ESPN To Bring You More Fishing Than You Can Dream Of

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I'm not going to lie to you all....I enjoy me some ESPN Outdoors from time to time. While I'm sure a lot of you are in the same boat (see what I did there?) I don't know if I can handle 11 hours of the Bassmaster Classic. Who do you ask is putting this whole thing on (did you even have to ask?)?

Every minute of the excitement of the 38th Bassmaster Classic, from multiple Classic venues, will be presented by ESPN2, ESPN Radio and ESPN2 will provide 11 hours of programming through the three days of competition, topping off the extensive coverage with two more hours Feb. 28.

On the first day of Classic competition, fans at Hartwell’s Portman Marina will be treated to a live production of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning. Host Mike Golic, who’s also an analyst for NFL and college football programming on ESPN and ESPN2, will broadcast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to more than 355 affiliates nationwide. ESPN’s Erik Kuselias will co-host with Golic.
They get up early in those parts, so I don't know if I'll be able to catch any of the "action", but I'm sure the hell going to try (maybe I can stay up all night). I wouldn't want to miss Golic falling into the water at some point.

Here's the schedule if you care about that sort of thing.....

ESPN Radio

Friday, Feb. 22

6 a.m.-10 a.m.: Mike & Mike in the Morning live from Lake Hartwell


Saturday, Feb. 23

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Day 1

8:30-10 a.m.: Day 1

10 p.m. to midnight: Day 2

Sunday, Feb. 24

6 a.m.-8 a.m.: Day 2

8-10 a.m.: Day 2

10 p.m.-midnight: Day 3

Thursday, Feb. 28

4 p.m.-6 p.m.: Day 3

Hooked Up at

Wednesday, Feb. 20

2-2:20 p.m.: from-the-lake reports
3-3:30 p.m.: from-the-lake reports

Thursday, Feb. 21

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Classic contender interviews

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 22-24

6:30 a.m.-8 a.m.: from-the-lake reports
9 a.m.-1 p.m. (at approximately 15-minute intervals): from-the-lake reports
2 p.m.: from the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo
3-4 p.m.: from-the-lake reports
4 p.m.-end of weigh-in: streaming video from the weigh-in stage

(Source: ESPN)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:42 PM


Up next, 14 hours of frisbee tossing programming.

TJX said...
Feb 14, 2008, 5:00:00 PM  

I must have missed it when Golic was a college football analyst.

GMoney said...
Feb 14, 2008, 5:35:00 PM  

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...Wake me when the Stihl Timbersports Series is on. Or the Lumberjack/Lumberjill competitions. Now that's some outdoor programming!

Feb 14, 2008, 6:07:00 PM  

fishing on the radio is an all time low.

TheFolkist said...
Feb 14, 2008, 6:41:00 PM  

I'll give five bucks to the first guy to take a bass and shove it down the back of Fishlip Greenberg's shirt...

The Best and Worst of Tred Barta, now that's a fishin show...or Al Lindner's fishing show, action packed. Spinner bait, jigging, crankbait...

Cindy Garrison, a babe...

Or Bill Dance and his wacky bloopers.



E Buzz said...
Feb 14, 2008, 7:33:00 PM  

Yeah I thought Poker on the radio was bad.

Feb 14, 2008, 7:58:00 PM  

Off-topic, but I didn't know Michael Bivins did interviews for TNT Overtime. Was Ralph Tresvant busy?

Anonymous said...
Feb 14, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

Why is Kuselias hosting with Golic? Where's Greeny going to be? Is the Bassmaster just too rough for his metro self?

Anonymous said...
Feb 14, 2008, 8:47:00 PM  

Kuselias is hosting because they're trying to scare all the interested viewers away before the event even begins.

Anonymous said...
Feb 14, 2008, 9:07:00 PM  

Kuselias is at the Bassmasters, because he got ran off of hosting NASCAR Now last season because he was horrible. Oh, the rednecks will rejoice having him back on TV.

Anonymous said...
Feb 14, 2008, 11:06:00 PM  

@jeff f:

They need to run off Ryan Burr (aka Brett Haber 2.0) too. Allen Bestwick I can take or leave, but he's still more knowledgeable on NASCAR than Kuselias & Burr combined. Bassmasters? Eh. As long as Screamin' Michael Iaconelli isn't in the running. That dude belongs on a box of Massengill.

Anonymous said...
Feb 14, 2008, 11:50:00 PM  

Fishing. On the Radio. What's next, listening to paint dry, sponsored by Sherwin Williams?

Chris Casey said...
Feb 15, 2008, 7:46:00 AM  

Yeah, Ryan Burr needs to go also. Bestwick's pretty good, since he actually has experience in NASCAR and knows what he's talking about. I like Dr. Jerry Punch doing play-by-play, but if him and Allen were to switch, it wouldn't hurt my feelings. I always thought Bestwick got a raw deal at NBC/TNT when they moved him to the pits and put Bill Webber in the booth.

Anonymous said...
Feb 15, 2008, 9:30:00 AM  

this better not cut into my poker re-runs

Anonymous said...
Feb 15, 2008, 11:36:00 AM  

yet I still can't watch MD play...I live 200 yards from the Comcast Center...sweet

Jeff V said...
Feb 15, 2008, 12:06:00 PM  


Anonymous said...
Feb 15, 2008, 1:38:00 PM  

And yet again,

An ex-football player and an East Coast Elite Dickhead will cover a sport they know nothing about. Gee, I wonder if they're going to make fun of it?

Anonymous said...
Feb 15, 2008, 1:40:00 PM  

Getting Kuselias off NASCAR coverage was a wise move by the Worldwide Leader, he never should have been on it in the first place, I can't stand that guy.

I thought Bestwick got a raw deal from NBC/TNT too. He was a good play-by-play guy. For the most part I like the guys ESPN has (Bestwick, Punch, Rusty Wallace, etc.), but the best is still Fox's team of Mike Joy, DW, and Larry Mac, with Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond at the Hollywood Hotel.

Anonymous said...
Feb 15, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

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