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"Sports Machine" runs out of gas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Perry White, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Holy crap, you're right. That's hilarious.

    I guess George is no longer praying for time?
  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Good to hear that he decided to take the "Bullets" to save a few jobs.

    I was tyke when it came on either tape delay or live feed at 11:30 Sunday nights at home. I thought that damn Sports Machine was real. That was the bomb back in the day.

    guybehindtheguy, I saw some Glenn Brenner clips from YouTube. I didn't know who he was, but I'll tell you something, he was damn funny. I laughed my ass off when he busted Gordon Peterson's chops on the "nun" story. The folks in D.C., I'm sure, misses him dearly.

    So, who is Jim Vance going to trade barbs with now?
  3. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Yeah, I used to watch this crap pretty religiously during summertimes in the mid-'80s. We didn't have cable and it was the only chance to see non-local baseball highlights. George would talk to the machine sometimes, they had a groovy kind of love.
  4. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Turn to a different channel, and you never would have met.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Didn't Phil Hartman (RIP) have an SNL skit parodying the Sports Machine. I seem to remember how it was called the Party Machine or something.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Would you care?
  7. fanboy

    fanboy Member

    Close enough. This is one of my favorite sketches, the George Will Sports Machine

    Throw the ball, George!
  8. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    I'm resurrecting this thread because I just saw a bit on the NHL intermission, that tonight's going to be the last Sports Machine broadcast and I got a little nostalgic watching the piece, having watched George Michael and Glenn Brenner on D.C.'s nightly news.
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I saw that and wished they'd actually used the intermission time on a hockey story.
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    does this mean we get Warner Wolf back?
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Hopefully not, Warner Wolf stunk.

    But Glen Brenner (RIP) was great too. Though these days his Weinie of the Week might have become the Dumbass of the Day or something.
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    George Michael should be applauded for taking a stand. If more people did the same thing, this industry would be a lot better.
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