‘Brockmire’ is funny, obscene, but what are best sports TV shows ever? – Allentown Morning Call

It’s tough to beat actual sports for entertainment. Yet television continues to try and, as is traditional in sports, success is hard-won.

Actually, it’s more like Chicago sports than that: Very few succeed, and most might as well write off their entire season after just a few weeks.

There will be a list here of the best scripted sports series, or at least the start of some arguments about these shows, and it will be topped by “Friday Night Lights.” Stick around.

But what led to this consideration of the genre is that the funny, surprisingly resonant and sometimes obscene “Brockmire” wrapped its first season on cable’s IFC this week and has been renewed for a second season.