I Write Letters

Dear HBO,

If you wanted to ensure I would never, ever, tune in to watch an episode of your new sports show Joe Buck Live, launching the series with a guest panel that included Artie Lange, and allowing him to monopolize the entire panel segment with misogynist and homophobic humor while professional dudebros Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis chuckled along, was an excellent strategy.

And lest you think this is the grumbling of a silly girl who never watched your sports shows anyway, for years I watched your Wimbledon coverage, have seen dozens of boxing matches, have watched countless numbers of your sports documentaries, and I've enjoyed many episodes of On the Record with Bob Costas/Costas Now and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel over the years.

But you quite obviously don't want me as a viewer of Joe Buck Live, and I am happy to oblige.


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