'The Contender' deserves a shot

He's not going to be the guy who tells you what to do, but Bill Simmons can't believe more people aren't watching "The Contender."

Updated: March 25, 2005, 5:39 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Ever enjoy a TV show so much, you start glancing at your VCR clock and thinking, "Oh, no, 8:46, only 14 more minutes to go!"

I call that the Sopranos Test. Over the past few years, only five shows passed that test for me – "The Sopranos," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage", the first season of "Survivor" and "Oz" during the season when Adebici was wreaking havoc. Pretty short list. So you can imagine my surprise when I found myself glancing at the VCR clock during "The Contender" ...

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