It was recently announced that Stephen Colbert would be sponsoring the U.S. speedskating team, which is actually a pretty cool thing, since "Colbert Nation" will be emblazoned on the U.S. team's legs as they skate around the track. Advertising! We're surprised that other television shows haven't thought of this, so we've come up with suggestions for how they can hop onto this Winter Games bandwagon. It could be just like NASCAR, but better!
Ice Dancing... brought to you by Dance Your Ass Off. Because how funny would it be to see one of the skaters with "Dance your Ass Off" written across her ass?
Ice Hockey... brought to you by The Bachelor (for the U.S. team) and The Bachelorette (for the Canadian team). These shows are experts in tonsil hockey, so who better to sponsor these teams? And The Bachelorette will honor Jillian's Canadian roots by helping out our Northern neighbors.
Men's Figure Skating... brought to you by What Would Brian Boitano Eat?. A no-brainer for this Food Network show. A picture of Brian with his gold medal in one hand and a fork in another would be our logo suggestion.
Skeleton... brought to you by Bones. Obviously the names have a lot in common, but they also both involve going downhill at a rapid pace.
Four-Man Bobsleigh... brought to you by The Big Bang Theory. Four guys in a freezing cold confined space trying to figure out physics without killing themselves? It's just like when our favorite lovable nerds went to the North Pole.
Two-Man Bobsleigh... brought to you by Two and a Half Men. If CBS is going to do one, they might as well promote their whole hour. And you know that the show's "half-man" would want nothing to do with outdoor sports.
Curling... brought to you by American Idol. A sport that goes on for hours and hours and hours and hours before finally getting to its point? And mostly just involves one guy trying to accomplish a task while the others just push brooms around trying to look busy? Sounds a lot like Idol to us.
Ski Jumping... brought to you by V. The athletes form perfect little V's with their skis when they leap. That's brand recognition!
Biathalon... brought to you by The Amazing Race. The sport involves cross-country and something called "pursuit" and there's even a relay and sometimes some shooting involved. While the players on TAR aren't usually given weapons, they sometimes do shoot deadly glares.
Opening Ceremonies... brought to you by Lost. They are usually confusing as all hell, create a big spectacle and get everyone talking.
Women's figure skating... brought to you by Glee. Because there's nothing more magical and sparkly that captures the attention of young women viewers than figure skating... or high school choirs.
Luge... brought to you by Supernatural. Two guys, tight-fitting outfits, one piece of metal, a hint of homoeroticism. 'Nuff said.
Snowboarding... brought to you by Grey's Anatomy. Flying high one minute, crashing and burning the next, and doing total 180's all the time? Sounds familiar. Plus, there are at least three actual snowboarding moves called McSomething or other.
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