As Sweet as Vinegar Strokes: "The League" Teasers

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As Sweet as Vinegar Strokes: "The League" Teasers

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 26, 2012 | Comments ()


My only real complaint with "The League" is that it never starts until almost halfway through the NFL regular season. That's inexcusable. Fans are trapped in a glass case of emotion while replacement referees are apparently trying to officiate an entirely different sport. While as a football fan I am alternating between rage and horror, I cannot wait to see the apocalyptic meltdowns that must be in store for "The League." Ruxin's head might explode. Taco may in fact be one of the replacement refs.

Below are a handful of teasers that have been going up in advance of the fourth-season premiere of "The League" coming up in October.

There are a few more teaser videos on the YouTube page for "The League."

Just speculating here, but could the replacement ref fiasco actually be an entirely engineered event? Think about it. Year after year, fans complain about the officials, heap abuse on every questionable call. But after these few weeks? Football fans will tell their grandkids about this when they complain about officials in 2040. No one is going to complain about officials like they used to once this is over. By taking a short term hit of looking like douchebags (and really, do you think NFL owners care much about that), they've garnered the long term benefit of demonstrating that their product is far higher quality than people thought.

Bitch at the refs? After penalties and touchdowns more fictional than Mayberry, I don't think a single football fan isn't dreaming of Ed Hochuli's comforting biceps.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • googergieger

    As long as things like last year's NBA playoffs keep on happening, I will never shut up about the refs. Though to be fair, NFL fans have nothing to complain about comparatively speaking.

  • NoPantsMcLane

    Needs more Rafi.

  • neonseattle

    i'm definitely not the target audience for this show: i'm female, i don't care for pro football and i certainly don't care for fantasy football. but this show is hilarious. i caught up this summer and can't wait for the new season.

  • POST!

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  • lowercase_ryan

    This x 10,000

  • m

    It can't come back soon enough.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    And I get to start watching season three in a week and a half when I buy it because Canadian tv hates me!

  • Maguita NYC

    Well, as a non-rabid fan of the game, I must say, I AM PAYING ATTENTION! All of a sudden, I am discussing football referees (WTF!!?)

    So if this was all a game plan to pull in more viewers, I bow to the headcoach.

  • Snath

    I've never seen this show because I'm just really not into football. At all. Do you have to be, in order to think this is funny?

  • kushiro -

    Even if it was about football, would it really make that much of a difference? Isn't a good show just a good show, regardless of the subject matter?

  • Snath

    Well...sort of, yeah. And that was kind of my point; I didn't know if I would think it was a good show. Hence my question.

  • kushiro -

    Oh, uh, right. Sorry. It's just I have read the "if you like [subject], you will love this movie/show" or "I don't like [subject], so I will pass" argument so many times, and it just makes absolutely no sense to me. I mean, I don't take meth or kill people, but I watch the shit out of Breaking Bad. Same goes for motorcycles and Sons of Anarchy. And I like science fiction and comics and such, but I thought Heroes was a steaming pile of awful.

  • Not really. I don't watch NFL at all and it's still hilarious in my eyes.

  • space_oddity

    What everyone else said. This is about football in the way The Office is about selling paper. I just watched all three seasons for the first time and cannot wait for this to start up again.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    It's more about the ridiculousness of the male id and its relation to actual reality as opposed to what men THINK reality is.

  • pockets full of stones

    absolutely not. i have no real idea what (american) football is, and i'm lolling, lmfaoing and rotfing all the way through.

  • Xtacle Steve

    While the show is about fantasy football, most of the jokes and storylines revolve around other things. I'm a casual football fan and I've never played fantasy, but I think it's funny.

  • Nimue

    You literally took the words from my mouth. I second all of what Steve said.

  • Yup, it's more about spectacularly ridiculous people and their antics.

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