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Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t like mainstream sports

Are you one of those people who can watch absolutely any trivial garbage that comes across your television screen? If so, then, boy oh boy, do we have the show for you!

NBC announced yesterday that they will have a sports/reality show where people compete for a chance to participate in the U.S. championships which could even lead to a trip to the 2010 Olympics. Not spicy enough for you? Well, what if we throw Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi into the mix? Sounds like a crazy combo already, but you haven’t heard anything yet. So, are you curious to know the sport these athletes will be competing in? Would you believe us if we said curling? Better yet, what if we told you the name of the show was going to be Rockstar Curling?

According to sources, the two rock stars are among a group of entertainment types who rent arena time on occasion to pick up brooms instead of guitars.

Organizers are trying to negotiate a deal to get one of them involved, possibly as a host.

The series is the brainchild of New York-based sports marketing agency mktpartners and Carr-Hughes Productions of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Mktpartners has an office in Toronto and has an advertising commitment from the likes of Tourism Canada, sources say.

“This show is all about the opportunity to expose American viewers to curling,” said Colin Campbell, Canadian president of mktpartners and one of the creators of the show. “We feel there might be some great athletes out there who might develop into good curlers given the chance.

We know lots of people actually enjoy the sport, but we just don’t see how it will translate to the tube. Of course, we thought Pirate Island had more potential than Dancing With the Stars, so what do we know.


[]: Rock stars courted for curling reality show

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Jon Bon Jovi wants refs to Have a Nice Day

Jon Bon Jovi finally let his perfectly coiffed hair down and showed that he actually does have a rock-n-roll bone left in his body.

As usual, the ESPN2 camera crew spent more time panning the crowd and box seats than they panning up and down the field at Monday’s game between the Philadelphia Soul and the Georgia Force. Well, the move actually paid off when they turned the lens on JBJ after the Force scored a questionable touchdown with under 10 minutes remaining as he threw a double barreled salute to the officials who made the call.

I didn’t understand the ruling,” he said. Bergeron “did have possession on the play. He fumbled in the end zone. He recovered the ball. I reacted to something I didn’t know the rule on.”

Bon Jovi said he obviously didn’t realize that the camera was pointed at him.

“I apologize for the middle-finger thing,” he said. “I didn’t understand the rule. It’s simple as that. We will be back next week.

Oh, don’t apologize. Sports needs more of this from it’s owners and representatives. Hopefully Bon Jovi’s business partner and recent addition to the Monday Night Football booth Ron Jaworski will show the same type of enthusiasm when the NFL officials blow an obvious call.


[]: Bon Jovi flips as squelched rally leads to Soul’s first loss
[]: Force isn’t with Soul, Bon Jovi in first loss