The Olympics are confusing. Some events take place on courts, some in pools, some with rifles. Luckily, Dave Hill is working with BBC America to explain how sports work to the common man. Like how the goal of the floor exercise is ungracefully fall on your face. Below, watch Dave explain boxing and get punched a lot. You can watch him explain other sports here.
The 2012 NHL Awards were last night. I know what you're thinking: "Oh no, I missed the 2012 NHL Awards and the 2011 NHL Awards and the 2010 NHL Awards and the 2009, 2008, 2007— Wait, how old are the NHL awards? What is the NHL? Hock-what? Hock-ey? Is that one where they hit a flat ball with a stick? Puck? Puck you, buddy." As you can see above, Tracy Morgan does a great job pretending to know what hockey is and doing his Tracy Morgan thing. Below watch all the clips of Will Arnett impersonating Brendan Shanahan. Who's Brendan Shanahan? No idea but it's funny to watch Will [...]
Attention comedy nerds! You’ve probably been too busy combing the Internet for the perfect Two and a Half Men outtake to realize that we are smack dab in the middle of Super Bowl Week! This Sunday, the Packers will clash with the Steelers on the gridiron, and most red-blooded Americans will be watching. But if you love Will Forte’s "The Falconer" and have never heard of the Atlanta Falcons, you’d probably prefer to spend Super Bowl Sunday watching a marathon of SNL episodes hosted by NFL superstars. To help navigate the minefield of football players trying their hand at comedy, here’s a handy viewing guide to the best [...]
Following an Australian golfer named Adam Scott winning The Masters golf tournament, Parks and Rec star Adam Scott made a surprise appearance on Conan yesterday to beg people to stop joking about how they have the same name. Looks like Adam Scott needs to start a Jon Daly/John Daly campaign.
I think some of those fun facts were fake but I'm sure they were fun. Are they doing this everywhere? Are they going from town to town to town, riding the rails, making up things about baseball players as a campaign for The Campaign? It's a bit old school (Old School!) but it would totally work because their movie is about rival baseball players. What's that? Oh, it's about rival political campaigns. Zach and Will, stop throwing pitches and eating pizza (watch below) and start getting ready to appear on Meet the Press.
If you listen to ESPN in the background while you do the dishes, you know that Jeremy Lin is the greatest basketball player of all time if judging by how easy it is to make puns out of his name. Well a year ago, before all of this current Linsanity, Harvard Sailing Club's Adam Lustick (along with Splitsider's own Matt Fisher) challenged the soon to be star to a rousing game of P-I-G.
Watch Adam Lu-STICK it to Jeremy "A People's History of the United States by Howard" Lin, above.
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!
You remember the great Olympic story of the man so good at riding a fancy horse fancily that not only did he win a gold medal for fancy horse walking but also other medalist started give him their medals – Ryan Lochte was like, "Here's my medal and the Lochtey to my heart" – until soon this man had all the medals? Of course you don't remember, it's happening right this second to Stephen Colbert and [...]
Did this handshake really need to end so soon? Couldn't they have waited a little longer to announce what was the "Best Third Quarter Right-Handed Dunk By A Lefty In A California-Located NCAA Division II Basketball Game In Which The Winning Team Went On To Win By 8, 13, or 14 Points" or whatever gets awarded at the ESPYs? Below is Rob Riggle's monologue, which if you're unfamiliar with sports will just seem like mumbo jumbo mixed with jokes about Cleveland and eyebrows.
912 is a joke! In the fourth of six planned John Kransinski Alec Baldwin New Era ads, Baldwin's burning hatred for the Red Sox results in him accidentally setting his heavy mahogany furniture and supple leather sofas aflame out of spite. In the end, Alec and John have to move in together a la The Odd Couple, forced to get along despite their competing personality quirks and the increasingly obvious fact that, in this world, Alec Baldwin has completely lost his mind.
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