CALLBACKS: Minecraft III The Cold Open
Posts Tagged ‘football’
Of course, in panel 2 I neglected to mention Howard’s grievances.
Man, I really am a jerk in this comic.
(NOTE: This strip originally posted on Thursday, March 22. It has since been moved to facilitate a better reading experience through the Sketch Comedy archives.)
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled storyline about Karen’s dad to bring you football.
Before you all accuse me of throwing Evangelical Christians under the bus, let me note first that I am an Evangelical Christian myself and as prone to being part of the problem as anyone else, and second that Tim Tebow, with his humility and diligence, provides a pretty good example of how a Christian ought to be. Look at him in panel four! He is bearing with my hypothetical scenario remarkably well.
In any event, it seems likely that the Broncos will trade Tebow to the Jets in order to improve their draft picks; as of this writing, the deal is all but sealed. Even if the deal doesn’t go down, the Jaguars are also poised to pounce on the opportunity, so one way or another, Tebow will have some new opportunities in the 2012 season.
If you’d like to read up on the Tebow news a bit more, you may find these articles to be of interest:
- Elway: Tebow took news of Manning deal with class (AP)
- Sadly, Tim Tebow’s class act may not play in NFL (Bill Plaschke)
- ‘Great guy’ Tim Tebow not good enough for John Elway, Broncos (Dan Wetzel)
So: there is the news! We’ll get back to Karen and her dad tomorrow.
CALLBACKS: [insert callbacks here]
[game summary/thoughts, end w/ witty quip]
Also, don’t forget that this week is JBabb’s Post-Super-Bowl Commercial Comics Extravaganza! I can hardly wait to see what he’s got cooked up. Especially if he does a strip about the ad where _________________________.
I enjoy football as much as the next guy. Moreover, I’ll be the first to point out that the game has tactical and strategic depth, and that there are economic, culturo-historical, and political levels to the game: that even as we humans shape the sport, it in turn shapes us. But–as both a creator of and commentator on pop culture–it is my solemn moral responsibility to point out that sometimes football is incredibly, incredibly stupid.
I do this by making up silly names and drawing wizards.
The Big Game is coming up (the Biggest of Games!), and that’s the time of year that we at Sketch Comedy pretend to care about football! I’ll have a Football Friday strip for you, and then maybe we’ll just keep going with it after that, who knows.
I also wanted to call your attention to something else cool that is related to football and comics. JBabb, of JBabbComics.com, will be posting a new comic every weekday for the week of February 6th. (That’s next week.) Each new comic will be about a different commercial from the Super Bowl! JBabb usually updates his site every Monday, but I am looking forward to the daily dose of commercial-spoofing humor all week long.
CALLBACKS: The Total Quarterback Rating
Remember when I said that I was done with the football strips? I am a liar, and a terrible human being.
This, however, absolutely must be the last of the football strips! And why is that? Because over the weekend I visited Chicago, and now I want to do comics about that. Hopefully I can get one together for you by Friday! If I don’t get it together by Friday then it will no longer be timely.
And, as the past month of strips will attest, timeliness is job one around here.
This comic features Dwight Knoll of DwightK.com! The “K” is not silent. It also features Rene Descartes, of philosophy, and algebra.
Okay, I promise that’s the last of the football comics. At least until the actual season starts.
I know you all follow football so assiduously and are profoundly interested in stats, so…
Last Friday, ESPN unveiled their new derived statistic: the Total Quarterback Rating, or QBR. You know, because TQR was already taken? The Big Lead has got some good thoughts on the new stat. It could be useful, but it sounds like there’s still a measure of subjectivity in its “clutch factor” and how it distributes teammate responsibility for a successful play. We’ll see how effective it is as the season progresses.
CALLBACKS: Ubiquitus Moss
There’s an outtake from Travis Jockman’s crocs commercial in the Deleted Scenes photo album on the Sketch Comedy Facebook page. You should check it out if you crave more humor, or perhaps if today’s comic was simply not funny enough.
Thanks to my brother for helping me write these football comics. I would link to his blog, but he never updates it.