Oh yeah, there's reason to stay home this Saturday night for sure. That's the night that Hustle premieres. You know -- Hustle. The original film on ESPN. Who says ESPN can't get quality filmmakers. They've got Tom Sizemore starring as Pete Rose in a film directed by the (once) great Peter Bogdanovich. Sure, way back in April when the movie was announced I might have said how Bogdanovich signing up to direct an ESPN made-for-TV movie was a sad comment on this brilliant film historian's and often great filmmaker's career, but now that the film has been shot and edited in such luxurious fashion, I'm sure we will see a really great movie. I mean, I'm sure they labored over the script forever so that it wouldn't feel contrived or anything. And then they started shooting in mid-May, which means it probably went into post by mid-to-late June. That's pretty standard M.O.W. production time. So yeah, this should be just as good as any of those network movie-of-the-week's that the big three ... well, they kind of don't make them anymore. But who cares, right?
If you just can't bring yourself to stay home Saturday night to see Sizemore do something illegal (cause, you know, that's a stretch right there), ESPN is airing it plenty of times over the next few days, so check those local listings!
And to all my co-members of the Tribe out there, have an easy fast!