The Ultra Fantastic Just For Shits And Giggles Super Bowl LVI Preview! (Now In HD!)

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl 56 Preview

In his annual state of the league speech , Roger Goodell announces the NFL will add two teams for the 2027 season. The NFL becomes the first of the four major sports to cross into the European market with the London Fog. The other move will bring professional football back to Detroit for the first time since 1957.

The week leading up to the game is full of revelations. Antonio Brown admits to modeling his playing career after Taylor Swift’s love life. Aaron Rodgers decides he is going to take a year off to walk the earth before changing his mind after he stops trending. The Dolphins hire former FBI agent and hostage negotiator Chris Voss to be their next head coach. The Jacksonville Jaguars announce they will play several home games at the Wonderland recording studio, which will accommodate two-hundred fans, no problem. And Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Mike McCarthy makes the cover of Time.

Tom Brady shows up to the game in uniform and is rebuffed by the security guard at the player’s gate.

“Don’t you read the news pretty boy? You retired. No Super Bowl for you!” The guard says

“Shit, force of habit! I’m sorry man, Is there any chance you can let me in?”

“My boss would have my ass Tom, no way . .”

“Who’s gonna know?” Tom winks.

“See those cameras up there? Spies everywhere . . . ”

“What about a signed helmet?”

“Listen you mope, I lost two wives, three investment properties and a dog named Tuck thanks to the fact I was a degenerate gambler who always bet against the Patriots. I won’t even drive through New England. Uh, sign it To my dear friend Alex, will ya?”

“If it’s any consolation, I ghosted them in my retirement post . . .” Tom says as he personalizes the Bucs helmet for the guard before handing it over.

“Alright, I guess you can go in. I don’t like this job anyway. Hey . . is that your ride?”


“Good to know, entre vous,” The guard says.

The game gets off to a brutal start as penalties are called on the first eleven plays of the game. After the officials convene, they decide to cancel the rest of the first half and let the players take a one-hour break. NBC airs a repeat broadcast of This Is Us.

When the action resumes in the second half, interceptions rule the day as Burrow and Stafford each toss three pick sixes. Going to the fourth quarter with the score tied at 21, Chris Collinsworth lays out his keys to victory for both teams.

“Don’t throw pick sixes,” Collinsworth explains.

Both quarterbacks go nuclear in the final quarter, throwing for six touchdowns and 1,500 yards combined and the game is tied at 42 with less than three minutes to go in the game. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor calls time before requesting that Joe Montana be removed from his suite and escorted out of the stadium. Al Michaels refers to the move as his “call of the year!”.

With four seconds to go and the Bengals pinned at their own one-yard line, everyone in the stadium expects Burrow to simply plow forward into the line to kill the clock and force overtime. Shockingly, Cincinnati instead sends out its field goal unit for a 109 yard field goal attempt. Commissioner Goodell convenes an emergency meeting to determine the ramifications of such an unprecedented event for sports books. Al Michaels blames the decision on Jose Cuervo. Rob Lowe takes the time to meditate.

Bengals kicker Evan McPherson- a perfect 12 for 12 on field goal attempts in the playoffs- jogs out of the tunnel and takes his spot at the back of the end zone. When Rams head coach Sean McVay calls timeout in an attempt to ice the kicker, the brash rookie orders a pizza, signs autographs, has a sit down with Katie Couric and changes into his Hawaiian vacation duds.

“I’m not sure the sandals are gonna work in this situation, Al. But I have to hand it to the kid, he’s gonna save a bunch of time at the airport and that shirt is loud enough to create separation with the defense,” Collinsworth exclaims.

The kick has a clean takeoff, after which the FAA clears its flight path. In the thirty-three minute trip, a lot of shit happens . . .

  • Sean McVay signs a lifetime contract with Fox Sports to become the next John Madden.
  • Joe Burrow purchases the trademark for “Joe Cool”, not from Namath or Montana but from Joe Mantegna. “I bought it during a mid-life crisis and completely forgot about it until the kid made me an offer I couldn’t refuse,” says the veteran actor.
  • Bill Belichick announces he will retire . . . to his hotel room for the evening.
  • Rob Lowe airs a thirty-minute documentary featuring his perfect head of hair.
  • Tom Brady leaves early to beat the traffic, only to find all four of his tires have been deflated.

As McPherson’s kick sails through the uprights to deliver the Bengals their first Super Bowl championship, Al Michael delivers his iconic call one last time . . .

Do you believe in miracles? . . . . YES!!!

45 thoughts on “The Ultra Fantastic Just For Shits And Giggles Super Bowl LVI Preview! (Now In HD!)

  1. B

    I don’t even know where to start! Or what to say! I’m too busy laughing.

    Now Super Bowls can go either of two ways: Totally boring with a 50-point spread showing the teams were not evenly matched or nail-biting with exciting plays.

    I fear if the first half starts off with a slew of penalties, all us watching will be passed-out drunk as we call ’em and mix ’em with shots. ‘Course, if they DO take a break before the half-time break and come back with interceptions and nuclear quarterbacks, hopefully, the screams of the announcers will rouse us from our stupors and we can get all excited again.

    As for Tom Brady, somebody has to send him this post so he could actually show up in this manner. Hah!

    And that is a LOT of shit to happen during the flight of the kicked ball…

    How did I NOT know that’s what they were singing about? I just boogied to it without EVER hearing the lyrics!

    Ya gots me in stitches once again, darlin’


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  2. I actually know a bunch, not all of the names, in this sports comedy central.
    I did have a few chuckles. The FAA cleared 33 minute kick off, Tom’s 4 flat tires and Rob Lowe’s hair.

    My take away memory is I turned down Joe Mantegna for a design gig. He had come to Toronto to direct a movie, based on a David Mamet play. I chose to do a Holly Hunter project for Showtime, instead.
    Yes, I believe in miracles, sometimes.

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    • I bet you know way more than you let on, Resa. And Rob Lowe’s hair IS real, right? Please tell me it is.

      And uh . . your sexy is showing again! Another great story. Did you meet Holly Hunter?

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      • Yes, it’s real!
        He can’t help it. He was born beautiful.

        Yes, I met Holly. I worked closely with her for almost 2 months. We truly got down in the dirt together.

        Based on a true story, she portrayed a coal miner’s wife. (Ted Levine) They live in Harlan County that mines America’s last not unionized coal mine. (Duke Industries)
        They have no running water and the mine has collapses frequently.

        Holly is a method actress. If her character is fishing a key out of her purse to open a door, that key must be real and open the door. Anything and everything else in that purse would be what her character actually carries.

        I always take a personal interest in my leading characters.
        I designed a dirt that was used to filthy up all the wardrobe. Who ever heard of clean miners? Also…their families had no running water, so dirt was important.

        We had buckets and buckets of that dirt.

        One day I wanted to personally break down a pair of shoes for Holly.
        I took a bucket of dirt to an area of Honeyland that was rife with stones and pebbles. I threw all of the dirt onto said grit.
        I didn’t care. I sat in it, with her shoes. I was filthy. I had dirt everywhere. I looked like a coal miner.
        Holly arrived in Honeyland. On her way to her trailer, she spotted me, came over and asked what I was up to?

        When I told her that I was breaking down her character’s shoes, she dropped to the ground. She began helping me.

        I’m sure hair and make-up was pissed when they had to do her character.

        We worked away for about 20 minutes. When her shoes looked right, she got up and left.

        Gotta say, shes a great actress, and I am honoured to have been in the dirt with her.

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  3. Wow / this was superb and now I am wondering if sorryless has a team of writers because this was just layers and culture rich and of course all sports informed and sarcastic!
    The guard letting Brady in – social
    Stuff – Brady going to it and then leaving with deflated tires – omg!
    McPherson’s 12 and the joe coo!
    Many things I didn’t get but many I did-
    Was this an anointed dream?

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