What is The Sports Riot!?
- When “The Daily Show,” launched in 1996 it filled a void. Today, it is difficult to imagine television without it. Why hadn’t there been a program that parodied the news the way “The Daily Show,” did? News is the most prevalent type of content you can find anywhere in the world. There had to be more than just “Weekend Update,” on SNL to properly deconstruct it. “The Daily Show,” filled the void, and became must-see TV. While not a direct parody of the way sports are covered, like “The Daily Show,” “The Sports Riot!,” fills a much-needed void in sports content. This is a program that has uncensored opinions and comedy at its core, and sports are the target. It is definitely NOT the other way around. Because let’s face it, it’s just a bunch of games after all. Most sports programs that position themselves as “funny,” hold back. At the end of the day, those programs are still sports reports. “The Sports Riot!,” has no such boundaries.
He is a self-proclaimed all-around jack-ass, host, creator, producer of “The Riot!” and antagonist to just about everybody. With a wealth of sports knowledge and a healthy dose of sarcasm, Chris shows total disregard for the opinions of others while having the ability to give someone credit for showing him up, before telling them to kill themselves. All in all, Chris is the captain of this pirate ship called “The Riot!” and with the bleacher creatures, and the Rioters behind him, he is leading the crusade to destroy and pillage sports talk radio, and all other blogs as we know it. Mike and Mike, walk the plank! Skip Bayless, bow before the masters! ShO NUFF! (sorry lost my head there)
Began this blog with his child nestled on his lap, typing with two fingers and eating dinner at 10pm. He finished this blog while prepping an Italian Vogue, Town & Country and Playboy shoot. That pretty much encapsulates Ant. If he had the chance, he would… (In no particular order) — Leg sweep Daniel Larusso after the All-Valley Tournament– Take batting practice at Yankee Stadium with Jim Abbott pitching but he’d have to throw right- handed– Remake Baseball Stars for Nintendo and jack-up all the American Dreams on P.E.D.’s and see if he can beat them with the all-luck team managed by Alvaro Espinoza– Invite Mike D’Antoni and Isiah Thomas to a meeting, run a Powerpoint presentation, stuck on loop, with pictures of Phil Jackson. It would be followed with a venn diagram showing the differences between Phil and them. (This will probably end with a discussion that involved jacking up 100 shots in the first half and how to unload every draft pick between now and Armageddon)-Take a day off-Save Darfur-Teach again-Write more-Go full retard.
Jay Platt has a voice. It’s opinionated and will be heard whether you like it or not. A native New Yorker, Platt gladly relinquished his New York rights of the greener pastures of the City of Brotherly Love. When not writing and ranting about sports, Platt adheres to his other passions; listening to punk and new wave music, doing stand up, drinking canned beer, Canadian Whiskey, and hitting on loose women. The standard “single in your mid-30’s” resume (he’s a drunken walking John Cusack movie). Platt has been a published writer (to this day he wonders why), but by no means does it mean his writing is any good. It can be described as funny, sarcastic, boring, and offensive. It really depends where he’s writing (the bar or home), what he’s listening to (currently Drag The River), or the mood of the day. There’s always a surprise. Little known facts about Platt: He loves all things Philadelphia (the Sixers might be okay, prefers the Knicks). He has a foul mouth. Is not the voice of reason (in fact enjoys stirring the shit for others to discuss). Has a blatent East Coast bias. He drinks enough for the entire Riot! Outside of the Flyers, pulls hard for the Edmonton Oilers. One time in a job interview was asked “What would your co-workers say about you behind your back?” His reply “Probably that I’m an a-hole.” On occasion puts on a Barry Manilow record (don’t judge). Has crazy love for the Baltimore Orioles (suck it self-proclaimed jackass). Enjoy the rants…
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