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Review: The League Premiere Cowboys Up

For most men, being in bed with Sofia (Nadine Velazquez) is fantasy enough. Her husband Ruxin (Nick Kroll), however, dreams of a fantasy draft where no one finds him annoying and Andre (Paul Scheer) gets ridiculed by the players he chooses. Thus starts season four of FX's "The League," the fantasy football comedy for those who don't even follow actual football. Or I don't at least.

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Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi), desperate to remain Shiva Bowl champion despite last season's collusion, has resigned his position as League Commissioner and bestowed it on Ruxin. This has some great potential. Ruxin overall seems to be the big winner to start this season -- not only is he the new commissioner, he's also managed to duck razzing as last place Sacko Bowl champion due to the league members actually taking pity on him for once after his very real stroke. Pete, in response to being unable to haze the Sacko Bowl champion, has christened himself the custodian of The League's Hall of Records, thereby hazing... well, everyone.

Taco? With money? This is unprecedented. Taco Corp's latest business venture is Cowboy Condolences, somehow managing to commandeer 'dallascowboys.com' and drawing the ire (and cash settlement) of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones' negotiations with Taco Corp and its legal team rovides one of the funnier scenes of the episode, and one of the funnier lines from Jones himself, "This is like talkin' to a mound o' puddin'."

Jenny (Katie Aselton) is very pregnant and very frisky. This is probably the highlight of the premiere, with a very sexy fantasy, The League seeing Jenny's Vinegar Strokes, the draft, and the naming of new baby Chalupa Batman MacArthur, collectively delivering one of the funniest five minutes of comedy in the series' history.

If you're a fan of the series, this season appears to be just as strong and absurd as seasons past. Who is your pick for 2012-2013 Shiva Bowl Champion?

- The League
- Jon Lajoie
- Nick Kroll
- Katie Aselton
- Mark Duplass
- Jerry Jones
- FX

Written by: kyleiam
Oct 12th, 2012, 12:42 am

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