Many say that sports is the ultimate reality show. Really it’s just a manly way for guys to gossip and cry when their team doesn’t come thru, like women do with The Bachelor or The Real Housewives of East Compton or wherever the hell they are from.
But and fantasy football dorks and gambling addicts like me would pay $19.99 a month for access to watch a 24/7 feed if we had the chance to vote out a 3rd string linebacker for not staying in his alley and giving up a big punt return.
If anyone pitches this idea to a network, at least make me an executive producer, or 10% or royalties, that’s all that I ask.
Here is what I’m thinking. The St. Louis Rams 2012 training camp. Centrally located, talented enough to be on the verge of competition, bad enough to make fun of from a distance. 7 players get camp invites, they sweat, bleed, and cry. We vote and win.
1 quarterback, 1 skill position, 1 offensive lineman, 1 defensive lineman, 1 linebacker, 1 defensive back, 1 kicker. They all have to live in a house (obviously) thruout training camp, and every week America chooses who goes bye-bye.
Winner gets a spot on the opening day 53-man roster, and gets $100,000. HOW CAN THIS NOT WORK?! We hire Dennis Haysbert (the Allstate guy or Pedro Cerrano for the older crowd) to host and voice over the highlights every week (INSTANT DRAMA), sprinkle in some prizes along the way (You won a trip to fabulous Cleveland!), and have a twist towards the end of the preseason that one of the guys is John Elway’s illegitimate child and RATINGS KABOOM!
Obviously there are technical elements to work out like collective bargaining rules etc., plus not to mention if the OL gets beat and blows up golden armed Sam Bradford and is out for the season there will be hell to pay, but this is a must. If we don’t get this by 2015 we have let the terrorists win.