The Thrill Banger Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 1434 days Last activity: 68 days # 1 Posted on 17.11.04 0757.37 | Instant Rating: 4.25 Catch The Thrill on "Pick of the Week": taped Tuesdays at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI; on the air Sundays @ 1 am on WB-14! I guess they thought naked women convincing NFL players to skip a game would be just fine in the post-Janet Jackson environment. *slaps forehead* ABC is now apologizing. (ESPN.com) Meanwhile, this Houston Chronicle article says the Eagles/Cowboys game's ratings were down 7% from the previous week. In the wake of many stations skipping on ABC's airing of Saving Private Ryan to avoid the wrath of Michael Powell and the FCC, this was just super, thanks for asking. (EDIT: In the wake of the NFL and the Eagles trying to distance themselves from the whole thing, here's Philly.com's John Smallwood to properly throw 'em under the bus.) (ANOTHER EDIT: Here's the video!) (Courtesy ifilm) (edited by The Thrill on 17.11.04 0759) (edited by The Thrill on 18.11.04 1444) Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy. THE THRILL ACW-NWA Wisconsin Home Video Technical Director...& A2NWO 4 Life! (Click the big G or here to hear the Packers Fight Song in RealAudio...or try .AU, .WAV or .MIDI!) Promote this thread!
Nuclear Winter Boudin rouge Since: 9.11.03 From: Bedford, Michigan Since last post: 1451 days Last activity: 2 days # 2 Posted on 17.11.04 0835.19 | Instant Rating: 3.00 Nuclear Winter: Celebrating one whole year of mediocre posts.
I didn't see it on Monday night, but I did see a portion of it replayed this morning on our local ABC news. I really don't see anything wrong with it. Didn't bother me in the slightest. Maybe I'm just a bad person. Check out my User Picture of me meeting Detroit's #25 Darren McCarty.
Spaceman Spiff Knackwurst Since: 2.1.02 From: Philly Suburbs Since last post: 15 hours Last activity: 13 hours # 3 Posted on 17.11.04 0903.15 | Instant Rating: 4.05 I'm sure the Eagles are so sorry that they'll stop selling their cheerleader lingerie calendars? Ha! Or stop outfitting their cheerleaders in barely-there outfits? Ha! I'm sure ABC is so sorry that they'll stop focusing cameras on the cheerleaders during time outs? Ha! I'm sure the NFL is so outraged that they'll stop taking sponsorships from beer companies that feature scantily clad women in their commercials? Or from sexual-dysfunction drugs? Ha! and Ha! I have a hard time believing the Eagles didn't know what the commercial was going to be like before it aired. Maybe the NFL didn't know, but I have my doubts. This whole "controversy" is ridiculous. Were any FCC rules violated? No. This was far less outrageous than what goes on during network soap operas during the afternoon.
Roy. Pepperoni Since: 25.2.04 From: Keystone State Since last post: 3602 days Last activity: 2072 days # 4 Posted on 17.11.04 0946.53 | Instant Rating: 6.41 Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff . Were any FCC rules violated? No. This was far less outrageous than what goes on during network soap operas during the afternoon. Unfortunately, I'm sure we'll see some complaints, which means the FCC has to investigate. I hope they see it as nothing more than a bad decision, but nothing indecent, but I'm not holding my breath.
Mayhem Scrapple Since: 25.4.03 From: Nashville, TN Since last post: 240 days Last activity: 124 days # 5 Posted on 17.11.04 1012.28 | Instant Rating: 3.69 So the NFL will allow wife-beaters, drunk drivers & murderers to play in their league, but get bent out of shape of a little T & A ... What a hypocrisy ...
estragand Summer sausage Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 3800 days Last activity: 3800 days # 6 Posted on 17.11.04 1115.52 | Instant Rating: 8.00 I'd rather ABC apologize for having George Lopez, Jim Belushi and others "guests" drop by their booth. I don't see how this is such a controversy when ABC ran that commerical of Teri Hatcher's towel getting stuck in the car door COUNTLESS times. -ES Visit ES online- it's "Internet Entertainment"!
The Sensai Of Butchitude Braunschweiger Since: 14.10.04 From: North Tijuana Since last post: 4869 days Last activity: 4863 days # 7 Posted on 17.11.04 1127.00 | Instant Rating: 2.59 I'm highly offended IT WASN'T EVA LONGORIA, but that's about it. "The first time I heard Straight Outta Compton? Yo, I thought Ice Cube was gonna F--- ME UP."--?uestlove
Broncolanche Sujuk Since: 2.6.03 From: Littleton, CO Since last post: 2409 days Last activity: 1661 days # 8 Posted on 17.11.04 1206.30 | Instant Rating: 8.00 Nicolette Sheridan jumping on TO "naked" is offensive and sooooooooo embarassing that the NFL has to apologize for it, but not a peep about the Green/Porter fight? COLOR ME SHOCKED
BWT Boerewors Since: 27.1.04 From: Philly Since last post: 4436 days Last activity: 4040 days # 9 Posted on 17.11.04 1306.21 | Instant Rating: 5.34 I hate the cheep plugs that ABC always ties in with MNF but to be honest you see the same amount of skin in every soap or shampoo commercial. I think it was out of place but like you estragand I am way more offended by Jim Belushi and every other hack ABC puts out to pimp their crappy shows. However with that being said I even think TO is a bit of a hypocrite for taking part in it when he has been spouting this god stuff recently in every interview, you cant have it both ways. Apparently the Eagles PR guy asked TO to do it and now the team has a no comment on the situation. You still have to love the guy as he gives you something different every week to talk about and boy did he have a great game.
Socks Landjager Since: 25.6.02 From: Ottawa Since last post: 784 days Last activity: 660 days # 10 Posted on 17.11.04 1411.18 | Instant Rating: 6.21 Sounds like they are moving in the direction of the XFL. This one time....at band camp......
BigSteve Pepperoni Since: 23.7.04 From: Baltimore, MD Since last post: 4086 days Last activity: 3814 days # 11 Posted on 17.11.04 1605.25 | Instant Rating: 1.74 I hate F'n TO, and even I thought that it was most excellent. And what the hell can people complain about? There was no actual nudity, so essentially they're bitching about perceived nudity. Relax, she just had a towel misfunction!!
EddieBurkett Boudin blanc Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 16 days Last activity: 1 day # 12 Posted on 17.11.04 1714.48 | Instant Rating: 6.13 The only offensive thing about this was that ABC thought the viewership of MNF and Desperate Housewives intersected. (especially given that the show is on against the Sunday night game). This whole thing is stupid. You're gonna carry that weight...
Super Shane Spear Bierwurst Since: 2.1.02 From: Sector 7 Slums Since last post: 2836 days Last activity: 2836 days # 13 Posted on 17.11.04 1905.23 | Instant Rating: 3.08 Originally posted by Socks Sounds like they are moving in the direction of the XFL. Why not, they already stole the skycam and stat overlays from the XFL for the ESPN broadcasts.
NIKO Chorizo Since: 24.4.02 From: Amherst, Massachusetts Since last post: 4806 days Last activity: 4716 days # 14 Posted on 17.11.04 2128.27 | Instant Rating: 0.00 Anybody have any thoughts on the theory being floated around that the outrage is due to the fact that it was a black man and a white woman? Harmonica: So you found out you're not a businessman after all? Frank: Just a Man. Harmonica: An ancient race....
The Sensai Of Butchitude Braunschweiger Since: 14.10.04 From: North Tijuana Since last post: 4869 days Last activity: 4863 days # 15 Posted on 17.11.04 2337.03 | Instant Rating: 3.02 Originally posted by NIKO Anybody have any thoughts on the theory being floated around that the outrage is due to the fact that it was a black man and a white woman? Considering we live in the Age of the Red State, I'd just assume it's a mortal lock. "The first time I heard Straight Outta Compton? Yo, I thought Ice Cube was gonna F--- ME UP."--?uestlove
Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 307 days Last activity: 249 days # 16 Posted on 17.11.04 2346.36 | Instant Rating: 4.05 Originally posted by ESPN.com Asked if he has ever watched "Desperate Housewives," Owens said, "I will now." He will not be seeing her though. Her character died in the first episode and is now the narrator, like Ron Howard for Arrested Development. And now, for a limited time only, it rhymes with "door hinge!"
Battlezone Potato korv Since: 27.2.03 From: Seattle, Washington Since last post: 3390 days Last activity: 895 days # 17 Posted on 18.11.04 0057.14 | Instant Rating: 3.61 Originally posted by Zeruel Originally posted by ESPN.com Asked if he has ever watched "Desperate Housewives," Owens said, "I will now." He will not be seeing her though. Her character died in the first episode and is now the narrator, like Ron Howard for Arrested Development. Nicolette Sheridan is still on the show. The character that dies in the first episode (and becomes the narrator) is played by Brenda Strong. (What? I watch the show...) "It's the four pillars of the male heterosexual psyche. We like naked women, stockings, lesbians, and Sean Connery best as James Bond because that is what being a [man] is." -Jack Davenport, Coupling FIRE JIM TRESSEL.
Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 307 days Last activity: 249 days # 18 Posted on 18.11.04 0101.04 | Instant Rating: 4.05 Originally posted by Battlezone Originally posted by Zeruel Originally posted by ESPN.com Asked if he has ever watched "Desperate Housewives," Owens said, "I will now." He will not be seeing her though. Her character died in the first episode and is now the narrator, like Ron Howard for Arrested Development. Nicolette Sheridan is still on the show. The character that dies in the first episode (and becomes the narrator) is played by Brenda Strong. (What? I watch the show...) I missed the first show, and have watched the rest except the last two. Who is she then? I haven't seen her. And now, for a limited time only, it rhymes with "door hinge!"
Whitebacon Banger Since: 12.1.02 From: Fresno, CA Since last post: 21 days Last activity: 12 min.
ICQ: # 19 Posted on 18.11.04 0226.16 | Instant Rating: 7.04 She's the slutty blonde who was fighting over the plumber with Teri Hatcher. I think Hatcher burned down her house on the show, too.
Grimis Scrapple Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2514 days Last activity: 969 days # 20 Posted on 18.11.04 0616.02 | Instant Rating: 7.29 Now Dungy is making it a race issue Yikes.... Originally posted by David Haugh for the Chicago Tribune/Baltimore Sun, 11/18/04 Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy thought actress Nicollette Sheridan revealed more than her body when she dropped a towel and jumped into the arms of Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens in a promotion for Desperate Housewives during the opening of Monday Night Football. The Indianapolis Colts coach believed the skit also exposed the hypocrisy of ABC Sports and the NFL and portrayed the league's players as "sexual predators" in a racially insensitive way. "Any player, I would have been outraged, but the fact it was a black player, me, as an African-American man, I was hurt even more," Dungy told Indianapolis reporters after practice yesterday. The rhetoric over the issue escalated at the end of a teleconference yesterday about Sunday's Bears-Colts game. Dungy blasted the network and the league for the inappropriateness of the skit and the racial overtones it carried. Apologies issued by ABC, the NFL and the Eagles did not go far enough in the eyes of Dungy, who brought up the Kobe Bryant rape case in raising objections to the portrayal of black athletes cavorting with white women. "I was offended [because] No. 1, I think it was racial," Dungy said. "I don't think they would have had Bill Parcells or Andy Reid or one of the owners involved in that. I think it's just trying to stereotype our players and put them in a bad light." Pages: 1 2 Next