In case you have been preoccupied for the last 24 hours with, ya know, things that matter in life, here is a quick rundown of the Daniel Tosh – ESPN Saga of 2014.
– Some dicktooth at ESPN came up with the idea for a segment called “Awesome Video Segment.”
– Other nitwits sat around a table and said, “Oh, fuck yeah, baby. That name is perfect. Let’s air that shit tomorrow.”
– ESPN airs the “Awesome Video Segment.” Its awesomeness is questionable at best.
– Daniel Tosh sees ESPN’s new, terrifically named segment and thinks, “where the shit have I seen that before?”
– Tosh quickly realizes that he’s seen it before on his own show under the name “Web Redemption.”
– Tosh grows angry.
– Tosh then looks at ESPN’s asshole and says, “no, this just won’t do.”
– The story goes viral.
– ESPN feels obligated to respond in the most sheepish way possible. According to TMZ:
“This was more of an instance of us using a common phrase than it was copying his wording.”
“We know that doesn’t sound like the strongest explanation yet it’s the truth.”
The network adds, “We are looking forward to ‘giving it another shot’ in future installments of ‘The Awesome Video Segment.'”
Okay, okay…you’re not killing the segment, but can you at least give serious consideration to killing the people who came up with the name and the wimp who crafted that weak ass response? That’s the very least you could do. Come on, extend that olive branch.