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So the new Greenberg show on ESPN is all sports.
So ESPN has been faced with mountains of evidence, with their own SportsCenter being exhibit A, that there is no appetite for a show showing yesterday’s sports highlights. Their inspired response? Secure pricey real estate in Manhattan then build a new studio and offices. Sign 3 bland, uninspiring no-talents for almost $15 million a year to talk over the stale highlights (along with whatever the rest of staff on the show are pulling down). Seriously, how does anyone think this has any chance of success? Nothing about this is show is needed or seems like a good idea. Nothing. I prefer to think that green-lighting this show got Skipper fired but I at least I know how his drug problem was impacting his performance. I can’t imagine how pissed I’d be if I worked in Bristol waiting for the next layoff.
From an interview.
MG: It is exclusively sports. It’s amazing to me, Mike, how many interviews I’ve done and I am asked so frequently: “So, is this a sports show?” My answer to that is, if I walked into McDonald’s and they said to me, “We don’t have hamburgers today,” I would be very disappointed, because I walked into McDonald’s to get a hamburger. No one goes to McDonald’s if they feel like pizza or sushi. I believe that when a person turns on ESPN, that person has a right to expect that we’re going to be talking about sports, so what people will see when we debut on Monday, and every single day thereafter, is that we are a sports show first, last and always.
We have our own sort of personal spin on highlights and news and analysis and debate. Hopefully it is all done with some humor because that’s one of the things in my presentation I’ve always felt best about. It’s definitely a strong suit of Michelle’s and of Jalen’s. I think that’s an appropriate thing. Sports frequently lends itself to light-hearted humorous conversation, but that’s what we’re talking about. We’re talking about sports. I get the sense a lot of people don’t seem to think that’s what it’s going to be, but I can assure you that when anyone starts watching the show on Monday, that’s what they’re going to see. They’re going to see a sports talk show.
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