In it’s inaugural set of programming, Facebook has produced several shows that have grabbed the interest of the social-sports minded viewer. Ball in the Family was expected to be the headlining program, with LaVar Ball constantly making headlines throughout the basketball offseason.
Instead, Marshawn Lynch has managed to grab the spotlight.
For a guy who managed to garner national attention for not speaking enough, his life is an open book now.
As part of his show, No Script, Marshawn Lynch watched UFC knockout highlights. Turns out he reacts the same way the rest of us do when they see a brutal knockout, only funnier.
I’ll admit that I don’t know the name of the fighter who is wearing yellow shorts and gets knocked out at the 1:30 mark, but now I’ll never need to. He’ll forever be known at “SpongeBob shorts.”
No Script has already published seven episodes, and with the exception of the one that was published on Thanksgiving Day, less than 24-hours ago, each has well over one-million views.
Facebook surprised many around the industry when they paid out millions for the rights to make the series, but it appears to be paying off.