So....It's Monday Night and you want to watch some football. I'm OK with that.
But if you aren't that into the match-up (think 49ers at Cardinals), and you can't stand the thought of watching some washed-up celebrities in silly costumes and far too much make-up "Dancing With the Stars," let me recommend perhaps the best written show on television: How I Met Your Mother.
This show is smart, funny, touching, and human, and has one of the best characters that television has EVER seen in Neil Patrick Harris' Barney Stinson.
Who says this show is so great? Well, if you don't trust ME (which you obviously SHOULD), take a look at this article by Miriam Datskovsky, or these show-specific posts by The Star-Ledger's Alan Sepinwall.
And take a look at this promo with all of the "Best Of" Chyrons.
Check this show out -- even if you can't resist watching Warren Sapp in a dancer's outfit. What, you don't have a DVR?
Here are a few of my favorite moments, courtesy of YouTube:
Barney's "Hot/Crazy Scale"
"Barney's Blog" (homage to "Doogie Howser -- almost expect Max Casella to come in through the window)
"Robin Sparkles" music videos (take your pick) "Let's Go to the Mall" or "Sandcastles in the Sand."
Barney's "Ode to Bimbos"