So, reality TV has come to the Burgh. Ya know Dick Buttkiss? Er, I mean BUTKUS! You know, former Chicago Bear (gag), Hall of Famer, actor (I always remember him most from My Two Dads), XFL commentator, annoyingly obnoxious he-man, etc.
Well, he has taken over as head coach of the Montour High School football team all for a reality show that will air on ESPN. His goal? Improve on the lots of losses, one win record of the team.
So yesterday was day one of filming and the forced DRAMA was out in full effect. How?
Well, consider the following:
–The Spartans practiced for nearly six hours
–They churned through sprints and slammed their bodies into sleds and never slowed to more than a jog — even when going to get drinks of water.
“I don’t think we can honestly say we gave it 100 percent today,” Butkus told the team after practice, as microphones leaned in.
These are teenagers that practiced for six freakin’ hours? The only thing I think I’ve ever done for six straight hours is maybe sleeping. Heck, even in college, our tennis team practices were only three or four hours. If I played football and didn’t slow to more than a jog for six straight hours and some smarmy, football legend-actor told me he felt I didn’t give it100 percent, I’m pretty sure I’d spit at him and kick him in the balls.
On the other hand, he does seem as though he grown a heart over the past couple of decades, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.