ESPN Hires 10 Year Old To Appear On NFL Sunday Countdown

Friday, September 07, 2007


You'd think this was satire or a piece from TSH (Where the lovely photo above came from), but no it's actually true. ESPN has really hired a 10-Year Old kid to comment on NFL Sunday Countdown. Really. Via an ESPN Press Release on the program....

In a new weekly feature, 10-year old Chicago boy Jason Krause will provide commentary while exploring various NFL topics. The first installment will debut this weekend with Krause opining about the long-awaited Lions-Raiders match-up and about quarterback Jon Kitna’s off-season 10-win “guarantee.”
Long-Awaited? Really??? I don't even think Raiders fans think this is a long-awaited matchup. And seriously....a 10-Year old? Well he can't be worse than Berman, so he's got that going for him.

Other Segments Featured On The Countdowns.....

Sunday Countdown:

- Wendi Nix interview Eric Mangini about his "take your family to work day" and his appearance on The Sopranos.

- LaDainian Tomlinson shows his home to Emmitt Smith.

- A conversation with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

- The Mayne Event with Kenny Mayne is back. He's examining how running quarterbacks slide before they are hit.

- A Michael Vick Timeline

Monday Night Countdown:

- Ray Lewis Working Out

- Rudi Johnson's Car Collection

- A World Premier Video From Kanye West (Good Life)
Oh look at that....we ran out of time to talk about football! Balls. We'll try better next week!

(Source: ESPN Press Release)

13 Comments:

Well, at least the African Americans and New Yorkers will be well represented

Anonymous said...
Sep 7, 2007, 12:09:00 PM  

Fuck, man. That is just pure evil. Do they realize how merciless the internet are going to be on this kid? He should be taken from his parents and put in protective custody. And ESPN... *sigh* I just don't even know what to say about them any more except "Put down the pipe, extinguish the blowtorch, and step slowly away".

extrapolater said...
Sep 7, 2007, 12:31:00 PM  

Is there goal to make the most obnoxious and unwatchable pre game show? If it is, they're doing it.
How about saying something that's useful to more than say, 1% of the country?
If you found Icky Woods living in one of Rudi Johnson's cars, now that would be an interesting story.

Anonymous said...
Sep 7, 2007, 12:34:00 PM  

Ugh. Nothing is more annoying than listening to a 10 year old babble. Can someone swap his script with Limbaugh's so this won't go into week 2?

Justin Williams said...
Sep 7, 2007, 12:34:00 PM  

He'll probably end up picking Pikachu over the Lions. Although that's not an unreasonable prediction.

Sep 7, 2007, 12:49:00 PM  

Oh, please make them stop. Go back to Berman and Tom Jackson, keep The Mayne Event, have some remote reporting. And keep the focus on the pregame; not on the personalities. No more of this cute stuff, with more analysts than you can shake a stick at. Just go with the basic stuff that works!

Anonymous said...
Sep 7, 2007, 1:55:00 PM  

At least we won't ever be strapped down to a chair with our eyes taped wide open to watch this swill.

I'm sure that would be the hope of the ESPN Corporate Pods so that they can move up their little corporate ladder over there.

Who would be interested in watching any of that? What kind of drooling imbecile would subject themselves to the utter stupidity.

Frank Zappa once remarked that he thought US schools were being destroyed, and with it the minds of the educable, on purpose, so that the electorate would become a blind, unthinking stupid mass of stupid people.

This sort of proves him correct.

hollywood wags said...
Sep 7, 2007, 2:11:00 PM  

I'm getting sick of ESPN.

Jarrett Carter said...
Sep 7, 2007, 3:00:00 PM  

Holy crap - is he related to Jerry Krause? I think I'd throw a bratwurst through the TV.

Jason said...
Sep 7, 2007, 3:53:00 PM  

I wish they would devote an entire show to the awesomeness which is Ed Werder's mustache.

GMoney said...
Sep 7, 2007, 3:54:00 PM  

"I'm getting sick of ESPN."

Just now??????????????????????

By the way, how is this worse than the "You MUST interview either Keyshawn Johnson, Warren Sapp or Terrell Owens EVERY SINGLE WEEK" versions of NFL Countdown that we had 5 years ago? At least now, they're trying to spread the wealth.

And I passed out in disbelief when I saw that T.O., Tony Romo, and Brady Quinn were not part of ESPN's opening NFL Countdown weekend. I would have lost that bet.

Anonymous said...
Sep 7, 2007, 4:15:00 PM  

why not just hire the "boom goes the dynamite" kid?

mcoale said...
Sep 7, 2007, 4:34:00 PM  

This blog and you people are a waste of time . . . this kid is hilarious and the skits are well done. NFL sunday is the only thing left on ESPN that is any good. This is also the only watchable football probragmming on sunday, besides Sunday Night Football. That being said, Monday Night Football is a horrible thanks to Tony the Phoney, but don't take it out on Krause. The kid is hilarious and he appeals perfectly to the majority of the people who should be watching sports programming. Children. Grow up losers.

Anonymous said...
Dec 16, 2007, 1:05:00 PM  

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