Another three-man Deadcast this week, featuring best-selling author Stefan Fatsis and NYT sports media editor Richard Sandomir.
Sandomir is the co-editor of the new book, The Final Four Of Everything, which uses college brackets to debate shit in history, pop culture, and what not. No hot chick bracket, though. Which I find odd, given that 95% of all online mock brackets are "Who would you do?" brackets. But I guess the Times is just too classy for that sort of thing. Or perhaps too gay. Perhaps both.
The book features bracket contributions from me, Sandomir, Fatsis, Leitch, and a host of others. I did Cereals, with Crunch Berries winning. My wife thinks I'm an asshole for not having Cinnamon Toast Crunch win. WELL, WRITE YOUR OWN BRACKET, MISSY. Leitch did 21st Century Sports Books, with Moneyball winning. And Fatsis did a handful of brackets, including Acronyms, with AIDS winning. YAY, AIDS!
I had a serious issue with some of the brackets in this book that I bring up with Sandomir, including a Seductive Foreign Accent bracket where the fucking Canadian accent made the finals. A fucking Canadian accent? Are you kidding? Who the fuck has a Canadian accent fetish? (Sorry. Spud.) I also take issue with the Comedy Routines bracket penned by Bill Scheft. Know what Scheft said was the best Comedy Routine of all time? Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck" routine. Foxworthy beat out Sam Kinison, Chris Rock, and Richard Pryor for the "honor". Seriously, fuck Bill Scheft.
We also talk about license plates, Phylicia Rashad's MILFiness, national anthem replacements, and more. Sandomir also confesses to being an "amateur celebrity impressionist". A man of many hats, that Sandomir.
This week's podcast is available for your listening pleasure right here. You can also find the new Deadcast in the iTunes Music Store here. Special thanks to Liberated Syndication for hosting us. Got an email for me or next week's guest (Matt Vasgersian) you want read over the air? Send it to me here. Now sit back, relax, and quickly come to the conclusion that Fatsis is a far better radio host than I am.