Sports Center Plans Its First Summer Filler Programming

Monday, June 29, 2009


You all know the "filler programming" I'm talking about. You know, the Mount Rushmores and Who's Now of summers past? Well this year's edition is pretty much along the same lines, but might actually have some promise. From June 20th to July 10th, Sports Center will be airing athlete vignettes about their favorite event to attend and/or play in, and are calling the extravaganza, "Fan Feast".

Kenny Mayne and Mike Greenberg will be your judges, and as far as athletes appearing, you'll have Kobe Bryant, Lisa Leslie and Jeff Gordon, to name a few. Here is the schedule....

Mon., June 29: Kobe Bryant – play cricket
Tue., June 30: Joe Mauer – be a quarterback at the Super Bowl
Wed., July 1: Candace Parker – attend the FIFA World Cup
Thur., July 2: Jeff Gordon – face Tony Hawk one-on-one in an X Games contest
Thur., July 2: Carl Crawford on 1:00 a.m. (10 p.m. PT) – to be a quarterback in the NFL
Fri., July 3: Blake Griffin – play football at the University of Oklahoma
Mon., July 6: Colt McCoy – attend the Masters
Tue., July 7: Trevor Hoffman – race in the Indy 500
Wed., July 8: Lisa Leslie – attend the US Open and watch a Williams sisters final
Thur., July 9: Dale Earnhardt Jr. – play in the NFL
Thur., July 9: Dick Vermeil – a front row seat at the Indy 500
Fri., July 10: Justin Morneau – play and win the Stanley Cup

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17

SportsCenter: Mike Greenberg’s essays on the top five to-do sports events (one each day) will be aired.

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24

SportsCenter: Kenny Mayne’s essays on the top five events sports fans "should see" will be aired.

9 Comments:

My #1 - attend a backyard grillout in Greeny-ville!

GMoney said...
Jun 29, 2009, 5:44:00 PM  

I wish one of them would've been "compete on Ninja Warrior" (Sasuke in Japan) would like to see someone like Lebron or TO run that course.

Lammy742 said...
Jun 29, 2009, 6:46:00 PM  

I miss the old days of the mid 1990s when ESPN's "Summer Filler Programming" was Women's Beach Volleyball on Tuesday nights, not this steaming coiled pile. It must be asking too much to show an extra highlight of a game during SportsCenter instead of this junk.

Jun 29, 2009, 9:39:00 PM  

This sounds promising to you?Are you insane?

Richard said...
Jun 29, 2009, 11:08:00 PM  

What's with the hater?

twitter.com/AwfleAnnouncing

Zack said...
Jun 30, 2009, 3:44:00 AM  

ESPN could pick up the CFL again, but may it suffice I'll be watching a lot more Altitude as of July 2.

Brad James said...
Jun 30, 2009, 1:35:00 PM  

I second Richard.

This sounds dumb, idiotic, and not worth any amount of my time. . .

rondoman said...
Jun 30, 2009, 4:39:00 PM  

no worse than anything else they've done... gotta air something to differentiate from Baseball Tonight, and until training camps open, golf/racing/wnba is all they have... hardly moves the meter, but I will probably ignore it all just the same!

danglaser said...
Jul 1, 2009, 12:37:00 PM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 6:49:00 AM  

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