Keyshawn Is Not Getting Enough Attention
November 06, 2008 at 10:33am by Scott • 1 Comment »
I guess being on ESPN and having several side business like restaurants wasn’t giving Keyshawn Johnson enough face time with Sweet Lady Media because now he has decided he’s going to be an interior designer and make a reality show of it. Yes, you read that right. A&E even greenlit it.
“Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design” will follow the day-to-day drama facing former NFL pro and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson as he embarks on a very different career path: interior designer.
“Sports fans are aware of Keyshawn’s formidable skills on the field, but will be completely surprised by his talent as a designer. The fact that he is really trying to get his interior design business off the ground perfectly fits with our real life brand where we capture the real lives of extraordinary people,” said Robert Sharenow, Senior Vice President, Nonfiction and Alternative Programming, A&E.
Keyshawn’s mouth and reality TV are totally made for each other, so it should come as no surprise that someone finally decided to capitalize on it. I could see a one or two season show where the producers bring in various NFL stars that have crossed paths with Keyshawn in the past and had them talk smack at each other for a half hour. Wayne Chrebet could be one show, Warren Sapp could be another. Maybe Marvin Harrison could come on one week but instead of talking smack, Keyshawn just dodges bullets for 30 minutes. I’m just throwing ideas out there, but just about any random series of words I string together is bound to be a better idea than following Keyshawn with a camera as looks through carpet swatches. He is not an interior designer. Any dude who has hung a neon Budweiser sign in his den and thrown a beanbag chair on the ground thinks he knows design. He doesn’t. It takes a guy who understands how colors and shapes and fashion all goes together and compliments each other. It takes a guy who doesn’t put this suit on camera.
BOO! The only way this show could be any gayer is if they broke out into song in the middle of it. And to be fair, I haven’t read anything yet that says they won’t.