As time goes by, Snoop Dogg just keeps expanding his cultural reach. He hasn’t just been a rapper for ages — for example, the above photo was taken at a Tech Crunch conference in Silicon Valley earlier this year. Now, Snoop is expanding into yet another arena: sports talk.
Coach Snoop (his football moniker) will host a football-centric talk show called Turf’d Up, to premiere on Snoop’s Youtube channel, WestFest TV, on Dec. 30. Here’s the trailer:
The show was financed by adidas, with whom Snoop has a long-time sponsorship deal. Planned guests range from former NFL pros Terrell Owens, Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Pierce to Youtube personalities Justine and Jesse from PrankvsPrank. We know Snoop is opinionated and profane when it comes to his football fandom, so here’s hoping the show lets Snoop be Snoop (or Coach Snoop, we should say).
That being said, it is a bit sad to see Snoop enter this specific arena. Few television markets are more saturated than football talk, which already is seemingly on an endless loop on ESPN (not to mention NFL Network). Though we’re hoping Snoop will be a refreshing change of pace from the endless parade of former NFL pros who pontificate about the good old days — oh, right. He’s bringing those pros onto his show. This seems like a bad sign.