May 08, 2003

Justin Timberlake, pop star and former NSYNC teeniebopper heartthrob, will take on the role of sports reporter for TNT and TBS, covering basketball, baseball, auto racing, college football and golf. According to a TV executive, "Justin's interest and enthusiasm not only in the NBA, but in all sports should help provide our broadcasts with a new, fresh approach."

posted by kickerofelves to general at 09:16 PM - 15 comments

Oh hot diggity, I hope there's some saucy choreographed dancing involved.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:22 PM on May 08, 2003

Is he the one that wanted to go into space? If so, I'm going to be really bummed I didn't chip in.

posted by kloeprich at 11:06 PM on May 08, 2003

No, kloeprich that was Lance something, the fat one. This is the pretty one. Which, btw, will be worse than Dennis Miller and MNF. Way worse.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:11 PM on May 08, 2003

oh good, another talentless celeb taking away a job from a deserving and hard working real person.

posted by Bernreuther at 11:12 PM on May 08, 2003

And, oh yeah, Justin Timberlake has, according to one gossip-monger (I just pass it on), had dinner with Mr David Beckham and Mrs Posh Spice Beckham.

Justin Timberlake said his dinner over the weekend with Britain's it-couple David and Victoria Beckham was, well, a little embarrassing. Apparently, the soccer captain and his pre-fab pop wife couldn't keep their hands off each other. "They're constantly groping each other. They're very much in love." But Justin said he didn't complain because David picked up the check.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:23 PM on May 08, 2003

And, jizzy crizzy, it's on TNT and TBS, Turner Country. Does anyone really care if he does color commentary for Nascar and Braves games? *says a prayer for those in Atlanta*

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:53 PM on May 08, 2003

this was the 10th thread today... is that a new SF record?

posted by Bernreuther at 02:00 AM on May 09, 2003

Stop saying my name, Ufez.

posted by yerfatma at 06:45 AM on May 09, 2003

"Yo, yo, yo, it's the n'ba."

posted by jacknose at 07:19 AM on May 09, 2003

Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit!

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:32 AM on May 09, 2003

I was wondering the same thing, Bern ... IS there a record for most posts in one day? As for Justin ... who cares? What the hell do sideline reporters add to any sport except in football, where the downtime between plays allows for injury updates and quick bursts of overheard info? And if they wanted to add someone from N'SYNC (and I own two of their CDs shaddup!), why not Joey Fatone? He was DREAMY in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding!"

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:43 AM on May 09, 2003

Wait a minute. TNT carries a bunch of NBA games, and their halftime and postgame show is THE BEST. I'll cry if they allow that crap boyband "singer" (dancer) anywhere near a basketball game. Give him to NASCAR fans!

posted by dusted at 12:59 PM on May 09, 2003

Dreamy, wfrazier? I guess I don't understand what women and homosexual men look for in guys because to me that mop he calls hair starts him pretty deep in the whole.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:08 PM on May 09, 2003

I dunno either, Bill. I think Justin Timberlake needs to hit a Sizzler, and soon. See some dud with a caved-in stomach on the cover of Rolling Stone just turns mine.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:18 PM on May 09, 2003

You know, at first, I thought I had a typo in there, i.e. "dud." On second read ... I rest my case.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:19 PM on May 09, 2003

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