Seth Meyers welcomed his old “Saturday Night Live” pal Amy Poehler to the “Late Night” desk Wednesday (June 24) for a reprisal of their classic bit “Really?!” and what followed was both a terrific take down of Sports Illustrated’s Andy Benoit and some good promotion for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
ICYMI, Benoit expressed on Twitter during a conversation about the Women’s World Cup that “women’s sports in general [are] not worth watching” because their sports “are just less entertaining.” He has, of course, deleted the tweets in question.
Well, Seth and Amy are on it.
Poehler: “Really, Andy Benoit? There’s nothing in women’s sports worth watching? I think a lot of people would love to watch you say that to Serena Williams. … I guess I’m not surprised that you work for Sports Illustrated. You guys put out a swimsuit issue every year dedicated entirely to women who aren’t in sports — unless you think it’s a sport to cover both boobs with one arm.”
Meyers: “You can’t give it up for a group of women who are representing the U.S. against the world, yet I bet you’re the same guy who sits inside on a nice day and watches the NFL Draft? The NFL Draft! A full day to find out if your favorite college player is going to have to go mansion-shopping in Jacksonville or Tampa Bay.”
Poehler: “Why is Women’s World Cup on secondary channels like FOX Sports 1? Nobody gets FOX Sports 1! Nobody knows where it is! C’mon, networks! You’ll play six hours of free Kentucky Derby footage but you won’t broadcast women’s soccer? You think people would rather talk about hats than watch some bad-a** American b****es take down Colombia?! Really?!
Meyers: “The U.S. women’s world cup match against Colombia pulled in 4.6 million viewers and that’s without hardly any publicity. That sport has everything — drama, tension, high stakes. And the U.S. women will be taking on China 7:30 Friday night on FOX, on the real FOX network, and we should all support them!”
USA! USA! USA!