Thursday, September 20, 2007
I kind of stopped grading this thing halfway through because it wasn't really a true show since all they were doing was introducing the co-hosts and giving them about 5 minutes to make a few jokes. The guests were Bob Costas, PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem, Jim Boeheim and the man who's job he's taking...Dan Patrick.
The only problem I see with the show so far is Mike Tirico letting guests take the show where they want to instead of keeping them on topic like Patrick usually did. Tirico let Bob Costas talk about his crappy athletic achievements for about 15 minutes which included hitting 6 NBA Threes in some pickup game at 'Cuse, hitting 91-100 FTs on a bet, and hitting a triple off of Bob Gibson in a charity game. Exciting stuff really.
Other highlights included Michele Tafoya's using the word "gay", her kid making noises in the background, and Dan Patrick joking on the number of co-hosts. Overall it was kind of boring, but that's probably because they set it up as this grand revealing of the co-hosts which I/we already knew ahead of time.
Here's the rest of the show in quotes in case you missed it.....
“I will be the dumb denominator which I’m proud to be.”- Scott Van Pelt
“We’ll be here most days.”- Mike Tircio, referring to how he and Scott might not always show up.
“Herbie is a sports loser just like us.”- Mike Tirico
“Scott do you have kids?”- Michele Tafoya
“No I can’t get a woman to date me. No that’s not true I’m very much spoken for.”- Scott Van Pelt
(Good work Scott....nice guys always finish first.)
“You get your fix of Kornheiser once a week so Scott Van Pelt should be a breeze.”- Michele Tafoya
“She’s in charge of keeping us straight.”- Mike Tirico
“Keeping a guy straight? Did you hear that Scott? As opposed to keeping them gay???”- Michele Tafoya
“I thought I was one of your new co-hosts…..apparently you didn’t get the memo.”- Dan Patrick
The Mike Tirico Show (ESPN Radio)