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Friday Cannon Fodder: it’s all happening

Apple’s “Ted Lasso” Season 2 Premiere - Arrivals Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Everything is happening. And I’m not really talking about Arsenal football club. TSF, through the good people at the mothership, rolled out the new commenting system yesterday. If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to play around with it, check out the new features like the searchable GIF catalog, and start to get comfortable with it. It might take some getting used to, especially with the new formatting, but I think we’re going to like the ability to, say, collapse certain discussions.

The feedback from around the network on the soccer rollout has been mostly positive — I know that the “Z” key functionality disappearing is a bummer for a bunch of you. We’ve been told that is very high on the list of priorities to bring back and should be re-implemented soon. If you have other concerns or comments, please share them with the mothership: I think there is a link at the top of the comments for doing that.

In other news, Ted Lasso Season 2 comes out today. I absolutely loved that show as did literally everybody I know who watched it. I would HIGHLY recommend tracking down a free trial of AppleTV to watch the first and new second season. The show is so good that if you can swing another subscription fee, you should get one, even if only for a month or two, to watch it.

And finally, as I write this, the Olympic Opening Ceremony is going on for Tokyo 2020. There have actually been events for a few days now, mostly the team sports i.e. soccer and softball that require more time to complete a full tournament. Tomorrow things begin in earnest — my series recording for “Olympics” on my DVR has populated the schedule with more sports than I can possibly watch. And I’m looking forward to melting my eyes and brain with borderline-unhealthy amounts of sports-watching over the next two-and-a-half weeks.

I don’t think my GF has ever watched a game of handball, so I’m looking forward to introducing her to one of the coolest sports we never see in the U.S. I’m also excited for skateboarding’s Olympic debut. And a host of other things. Honestly, throw some flags on the athletes, give them a ball / board / paddle / pool whatever and some quality TV coverage (like NBC and its family of networks do) and I’m in.