Thanks to COVID-19, all the major sporting leagues have had their games suspended.
Sports fans are starved for content. All we’ve had lately are reruns of The Ocho the WNBA draft, the NFL draft, and ESPN’s The Last Dance, the 10-part documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls that debuted to boffo numbers last weekend. It’s a great series that focuses on the best basketball player, and one of the biggest superstars, of all time; it was always gonna snag viewers, but there’s no doubt it was an oasis in the middle of the desert.
We all want more sports and sports-related content. But do we want it this much?
What if I told you, the greatest Michael wasn’t Jordan? pic.twitter.com/JoYAb6OUjO
— 30 for 30 (@30for30) April 19, 2020
Yes, yes I think we do.
The above trailer is obviously just a joke, albeit a very well-executed one. (The iconic “what if I told you” voice-over is just perfect.) Not only is Michael Scott a fictional character, but he is also a truly abominable basketball player. Anyone who has seen “BASEketball,” the first season episode of The Office that the fake 30 for 30 focuses on, knows as much.
But that doesn’t mean an actual documentary on the athletic exploits of the Dunder Mifflin middle manager wouldn’t be entertaining as all get out!
Even the man who embodied Michael Scott agrees.
Dinkin’ flicka. https://t.co/kPAzenhy1o
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) April 19, 2020
If they started GoFundMe to get that documentary made, I’d plunk down some dough right now. Maybe even a hundred grand! (Does GoFundMe accept candy bars?)