Kind of Cute: ESPN Lards Up Football Recaps With "Princess Bride" References

Via @rdbrewer4.

Why? I don't know. Still, I guess it's funny, if references are funny. Let's say more cute than actually funny.

Posted by: Ace at 05:28 PM



Comments

1 This word you keep using, Offense, I don't think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 05:30 PM (evdj2)

2 Never saw it.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 14, 2012 05:30 PM (UK9cE)

3 Never saw it.

You should. It's very enjoyable.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 05:30 PM (evdj2)

4 I guess I need to since it comes up in conversation quite often.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 14, 2012 05:31 PM (UK9cE)

5 Chicago Bears winning the SB? Inconceivable.

Posted by: Duh! at November 14, 2012 05:32 PM (Zs83Q)

6 Good movie. Better book.

Posted by: huerfano at November 14, 2012 05:32 PM (bAGA/)

7 What is this I don't even....

Posted by: cajun carrot at November 14, 2012 05:32 PM (UZQM8)

8 That Morena Baccarin video in the sidebar is pretty cute.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 05:33 PM (YEG/L)

9 Anybody want a peanut?

Posted by: Andre the Giant at November 14, 2012 05:33 PM (vjyZP)

10 "There have been five great kisses since 1642 B.C...."
*footage of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick*

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 14, 2012 05:33 PM (/kI1Q)

11 Chicago Bears winning the SB? Inconceivable.


Posted by: Duh! at November 14, 2012 05:32 PM (Zs83Q)


You say that, but NOTHING is impossible when REX GROSSMAN can take a team to the super bowl.

Thus leading to the worst defensive game plan in the history of football is put in place.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 14, 2012 05:33 PM (UK9cE)

12 "No more rhyming, and I mean it!"

"Anyone seen Brett Favre's penis?"

Posted by: Average Guy at November 14, 2012 05:34 PM (SSUZq)

13 Good luck making the blog post!

Posted by: miracle fluffy at November 14, 2012 05:34 PM (4pSIn)

14
I miss CHUCK.

Why did they cancel it? I just started season 4. Guest star was Harry Dean Stanton...as a repo man.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 14, 2012 05:34 PM (v8xyR)

15 Apropos of nothing, Enoch Thompson is in a world of hurt.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 05:35 PM (evdj2)

16 Disappointed there was no, "bow down to the Queen of Refuse," reference to Eli Manning.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at November 14, 2012 05:35 PM (+lsX1)

17

Boardwalk Empire?

No Spoilers!

Posted by: soothsayer at November 14, 2012 05:35 PM (v8xyR)

18 Hat tip to the Robert Klein rage on the sidebar....he;s as funny as the tumor in my back.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 05:36 PM (LRFds)

19 >>>15 Apropos of nothing, Enoch Thompson is in a world of hurt.
Posted by: toby928© for TB

Heh. I noticed in one episode, he and Owen are drinking take out coffee in styrofoam cups with plastic lids. I think they used thermoses back then.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 05:37 PM (YEG/L)

20 Disappointed there was no, "Rodents of Unusual Size," reference to Mike Shanahan.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at November 14, 2012 05:38 PM (+lsX1)

21 >>>Boardwalk Empire? No Spoilers!
Posted by: soothsayer

Well, catch the fuck up!

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 05:38 PM (YEG/L)

22 And, as we all know, to blave means to give a touchdown to the guy who didn't catch the ball.

Posted by: Duh! at November 14, 2012 05:38 PM (Zs83Q)

23 Is The Five named for its five minutes of content and 55 minutes of commercials?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 14, 2012 05:38 PM (uoA/0)

24 I decree that "lards up" be abolished from use! Also~ Billy Crystal ruined Pincess Bride for me. So annoying.

Posted by: Queen Michelle at November 14, 2012 05:39 PM (ypzqs)

25 Uh......mmmmm.......er

Posted by: Soona at November 14, 2012 05:39 PM (b0Lxi)

26 I started watching SOA again and it still suffers from the same flaw that made me stop watching it after S3 -- all the characters are unlikable.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 05:39 PM (YEG/L)

27
One thing that people forget about Nucky is that he was a procurer of little girls for the Commodore. Jillian was only 12 when she gave birth to Jimmy.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 05:42 PM (YEG/L)

28 Billy Crystal ruined Pincess Bride for me. So annoying.

Posted by: Queen Michelle at November 14, 2012 05:39 PM (ypzqs)

Huh? He had some of the best lines in the film

Posted by: The Dude at November 14, 2012 05:42 PM (tw6Ar)

29 My name is Inigo Montoya... and I have a social security number that was issued in Connecticut.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 14, 2012 05:42 PM (6JMZR)

30 I decree that "lards up" be abolished from use! Also~ Billy Crystal ruined Pincess Bride for me. So annoying.

Eat another case of Doritos.

Posted by: Miracle Max at November 14, 2012 05:42 PM (4pSIn)

31 Who or what is ESPN?

Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 05:43 PM (SAjQl)

32 I always liked to fuck with people about the whole spoilers thing.

Like when somebody would tell me about "Titanic:"

"Then the boat hit the iceberg -"

"WHOA WHOA, Spoiler Alert! Some of us haven't seen the movie yet!"

And on that note, I've taped this season of Boardwalk and haven't watched it yet, so please: no spoilers . . .

Posted by: The Q at November 14, 2012 05:44 PM (IgwTl)

33 One thing that people forget about Nucky is that he was a procurer of little girls for the Commodore. Jillian was only 12 when she gave birth to Jimmy.

Child abuse.

Posted by: Elmo at November 14, 2012 05:44 PM (4pSIn)

34 Yes, I find the term "lards up" quite offensive.

Posted by: Meggy Mac at November 14, 2012 05:44 PM (6JMZR)

35 My sister and her family can recite the entire movie from memory, but I've never seen them work in this many references in one half hour.

Posted by: Doug Winship at November 14, 2012 05:45 PM (vKAT4)

36 I hate to admit it but the new Brian Austin Green sitcom Wedding Band is pretty good. TBS on Saturdays. Megan Fox will make a guess appearance next episode.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 14, 2012 05:45 PM (x1L8S)

37 11 You say that, but NOTHING is impossible when REX GROSSMAN can take a team to the super bowl.

Posted by: © Sponge at November 14, 2012 05:33 PM (UK9cE)



You ain't kiddin.

Posted by: Trent Dilfer at November 14, 2012 05:45 PM (GEICT)

38 One thing that people forget about Nucky is that he was a procurer of
little girls for the Commodore. Jillian was only 12 when she gave birth
to Jimmy.


Ah, yes. The good old days.

Posted by: Harry Reid at November 14, 2012 05:45 PM (SY2Kh)

39 Who or what is ESPN?

Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 05:43 PM (SAjQl)

I'm guessing it's a bunch of guys shouting at the TV monitor.

Posted by: SCOAMF at November 14, 2012 05:46 PM (1PE/J)

40 http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/14/buzz-ballad-hamas-song/

Posted by: buzzsawmonkey at November 14, 2012 05:47 PM (/SwiA)

41 Jillian is hot though clearly damaged goods.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 05:47 PM (evdj2)

42 19 >>>15 Apropos of nothing, Enoch Thompson is in a world of hurt.
Posted by: toby928© for TB

If that was your name, big fucking surprise.

Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 05:47 PM (SAjQl)

43 Who the hell is Robert Klein?

Posted by: logprof at November 14, 2012 05:48 PM (jKE+Z)

44 Who or what is ESPN?



Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 05:43 PM (SAjQl)


Just one of the many entities in the "We fired Keith Olberman" club.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 14, 2012 05:48 PM (SY2Kh)

45 41 Jillian is hot though clearly damaged goods.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 05:47 PM (evdj2)



Fixed

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 14, 2012 05:48 PM (GEICT)

46 I think I admire Joe Massarea (sp?) the most. Out of all these effed up mobsters, the guy just exudes competence.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 05:49 PM (evdj2)

47 Whereas O'Bannion, sheesh. How is that guy still alive?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 14, 2012 05:50 PM (evdj2)

48 Good movie. Better book.


Posted by: huerfano at November 14, 2012 05:32 PM (bAGA/)


Good Movie and the book blew chunks.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 05:50 PM (YdQQY)

49 Who the hell is Robert Klein?

Some guy that was funny for a couple weeks during the early 70s.

I think he was washed up before his first pimple.

Posted by: Elmo at November 14, 2012 05:50 PM (4pSIn)

50 Anybody want a peanut?

Posted by: Fezzik at November 14, 2012 05:50 PM (e0xKF)

51 More saccharine than cute, actually.

Posted by: Truman North at November 14, 2012 05:51 PM (I2LwF)

52 Isn't ESPN one of those MFM subsidiaries we are supposed to be boycotting?

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 05:51 PM (YdQQY)

53 43 Logprof,

exactly....

no he's a "comic" who had an alleged career in the 70s and 80s in shit assed films think woody allen with less NYC emo fop ass gay and more dumb ass dead pan but not funny wanna be snark....

hurl

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 05:51 PM (LRFds)

54 I liked when they climed the long rope and the inconceivable! guy screamed in Andre's face to hurry up.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 14, 2012 05:52 PM (y2Ojs)

55 39 Who or what is ESPN?

Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 05:43 PM (SAjQl)

I'm guessing it's a bunch of guys shouting at the TV monitor.
Posted by: SCOAMF at November 14, 2012 05:46 PM (1PE/J)

A bunch of gays shouting at the tube? Seen it.

Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 05:53 PM (SAjQl)

56
BREAKING: Texas Instruments cutting 1,700 jobs, taking $325 million charge.

FORWARD we go!

Posted by: Meremortal at November 14, 2012 05:53 PM (1Y+hH)

57 Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 05:50 PM (YdQQY)

The movie was much better, but the book wasn't awful.

But I agree that Billy Crystal was extremely irritating.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 14, 2012 05:53 PM (GsoHv)

58 He was the director in Hooper...

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 05:54 PM (LRFds)

59 The book and the movie sucked.

Posted by: Soona at November 14, 2012 05:55 PM (b0Lxi)

60 That book is one of about 3 in my lifetime I simply could not finish. It truly sucked.


But pro football sucks just as bad.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 05:56 PM (YdQQY)

61 60 That book is one of about 3 in my lifetime I simply could not finish. It truly sucked.

But pro football sucks just as bad.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 05:56 PM (YdQQY)




Should we get off your lawn now?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 14, 2012 05:57 PM (GEICT)

62 52 Isn't ESPN one of those MFM subsidiaries we are supposed to be boycotting?

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 05:51 PM (YdQQY)

--Disney goes beyond mere media. Disney is like the fucking Borg.

Posted by: logprof at November 14, 2012 05:58 PM (jKE+Z)

63 Andre used to drink 100 beers per day. Then he'd move on to bottles of wine.

Posted by: The Q at November 14, 2012 05:58 PM (IgwTl)

64 You're not on my lawn now because if you were the aggravating dog that belongs to my neighbor would be in your face barking his ass off.

Posted by: Vic at November 14, 2012 05:58 PM (YdQQY)

65 That's what God gave us BB guns for.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 14, 2012 05:59 PM (GEICT)

66 58 He was the director in Hooper...
Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 05:54 PM (LRFds)


Now that's what I call a sticky situation.

Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 06:00 PM (SAjQl)

67 Andre used to drink 100 beers per day. Then he'd move on to bottles of wine.


Posted by: The Q at November 14, 2012 05:58 PM (IgwTl)

been so many good Andre stories over the years. Like Bobby The Brain Heenan talking about accidentally walking in on Andre having sex

Posted by: The Dude at November 14, 2012 06:00 PM (tw6Ar)

68 I counted 33 references. Not bad.

Posted by: bigpale at November 14, 2012 06:01 PM (uqQA9)

69 been so many good Andre stories over the years. Like Bobby The Brain Heenan talking about accidentally walking in on Andre having sex



Omg.....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 14, 2012 06:01 PM (GEICT)

70 The movie was... cute, I guess. Has a few laughs. With all the nerd love this movie gets in places like Slashdot, I was expecting gut-bursting, side-ripping wit from start to finish. It's just okay. It isn't all that. There, I said it.

Posted by: fb at November 14, 2012 06:01 PM (JVEmw)

71 I think I am the only one who dislikes the Princess Bride. Really.

Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 14, 2012 06:02 PM (O/Mo3)

72 been so many good Andre stories over the years. Like Bobby The Brain
Heenan talking about accidentally walking in on Andre having sex


I hope he at least paid her funeral expenses.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at November 14, 2012 06:03 PM (SY2Kh)

73 The movie was... cute, I guess. Has a few laughs. With all the nerd love this movie gets in places like Slashdot, I was expecting gut-bursting, side-ripping wit from start to finish. It's just okay. It isn't all that. There, I said it.
Posted by: fb at November 14, 2012 06:01 PM (JVEmw)


--------------------------------------------------


It didn't even get a "meh" out of me.

Posted by: Soona at November 14, 2012 06:03 PM (b0Lxi)

74

Elvis is dead, and I don't feel so good myself.

Posted by: America at November 14, 2012 06:05 PM (1Y+hH)

75 71 I think I am the only one who dislikes the Princess Bride. Really.
Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 14, 2012 06:02 PM (O/Mo3

You have shared sympathies with me. That movie is worse than five simultaneous root canals.

Posted by: Model-1066 at November 14, 2012 06:05 PM (SAjQl)

76
Mo,

I don't even know what Princess Bride is.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 14, 2012 06:05 PM (L7hol)

77 I think I am the only one who dislikes the Princess Bride. Really.
Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 14, 2012 06:02 PM (O/Mo3)


------------------------------------------------


No. No you're not.

Posted by: Soona at November 14, 2012 06:06 PM (b0Lxi)

78 I was hoping to see Colin Cowherd meet the Brute Squad.

Posted by: Witchfinder at November 14, 2012 06:07 PM (pLTLS)

79 72 Hollopoint,

It was bertha Faye or a Mastadon either way no charges were filed.

Posted by: sven10077 at November 14, 2012 06:07 PM (LRFds)

80
Princess Bride
Saw it once.
meh

Posted by: YIKES! at November 14, 2012 06:07 PM (1PE/J)

81 I know Vic is a master at AOS, and usually right about most,but he is dead wrong about the book. Princess Bride holds the #5 spot in my all time favorites. The book is about twelve times better than the movie,and I loved the movie.

Posted by: jdickfalcon at November 14, 2012 06:09 PM (eynfG)

82 Thank goodness this wasn't on Monday, or Jon Gruden would be calling all of these guys "princesses" and "brides"

Posted by: The Q at November 14, 2012 06:11 PM (IgwTl)

83 Thank goodness I am not the only one. I was truly getting worried about my inability to like the same movies as everyone else in society.

Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 14, 2012 06:11 PM (O/Mo3)

84 Trey Wingo is the anchor there with all the P.Bride references -- Baylor University. (I mention this for the wife.)

Posted by: Bang Out Of Order at November 14, 2012 06:12 PM (1H47k)

85 I liked the song and I liked the fact that grandpa won over the kid. And who can not like Peter Falk?

Posted by: Walkers! at November 14, 2012 06:21 PM (YEG/L)

86 83, I get worried that many of my favorite movies, bands and sports teams are hated or at least greatly disliked by a majority of the Horde. But then again, there's no accounting for taste......

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at November 14, 2012 06:28 PM (YmPwQ)

87 Wuv...twue wuv...

Posted by: To Blave at November 14, 2012 06:42 PM (ay6+/)

88 Great. Now I feel like a nice mutton lettuce and tomato sandwich.

Posted by: Proud Citizen of Guilder at November 14, 2012 06:44 PM (ay6+/)

89 How about shutting down cable and sending ESPN straight to hell?

Posted by: Fed Up at November 14, 2012 06:48 PM (WnjLc)

90 Some day, I'll tell all the Andre stories I've heard from wrestlers.

Posted by: Truman North at November 14, 2012 06:49 PM (I2LwF)

91
88
Great. Now I feel like a nice mutton lettuce and tomato sandwich.


Posted by: Proud Citizen of Guilder at November 14, 2012 06:44 PM (ay6+/)


You have stuff for an MLT?

Why didn't you list that among our assets in the first place? -.-



Posted by: Kinley Ardal at November 14, 2012 06:55 PM (e6MiM)

92 It's been said that sportswriting is the most difficult job in journalism because of the challenge of making repetitive sports outcomes interesting.

I still don't buy that crappy excuse.

Posted by: derit at November 14, 2012 07:04 PM (I88Jc)

93 There are those who do. And those who work for ESPN.

Posted by: A. at November 14, 2012 08:03 PM (7Hpbh)

94 Grandson: "I'm last in the comments page?!? That's not fair!!"
Grandpa: "Of course it's not fair!" Who said life is fair?"

Posted by: parkyakarkus at November 14, 2012 08:31 PM (DBSGK)

95 I was laughing by the end of the clip. I was expecting a few lame references, but they actually worked them in pretty well ("COUS's [Corners of Unusual Size]). But some of the commenters have fallen victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is, never get involved in a land war in Asia. Only slightly less well known is never talk bad about "The Princess Bride" when death is on the line!

Posted by: RoadRunner at November 14, 2012 08:57 PM (A19NC)

96 i thought they did a good job working those references in. The brute squad could easily have been worked in, though.

Posted by: random poster what posts at random at November 15, 2012 11:54 AM (AlePx)






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