E:60 Debuts Tonight, Here's Your Rundown

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I'm not sure where Jeremy Schapp's Bull Fighting Story falls into this lineup because its not in the release (perhaps it's another episode), but here's the rundown for the first episode of ESPN's Newsmagazine E:60....

Ray of Hope: A story on the UNC student who dressed as the Mascot for Basketball games and was killed during the NCAA Tournament last year.

In "Ray of Hope," E:60 correspondent Lisa Salters and ESPN.com reporter Wayne Drehs accompany Ray's parents as they travel from North Carolina to New Jersey to meet four recipients of their son's organs and try to come to terms with Jason's gift.
Justice Intercepted: A story about a sex scandal involving Nation High School Football Powerhouse Miami Northwestern.
E:60 correspondent Tom Farrey examines how the reputation of a powerhouse football team may have led adults to look the other way. The story includes the first media interview with the girl’s mother.
Fielders Choice: A piece on Cecil Fielder and his relationship with his son Prince.
In a revealing exclusive interview with correspondent Jeremy Schaap for E:60, the older Fielder divulges why he is estranged from his son and how, in turn, it has affected his relationship with his grand kids – Prince’s children.

“I will never, ever go to a baseball game to see my son play. I ain’t going. I will watch him play, but I ain’t going. Because, that was probably the worst thing that I have ever dealt with on the baseball field or at a ballpark. My son, this kid that I raised in baseball, telling me to leave the ballpark. I ain’t never going. Until he grows up enough to talk to me like a man, I ain’t going.” (ESPN Press Release)
Wow those are some harsh words there. Don't forget to check out Bill Simmons' "Andy Rooney Like" spot most likely at the end of the show as well. Tonight at 7pm.

(P.S.- Is anyone else upset that Rachel Nichols isn't involved in the premier?)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:42 AM

16 Comments:

Yes, I'm upset. I like the outfit Rachel chose for the promo shoot: It’s as if The Crucible were made into porn.

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 10:40:00 AM  

Those people are leeches.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 16, 2007, 10:40:00 AM  

Rachel's piece in which she gets her hair dyed purple was cut.

GMoney said...
Oct 16, 2007, 10:56:00 AM  

It's not a GQ photo shoot, Michael Smith. You've not made it to the pantheon of metrosexual cover boys even though ESPN is pushing you down our throats with your slightly abbreviated Steven A. Smith style of conversating.

Oct 16, 2007, 11:51:00 AM  

From Left to Right (what each one is thinking):
BILL SIMMONS: "Hey, I'm not wearing any underwear!"
LISA SALTERS: "Hey Schaap, Get Your Right Elbow off my Left Elbow!"
JEREMY SCHAAP: "These jeans are making me more of a soprano than I already am!"
RACHEL NICHOLS: "Oh my stomach hurts! Damn that ESPN commisary! How I'm smiling I don't know."
MICHAEL (NOT EVEN CLOSE TO STEPHEN A.) SMITH: "Can the brother get some love?"

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 12:31:00 PM  

THis just further cannibalizes SportsCenter. First they moved almost all highlights, analysis, and boxscores to Baseball Tonight-type shows. Now this.

Back in the day, SportsCenter used to have a "Cover Story" on during the 6pm edition and they used to be quite good.

I'm not sure how SportsCenter is even relevant anymore.

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 1:40:00 PM  

I liked this show when it was called Outside the Lines.

Oct 16, 2007, 1:59:00 PM  

That's not Simmons in that picture, anon.

Oct 16, 2007, 2:01:00 PM  

An exclusive interview with Cecil Fielder regarding his estrangement with his son...Much like the extensive Sports Illustrated article from months ago featuring an exclusive interview with Cecil Fielder regarding his estrangement with his son.

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 3:00:00 PM  

Hah...good call Anon. Great article.

Oct 16, 2007, 3:06:00 PM  

My bad! Tom Farrey, not Bill Simmons on the left. Forgive me all. Can this brother get some love?!?!

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 3:50:00 PM  

Here we have Rachel Nichols displaying the hottest in nun chic.

Ray said...
Oct 16, 2007, 4:07:00 PM  

i caught the fielder piece, it was good, and my god thats exactly what i pictured prince as a kid looking like.

however, the black and white roundtable between segments is a bit much, and why is the camera so jerky? are they trying to be gritty or something? shows like this need almost zero production value, just put two cameras in a room and tape

Mike Georger said...
Oct 16, 2007, 8:45:00 PM  

you just realized sportscenter isn't relevant anymore?
that happened in the 90's!

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 8:58:00 PM  

rachel nichols did make it, and while her piece on gambling seemed like an interesting subject, i could not figure out what the hell actually happened. The Ray of Hope story, although cliche, was well done.

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 9:49:00 PM  

hercules...i hear you on that one. it was like OTL with 4 stories instead of just 1.

They could have at least added Bob L=Y to the cast...er...reporting team.

P.S. The = is my best attempt at recreating the ESPN "E"...apparently to be on the show you have to have an "e" in your name somewhere so they can change it to the "=" in the credits.

Anonymous said...
Oct 17, 2007, 10:36:00 AM  

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