Connect with us

Sports TV News

Woody Paige Says He Stole Mike Wilbon’s Car

“Now, Wilbon has not commented on social media or on Pardon The Interruption about what happened.”

Ricky Keeler

Published

on

When you watch Around The Horn on ESPN, you will find a debate show where the points matter and there is always competitive banter. However, sometimes, what you will find before the show starts are some interesting stories told by the people on the panel. 

Before Thursday’s show, Woody Paige mentioned before one of the Super Bowl that took place in Arizona (2008 or 2014) that he once took a fellow colleague’s car during the week of the big game off the ESPN compound in Scottsdale.

“When the Super Bowl was here and ESPN had a compound in Scottsdale, we did all of our shows there. I got through with my show. I’m out in the parking lot, trying to figure out where I parked my rental car. Wilbon comes into the compound area, pulls up there. He rolls down the window and says you got my car? I got the car, drove it down the compound down the street. When I came back, he was talking to the security guard about how someone came and took his car. I pulled up and said, you want to park my car, Michael?”

Now, Wilbon has not commented on social media or on Pardon The Interruption about what happened. However, if this is a true story, Paige’s prank does show some of the hijinks that can go on behind-the-scenes at ESPN. Plus, you never know what you are going to get during these segments that get posted on social media from the panelists. 

For example, before Tuesday’s show, Atlanta native Elle Duncan went on a rant about people that think Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan has a case to get into the Hall of Fame.

“I knew everything I needed to know about Matt Ryan when he didn’t look on that damn sideline during that Super Bowl debacle and go we’re going to f*** run the ball. I don’t care what you are calling Kyle Shanahan, I’m the league MVP, we are running the ball.” 

As far as Paige and Wilbon are concerned, we await to see if Wilbon comments on Paige’s story. Nevertheless, the viewer did get an inside look as to what potentially happens on the ESPN set during Super Bowl week.

The story also serves as proof that watching Before The Horn is just as important as the television show that comes after it. You never know what kind of story or rant or entertainment you are going to get. 

Sports TV News

Fox Officially Unveils NFL Broadcast Teams

Published

on

In what has been considered a formality for some time, Fox today officially unveiled Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi as their number one NFL broadcast team Monday. Burkhardt and Olsen were elevated to Fox’s top booth after the departure of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to ESPN’s Monday Night Football earlier this year.

There were some reports that Drew Brees could have been a possibility to join the network, but those discussions fell apart.

The network’s other teams include several familiar faces to football fans:

#2 team: Joe Davis, Daryl “Moose” Johnston, Pam Oliver
#3 team: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
#4 team: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
#5 team: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
#6 team: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jen Hale

Olsen’s jump to the number one team with Burkhardt is a formality until the retirement of Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady. The seven-time Super Bowl winner will ascend to Fox’s number one booth upon his retirement, whenever that may be.

Continue Reading

Sports TV News

Ryan Clark, Mad Dog Get Into Heated Argument on ‘First Take’

“Mad Dog, stop screaming at me now, bro. For the last time, you’re gonna stop screaming at me,” Clark interrupted.

Published

on

Former Pittsburgh Steeler, and current ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark and recent Radio Hall of Fame inductee Chris “Mad Dog” Russo squared off on Monday’s edition of First Take, with a heated exchange taking place between the two.

After a discussion about Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas meandered into a discussion about whether Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp would be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame if he never played another game, Clark said about Hall of Fame voters “they must be voting like you (Russo) vote for the Heisman, where you just vote on whoever the hell you want based off the fact that they play quarterback”.

Russo quickly took exception to the perceived slight.

“Ryan, hold on now,” Russo said, in a louder manner than normal. “You said something, now I’m going to comment. I’ve been voting for the Heisman since before you were born.”

“Mad Dog, stop screaming at me now, bro. For the last time, you’re gonna stop screaming at me,” Clark interrupted.

“You said something that wasn’t right,” Russo said.

“Lower your voice,” the former Steeler interrupted again.

“I’ve been voting for the Heisman since before you were born,” Mad Dog reiterated, with a lower volume. “30 years.”

“I don’t care about that,” Clark rebutted.

“You’re saying I’m voting for the Heisman and saying I don’t deserve a vote. I’ve been voting for 30 years!”, Russo began to raise his voice again.

“I never said you don’t deserve a vote,” Clark replied before clarifying he disagrees with Russo’s sentiment about the college football award being only awarded to quarterbacks.

It’s not the first time Russo has clashed with First Take contributors. A discussion with J.J. Reddick went viral earlier this year after Reddick told Russo previous NBA players played with “plumbers and firefighters”.

Continue Reading

Sports TV News

Todd Frazier Joining ESPN Little League World Series Booth

It will be a memorable summer for Fraizer at the LLWS because he will be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence. 

Ricky Keeler

Published

on

When people talk about 11-year MLB veteran Todd Frazier, some of the things that are usually mentioned on broadcasts usually is that he is from Toms River, New Jersey and that he played in the Little League World Series in 1998 (won the championship). Now, Frazier will have a bigger connection to the annual event in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

As first reported by Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati EnquirerFrazier will be in the TV booth (remotely) for ESPN for this year’s Little League World Series. He made his broadcast debut on Monday morning during one of the New England region semifinals between Maine and Massachusetts. 

Frazier told Nightengale that he wants to use this event to begin his second career in the broadcasting industry.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, especially for the Little League World Series since I’ve been a part of it. I know it and understand it really well. Kind of kickstart my second career here.” 

It will be a memorable summer for Fraizer at the LLWS because he will be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence. 

The Little League World Series begins on Wednesday, August 17 and ends on Sunday, August 28. It will be broadcasted on ESPN and ABC.  

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2021 Barrett Media.