their lives? Bastards

Justin said...
Nov 11, 2008, 2:25:00 PM  

Last year's dark, lights out SNF broadcast was the single gayest thing I've ever seen on TV (besides anything ESPN shows before 11am on Sunday). This queer ass green movement is the death knell for Western Civilization. All the hard work of our forefathers, for naught; all squandered on this pussy-foot generation.

Anonymous said...
Nov 11, 2008, 3:01:00 PM  

They would save a ton of energy if they just stopped plugging in Bob Costas every Sunday Night.

GMoney said...
Nov 11, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

What a freakin joke.

You know what else is electronic in that studio, and therefore, requires energy? The goddamn backdrop is fake, it's a piped-in image.

Just step back and look at this...it is so goddamn ridiculous it's mind-boggling.

The nattering of politically correct automaton idiots with absolutely no knowledge of the world and how it works.

TURN ***ALL*** THE LIGHTS OFF YOU IDIOTS.

But then, would they be able to sell Toyota trucks?

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 11, 2008, 5:09:00 PM  

And Keith just dotted the I's and crossed the T's on a new contract for his "other gig"...

You know, Keith and Pete do have some green stuff. The joke of course is that they recycle much of their own material.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 11, 2008, 5:43:00 PM  

Maybe this is a subtle way to sell Toyota on higher ad buys.

I mean, the only thing we will see are gigantic, well lit ads for Toyota trucks.

that's it, that's the only thing we will see.

I don't put anything past these slimebags, and I bet I am exactly right. The hypocrisy is already off the charts into Al Gore levels, why not go all the way in?

Hollywood Wags said...
Nov 11, 2008, 6:26:00 PM  

Absolutely. I'm glad we have faithful readers of AA who are not buying into this man made crap.
Why did 100 leading scientists write the UN last year proclaiming there is no scientific proof that man is making changes in temperature worlwide.
Hypocrisy in the dictionary: Al Gore and Mike Greenberg

Golic said...
Nov 11, 2008, 7:02:00 PM  

Hypocrisy in the dictionary: Adolph Bush XLIII not enforcing the UN edicts.

Now, let's get back to the broadcasting biz, please...

JamesCraven said...
Nov 11, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

You know the "separation between church and state"? Well, I'm pushing for the "separation between sports and politics". Anybody? Anybody?

Samuel said...
Nov 11, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

We're going green here by turning off the TV for Football Night in America this Sunday.

Anonymous said...
Nov 11, 2008, 11:49:00 PM  

Something should be done about the environment, if possible, but NBC is stupid if they think they're help anything.

Anonymous said...
Nov 12, 2008, 2:30:00 AM  

this comes a week after they turned on all the lights for an empty baseball stadium so they could get a shot of it from their blimp.

wishmewell said...
Nov 12, 2008, 10:32:00 AM  

Something should be done about the environment?

How about asking all the fans to throw away their waste instead of leaving it in the parking lot and in the stadium.

If all the fans would quit smoking, that would improve the air.

ifsportsandpoliticsdon'tmixgetridofgeraldford,ronreagan,heathshuler,jackkemp said...
Nov 12, 2008, 11:41:00 AM  

If they didn't truck tons and tons of freaking equipment to cities all over the goddamn place to broadcast a game, it MIGHT HELP THE ENVIRONMENT.

If you step back and ask wtf they are doing, it looks to be in the Britney Spears realm of ignorance and stupidity.

Is it any coincidence that GE's stock is in the shitter?

hollywood wags said...
Nov 12, 2008, 11:49:00 AM  

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