Mike Tirico's Co-Hosts Named, Show Debuts Today

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Just a reminder that the Tirico Show (that rhymes!) starts today and they've name the Co-Host....er, Co-Hosts that will appear on the show with Mikey.

Michele Tafoya, the former KFAN host who is now a sideline reporter for ESPN's "Monday Night Football," will be returning to the radio airwaves on a regular basis. ESPN Radio will announce today that the Minneapolis-area resident will become a part of Mike Tirico's new weekday show. "SportsCenter" anchor Scott Van Pelt and Kirk Herbstreit also will contribute to the program, which will debut today.
While those aren't necessarily BAD choices (I could argue a bit that Tafoya is a bad choice, but she's done radio before) it's a little suspect that they named three people. It seems like they still have no idea who they really want to do the show, and this appears to just be a continuation of the tryouts.

In related news....When the hell is Dan Patrick's show supposed to start? The only thing it says on his website is "soon". Well it's been soon for months now. And Mike, no pressure today....good luck.

(What? I'm in a good mood and I genuinely hope he succeeds. I'm serious. Of course I'll hammer him if he does bad, and there will be an AA review up later today. But still.....break a leg.)

Tafoya will return to radio on ESPN (Star Tribune)


It's called: Monday Night Football goes to radio.

Mookie said...
Sep 20, 2007, 10:38:00 AM  

Is Tafoya going to be Tirico's fluffer?

GMoney said...
Sep 20, 2007, 11:12:00 AM  

What took me so long to find this site? I'm such a fan of stuff like this. I'm from MI so good luck to Mike and such. But if he sucks oh well.

B-Sells said...
Sep 20, 2007, 11:17:00 AM  

It was divine intervention to find AA when you did B. Great to have you.

Sep 20, 2007, 11:20:00 AM  

that is going to be some BORING radio.

Patrick was bad, but he had a milliliter of personality.

This guy is velveeta cheese.

hollywood wags said...
Sep 20, 2007, 11:24:00 AM  

There's some sort of countdown on Dan Patrick's website, so maybe that's when his show will start? It's counting down to October 1st at noon.

jsj said...
Sep 20, 2007, 11:33:00 AM  

AA, I'm at work.

So PLEASE tell me how long it takes to talk about Michigan football, makes a reference to a Michigan player, or tells us that somebody went to Michigan.

Anonymous said...
Sep 20, 2007, 11:33:00 AM  

Will do Anon.

Sep 20, 2007, 11:48:00 AM  

Did you see the guests? Tim Finchem so that he can touch the golf base that ABC f*cked him over on. Oh well, I was a fan of Tirico before and will listen but I think that SVP will steal the show and end up taking over when Mike T decides this is a complete waste of time when he could be hitting on interns

Rob said...
Sep 20, 2007, 11:54:00 AM  

Bob Costas and Tirico.

I'm falling asleeeeeep.

hollywood wags said...
Sep 20, 2007, 1:27:00 PM  

Dan posted to his blog yesterday that he'd have details about the new show next week.

If he doesn't reset that damn countdown clock again, that is.

becky said...
Sep 20, 2007, 2:15:00 PM  

This looks like the "mellowing" of ESPNR continues.

tirico = "nice guy persona"
SVP = "nice guy, nerd persona"
Herbie = "dreamy blond persoa"
tafoya = "not suzy"

While sports radio does't need to be WIP-level hate 24/7, the polar opposite isn't good either.

odessasteps said...
Sep 20, 2007, 2:42:00 PM  

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