Thursday, May 21, 2009
Floyd Mayweather made the rounds on ESPN the other day, and after taking on an anchor over at ESPN News, the fighter decided to take on Sports Center's Brian Kenny. Kenny, as we know, rarely backs down from a debate, and here was the very contentious exchange...
The weird thing is, that was the exact same argument he made on ESPN News earlier in the day. The other weird thing is that Mayweather is completely and utterly crazy on so many levels. Brian Kenny never fails to make me laugh as well.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I personally think that both Bert Blyleven and Curt Schilling should be in the Hall of Fame, but unfortunately that's probably not going to happen for one of them. Well that person is Blyleven, and the current Twins announcer has something to say about it....
Again, I don't think Jack Morris pitched enough to qualify, but both Bly and Schil definitely deserve to be in. It must be gut wrenching to be on the cusp like that and never get in.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I'll always have an affinity for ESPN's Brian Kenny because he mentioned the website on Sports Center, and I think he's raking of Steve Phillips over the coals was hilarious, so I'm all for the anchor getting his own radio show. The only problem is that ESPN has changed lineups more times than I can remember, and they're doing so again. Via ESPN PR....
Brian Kenny, SportsCenter anchor and ESPN2 Friday Night Fights host, will host the network’s weeknight 8-10 p.m. ET slot starting February 2. Also that day, The Pulse with Doug Gottlieb will move from its present 7-10 p.m. weeknight slot to 4-7 p.m. and be renamed The Doug Gottlieb Show. Football Tonight will continue 7-8 p.m. followed by an expanded ESPN live news and information block, which will now run 10 p.m.-1 a.m. and feature information-based programming including Baseball Tonight, Football Tonight and SportsCenter. AllNight with Jason Smith remains 1-5 a.m. See Schedule Changes Below.As long as they get Steve Phillips on Kenny's show on a regular basis, so Kenny can yell at him and call him an idiot....I'm all in. Here's the new lineup in case you're interested.
“We believe this new programming philosophy is designed to serve sports fans better,” said Mo Davenport, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Radio. “The overall strategy is to focus on strong personality-driven sports content between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., followed from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. by play-by-play events, complimentary programming surrounding major events, and ESPN sports specific content and SportsCenter.”
Mike & Mike in the Morning (6-10am)
The Herd with Colin Cowherd (10-1pm)
Tirico & Van Pelt (1-3pm)
Scott Van Pelt Show (3-4pm)
The Doug Gottlieb Show (4-7pm)
Football Tonight (7-8pm)
The Brian Kenny Show (8-10pm)
ESPN live news and info block (10pm-1am)
AllNight with Jason Smith (1-5am)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Brian Kenny is dropping these little debates on people almost nightly now and I couldn't be more pleased. First it was Chad Johnson, then Steve Phillips, and now it's John Kruk's turn on the hot seat. Tonight's discussion is of 9-year old pitcher Jericho Scott and the real fun gets underway at about the one minute mark....
The best part of that edition of Sports Center was that Kenny and Jay Harris kept the debate going all the way to the end. And while I'm definitely with the Kruk side of the argument, there should be nothing in the rule book that says Kenny couldn't or shouldn't question the analysts who come on. These little tiffs/debates are about 10x more intelligent than anything that's ever been on ATH, and I usually learn something from them. Like tonight for example, who knew Kruk was once a little league coach? Good stuff if you ask me.
However, Kenny might want to give a bit of warning and he might not want to do try it on Kruk again....he looked a bit
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Forget the Brewers tussling in the dugout last night, this was much more entertaining. One of my favorite things to watch on Sports Center is when an anchor or analyst starts to get frustrated. Most shy away and let the topic pass, but Brian Kenny refuses to ever back down.
Here is Kenny arguing with Steve Phillips during last night's Sports Center about Joba Chamberlain being comparable to the current Cy Young candidates....
I love the lean forward and the stop bullsh**ting me look. It was the same one he used on Chad Johnson and it's about time someone gave it to Steve Phillips. Good times and bravo BK.....you might be wrong, but it's still funny.