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On the November 9 episode of Espn NFL Kickoff, hosts Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, and Tedy Bruschi, all decided to have some fun. Apparently one of the hosts decided to make a reference to The Princess Bride, and then the hosts competed to jam as many references into a half-hour show as possible.
Here’s a video of most of them.
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And here’s an interview with the anchors telling how it all came about.
Originally published on ComicMix as Monday Mix-Up: Espn does “The Princess Bride” »
- Glenn Hauman
Though upon its initial release Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride was only a modest box office success, the 1987 feature that blended fantasy, romance, adventure and comedy has become an unadulterated cult hit. In the '90s a slumber party wasn't complete without a VHS copy of the beloved tale of Westley and Buttercup, and today you can and will be roundly scorned by friends for not recognizing it's many, many quotable lines should they roll into conversation, which is inevitable. Still, it was a pleasant surprise to find that Espn's NFL Kickoff hosts Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth, and Tedy Bruschi can be counted among the ardent fans of Princess Bride, as they showed in force on Sunday night's show. Over the course of a half hour, the trio dropped such notable quotables as "Life is pain; anyone who says differently is selling something," and "it's not his fault he's »
Trey Wingo, Mark Sclereth and Tedy Bruschi are the hosts/analysts of Espn's NFL Kick Off, and they live and breathe football. But being professional jocks doesn't mean they can't also appreciate grand romance and adventure. They're apparently huge fans of The Princess Bride, and the trio recently filled their show with as many references to Rob Reiner's classic film as possible. Whether you know the first thing about football or not, the result is fantastic. Presented without further comment, The Princess Bride and the NFL collide: [via Kottke] Follow along on Twitter: @PeterSHall and @Moviesdotcom.
- Peter Hall
3 items from 2012
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