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Thursday, January 17, 2008

FOX’s Super Bowl Coverage to Become Even More Unwatchable

posted by on January 17 at 13:05 PM

Ugh. From the New York Observer:

On Feb. 3, a k a Super Bowl Sunday, in an original News Corp. smorgasbord, reporters from FOX News will be teaming up with reporters from FOX owned and operated stations from around the country for a three hour broadcast event, focusing on—USA! USA!—presidential politics and professional football.

Shepard Smith, of FOX News, will headline the production from Glendale, Ariz., the site of this year’s Super Bowl. FOX News anchor (and Cincinnati Bengals fanatic) Bill Hemmer will contribute from New York, along with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.

As the anchors toggle back and forth between discussion of the Super Bowl and Super Tuesday, they will chew over political dispatches from FOX Broadcasting reporters from around the country.

That sounds… delightful.

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WTF? Not only do I have to watch that retarded dancing robot, and listen to inane plot lines written about the players, now I have to suffer fucking politics during a ball game.

Fuck Rupert Murdoch for ripping out what enjoyment was left in professional football and replacing it with bullshit like this. I hope Shepard Smith gets hit by a bus filled with wetbacks.

Posted by ecce homo | January 17, 2008 1:21 PM

So much for my Superbowl party.

Posted by crazycatguy | January 17, 2008 1:25 PM

what the hell? that's the worst idea ever.

Posted by giannissima | January 17, 2008 1:26 PM

Id love to see Barry Obama up against any of the craggy old Republicans.

Hut, Hut, GoooooooOOOObama!

Posted by andy niable | January 17, 2008 1:32 PM

That is so fucking fucked up fucktarded it's unfucking real. What sort of pile of elephant sanatorum comes up with is shit! You know, the super bowl is supposed to be a break from politics! Hell it might be the one thing a civil number of Americans agree on, they like to watch football.

Posted by OR Matt | January 17, 2008 1:34 PM

Well, this HDTV is going back to Costco then.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2008 1:35 PM

Oh well, I wasn't going to watch with the sound on anyway.

Posted by Hernandez | January 17, 2008 1:45 PM

As someone who can't vote in this country and wasn't planning on watching the Superbowl anyway, I think this is a great idea.

Posted by Big Adventure Steve | January 17, 2008 1:47 PM

Oh, yeah the ads were all over TV during the game last Saturday. I guess I must have actually blocked out the horror; the commercial made it look like they would be going back and forth to all the Fox News "personalities" for their choice ideas on the thrilling lineup of GOP candidates America won't be able to wait to vote for.

Posted by damn | January 17, 2008 1:48 PM

I would rather hear the American Gladiators and/or professional wresslers give their politcal opinions over the Fox News "personalities"

Posted by OR Matt | January 17, 2008 1:50 PM

Sigh. As if being a Bengals fan weren't already embarrassing enough this year.

Posted by Erik | January 17, 2008 1:56 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | January 17, 2008 2:00 PM

giving Americans what they deserve.

Posted by K X One | January 17, 2008 2:02 PM

This is on Fox NEWS, right? Not actually on Fox, where the game will be airing.

Posted by Seth | January 17, 2008 2:08 PM

I used to like FOX sports' football coverage more than the alternatives, but it is slipping more and more.

Olberman on NBC's broadcasts is brilliant, but the average sports announcer is terrible at politics, and FOX news "personalities" are terrible at everything they do.

Posted by vooodooo84 | January 17, 2008 2:10 PM

I'm watching Public Access's counter-programming during Super Bowl half time.

It's Rick White and Marcus Pollard playing ping pong to a room full of crickets.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 17, 2008 2:11 PM

@14 - This is on Fox where the game will be airing. That's what makes it so superfuckingretarded.

Posted by Hernandez | January 17, 2008 2:11 PM

This is in the morning on FNC. The game is on at night on Fox broadcasting

Posted by Idgits | January 17, 2008 2:21 PM

This is in the morning on FNC. The game is on at night on Fox broadcasting

Posted by Idgits | January 17, 2008 2:23 PM

Why doesn't the local Fox affiliate broadcast in HD?

(At least it doesn't come across that way on Dish Network.)

Posted by Curtains | January 17, 2008 2:24 PM

@20 - they do, just run an aerial and you can pick it up with an antenna with better reception, plus then you can read the subliminal messages to vote GOP if you record it on a DVR ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2008 2:37 PM

The eight US senators and three of the four governors (Arnold's the other) who represent the states in which the Chargers, Packers, Giants and Patroits reside are all DEMOCRATS! So suck it, FOX.

Posted by DOUG. | January 17, 2008 2:39 PM


Posted by TIM HARMON | January 17, 2008 3:28 PM

Whatever. Me and the guys are probably going to switch to the Wii during halftime for some drunken remote-bowling.

Posted by Greg | January 17, 2008 3:30 PM

Hopefully, they will be airing the puppy bowl again.

Posted by jamesb | January 17, 2008 3:30 PM

So Bigbrother has a FOX logo stamped on his all seeing eye.

Posted by orangekrush | January 17, 2008 3:56 PM

jamesb - the puppy bowl. forgot. i love the puppy bowl!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 17, 2008 4:09 PM

I love puppy bowl!

Now, if we could get a Wii version of that, where we can use soft nerf balls and toss them to the kittens and puppies, that would be ace!

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 17, 2008 4:31 PM

Yet another reason not to watch the Snoozer Bowl.

Posted by blackhook | January 17, 2008 9:08 PM

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