Watching the beginning of the Monday Night Football coverage took me a little by surprise, I must confess (here’s the video if you haven’t seen it). This particular video cuts out before the final scene where Terrell Owens pulls out a Sharpie marker from his sock after scoring and signs Nicolette Sheridan.

It wasn’t for any reason such as indecency necessarily, but my chagrin had much more to do with how absolutely ridiculous the NFL coverage on all networks is getting. The cross promotion is almost unbearable.

“3rd and 5… Manning drops back… and you’ll drop back, in time, when you watch “Back to the Future”, tonight at 8!”

Football fans want to watch football, not T.O.’s cup suffering a stress fracture in the locker room with a “Desperate Housewife”. Football lovers may have to start their own show, “Desperate Football Fans”.

Just show the game, guys.


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