Familar Faces In New Places: Another Anchor Leaves ESPN

Friday, May 25, 2007

Anchor Dave Revsine is leaving ESPN after almost 11 years on the job. Where is he going? Well, unlike an undecided Mike Hall Revsine has decided to head to the Big Ten Network....

By the time the Big Ten Network launches in August, Dave Revsine probably will know the name of the backup free safety at Purdue. Maybe he'll even know his own job title by then. He didn't Thursday.

"Studio host?" Revsine said. "Man about town?"

Revsine, a Northbrook native and Northwestern alum who is leaving ESPN after 10 years, will be the BTN's lead studio host. He is the network's first on-air hire.
I've always enjoyed Revsine. He's a tad too serious at times, but he never made himself more than the News. It seems like this is just the beginning of Hosts leaving for "actual" news and reporting jobs in lieu of "Hollywood" promotions on ESPN.

Main Man (Chicago Tribune)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:03 PM


I'm so getting laid if I wear that shirt this weekend

May 25, 2007, 1:11:00 PM  

His voice is worse than Simmons'...if that's possible

May 25, 2007, 2:32:00 PM  

I'll miss him

nosaj56 said...
May 25, 2007, 3:55:00 PM  

Too serious? He was one of the funnier anchors on the station. He was awesome on College Gamenight. I'm gonna miss him. Maybe the WWL will give Scott Reiss that gig after they screwed him over by replacing him with Steve Berthium on Baseball Tonight.

May 25, 2007, 5:09:00 PM  

I always liked Revver doing the CFB radio show first with Mel and then with DiNardo and McShane.

mcoale said...
May 25, 2007, 8:10:00 PM  

I have absolutely zero beef with Revsine. I think he's as solid as solid can be. Doesn't try to be funnier than he is.

May 26, 2007, 1:59:00 AM  

"he never made himself more than the News"

This is EXACTLY why he was better than 95% of the anchors that work at ESPN.

Anonymous said...
May 26, 2007, 5:16:00 PM  

It's the Big Ten Network. It's not like anyone will ever hear the guy again.

Realist said...
May 26, 2007, 6:51:00 PM  

i thought he was good...had a dry sense of humor

Anonymous said...
May 26, 2007, 6:54:00 PM  

Dave Revsine just became the Big Ten Network's answer to the NFL Network's Rich Eisen: A decent anchor never to be heard from again...

May 27, 2007, 12:53:00 AM  

Dave Revsine looks like the Dentist from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Christmas Special. Seriously, look it up. You'll agree with me.

Mel Ott said...
May 27, 2007, 2:01:00 AM  

Rich Eisen sucks balls. Seriously, can anyone stomach his banality and "better than you" attitude for more than two minutes? What an ass. Revsine is good. Good thing I'm in Big Ten country. About as dry as Van Pelt, but without the lame (if I hear the Johnny Drama reference again I might fly out to Bristol and slice the guy). Way better than Buccigross and his stupid analogies to rock bands. At least we still have Neil Everett and John Anderson. And F Stuart Scott too.

Anonymous said...
May 27, 2007, 3:39:00 AM  

Revsine was such a great anchor for ESPN's college basketball and football coverage. He was funny too without taking anything away from the content of the show. He will be missed dearly.

Anonymous said...
May 27, 2007, 11:52:00 PM  

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