Whew, that Ryan Seacrest -- he is one busy dude. Not only is he doing all of his American Idol hosting duties and unleashing pseudo-celebs like the Kardashians upon the world, it seems like his next big adventure will take place in London. Yep, he's going to be part of NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics.
His being part of the Olympics was the "big NBC announcement" the network couldn't stop talkin' about all week. Not that he was taking over for Matt Lauer on the Today show, which the two discussed during an awkward interview:
"Where do you see yourself in five years?" Lauer asked.
"The same height," Seacrest said, laughing.
Uhh? You see? This is why sports plus Seacrest just don't go together.
You may loooove Ryan Seacrest and his perfectly white smile and every perfectly placed follicle on his perfectly pale-skinned head, but when I think of sports, I don't think of Ryan Seacrest. Here's a list of reasons why NBC should be looking for another host for the games:
Whew, I kind of feel much better now. Though I hope Ryan will be hosting the special interest stories while the sports reporting is done by actual sports reporters, one has to wonder what NBC is thinking by touting this as a "big announcement." No wonder their ratings have sucked lately.
Still, if I see any plug for or actual Kardashian on my screen during the Olympics, I'm immediately changing the channel.
What do you think about Ryan Seacrest covering the 2012 Olympics?
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