clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Federalbaseball.com Watches TV...Sports Soup

(ed. note- "As part of the arrangement with the people behind Versus' Sports Soup, I agreed to review the first eight episodes of Matt Iseman's new show in return for the chance to participate in an interview with the host.")

Soupedia...

 

Episode 3 Originally Aired 10/21/08

 

Episode three of Matt Iseman’s Sports Soup starts with news of Brett Favre spilling Packers' secrets to the Detroit Lions..didn't help...and then Mr. Iseman moves on to the Yanks' Joba Chamberlain...DUI? JOBA? Mr. Iseman then compares Joba’s ERA to his blood/alcohol level...

"This guy is gonna get smacked by someone,"My Cynical Brother Who Never Watches TV.

Lou Holtz? The first of two senior citizens this week to grace the airwaves with nonsense, but Mr. Iseman had to call them out. Mr. Holtz, an ESPN analyst, not realizing he was on camera during a rant released on expletive on the air, and then proceeded to drop an ill-advised 1940's Europe reference...Two apologies later...  

 

Thankfully, someone’s talking about the NHL, thanks, Mr. Iseman...Oh wait, it’s clips of a show with Sean Avery checking for purses and sunglasses at a fashion show, and declaring his love for women's purses in particular... 

 

Best Clip and Quote: Heinz Haas beach tennis superstar after launching a serve into the ocean, screaming...."THUNDER!" Fist pump, star-wipe, and we're out.

 

Who let Ted Nugent on television?...Mr. Iseman follows with more bow hunting clips and...Wow, people are still doing the "William Tell" trick 50 years after William S. Burroughs shot his first wife? This particular clip shows a man with a bow and arrow shooting targets inches above his wife’s head after she throws them up for him...now that's trust, right?

 

Amare Stoudamire on Yo Gabba Gabba? Does he not have an agent? Did no one show him a script, or was the song improvised? I want answers...Ahh, kids probably love this, stupid kids...

 


 

Curt Schilling comes back from surgery to throw out a first pitch that bounces halfway toward home...no booing? I think the Boston fans were just stunned...check in on Mr. Schilling's blog for a more detailed explanation...I won't link to it sorry...

 

 

Episode 4 - Originally aired 10/23/08

 

It’s Thursday, it’s 10:00 pm...and just as soon as the boxing ends, it’s Sports Soup, Matt Iseman, episode 4....10:01...10:02...is this a Versus’ marketing ploy to make sure everyone gets a few minutes of their sports schedule before they unleash the Iseman...I want to congratulate the winner of the boxing match...A split decision winner, Cristobal Cruz, the new champion of some division I’ll never remember, because boxing is an alphabet soup mess of titles and letters...

 

Alright, Sports Soup is on now...

 

World Series coverage...Everyone gets a free TACO!! Check it out and go claim your Taco on October 28th between 2:00 and 6:00 pm...Seriously go get one to make them pay for all those "Yo quiero Taco Bell?" commercials. 

 

FAST FORWARD...

 

Funny...A fan throws a flag on the Virginia Tech game. which Matt imagines was done so the man who threw it could take a bathroom break....Funnier...There’s a 70 something year old man playing college basketball and wearing the #13.  That should turn out fine....The man's name is Mink, and apparently he doesn't party...Funniest...British people are speaking a whole ‘nother language...(British Soccer fans!)...speaking of soccer...

 

"He’s lives in the magnetic spectrum..." Ray Hudson On Ronaldinho’s spectacular goal. (Quote of the week.)

 

Mr. Iseman and the Sports Soup writers have figured out a fool proof formula here...Reality show + Plus cheerleaders = A whole lot of drama and tears...Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders making the team 3...What division do the Cowboys play in? The girls have no idea and they’re all crying, but who cares what the judges thought, they liked their own routines just fine...("And now for the first time, Sports Soup alters a clip, editing a man in who makes the cheerleaders cry with all sorts of bad news...Very Daily Show-ish and funny...")

 

Favre should share spelling secrets with his fans rather than sharing Packers' secrets with Detroit...

 

J-E-S-T!! JEST JEST JEST!!! The NY Jest fans are as bad as their team...

 

Apparently I don’t watch enough TV... Deion Sanders has a reality show, and he makes his wife carry his equipment while he rides a scooter around the house...Then his wife tries to make a romantic dinner, and Deion rolls in on his scooter and runs over something she spelled out in rose petals...Oh, Deion! You so crazy!  (CLIP OF THE WEEK!!!!! Draw another $ in the batter’s box with your bat, Deion, you’re the man!!

 

Glow in the dark arrow hits a deer. PETA please?

"Don’t make jokes about Kimbo Slice, Matt. That's my advice," - My Cynical Brother Who Never Watches TV.

Bill Cosby...introducing Temple footballl...might be the oddest thing I’ve seen in quite a long time...I suspect an apology or a nap coming soon...

That's all for this week on Federalbaseball.com watches TV.