Just a reminder to all our readers: Join us this afternoon at 2:30 PM for a live, in-game, interactive blog on the UW-ASU game on FSN. It’s a lot of fun, and we can enjoy the horrible announcing together. Who loves you? Seattle Sportsnet loves you…but not in that way…unless you want it to be in that way, and then we’re willing to talk.
Myth #1: ESPN 8, “The Ocho,” will make its long-awaited debut following the transition. No confirmation from ESPN on this, but word out of Bristol is that Craig Ehlo has been hired to broadcast games on the pending almost-sports network. If he’s almost a broadcaster, ESPN 8 has got him.
In no way affiliated with Chad Ocho Cinco, who’s almost a wide receiver these days.
Myth #2: FSN will go off the air when the transition occurs. Not true. While FSN primarily airs games in the weakest standard definition signal known to man, and on top of that refuses to utilize local Comcast channel 627 (aka FSN HD), the transition will in no way impact their underwhelming broadcast.
Myth #3: Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe will be censored during all telecasts following the switch. Though your picture may be clearer after the digital transition, Shiancoe (who, along with Lil’ Visanthe, was caught on Fox’s cameras fully nude in the locker room following a Vikings game) will not become a casualty of the FCC’s increasingly harsh regulations. Things that are under consideration for full-time censoring by the FCC: Pinocchio’s nose, Kim Kardashian’s ass, Tajuan Porter’s left ear, Adam Morrison, Chris Berman’s jokes.
I hope that clears things up for everyone. If you have any questions, feel free to ask away, otherwise good luck with the transition, and happy viewing!