I've got some good news and some bad news, friends. Which do you want first?
OK, bad news it is. Well, unfortunately, it doesn't look like we're going to be seeing "Willie B and the Good Ole Boys," the celebrity redneck hunting show that Chris Andersen said he was "trying to start" back in 2011, while he was with the Denver Nuggets. (I'll give you a minute to process your sadness.)
There is, however, good news. The "Willie B and the Good Ole Boys" of 2011 might not see the light of day, but the "Birdman" — now playing a pivotal role as a reserve big man for the Miami Heat — does have a similarly styled project in the works now, with pal Charlie Ricks. It's called "Urban Outdoorsmen," and you can check out the "sizzle reel" for it right here:
OK, well, "sizzle" might be a strong word for "some shots of fishing, driving and bow-pulling as shot with a GoPro," but hey, it's still something! And when that "something" might be best described as "'Modern Fishing' with Jared Jeffries as hosted by The Wyatt Family," well, so much the better! (Plus, the lack of actual animal endangerment here might help keep things cool between Birdman and his friends at PETA. Win-win.)
What else might you find on an episode of "Urban Outdoorsmen?" Well, how about the Birdman ripping donuts — or, if you prefer, "spinning brodies," apparently — in a big truck in the snow?
Please feel free to visit the show's Facebook page for more information on what Birdzilla's billing as "a reality show about hunting, fishing, sports, art, music, tattoos, cars [and] trucks." I really, really hope this gets picked up, if only so we can get the city-slicking complement to Brad Miller's "Country Boys Outdoors" for which we've been waiting all these years.
Hat-tip to Brody Logan.
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