The NFL and The Princess Bride

Did anyone catch this live?

Pure, unadulterated awesomeness.

Utterly adorkable.

OK, that was hilarious. After one or two, I’d have thought it just coincidence, but they just keep coming. And he had to work really hard to fit a few of those in there without making it look like he was working hard for them.

It all comes down to the same thing, people.

We are everywhere.

Hah! See, it’s not a chick flick!

Loved it. :smiley:


All of you - knock it off. I mean it!

It’s good that he didn’t try to work “They’re kissing again.” into the mix.

Yo, anybody want a peanut?

“Does it have any sports?”

I’m sitting here trying to think what else they could have shoehorned in there without having to stretch the joke too far…

Discussion of a team’s assets.
Brute squad reference.
“Tear his arms off.”
“Rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.”
For the biggest blooper of the night, call it “humiliations galore.” Then threaten to send the player back to be unemployed in Greenland.
“The battle of wits has begun.”
“I myself am often surprised at life’s little quirks.”

Hrmmf. Now I want to watch that movie again.

Andy Reid does not get eaten by the eels at this point.

Let’s hope that gets preserved on the Internet for future linking! But how?

Mirrored by pirates is good.

“Nothing gives that coach more pleasure than ordering the team around.”

“That play was a classic blunder - on a par with starting a land war in Asia.”

“Never go against a Chicagoan when death is on the line.”

“That must have hurt - but he’s spent the last few years building up an immunity to pain.”

The other Most Quotable Films of the 1980s I can think of are Aliens and Ghostbusters. Also, “the quarterback is toast!”

“I hear that player’s a college boy. Bet he thinks he’s smart. He couldn’t outsmart that tackle.”

After the one guy threw in the word “Inconceivable!” a couple of times, I expected one of the other guys to say “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Beat me to it !!

I’d add Full Metal Jacket, but its quotes wouldn’t work all that well on an over-the-air broadcast methinks.

I laughed out loud at this. Truly.

Interview with two of the ESPN guys who did this: