I still do not care about sportsketball, but A for Effort, boys! Although, I’m not entirely sure who this is for? Sports fans who also love critically beloved but surprisingly-and-depressingly-middling-in-the-ratings comedy? Are there 12 comedy nerds out there who would love sports if only Alec Baldwin and John Krasinksi (or Ricky Gervais and Steve Carrell, or Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, or Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris, or S.J. Perelman and Bob Elliott) told them it was OK? Fair enough. Congratulations on your new hobby, comedy nerds! It will be good for you to get some sun on that old basement face. If you do go to an actual sporting event, though, please try and keep the Monthy Python quotes to a minimum, and whatever you do, do not shout “SIMPSONS DID IT!”

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  1. Why do I have the sudden urge to make a sandwich?

  2. Always be selling hats

  3. God, so many rules to follow for nerds at sporting events. I thought they’d be fun, but I didn’t expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition.

  4. Yes, yes, very funny. Nice little baseball commercial. Well done.

    Ahem. Anyway..


  5. I would like to state for the record that Giant’s closer Brian Wilson is forreal TBS Very Funny in all of his commercials and in life.

  6. They probably shouldn’t have bothered writing Alec Baldwin’s lines for this. I hear when it comes to over-the-phone trash talk he’s kind of a natural.

  7. Choosing between the Red Sox and Yankees is like choosing between Coke and Pepsi. No matter who you pick, you end up being disappointed.

  8. Ahem. Classic Red Sox fan is not celebrating in April and despairing in October, it is that OR it is despairing in April (hello 2011) and then almost celebrating in October, before despairing again. What I’m trying to say is that unless we are talking to a Yankees fan, we are basically despairing. If we’re a “classic” fan.

  9. “Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for fascism.” Spectacular.

  10. You know, I would enjoy a 30-minute baseball game in place of Perfect Couples any Thursday.

  11. Alec Baldwin has the best voice. I want him to eulogize me. All day and every day.

  12. I think if there was a poll question asking people if they preferred the Yankees, Red Sox, or a terrorist attack to occur during a Yankees/Red Sox game, the terrorists would win in a landslide.

    That said, there is no lower form of life than a Red Sox fan at a road game.

    • Well, it’s time to defend my honor. Do you accept?

      • Hey, I call ‘em like I see ‘em. Also, they continually bitchslap my team in the playoffs, so that may color my opinion a bit.

        • Angels? Yeah, that might be doing some coloring. Also, road games are different for the Sox, in that we have really scattered fans, and it is also genetics, you can grow up elsewhere, but if your parents were Sox fans, you probably are, so those road fans are pretty often actually at home.

          • also most sox fans, especially the ones outside of new england, but also inside of new england, have only known about baseball since 2004 and are a bit confused as to how being a fan works.

          • Now you’re just being an ass and wrong: most is a huge exaggeration; Sox fans have lived outside of New England for ages upon ages; and most importantly, this is a family matter — we handle the post-04 fans ourselves.

    • Ouch man, ouch.

  13. Basement face comes naturally to hockey fans AND comedy nerds, especially comedy nerds who are hockey fans. And I’m not talking about Kevin Smith or Dave Coulier here.

  14. I am all over this post because someone invoked Brian Wilson. What’s that, east coast baseball talk? I can’t hear you over the sound of my favourite sports crazy person.


  15. don’t forget this dude

  16. This is a pretty sexy rivalry, but I still prefer this one:

  17. Honestly, I’m only mildly interested in baseball, but I have such nice, sweet memories of my grandfather growing up being a Yankees fan & on top of that being born & bred Brooklynite I must say, with due respect:

    YANKEES RULE! Suck it Boston!

    Maybe I just need to relax like these two guys.

  18. Probably a little to late, but can we all talk about Alec Baldwin’s eyelashes? He always looks pretty straight on 30 Rock, and maybe it’s the black and white, but those eyes are definitely bi-curious.

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