Bill Simmons’ New HBO Show Kicks Off With Epic (Probably Booze-Fueled) Ben Affleck Deflategate Rant (Video)
One of the main reasons for the acrimonious split between Bill Simmons and ESPN was that the world’s most powerful sports media empire wouldn’t let its top scribe criticize NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It’s only fitting that Simmons would kick off his brand new show over at HBO by doing exactly what he couldn’t do at ESPN.
On Wednesday, Simmons dedicated a good five minutes of the inaugural episode of his new show, Any Given Wednesday, to ripping the NFL. And he didn’t do it alone. Simmons brought in his celebrity pal and fellow Boston native Ben Affleck, who dropped f-bombs like they were going out of style during a five-minute rant against Roger Goodell and the National Football League.
Take a look:
Twitter? Oh you know Twitter loved that shit:
Really liked Bill Simmons’ 1st show for HBO, in which Ben Affleck dropped more f-bombs per capita than Joe Pesci. Eff ESPN, too. Their loss.
— Ed Bark (@unclebarkycom) June 23, 2016
That Ben Affleck Bill Simmons appearance is screengrab Christmas for me.
— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) June 23, 2016
Ben Affleck goes sputtering, Boston-sports-fan bonkers. So much swearing. Is he drunk? https://t.co/NQ1GXK1fV5
— (((George Soros))) (@Zendt06) June 23, 2016
I lack the words to properly describe Ben Affleck’s condition on the Bill Simmons show. #AnyGivenWednesday
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) June 23, 2016
How drunk was Ben Affleck on Bill Simmons’s new show?
— Jeff Johnson (@BigJohnson177) June 23, 2016
Ben Affleck is so drunk on this Bill Simmons show
— Roc (@hardROClife) June 23, 2016
This is the best. Ben Affleck ripping the NFL a new one over the Tom Brady witch hunt. https://t.co/8DdMP5uijx
— Dennis Scimeca (@DennisScimeca) June 23, 2016
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) June 23, 2016
I wish Drunk Alex was half as articulate as Drunk Ben Affleck.https://t.co/APoPoZhXFg
— Alex S (@howlingdecorum) June 23, 2016
I agree with those last two tweets. I thoroughly enjoyed Affleck’s deflategate rant. He is a shockingly articulate drunk, and he made a lot of very good points—though the part about Tom Brady being “too f*cking classy” to turn over his phone definitely was not one of them.
Maybe HBO can give Ben Affleck a show, and he can just sit and drink and rant about stuff that pisses him off?
Hat Tip – [TMZ]