ESPN Releases More Details About Their 30th Anniversary Show

Thursday, July 30, 2009

We already knew that John Saunders, Bob Ley and Chris Berman, would be hosting, but ESPN has now released most of the details surrounding their 30th Anniversary Sport Center show. Via ESPN PR....

On the eve of ESPN’s 30th anniversary, its three SportsCenter anchors of longest service – Chris Berman, Bob Ley and John Saunders – will team to host a special edition of SportsCenter Sunday, Sept. 6 at 11:30 p.m. ET.

The show will be reaired the following morning, Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7, starting at 4:30 a.m. and will be seen five times through noon. Live updates with the latest sports news will be inserted.

The 90-minute show will primarily focus on the sports news of the day, and will also include retrospective segments on three decades of ESPN, the trio of veteran anchors and the sports they covered. Ley joined ESPN two days after its September 7, 1979, launch, while Berman soon followed in October. Saunders came to ESPN in 1986.

“These ESPN pillars are three of the most respected professionals in our business,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN’s executive vice president, production. “Their contributions to ESPN are endless and it’s great to have them together on this special day.”
I really like this approach to this event. It's great to have the three elder statesmen on the show, and even better that their sticking to that day's games and highlights. You only really need a small retrospective, and then you keep the train plowing forward.


Needs more Tom Mees.

GMoney said...
Jul 30, 2009, 1:24:00 PM  

Where's Dan Patrick and Keith Olberman? Oh right......

49er16 said...
Jul 30, 2009, 1:37:00 PM  

I'd much rather have Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, Rich Eison(sp?), Keith Olberman and Stu Scott's lazy eye. ESPN used to be so much better, I miss it... Maybe even a new Charlie Steiner "this is sportscenter" commercial would be perfect.

Jul 30, 2009, 2:42:00 PM  

These ESPN pillars are three of the most respected professionals in our business,” said Norby Williamson

Norby for the win!! Because honestly, who's more respected than Chris Berman?

BF said...
Jul 30, 2009, 4:06:00 PM  

Wait, we get these talentless jackholes? Give us the good stuff including Charlie Steiner, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Craig Kilborn, and Kenny Mayne. Give us guys who know how to write, how to set up a highlight reel, and how to turn a phrase.

Every anchor before this list and EVERY anchor after this list remains a pale imitation of perfection. If your name appears on that list of talentless jackholes such as Chris Berman, Bob Ley, and John Saunders should (1) be fired from ESPN NOW and (2) start selling equities in Dallas.

Michael said...
Jul 30, 2009, 7:31:00 PM  

I'm just glad Stu Scott isn't involved to Stu it up.

walnuts said...
Jul 31, 2009, 1:02:00 PM  

Bob Ley is a pederast.

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