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Judd Apatow and Laura Dern Are Developing a Movie About Female Football Fans

Laura Dern and Judd Apatow are teaming up for a film. THR reports that the pair are currently developing an untitled comedy based on an idea by Dern for a "female-driven ensemble comedy set in the world of obsessive female football fans." No further details on the project have been revealed yet, but the script will be penned by South Park writer Pam Brady, who also co-wrote Team America: World Police alongside Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Dern and Apatow will co-produce the movie together.

"Football Monday's Comin' to Your Town on Monday Night," My Attempt at a New Monday Night Football Song, by Cullen Crawford

Dear Sirs or Madames at ESPN,

With the NFL season over I think it may be time to reconsider your approach to branding Monday Night Football. Simply put, America misses the dancing and singing Guitarman who announces the things that will happen in the upcoming game while wearing sunglasses. I understand your probable reticence, as your last Guitarman was a hateful monster.  Which is why I’m writing you to offer my service as America’s new Monday Night Football Song and Dance Man. I assure you I hate no one but myself and am very good at predicting the happenings of a typical Monday Night Football evening. Please find my [...]

The League: One NFL Lockout Away from Being Television’s Best Comedy

Season Two of The League ends in an ominous darkness. Ruxon (Nick Kroll) won the league and blacked out the Sun. Holding the Shiva over his head, he taunts the losers with his masturbation fantasies. Taco (Jon Lajoie) cries out, “The league is doomed.” This could have meant a myriad of things but at the time it felt like an allusion to the looming NFL Lockout. Tomorrow night, The League is set to premiere its third season with the NFL season very much happening; however, I can’t help but think about how great the show would be if it wasn’t.

Yoni Brenner Brings Football Humor to the New Yorker with Trick Plays

In this week's New Yorker, Yoni Brenner brings some high-minded sports humor to Shouts and Murmurs with Trick Plays: "Double Trick Inside Stunt: Essentially, a well-disguised variation on the strong-side blitz. For the first trick, the strong-side linebacker 'stunts' inside the defensive tackle to confuse the blockers. The other trick is that they’re all on steroids."

Welcome to My Football Party, by Patrick Walczy

Hey, Jeff! Come on in! You’re just in time, man, the game’s about to start. By the way, how do we know when the game’s about to start? I’m messing with you, bro. I know it’s when that little guy makes the kickoff. So glad the wives suggested this while they do their Sunday shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Sunday shopping, but bro time is important too, and that’s according to a recent study at Princeton’s Behavioral Science Institute. Looks like you could use a cold one. Here you go. It’s a kale smoothie with four scoops of protein powder. Gameday? More like Gamewhey, mother [...]

Get Comfortable with These 7 Promos for 'The League'

How did your fantasy team do last weekend? What's that? You lost? Sorr– Your opponent had Julio Jones? Yeah, he killed i– Oh, and you started Fred Jackson? I mean, come on, you can’t be too surprised when Fred Jackson gets injur– Sorry, I forgot this isn't Offsider.com, the Internet's premiere comedic fantasy football blog. Speaking of comedic fantasy football, watch the rest of the promos after the jump.

Funny or Die Gives NFL Players Something to Do During the Lockout

As of right now, there's no football season happening this Fall. That could change any day due to ongoing negotiations, but really, who knows? But Funny or Die was nice enough to give a dozen or so players some work during their unexpected downtime. Also, Taylor Lautner.

The new short, directed by former full-time Funny or Dier Eric Appel and written by Alex Fernie and Ryan Perez, also stars Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Kevin Costner and NFL Network talking heads Rich Eisen and Marshall Faulk. Meanwhile, Tom Brady is somewhere shooting commercials for Uggs.

High School Crush, by Blythe Roberson

Alex Semmelmeyer is my future husband but since he’s the punter of the football team he’s too busy to know I exist! But that’s OK because here’s what I did today to make him realize I was born and one day he’s going to raise four babies with me:

• I stood outside his Bio class and when he walked out I talked really loudly about Peyton Manning so he would be interested and look in my direction.

• I stuffed notes in his locker that were anonymous but were in my really distinct poetic voice.

• I stood outside his Gov class and talked really loudly about Archie [...]

Rob Riggle Set to Make Football Jokes as Fox's NFL Pregame Comic Relief

Finally a reason to watch sports (J. Kidding we love watching people throw around the ol' skinned pig): next season, Rob Riggle will do funny things during Fox's Sunday pregame coverage. It was a role previously held by Frank Caliendo doing impersonations of John Madden and the like. Rob isn't so sure what he's going to do with the postion. He told USAToday: "[impressions] aren't in my wheelhouse. So what is my wheelhouse? We'll discover that along the way." Maybe each week he can demonstrate new endzone dance handshakes like this:

Will Ferrell And Mark Wahlberg To Throw Around The Ol' Pigskin, Shriek At Each Other in Turkey Bowl

Nascar. Basketball. Ice Skating. Soccer. The never-ending battle for hearts of the American public. Will Ferrell has dominated every sport he's set his mind to, so of course it was only a matter of time before he took on football. Ferrell joins Wahlberg in Warner Bros' Turkey Bowl, which stars The Other Guys duo as "guys from football-obsessed towns who lead rival teams in an annual tackle football game for bragging and trash-talking rights." I don't know about you, but I've really missed Rage Ferrell, and I'm looking forward to a lot of red-faced meltdowns in his future. Alec Baldwin is already set to play Mark Wahlberg's [...]