Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 48

Thread: NBC’s “Football Night in America” To Kill Off a Host for November Sweeps

          
   
   
    Bookmark and Share
  1. #1
    #1 Hater of the other 30 SteelCityMan786's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hollidaysburg
    Posts
    2,493

    NBC’s “Football Night in America” To Kill Off a Host for November Sweeps

    NBC’s “Football Night in America” To Kill Off a Host for November Sweeps

    With NBC continuing to draw sluggish ratings this season, NBC Sports president Dick Ebersol said he will do his part to boost the network’s sluggish ratings during the crucial November sweeps period by killing off one host of “Football Night in America” this Sunday night.

    The network is allowing viewers to vote for which host will be killed on NBCSports.com, but the final decision will be made by producers and Ebersol himself.

    “The viewing public loves life and death stuff like this,” said Ebersol. “It’s always great for ratings. That’s why you see shows kill off a character or have a character have a baby when ratings start to dip. The only difference is that in our case we don’t have characters. This is a real live person that we’ll be killing. But I think that fact will bring in even more viewers.”

    So far the more than 6 million votes have been logged on NBCSports.com with Cris Collinsworth, Peter King, Al Michaels and John Madden running neck and neck at the top. But Ebersol reiterated that while he will take into account the online vote, the final decision will be his.

    “There are positives and negatives to offing each and every one of them,” he said.

    Cris Collinsorth: “I think he might win the online vote. He comes across as very unlikable. Plus, he’s a dork and deep down everyone wants to see a dork get picked on. Or, in this instance, bludgeoned to death on a television set by a director’s chair.”

    Peter King: “The only reason he won’t win the online vote because he’s not well-known enough by the average viewer who isn’t familiar with his atrocious work for Sports Illustrated. Plus, killing him might be difficult and could push us way over time on our broadcast because we’d have to get through several layers of fat before any major organs would come into play.”

    Bob Costas: “Kind of condescending and a bit too much of a sports nerd for most. But, personally, I’d feel bad killing him because he stayed with this network for a long time when all we were showing was the Olympics ever few years and some extreme sports crap.”

    Al Michaels: “He probably deserves to be killed more than anyone. The guy makes a fortune but has been mailing it in for the better part of the last decade. I just hope if we kill him that ABC Sports will give us back the cartoon bunny we traded to get him.”

    Sterling Sharpe: “A lot of people are going to vote for him thinking he’s Shannon Sharpe.”

    Jerome Bettis: “He’s a likable guy and means well, so it would probably upset people if he was the one to go. And it would especially upset people from Detroit.”

    John Madden: “Tons of people will vote for him to be killed. But I don’t see the point really. He’ll probably die of natural causes soon anyway – maybe even before Sunday – so it would probably be a waste of effort on our part.”

    Ebersol says the public will learn which NBC football employee has been chosen as the one to go in a dramatic conclusion to Sunday’s night’s pregame show.

    “I’m confident this will be huge for ratings,” said Ebersol. “And just to be sure, we’re going to have that Hiro guy from “Heroes” be in-studio to do the killing himself. It’s going to be awesome.”



  2. #2
    House of Steel
    Guest
    Collinsworth is history in my opinion. I voted for that Bunghole Cheerleader. I wish they do one for the NFL Today, it would be a tie between Donkey Lips Sharpe, Cheerleader of the Who Deys, Boomer.

  3. #3
    BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Central PA.
    Posts
    54,683
    My Mood
    Curmudgeon
    Get rid of Collinsworth, he's an idiot !

  4. #4
    #1 Hater of the other 30 SteelCityMan786's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hollidaysburg
    Posts
    2,493
    Apparantly you didn't see this on Sportspickle.com???



  5. #5
    SA First Blitzburgh Blitzburgh55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Morgantown,WV/Yardley,PA
    Posts
    3,854
    Where do i vote i want madden gone

  6. #6
    House of Steel
    Guest
    OH CRAP!!! HE MADE US FALL FOR THE FLOOZY!!! Smart ***, I see you was after revenge for what Philly pulled on you. Good one!!!

  7. #7
    #1 Hater of the other 30 SteelCityMan786's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hollidaysburg
    Posts
    2,493
    Quote Originally Posted by House of Steel View Post
    OH CRAP!!! HE MADE US FALL FOR THE FLOOZY!!! Smart ***, I see you was after revenge for what Philly pulled on you. Good one!!!
    hahah pay back's a REAL BITCH.



  8. #8
    House of Steel
    Guest
    Yes, it sure is. Good Job!!! I am an idiot.

  9. #9
    #1 Hater of the other 30 SteelCityMan786's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hollidaysburg
    Posts
    2,493
    Quote Originally Posted by House of Steel View Post
    Yes, it sure is. Good Job!!! I am an idiot.
    hahaha thanks. I thought no one would fall for it either.



  10. #10
    House of Steel
    Guest
    You put this up at the perfect time cause everyone is either stuffed as hell, or tired as hell from a long day of eating turkey and having that chemical kicking in your brain to make you act stupid.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Sunday Night Football to be streamed LIVE
    By SteelerBee43 in forum Steelers Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-28-2008, 05:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •