On Thursday, August 21, at 10:00 AM ET, FXX will begin its Simpsons marathon. They will show all 552 episodes of the animated series with the marathon ending right before the clock hits midnight on Sept. 2.
Well, if you’re waiting for a specific episode to appear, you can view the marathon schedule and find it for yourself.
I own up through season 16 on DVD and season 20. But will I be tuning in at 10:30 CT on August 22 to watch my favorite episode ‘Homer at the Bat’? You bet I will. If nobody hears from me from Aug. 21 to Sept. 2 this is why.
I can’t wait to see another stunt like this if the series ever comes to an end.
Oh and while I’m thinking about it, FXX had better do a Tree house of Horror marathon on Halloween or they fail.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go figure out what channel FXX is on my cable system…
With the news of the apparent suicide of comedian Robin Williams at the age of 63, I wanted to post a couple of my favorite bits. I’m pretty much a sucker for Robin Williams doing a Scottish accent.
Hello all, this is just a quick update. I was thinking of writing a post about how horribly the Raiders played against Minnesota in their first preseason game of the year on Friday night but then I recalled that preseason games mean even less than nothing.
We hear at Combat Hooligans are all big football fans. Every year, we do a pro pick’em league, a college pick’em league and a survival pick’em league on Yahoo.
We always throw it open to outside parties to sign up. If you are afraid of finishing last, don’t be afraid. Euan usually forgets to make picks more often than he remembers which almost always results in his last place finish.
Here are this year’s details…
October is fast approaching and will be here before you know it. This year, October will be bringing with it, the premier of the new animated TV series ‘Star Wars: Rebels’. The series will have a 1-hour premier on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD for regular airings.
Saturday morning, longtime Atlanta Braves announcer Pete Van Wieren passed away after a battle with cancer. Van Wieren was 69 at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, 2 sons, a daughter-in-law and 3 grandaughters.
Van Wieren was a Braves broadcaster on both radio and television for 33 years. Van Wieren joined the Braves in 1976 to pair up with Ernie Johnson Sr. and Skip Caray for Braves broadcasts.
Van Wieren’s death came almost 6-years to the day of Caray’s death on August 3, 2008.
Braves legend Chipper Jones tweeted this earlier today:
Before tonight’s game in San Diego, the Padres held a moment of silence in his honor.
Pete Van Wieren was known as the professor for the amount of research he put into broadcasts and for the statistics he could dig up and interject into games. While best remembered for his work with the Atlanta Braves, Van Wieren also called NBA basketball, NHL hockey and college football games while employed by Turner Sports.
Regular readers of Combat-Hooligans.net (Yeah, as if such a thing really existed) know that this is something that is meant for fun. There is no schedule of posts. The site has no particular theme, one post could be about Star Wars, the next Weird Al, then Wrestling and maybe a story about some idiot doing something idiotic or two people getting caught having dumpster sex. Anything goes around here for the most part.
This is just myself, Art and Euan…hey, remember Euan? writing when the mood strikes us about things we care about. Ric Gillespie even pops in every once in awhile. Sometimes, we get lucky and something we care about is also something that other people care about.
Apple released an update today to its Apple TV set-top box which added 2 new channels to the growing amount of content it provides.
The first is CNBC, the business news cable network. This channel app allows for on demand viewing of episodes of the network’s programs as well as clips. It also provides access to a live stream of the network. Activation through a cable provider is required. You can view a list of available cable companies by clicking here.
I have not posted an Iron Sheik Tweet of the Day in many many many days. Not that anyone has noticed or complained or even cared.
Still, that was more out of my own general laziness than anything else. Besides, when was the last time you saw a post on this site written by Euan?
TNA iMPACT debuted on Spike TV on October 1, 2005. After about a year on the air, the show was moved from Saturday night to a 2-hour block on Thursday. Then in 2010 there was an ill-fated move to Monday night to go head-to-head with Monday Night Raw and rekindle the Monday night war that did wonders for the industry in the late 1990s.
Now, the end would seem to have arrived. TMZ reported that Spike TV won’t be renewing the contract for iMPACT Wrestling.
When ‘Family Guy’ kicks off this season on Sept. 28 it will be in an hour long episode where the Griffin’s find themselves in Springfield but they’re not allowed to say which state.
There they will meet up with popular springfield residents ‘The Simpsons’. At the ‘Family Guy’ panel at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday the panelists discussed the episode. Entertainment Weekly posted a five minute glimpse into the episode.
You can view that video after the jump…
Thirty-Five years in to a career that some people didn’t believe would last Thirty-Five minutes, Weird Al Yankovic has his first number one album. ‘Mandatory Fun’ which was released last week is at the top of the sales charts.
This is a video of the Matt Brown Vs. Eric Silva Welterweight fight from UFC Fight Night 40. This fight was considered a star making performance by Matt Brown.
Check it out after the jump.
As we get closer and closer to the fall debut of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ the anticipation has been built up with videos online introducing the characters from the series.
Well, today that gets kicked up to another level with the debut of the extended trailer for the series.
Watch it after the jump.
Yesterday I wrote that if I were a betting man, I would bet that today’s “Weird Al” video would be for ‘Inactive’.
This is why I do not gamble…often.
Today’s video premier off of Al’s new album ‘Mandatory Fun’ is for “Sports Song” which is a “Weird Al” original and I was hoping there would be a video for this song. Sports is not a topic that often comes up in a “Weird Al” song and so I was happy to see one.
You can check it out by clicking here.
In other news, Al was on Conan last night performing ‘Tacky’ live with his band. If you missed that performance, you can watch it here.