Top Five: ESPN Programs January 24, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Sports, Top Five.
If you walk into my dorm room, you can always count on two things: My room is always going to be a mess and ESPN will always be on my television. I don’t know what I would do without the worldwide leader in sports, and there are programs that I never miss. Here my Top Five ESPN programs.
5. Pardon the Interruption:PTI is a great show with a great concept. They don’t ramble on the latest news and headlines. They keep a set time limit for the argument and get straight to the point. Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornhieser are two of the best hosts working for ESPN. Although the show is laid back with constant jokes being thrown around, both Wilbon and Kornheiser make great points regarding sports and athletes.
4. First Take- As much as I like this show, I liked it better when they had Woody Paige going against Skip Bayless. Woody was kind of crazy, and Skip was a no nonsense type of guy, although he has loosened up these days. Still, the show provides heated debates between Skip and whoever dares to take him on. Overall, it’s a great show, but no one can ever replace Woody.
3. Mike and Mike in the Morning- I usually catch this show when I’m cramming for a test. It comes on at 3:00 am on the west-coast. What makes them different truly does make them great. With this show you get a fan point of view and a former player point of view. Mike Greenberg is an announcer that really knows his sports, while Mike Golic refrains from giving the typical opinions that we often get from former players.
2. Jim Rome is Burning- I’ve always been a fan of Jim Rome. Although he’s not as harsh as he was in past years, and no longer having athletes attack him, Rome definitely doesn’t hold anything back. When athletes and coaches do dumb things, Rome lets them have it in the segment called Rome is Burning. Another segment I like is The Forum where Rome discusses the latest sports headlines with two other sports journalists. What makes this show so great is the fact that Rome is often saying things that we sports fans wish we could say.
1.SportsCenter-C’mon, you knew this was going to be #1. What would the sporting world do without that familiar sound of duh-duh-da-duh-duh-da? SportsCenter gives sports fans everything and anything they need. Their commercials are classics and their commenators have fun. From highlights to interviews, this is the program to turn to. The show is virtually flawless. The only thing I would change is the Top 10 Plays. There have been too many times where a basketball highlight gets robbed by a hockey or baseball highlight for the top play of the night.