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October 09, 2017

First ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer to premiere tonight during Monday Night Football



CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears call signals against the Denver Broncos during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Broncos defeated the Bears 24-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Photo by: Jonathan Daniel

Jonathan Daniel

After a grueling weekend game slate that can best be described as “why people are actually tuning out the NFL, as opposed to victimless displays of social activism,” Pro Football Week 5 is set to unleash its coup de grace tonight with the [drum roll please!] 2-2 VIKINGS VS. DA 1-3 BEARS!

If you can’t tell, we’re about as excited as Sean McDonough switching from skim to 1% for a weekend just to see how it goes.

Sean McDonough

Sean McDonough

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 02: ESPN play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough looks on prior to the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on March 2, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. Virginia defeated Syracuse 59-47. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Photo by: Rich Barnes

Rich Barnes

And yet, there seems to be a stirring in The Force, and it’s certainly not the dawn of the Trubisky Era (RIP Trubisky) in Chicago. No, no. It’s something far greater. More powerful. Perhaps not even of this earth…

It is the debut full-length trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, premiering tonight during Monday Night Football. Yes that’s right, nerds. You might actually have to watch football tonight.

If this tie-in makes next to zero sense to you, just remember that Disney owns both Lucasfilms and ESPN and executives could pretty much tell Jon Gruden to wear Mickey Mouse ears for every broadcast if they wanted to. Don’t believe us? Well, they did the same thing back in 2015 for The Force Awakens, and it was just as awkward then.

But hey, look on the brightside: At least you have an excuse to spend another four hours of your life watching some guy named Case Keenum run for his life while a bunch of 300-pound Rancors attempt to separate his limbs from his body.

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