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ESPN unveils slightly excessive NCAA tournament coverage


Pictured above are a slew of ESPN hoop analysts, often referred to as "the Badboys of Bristol."  From left to right, we have Tim Welsh, Mark Gottfried, Adrian Branch, Andy Katz, LaPhonso Ellis, Jimmy Dykes, Fran Fraschilla, Steve Bardo, host Scott Van Pelt, and for reasons unknown, no Sam The Eagle, whose trademark seat next to the gigantic "Bracketology" bracket remains hauntingly vacant. 

In lieu of watching the rest of ESPNU?s 89 consecutive hours of vengeful college basketball coverage, we highly recommend humping your bracket.


  1. Enduro

    March 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    This isn’t an analysis segment, this was actually spliced footage taken from a hidden camera backstage during a pre-Madness circle-jerk. Van Pelt is just going over the rules (not in the hair! not in the hair!)

    And as for wondering where Sam The Eagle was, he was behind the bracketology board, getting ready to leap out of a giant cake.

  2. TheSportsHernia

    March 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    +1 (and did you get your Dick Towel?)


    March 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Looks like the broadcast team for the Angels game in Naked Gun. Waiting for Enrico Palazzo to show up.

  4. TheSportsHernia

    March 16, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    HA! Perfect.

  5. Enduro

    March 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Just got it this weekend. Forgot to thank you guys for it (and the good folks at DickTowel, your trusted source for all genitalia-themed linens since… when did they start making this shit again?)

    The Dick Towel trucker hat was a nice touch. Going to wear it every time I pop open a PBR.

  6. TheSportsHernia

    March 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Awesome, was starting to lose hope, but alas, we can never lose hope in something like a Dick Towel.

  7. Paolo X

    March 16, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    This was a beautiful comment Endur. You beat me to the punch in invoking to hell yet another scene ripe for a beat-down of yet another East Coast media circlejerk and reach-around sausage fest. No pun intended of course.

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