Sunday, January 16, 2011

Special1TV is back

One of my favorite shows is back, and I couldn't be happier.

Actually, it's not available on any U.S. channel so I have to watch it on YouTube. But nonetheless and thankfully, someone at the BBC had the foresight to allow the return of "Special1 TV".

For those who haven't seen me write about it before, "Special1 TV" is a British import parody soccer show hosted by puppet likenesses of Real Madrid and former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, former England and current Leicester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and England and Manchester United star (although I use that term loosely considering his form this year) striker Wayne Rooney.

They basically poke fun at what's going on in the soccer world, and for those who are up to speed it's a good laugh.

This week, for example, they parodied Kenny Dalglish's return to manage Liverpool after Roy Hodgson's disastrous run that saw the longtime English power mid-table. Seriously, you've never seen anything quite like the reaction of a club like this languishing outside the top six.

Unfortunately, the show was in limbo after the demise of its original home, Setanta Sports, a UK cable channel that went out of business.

But it's back, and I'm glad to see it. You can check out the latest episode here.

- Chris Lillstrung


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