ESPN To Air College Football Live Show

Monday, February 26, 2007

Not that this will compare in annoyance to NASCAR Now, but AA has just learned that ESPN will be producing a "College Football Live" program to mirror "NFL Live" before and during the season. The show is set to begin July 23rd and air at 3:30pm (EST) Monday through Friday. From David Berson, ESPN senior vice president of programming.....

"College football fans want more content," Berson says. "This has been a long time coming. It's a natural extension for us. We expect it to become a staple of our programming, like NFL Live and Baseball Tonight."
Who's involved you ask? (In know that's all you really care about anyway)
Modeled after the network's daily NFL Live, the new show will be hosted mostly by Rece Davis and feature breaking news, features and analysis. Davis will be joined by a rotating mix of ESPN's college football talent, including Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit from College GameDay, Lou Holtz, Mark May, Bob Griese, Doug Flutie, Todd Blackledge, Craig James and Ed Cunningham.
Not a bad lineup if you ask me. You got the stoners James and Flutie.....(2/3rds of) the Gameday Team.....and some pretty solid fillers there. As long as Sean Salisbury isn't involved....I'm cool. The glaring omission seems to be Chris Fowler though. Little explanation is given as to why he's not involved as Berson says, "He's got a lot of other responsibilities."


Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:49 PM


ESPN puts Fowler in a booth to cover Tennis, but not on a show devoted to College Football? That makes very little sense to me, but I'm down with anything that involves some Lee Corso. Even if I'm cleary in the minority with those feelings.

Feb 26, 2007, 2:56:00 PM  

I bet Fowler and Pam Ward went best two out of three falls. Guess who lost?

cheswick said...
Feb 26, 2007, 2:58:00 PM  

I love it. More college football, less poker and World's Strongest Man reruns.

Feb 26, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

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