It's Official: Every Cable Channel Now Has A Sports Talk Show

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

In case you were worried that Guy Torry has been unemployed since playing Lamont in the 1998 movie American History X....worry no more!

BET is getting in the sports talk-show business with a new series hosted by former NBA player John Salley, former NFL player Hugh Douglas and comedian Guy Torry.

The network is debuting its first sports talk show, an hourlong series titled "Ballers," at 10 p.m. on April 20. The weekly show -- from executive producer John Johnston and director Tony McCuin -- features the hosts talking sports in a nightclub environment. Topics will range from serious issues to silly plays. The show will have a female presence with DJ Rashida's "girl's booth" as well as Claudia Jordan (NBC's "Deal or No Deal") serving as correspondent.
Oooooh not "silly plays". Wait, what is a silly play? Are they referring to bloopers, or using the street slang of the word and meaning great plays??? I'm confused.

BET is Going Clubbing With Ballers' Talk (Hollywood Reporter)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:38 PM


"in a nightclub environment" - if the're really drinking during the show, it might be worth watching.

I guess we're one step away from the first show set in a gentlemen's club.

extrapolater said...
Apr 4, 2007, 2:34:00 PM  

That sad thing is, Guy Torre is the comedian, but John Salley is ten times funnier. This is probably going to suck. Now if they could've somehow merged this concept with "BET Uncut," then we'd be talking. Ethnically ambiguous women giving "tip drills" while the guys discuss sports? I'd buy that for a dollar...

Gangsta D said...
Apr 4, 2007, 2:48:00 PM  

Does this mean Salley is off Best Damn Sports Show?

Anonymous said...
Apr 4, 2007, 3:29:00 PM  

Looks that way Anon....He hasn't been on the show for the past few episodes.

He's the only one I enjoyed on that show.

Apr 4, 2007, 3:35:00 PM  

"I guess we're one step away from the first show set in a gentlemen's club"

When Billy Tubbs was coaching at OU he hosted his coaches show from Hooters.

Loved that guy!

Jay said...
Apr 4, 2007, 4:12:00 PM  

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