Nine’s AFL Footy Show couldn’t resist having a dig at The Bounce‘s expense last night.
With 17 years for Nine and just five shows for Seven, it comes as no surprise.
But not even I expected Sam Newman to deliver this one:
Sam Newman: Time Warner said-
Garry Lyon: Tim Worner.
Sam Newman: Tim Worner? Oh right. The Head of Programming at Seven, told TV Tonight -whatever that is- The Bounce would return when there is a lot more interest in the AFL.
James Brayshaw: Haven’t they got the rights?
Newman then pulled out a graph showing an all time record attendance for the Round 5 match of over 330,000 spectators.
Sam Newman: Tim, how much more popular would you want the game to get before you bring the show back?
Newman certainly had a lot of fun at Seven’s expense last night.
“Someone said Leigh Matthews was dressed up as a vicar tonight, and they said ‘Has The Bounce gone all religious?’ and they said ‘That’s the Vicar of Dibley.’
“We’ve got three footy shows going here and we don’t even have the rights. The AFL must be almost down on their bended knee to have us get the footy back.”