1. Ted lasso It has generated a lot of buzz since its launch last August. The Apple TV sitcom, starring Saturday night live Student Jason Sudeikis, about a football coach who is hired to coach a football team in England, won over his audience for being the feel-good program people were looking for during the dark times of a pandemic.
Ted lasso It was also a great topic of discussion during my conversation with Rolling Stone Lead TV critic Alan Sepinwall on the latest SI Media Podcast.
Last night, Sudeikis won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series.
Allow me this moment to take a victory lap. And don’t haggle with me about the “Golden Globe” versus the “Emmy.” It’s all the same nonsense nonsense.
Sudeikis must not have thought he had any chance of winning because he appeared on the virtual broadcast in a hoodie, rocking his Ted Lasso mustache, and looked very … relaxed.
In fact, Sudeikis’ speech was so cold that it drew this reaction from, this was the reaction at one point from fellow nominee Ramy Youssef.
Sudeikis also received the recap poster from another nominee, Don Cheadle, after he began to ramble a bit.
Some thoughts on this:
1) Everyone must be dressed in hoodies and casual clothing for the award shows. It would make all the attendees seem much more relatable.
2) Many people liked the Sudeikis sweatshirt.
3) This was a well reproduced tweet.
two. It looks like we’ll have more football next season, with a 17th game of the regular season expected to be added to the schedule.
The extra week of games is significant because we’ll be closer to getting a Super Bowl on President’s Day weekend Sunday, which means everyone will be free the day after the big game.
3. One of the most underrated sports broadcasters, Rece Davis, has signed a new contract at ESPN, which will keep him as host of the super popular College GameDay.
4. Yankees first baseman Luke Voit was being interviewed during Sunday’s exhibition game when asked to comment on a teammate digging deep, leading to the fastest apology ever.
5. In the current version of “Let’s see if the Internet can find out where JJ Watt is going to sign,” social media was in an uproar because someone thought they found Watt’s profile on Peloton.
Not so fast, says JJ
6. The last Sports Illustrated Media Podcast presents two interviews. First up is Bryan Curtis, editor-in-chief of The ringer.
Curtis talks about a recent article he wrote connecting the 1990 firing of Brent Musburger from CBS, which elevated Jim Nantz as the main voice of the network, to the current status of Nantz’s contract with CBS. Curtis also discusses how the NFL asks networks for a 100% royalty rate increase on their television offerings, why broadcasters don’t matter as much as we think, and more.
Following Curtis, Alan Sepinwall, the leading television critic of Rolling Stone, joins the podcast to share some TV recommendations for listeners. Also, Sepinwall and Traina discuss Your Honor, Ted lasso, Young rock Y Schitt’s cove. Sepinwall also shares his thoughts on this week’s Golden Globes and gives us his personal picks for some of the categories. Lastly, Sepinwall, who wrote the book Soprano sessions, talks about how many people saw the hit HBO show for the first time during the pandemic.
You can also watch the podcast on YouTube.
7. RANDOM OF THE DAY: If you were a sports fan who grew up in the 80s, you know the old man NFL today it was the gold standard in studio shows. One big reason was Irv Cross, who died this weekend at age 81. Here’s a fun clip of Cross doing a segment on Super Bowl XVIII while being interrupted by a security person.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.