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I'm Reflexively Cringing Just Looking At This

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | July 22, 2014 |


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30 for 30: Slaying the Badger on ESPN at 8:00pm ET. A look back at the 1986 Tour de France when Greg LeMond became the first (and since Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles, only) American to win the race. It goes into the gamesmanship of the race, particularly between LeMond and Bernard Hinault. And from the photos, I’ve learned that once upon a time, no one wore helmets in the Tour de France. I realize this shouldn’t be such a surprise, but I grew up in the safety obsessed 90s and just took it for granted that in one of the most storied athletic competitions on earth, they’d be wearing state-of-the-art protections. Not so!

Food Fighters on NBC at 8:00pm ET. Series premiere. Hey! Remember that time Adam Richman got fired from a show on Travel Channel for telling a woman to kill herself after she criticized his use of the term “thinspiration”? Well, apparently Travel Channel has higher standards than NBC. Richman hosts a new cooking competition that pits amateur chefs against professionals. Super innovative, and something I’m sure could be hosted by literally no one else.

History Detectives Special Investigations: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa on PBS at 9:00pm ET.

Face Off on SyFy at 9:00pm ET. Seventh season premiere.

Drunk History on Comedy Central at 10:00pm ET. They’re doing Baltimore tonight!

Genevieve Burgess is actually super excited about hearing the (drunk) history of Baltimore.


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