E:60 Is Back For Round 2

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

E:60 got mixed reviews it's first go around and even sparked some controversy when Lisa Salters called Parkour as "something white people do." For the most part the series was a success though and had some of the best Sports pieces of the year. Well it's back next Tuesday after a four month absence....

ESPN's critically acclaimed primetime newsmagazine E:60, on hiatus since Dec. 11, 2008, will return for five weekly episodes beginning Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards following its first five episodes last fall, E:60’s first show back from its scheduled break will include profiles of Tiger Woods’ caddy, Steve Williams, NFL Draft prospect and former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, and Oscar Pistorius, the South African amputee petitioning to compete against able-bodied athletes in the upcoming Summer Olympics.
I'm pretty sure they meant December 2007 in the release but I could be wrong. Salters is on the Tiger Woods' Story, Jeremey Schaap is on the Pistorius piece, and Michael Smith is on the Run DMC one. I enjoyed the show for the most part last go around and if any of these are close to the Jason Ray story from the first run, it will be worth a watch.

There's also no word on whether the Bill Simmons segment is coming back or not. If it means no more views of him in spandex then I'm good with that decision.


Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:34 AM


Michael Smith and Schapp usually appear as intelligent media voices, something ESPN is not very deft at most of the time. Maybe it will become what "Real Sports" was intended to be on HBO - but w/o the unctiousness of Gumbel and the portentiousness of the contributors (yeah, I'm looking at you, Frank Deford).

dmac said...
Apr 9, 2008, 11:52:00 AM  

"something white people do"?

Hmm let's see.

Tall white metrosexual?
BLack chick with axe to grind?
Jewish dude whose dad got him a job?
White chick?
Angry black guy?

Wow, that show is so diverse.

Maybe they would deign to do a story on Dat Ngyuen sometime...I don't think there's ever been a story on how he made it to the NFL.

Maybe if he were a black guy with tattoos all over the place and a bad attitude they would.

hollywood wags said...
Apr 9, 2008, 11:54:00 AM  

Glamorized immitation of Outside The Lines and Real Sports. A bad imitation at that too. Richard Sandomir wrote an article in the NYT calling the show out for only having one piece of an original story, which was a Lisa Salters report.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

Finally, we will all get to see how big of an asshole Steve Williams is.

GMoney said...
Apr 9, 2008, 12:24:00 PM  

Well, now we know what will be on ESPN when the Yankees aren't playing.

J.J. said...
Apr 9, 2008, 12:30:00 PM  

Still better than the soon-to-be ESPN train wreck TitleTown USA.

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Mez said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:16:00 PM  


I read the article on e-ticket they had on Steve Williams and whether it was fluff or not I don't think he came off as an asshole at all. He admits he can be a douche, especially to those with the cameras, but at the same time it is his job.

He also does some nice charity work which can always deflect some of the assholeness but it was an interesting piece and should make for at least an interesting segment.

@ Everyone

I'm intrigued for the Oscar Pistorius story, simply because I don't think he should be able to compete. I don't know other people's feelings but aren't there Olympics and competitions for people with prosthetics? Just an interesting story to me.

Mez said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:17:00 PM  

Show is garbage. Lisa Salters is hot...yeah that game she was talking about was half-founded by a black man but black people dont play it. It is something white people do. ESPN is garbage anyway.

madnice said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

Rachel Nichols is hot too.

madnice said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:30:00 PM  

I love the look Jeremy Schapp has going on in that picture, with the white button down shirt, the jeans and the hands in the pocket. It screams, "I'm an insufferable prick who only has this gig because my dad was better than your dad."

Bob Knight was right. I hate that guy.

And Rachel Nichols is hotter than heck...the look she gives the camera, my friends and I call her the Pornstar. Nothing but sex eyes.

Sean O said...
Apr 9, 2008, 2:23:00 PM  

Can't Rachel Nichols show a little more skin. Jeez.

Michael said...
Apr 9, 2008, 6:51:00 PM  

Yes I find Lisa Salters hot for some reason. But as far as Steve Williams goes, I noticed he has not gone into the gallery to steal a camera lately. I think he took heed when he was told by the photogs that he would be eating cameras the next time he tried to take one.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 7:19:00 PM  

It's been on hiatus since 12/11/08? Isn't that like, impossible????

Anonymous said...
Apr 10, 2008, 10:07:00 AM  

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