Next week brings the joyous return of Joe Buck's Cavalcade of Sporting Chit-Chat and Penis Whimsy, now with what promises to be a marked emphasis on the former over the latter, unless Joe Namath is off the wagon again.
We all remember what happened last time. Joe Buck has responded by putting together the dullest and most white-bread hour of sports-related programming this side of the Bassmaster Classic. The guests: Dan Marino, John Elway, Curt Schilling, Mark Cuban, Jerry Jones and Namath, who threatens to be mildly interesting but who will probably wind up talking earnestly about sobriety. Role models! Life lessons! White people! This is basically Joe Buck's wet dream of a show.