“HAHAHAHA! I’mma haunt you forever.”
Thanks to Chris Brown beating the shit out of Rihanna for looking at his phone, CBS decided to pull “Run This Town” from last night’s Thursday Night Football so people won’t have to think about the NFL only giving Ray Rice a two-game suspension for punching out his fiance and dragging her out of an elevator while players caught smoking weed faced four-to-six game suspensions if not more. Or you can believe this crap about “tone.” Sports Illustrated reports:
CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said the network has also pulled an opener featuring actor Don Cheadle doing narration over Jay Z’s “Run This Town,” which is sung by Rihanna. A comedic segment was also jettisoned.
“It’s important to realize we are not overreacting to this story but it is as big a story as has faced the NFL,” McManus told SI.com from Baltimore Thursday afternoon. “We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage. A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”
“Look, at the end of the day, we just want folks to be able to relax and enjoy an all-American game without thinking about domestic violence more than this PSA the publicists cooked up. No one at the NFL really cares what happens in your home should supper not be ready or the kids spill your cold, refreshing Coors Light with its crisp taste of the Rockies. They’re certainly not trying to send that message. They do, however, encourage everyone to consider Cialis and how it will let you fuck your wife all the time even if you’re old. That’s what she’s there for, right? Anyway, how about that kickoff? Back to you, Tom.”