By Stan Silliman
Brian Bosworth and Rush
the two newest color commentators for this football season – bring
and bombast to the booth. A right winger and right ringer – ear ring,
is, could work if they can fit in with the audience. Limbaugh is on the
ESPN Sunday Night Pro game and Bosworth will cover Big 12 football for
TBS Sports. Bosworth has worked before. His stint as the color
for the XFL (some say XXXFL for vulgarity and gratuitous cheerleading)
is already a thorny issue with Big 12 Commissioner Weiberg. Bosworth’s
public dislike of a certain team in Austin may be an even bigger thorn.
Limbaugh represents the angry white male which makes up a portion of
football fans. He hopes to come off as the fan in the booth.
Another possible problem for
is demographics. The execs are trying to capture a growing segment of
to the fold and these new guys may not quite make it. But with the
banking on them we expect to see both parties catering to this market
iced out and fresh dipped in their Phat Farm pants, tank-tops and urban
jackets. Expect them to show up on B.E.T. wearing dukey ropes (gold
pushing their shows and free styling a rap. It could be boo-yaa but you
never know. It promises to be quite a sight. Expect the Boz to go
Brian here, new Boz in the
On radio. And now TV.
I’m full of me. My pop-u-lar-i-ty
So large (like me)
You can’t stop me … from a-lovin’ me
I’m Rush you see, all you
I’m Rush you see. And I’m
I’m not sure that’ll do it for Rush. He might need a few gold caps.
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