Ex-ESPNer Mike Hall Finds A Job

Friday, August 17, 2007

Awhile back AA broke the news that Mike Hall was leaving ESPNU for presumably The Big Ten Network. Hall did so by signing with The B10N a month or so ago and he will head the studio show and get his own show Friday Night Tailgate.

Blending X's & O's with a light-hearted look at what it's like to be on campus the night before the big game, Friday Night Tailgate delivers the true Big Ten Football weekend experience.

The host of FNT is Mike Hall, a Chicago native who is joining the Big Ten Network after a three-year stint at ESPN, where he was the lead anchor for ESPNU. The winner of ESPN's first season of "Dream Job," Hall has anchored ESPN's SportsCenter and ESPNEWS.
I think Hall is a fine addition, but I'm more concerned with the naming of the show. Anyone who has gone to College knows that 8pm on a Friday is called "Pre-gaming". Something along the lines of "Pre-gaming with Mike Hall" or "Getting Tanked With Mike Hall Before You Leave For The Party at 10pm" (GTWMHBYLFTPAT as the kids would call it) would have been much better.

Friday Night Tailgate to Provide Campus Flavor (Big Ten Network)

P.S.- Maybe they'll get footage of me pissing in Mirror Lake this Fall....that'd be great television.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:12 AM


Good call on Friday not being a tailgate. I mean, not to dogpile on Mike Hall (who never should have won that contest in the first place, I'm still bitter about the long haired/eleventy billion times funnier guy losing) but just get a better f'ing name. "The Pregamer", as you pointed out, would be fine. Even "The Night Before Christmas" would suffice. But the Friday Night Tailgate? No one tailgates on Friday. I hate stupidity.

Bstone said...
Aug 17, 2007, 10:51:00 AM  

Ha. Didn't the other guy end up on BattleBots or something?

Matt said...
Aug 17, 2007, 10:59:00 AM  

Off topic for a sec: just heard Joe Buck doing a Neil Diamond immitation while being interviewed by Colin Cowherd.

Yes folks, it's "The Perfect Douche Storm".

Somewhere Dan Patrick is floating in the ocean telepathically telling Keith Olberman that he will always love him.

Conky said...
Aug 17, 2007, 11:18:00 AM  

Who would want to drink with Mike Hall?

Pissing in Mirror Lake, huh? Do I detect another trip to beautiful Ohio in AA's future?

GMoney said...
Aug 17, 2007, 11:36:00 AM  

Stu's eyeball looks really fucked up in that pic.

Like it's sliding off his face.

E Buzz said...
Aug 17, 2007, 12:01:00 PM  

Leaving ESPNU for the Big 10 network? I thought ESPN was the Big 10 network.

Chris Martin said...
Aug 17, 2007, 10:57:00 PM  

You're right. What the hell is going on with Stuart Scott's eye? Geez.

- Cyclops

Anonymous said...
Aug 18, 2007, 1:11:00 AM  

didnt stu get surgery on his eye? i remember he got hit with a football in the eye covering jets training camp or something and thats why his eye looks like that

Anonymous said...
Sep 17, 2007, 1:12:00 AM  

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