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Conan O'Brien

We don't usually talk about non-baseball-related matters here on the website, and whenever we enter the real world, I usually talk about nothing less significant than the coming Robocalypse. But there's one more issue I'd like to weigh in on today. Conan O'Brien has the full support of this blog, in gratitude for all the awesome things he's given us after three decades at Saturday Night Live (when it was good), the Simpsons (when it was good), Late Night (when it was good), and the Tonight Show (when it was better than Leno). He gave us Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, "Marge vs. the Monorail," and the greatest bear in the history of television.

In case you weren't aware, NBC gave the 11:30 time slot back to Jay Leno, forcing Conan off the Tonight Show. You probably didn't watch either show -- most Americans didn't. The facts of the case are these: Jay Leno, who isn't funny, continued not to be funny. Conan O'Brien, who is funny, continued to be funny. So NBC canceled both shows and gave Jay the better one. Conan's gonna take a cash payout and probably leave NBC and go to Fox or something.

We love you and your hair, Conan! We stand with you.


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