Three People Complained To The FCC About Tom Brady's Cussing

When things don't go right for the Patriots, Tom Brady has a habit of swearing on the sideline, and networks have a habit of cutting to their cameras on the sideline to capture his anger. Jim Nantz will write it off as frustration or whatever. However, three people who sent complaints to the FCC don't appreciate… » 12/16/14 5:56pm Tuesday 5:56pm

How CBS And The NFL Teamed Up To Screw Wheel Of Fortune And Jeopardy!

In January, CBS acquired the rights to air NFL Network's Thursday Night Football through the first half of the season. That slate turned out to be some of the shittiest professional football ever put on television, and it was a financial catastrophe for the Tiffany network. But prime-time national NFL broadcasts hurt… » 12/12/14 2:45pm 12/12/14 2:45pm

Say Goodbye To Sons Of Anarchy And Its Lousy Soundtrack

One of the great benefits of watching pre-recorded television is that you can fast-forward through terrible theme songs, specifically "This Life," the atrocious roots-rock theme to the FX biker drama Sons of Anarchy. (There's an even worse Celt-ified version from the season partly set in Northern Ireland.)… » 12/09/14 12:30pm 12/09/14 12:30pm

Lost Was The Best Before It Was The Worst

The end of Lost sucked. Holy fuck, did it suck. It was really, truly, completely the worst — a mushy, indefensible cop-out that failed to resolve many of the show's central mysteries and seemed to argue against reason in favor of a vaguely defined faith in … what, exactly? Did the writers themselves even know? The… » 9/18/14 10:29am 9/18/14 10:29am

I Can't Stop Watching This Dude Try To Hit A 186-MPH Fastball

Ever wondered what it'd be like to stand in against a big-league hurler? Yeah, this is kinda like that, but if the hurler was, like, a Terminator or something. Here's former Japanese ballplayer Takeshi Yamasaki, trying to get his bat around on a nearly 200-mph fastball (the fun starts at around 3:45 in the video… » 8/29/14 1:30pm 8/29/14 1:30pm

Good Night, Don Pardo, 1918-2014

Don Pardo was an announcer at NBC for 60 years. He started in television so long ago it was on the radio, in 1944. The heaviest moment of his career was in 1963, when he was "booth announcer" on a shift at WNBC-TV in New York. Pardo did an off-camera "rip-and-read," from a big marked-up paper printout of an Associated… » 8/22/14 4:09pm 8/22/14 4:09pm

Search For MILF Island: On Reality TV's Extreme-Matchmaking Revolution

According to IMDB, many people who like VH1's new self-explanatory reality show Dating Naked have also enjoyed a 2000 home video titled Totally Nude Aerobics. Which makes sense: Both titillate via strategic pixilation. What's different this time is the tantalizing prospect of watching real human beings find real love. » 8/21/14 11:40am 8/21/14 11:40am