Sports Show With Norm Macdonald--Week 5 Review--Better Late Than Never
Topic: Sports Show, Norm Macdonald
Welcome to Week 5 of my blog about "Sports Show With Norm Macdonald". (Just in time for the airing of Week 6 on "Comedy Central".) So sorry I am late once again. Couldn't be helped. Now, let the fun begin...
Once again, the writers outdid themselves. This show just keeps getting better and better. Week 5 started out about the Lakers. Norm reports that coach Phil Jackson coached his last game ever and that the Lakers were swept by the Dallas Mavericks. After this, I now understand the comments I've been seeing on Twitter about the Lakers last game. During these jokes, we were introduced to NBA Correspondent Sad Jack Nicholson, who I find as funny or maybe funnier than Sad Bill Cosby.
The Kentucky Derby winner was Animal Kingdom. (Thanks, Norm, I didn't catch the name of the winner before your show). Three year old colt, Shackelford, led going into the final turn, but finished 4th. He then reported there is some good news for Shackelford. He doesn't know what is going on because he's a horse.
Blake Griffin won the Rookie of the Year award. "Even more exciting" says Norm, "the Clippers finally get to build a trophy case." (Incidentally, this was the punchline contest answer, in case you missed it.)
Former NFL QB Brett Favre (who's name I actually knew how to spell without looking even though my spell checker disagrees) says he's looking for a new career, either in coaching or TV. Norm reported that "Sports Show" obtained a copy of his resume. Turns out it was a copy of a certain part of his anatomy which I can't mention in a public blog, and he stared at it for quite a while.
Texas Longhorn baseball coach Augie Dorito set a record recently with 180 career wins. Norm then shows a clip showcasing his coaching style during a loss. His style being that he likes to scream and swear A LOT. The clip was a skit with Norm and "Sports Show" writer Doug Perkins (A.K.A. @DoctorDoug on Twitter) on the team. Coach Dorito reminds me of our former high school football coach. I have a great deal of respect for this man, but boy, can he turn the air blue! I was, however, surprised that they missed the fact that his name is "Dorito". Spelled differently, according to closed-captioning, but come on!
A man was charged with stalking tennis star Serena Williams. The police said "If the stalker had gotten any closer, they would've had no choice but to let Serena destroy him."
This week's "Wait, what?" was about The University of Alaska's video featuring their "cute" polar bear, Nanook. Obviously, Norm's use of the word "cute" was sarcasm. "Cute" is what I would call the polar bears in the Coke commercials at Christmas. Nanook is more--oh what's the word? Oh, yeah. Terrifying. Norm plays parts of the video and comments on them. Then Nanook comes out with a hockey stick (which I believe is owned by "Sports Show" writer David Breitman, AKA (@DavidBrietman on Twitter) and chases Norm around, leading them into a commercial. (BTW, since "Sport's Show's first episode, I have started seeing polar bears EVERYWHERE.)
After the commercial, a few more jokes and then Norm talks about his latest reality project, "You've Been Pau'd", featuring a Lakers' Center Pau Gasol look-alike. He shows a promo clip of it. Things go pretty well until they go to a bank to see how much money they'll loan "Pau Gasol". Then things go terribly wrong. This part of the skit shows off Norm's dramatic skills, which I think could be quite good if he ever wanted to do drama. I really think he could pull it off if he really wanted to.
"What the H?" was bout gambling and focused on the Manny Pacquiao fight that Norm bet $25,000 on. He said most people, including the people at TMZ, thought he was crazy, but then he showed off his winnings. Incidentally, I watched an entire day of boxing on the PPV channel the fight was on until they turned it off for the fight. He then goes on to talk about why gambling is good and points out that we all gamble every day--getting in our car, and crossing the street, for example. He points out that gambling is the only addiction where you can end up fabulously wealthy. Unfortunately, this bit ends with a joke I cannot say in a public blog. Well, I could--if I didn't mind getting some nasty feedback, I guess. But I'll play it safe, thank you.
Next was "Garbage Time" with a whole new graphic for the title and a new clock. There was 1 min. 46 secs. on the clock this week. Did he make it? Nope. But good try. After Norm ends the show, Nanook comes back out for another shot at Norm.
Ok, that is it for now. Later today is another "Sports Show" Enjoy! And I hope to have a blog up sooner this week. Thanks for reading!
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