Green Bay Packers

Sorry Green Bay, but nothing comes between Eli and his Oreos or his Seinfeld

We told you about the Green Bay television station that pulled Saturday’s episode of Seinfeld off the air in an attempt to make Eli Manning go Kenny Rogers Roasters crazy before the big game on Sunday. Well, as we expected, the plan was a complete waste of time because Sony of all people raced to the rescue.

Despite the dastardly plans of the Fox affiliate in Green Bay to deny the Giant quarterback the privilege of watching his favorite TV show on Saturday night, it turns out Manning will be able to watch reruns of “Seinfeld” after all. Sony has sent Manning a DVD player and “Seinfeld: The Complete Series” DVD collection that he can watch from his hotel room all night long.

It was such a simple solution to circumvent WLUK’s publicity stunt, that Michael Strahan had already thought of it hours before.

“Are you kidding me?” Strahan said yesterday, when told the station had pulled “Seinfeld” off the air because it heard it was Manning’s favorite show.

“Don’t they have ‘Seinfeld’ DVDs? We can always watch ‘Seinfeld.’ If they think that’s going to mess him up, I should probably move to Green Bay. I could be very successful there with some of my ideas.

But don’t worry Packers fans; you still might get to see Emmitt Smith’s infomercial about feet. You lucky dogs, you.


[]: Eli Manning able to foil bizarre `Seinfeld’

Green Bay Packers

This stunt is more pathetic than George Costanza pretending to be handicapped

In yet another example of Green Bay fans taking their passion for the Packers just a wee bit over the top, Fox affiliate WLUK has pulled the regularly scheduled airing of Seinfeld on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to – get this – disrupt Eli Manning’s pregame preparation. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, the Giants and the Packers will battle it out in some c-c-c-cold conditions at Lambeau on Sunday.

On a video on the station’s Web site, [general manager of WLUK Jay] Zollar points at the camera and says, “Eli, no ‘Seinfeld’ for you!”

“We don’t want to give any comfort to the enemy whatsoever when they come into town,” Zollar says. “We know laughter is good medicine, and we decided we’re not going to give that to him.”

We hate to burst your little bubble Zollar, but Eli is a 27-year-old walking ATM and if he’s such a huge Seinfeldian then he’s probably got the entire box set on DVD. We seriously doubt that he’s frantically searching the TV Guide for another 5:30 p.m. Saturday showing of “The Marine Biologist” because some podunk station decided to yank it for no good reason. But we’re sure the locals are loving that instead of watching the greatest comedy sitcom to ever light up a television screen, they could end up sitting through an infomercial for “The Good Feet Store” starring former Cowboys back Emmitt Smith. No, seriously. They might have to watch that crap.

The station is conducting an online vote to choose a replacement program.

As of Wednesday, a special about former Packers coach Vince Lombardi totaled 65.7 percent of the vote, followed by a rerun of a local show with Packers receiver Donald Driver (18.8), an infomercial for “The Good Feet Store” starring former Cowboys back Emmitt Smith (8.8) and a M*A*S*H rerun (6.7).


[]: Green Bay TV station pulling `Seinfeld’, Eli’s favorite