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The End of Sports is a 2012 comedy brickfilm by Dave Pickett. It follows Robert Vylan's first report as sportscaster, in which he tries to remove and replace all existing sports.[1] It is the fifth part of Nightly News at Nine Chapter 2 - Robots!.[2]


The Nightly News at Nine's new sportscaster, Robert Vylan, begins his inaugural report. He questions why sports exist, and covers popular theories as to their origin in Figuria. He proclaims, however, that after one day of extensive research, he has deduced that sports were invented to foil the plans of evildoers. To prove his point, he plays footage of villains having their plans foiled by sports.

Vylan's ranting is interrupted by an address from the Toymaster General of Figuria, who informs the audience that following the invasion of Figuria by Pinchbots, tomorrow the toy stores will be stocking highly desirable Mini-Pinchbots toys. Vylan's rant concludes, and he claims that as the newly-appointed "Sportsmaster", he nullifies all existing sports. He has invented his own more useful replacements, starting with "Breakdown", in which players take down a building or other large object as quickly as possible.

Sherry enters and tells Vylan that he does not have the authority to nullify sports, as he is merely a sportscaster. She returns to her desk, only to find Phil has deconstructed it, as he is enjoying a game of Breakdown.[1]


  • David M Pickett as Robert Vylan
  • Seth Maxon as Booming Voice
  • David Pagano as Toymaster General
  • Eleanor Rivera as Sherry Tiles
  • Eric Benson as Phil Brickley


  • David M Pickett - Animator
  • Anthony Robeson, Michael Maksoudian, Luke Philips, Harold Taylor, Will Stroh, Nick Johnson - Special thanks ($100 level Kickstarter backers with minifig cameos)


Year Competition Category Result
2012 Brickfilmer's Guild Animation Festival Best Screenplay Nominated
Best Sports Themed Brickfilm Won


Nightly News at Nine series
NNN News Flash (2007)

Chapter 1 - New Beginnings: Out of Bonds (2009) · SVELT Commercial (2009) · SVELT Interview (2009) · Pro-Green Commercial (2009) · On the Street with Steve Deepsea (2009) · Anti-Green Commercial (2010) · The Orange-Green War Begins (2010)

Chapter 2 - Robots!: The Pinchbot Invasion (2010) · Orange Beats Binary (2010) · ROBOphelia vs. Grabbor (2011) ·
Robots! Robots! Robots! (2011) · The End of Sports (2012) · Police Show Commercial (2013) · The Orange-Green War Continues (2013)