Who has been watching monday night football?
It is sacrilegious what ESPN has done to our holier-than-thou Monday night football event. It has come to my attention that they have started to sell marketing/advertising spots on the show, unannounced to fans.
The past three Mondays in a row, a certain movie star/TV star has magically appeared in the ESPN booth to chit-chat with the boys of ESPN. Coincidence? NO.
Three weeks ago it was Vince Vaughn, to promote some new movie that he has. The next week was Russel Crow, to promote some new soccer league or something that he has. And this last monday it was Drew Carey to promote his new role of host on the Price is Right.
Three weeks in a row they have had movie stars come up to the booth throughout the third and fourth quarters of the game to talk. They talk over the game, they don't show you all of the plays, and they talk about shit that no football fan would care about.
It's bullshit. I could see if maybe there was a star in the audience that they spotted, just stopping by to talk for a minute (this is what they lead you to believe), but that's not the case. And, i wouldn't even mind if the stars stopping by were either fans of one of the teams playing, or from the town which they are in.
However, Drew Carey has no ties to Seattle. He's not a Seahawks fan, and he's not from Seattle. So what the fuck was he doing at Qwest field on Monday. I'll tell you what, he flew out there because he paid to get a spot in the ESPN booth to promote his show. While doing so, managed to talk an awful lot about the Cleveland Browns...why would seattle want to hear some cleveland native gabber on about the cleveland browns, the team that had beat seattle one week prior?
It drives me insane how they record the guys in the ESPN booth with Drew Carey, talk about the Price is Right, while I can simultaneously hear officials whistles in the background, and the fans cheering, i want to know whats going on with the game!