We do a lot of trashing of ESPN around these parts and not unjustifiably so. In fact, other than praising the 30 For 30 series, I’m not sure there’s been much nice to say about the Worldwide Leader in quite some time. But then ESPN put out that John Clayton SportsCenter commercial last week and I’ll be damned if it isn’t just the most enjoyable thing the weird looking space alien reporter ever did.
Now the blooper reel from the commercial has been put out. At first, I thought, “Oh, great. Now they’re just trying to milk this one funny thing they did.” But it’s actually just as delightful as the commercial itself. Clayton should file all of his reports from that bedroom set in that costume. And if he reports on location, there had better be fans with “BULLSHIT, WE’RE GOING TO THE MALL!” signs or we’ve failed as a nation.