Monday, September 14, 2009

Shane Cansdell-Sheriff for Macclesfield Town (v Shrewsbury Town), 1 March 2009

Cheer Up Alan Shearer's Top 10 TV Football Moments

8. "A Match Already Being Described As 'On This Sunday'"

It would be fair to say that Sky Sports are prone to a little bit of over-enthusiasm about their range of live football. Their 'Grand Slam Sunday' was my particular favourite, considering football doesn't have a 'grand slam' and that whoever triumphed in such an event would have to presumably win four matches in different parts of the world at different times of the year.

Anyway, this hyperbole didn't escape the comic genius of Robert Webb and David Mitchell whose Sky Sports parody is not only funny but also alarmingly closely echoes the satellite broadcaster's output.

1 comment:

swisslet said...

it's funny because it's true. just like the "Day Today" graphics and sound effects that sky still, apparently without irony, use. Are they oblivious? Richard Keys? Still? Seriously?