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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

ESPN's Pretty Good Sports Show Is Actually Pretty Good


There's a lot to be skeptical about when you hear that ESPN is producing an online comedic video series centered around New York sports. I mean, the venn diagram showing the overlap between online comedy fans and people who understand references to Jets contract disputes isn't that generous, I'm guessing.

But you know what? It's pretty great! By not relying too much on super-topical and insidery sports references and jokes, they're able to make a broad, absurd show that, while about sports, doesn't require a copy of Baseball Prospectus 2010 to enjoy. I mean, they have an MC Hammer cameo in this, their sixth, episode. MC Hammer!