Say It Ain’t So: I’m On Setanta Sports Going Off AirBy: The Offside | January 9th, 2009
Devastation. That’s the only word to describe it. The world’s greatest cast of puppets are going off air, as through an announcement on their website Setanta has said this Saturday’s show will be their final. Who the hell is going to make Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney and Sven so damn lovable? Who?
This Saturday, watch the last episode of the cult chat show “I’m On Setanta Sports” (IOSS) which is coming to an end.
IOSS regulars “IT”, Sven Goran Ericksson and “The Boy”, Wayne Rooney and “Ronnie” Ronaldo will be there to say goodbye. As will regular contributors Sir Alex, Raffa, The Voyeur and David Beckham.
Launched in 2007, IOSS quickly became an inter-web hit knocking up over 2,000,000 views on the YouTube and 1000’s of mentions on blogs and message boards around cyberspace. The show was feted by the New York Times and most recently was voted “Programme of Year 2008” by Hot Press magazine.
Don’t miss the last episode of I’m On Setanta Sports this Saturday.
Having only been on air just over a year, one has to think they’re merely either setting something up or about to announce a big move to a mainstream outfit. But British shows are notoriously brief, never allowing for The Marlon Brando Effect (you know, the lasting image as a ‘bloated’ Dr. Moreau instead of an in-his-prime Terry Malloy). So this very well may be the end.
We can only hope it’s yet another brilliant ruse.