This week on Sports On TV, we tackle the horror/comedy/drama/everything else of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer,’ the 1997-2003 hit that catapulted Avengers director Joss Whedon into public consciousness, gave Sarah Michelle Gellar seven more years of television success and adapted a semi-forgotten Kristy Swanson movie into a layered, sometimes absurd and always worth-talking-about cult classic.
And yeah, believe it or not, Buffy had more than 20 great sports moments. I was originally going to supplement the list with a few ‘Angel’ moments (personalized hockey jerseys for babies!), but I revisited the show, re-watched several of my favorite episodes and found so many things to talk about I could barely fit it into a part 1.
If you’re a fan of vampires, good television or magical axes that give teens the power to kick through somebody’s chest, you’ll love this week’s column. Please click through to enjoy my picks for ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s’ 20 greatest sports moments.
Do you like viral videos, especially ones about baby kittens named ‘Little Noodles’ palling around with guinea pigs? Would you like them more if you saw them on television instead of the Internet? Would you like them even more if someone cut to footage of Shaq laughing after it? You’re in luck, on all three counts, oddly!
Shaq is getting his own viral videos show on truTV called ‘Shaq.0′Web Junk 32Shaq Vs. Dramatic Chipmunk ‘Upload with Shaquille O’Neal’.
“Shaquille O’Neal has such a great personality, and he really has a lot of fun with the format and the material in this new truTV series,” said Marc Juris, executive vice president and chief operating officer of truTV. “We’re really excited to be working with Shaq and the outstanding production team.”
“I’ve been a fan of truTV for a long time and I look forward to working with my good friends Gary Owen and Godfrey. I’ve always tried to entertain people and I know this show will deliver big laughs,” said Shaquille O’Neal.
Godfrey! Thank goodness we’ve got somebody involved with experience going “heh, gayyyy” after clips of old things to reign in Shaq’s sense of humor. Anyway, does this sound like a show you’d want to watch, or another show starring Shaq? Let us know in the comments section. Also let us know what you’d call a Shaq viral videos show, because ‘Upload with Shaquille O’Neal’ is pretty boring.
My pick: ‘I Love Watching Shaq Remember Glo Worm’.
FilmDrunk’s 2012 Oscars Best Picture Bracket - I’m not quite as acerbic about movies as Vince, and I love at least 6 of the Best Picture nominees this year. Not a fan of The Help, War Horse or Pay 9/11 Forward. [Film Drunk]
The Dying Art Of Rap Battles & Beefs - Well hey, at least now we’ve got a Twitter feud between a remorseless violent dancing man-child and a pro wrestler security guards wouldn’t let into the arena because they thought he was a fan! [Smoking Section]
‘Community’ Hiatus Might Have Actually Improved Its Chances at Renewal - I want so badly for these characters to graduate. Shows with a logical end need to reach their logical end! [Warming Glow]
Our 30 Favorite Pictures From This Year’s Mardi Gras Chewbacchanal - “Here’s a thing we do where we get drunk and girls shows us their boobs. How could we make it better?” “STAR WARS.” [Gamma Squad]
In Case You Ever Wanted To See Robert Downey Jr. As A Pinup Girl - I haven’t, but uh, thanks for sharing. [UPROXX]
Man Repeatedly Pepper-Sprayed At Disneyland During Fight - Where were these guys when Ursula was trying to destroy Prince Eric’s boat? Or when Gaston was in the woods trying to stab folks? [Buzzfeed]
Rick Santorum’s Gmail Inbox Reveals The Truth About GOP Candidate (PICTURE) - The guy’s last name is “Santorum” for Christ’s sakes, don’t vote for him. Who’s his VP gonna be, Charles Mung? [HuffPost Comedy]
Off The Air: 11 Things Adult Swim Left Online - I wish somebody would accidentally leave ‘Look Around You’ season 2 on a U.S. DVD. [Adult Swim]
How They Made The Greatest Simpsons Episode Of All-Time, “Homer At The Bat” - “Last Exit To Springfield” is the greatest Simpsons episode of all-time, thank you very much. [FARK]
Bossip Exclusive: Ray J Planning To Sue Radio Station Over Spoof Fake Interview Discussing Whitney And Bobby - Any time Ray J talks, the other person should respond with OH RAY J, OH RAY J, OH BAYBEE~ until he shuts up. [Bossip]
How Do You Improve Mardi Gras? Add Will Ferrell - I like that Will Ferrell is just wandering around hanging out at stuff he likes. Beer commercials, Spanish language movies, Minor League Baseball, Mardi Gras. [The FW]
Welcome to Friday Face-Off, our weekly random video competition that pits two of the Internet’s most wildly popular videos against each other for the sake of determining which is the world’s most popular video of this week. Please submit any videos to BurnsyWL@gmail.com and if your video wins, you’ll receive a brand new With Leather t-shirt.
We’re going back to the Friday Face-Off roots this week, and we’re pitting two ferocious wild animal videos against each other. The first video is actually one person’s heroic effort to train the most terrifying animal in the whole universe – the common kitten. Make sure to double up on your adult diapers while watching this video, because you will urinate from fear.