ESPN's E:60 Reveals Some Of Its First Reports

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Primetime News Magazine that ESPN is calling E:60 will be debuting on October 16th. As I mentioned before, the major players for the show are going to be Jeremy Schaap, Lisa Salters, Tom Farrey, Rachel Nichols and Michael Smith, but now moredetails surrounding the show are being released.

As mentioned before on this site the show will be a behind the scenes look at reporting. It will take the viewer from conception to pitch to approval to production for each of the above reporters. Sounds like fun right? Right, and AA has the first two pitched ideas that the show will feature.....

- Jeremy Schaap on underage bullfighting in Mexico.
- A Michael Smith profile of Bengals WR Chad Johnson that will focus on how the flamboyant player spends little time with his family so he can focus on his career.

If you have other ideas for the folks at ESPN (they're always watching) feel free to add them in the comments.

(Source: SBD)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:34 PM

22 Comments:

maybe they can get jenni carlson to guest on the show.

i gotta admit, though, i find rachel nichols kind of hittable. just me? i doubt it.

but look how cool jeremy schaap is! he wears JEANS...with a BLAZER...and NO TIE. oh jeremy.

monkypickl said...
Oct 5, 2007, 12:56:00 PM  

Doesn't that photo look exactly like every single "diversity photo" you find on the cover of every college handbook?

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2007, 1:10:00 PM  

"E:60."

Quite possibly the worst name ever for a newsmagazine-type show. This is just an attempt to make a "hipper" Outside the Lines. I give it a month.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 5, 2007, 1:26:00 PM  

Teach Rachel Nichols to blink.

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2007, 1:42:00 PM  

So how in the hell is this different from every other ESPN show?

I'm so sick of this shit about looking to sports as a social construct that does something for somebody.

It's still people running around throwing a fucking BALL.

Why all the post grad English department bullshit?

ESPN == better than you.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 5, 2007, 1:50:00 PM  

What? No Andy Rooney?

Tar Heel Fan said...
Oct 5, 2007, 2:09:00 PM  

S2N is right. CBS tried the same thing with "West 57th" a few years back and it failed miserably.
God, I feel like Grandpa Simpson today; yelling at the young people to get off my lawn..

Bruce said...
Oct 5, 2007, 2:15:00 PM  

They look like the stand-ins for How I Met Bob Saget or whatever that shitty show is called.

GMoney said...
Oct 5, 2007, 2:26:00 PM  

man,

I was gonna make the West 57th joke. Didn't think someone would beat me to it.

Sadly, they scrapped the Bill Simmons =Andy Rooney idea.

Why do we need this when we already have Real Sports, which doesn't shy away from topics because of rights partner issues, which you know will happen with this show?

odessasteps said...
Oct 5, 2007, 2:26:00 PM  

If they can get an Andy Rooney wig on Jeremy Schaap and have him attempt to talk in Rooney's voice, I will definitely watch.

Especially if he does a segment about what's on his desk and how he didn't know how so many things were on his desk (something Rooney did a few weeks ago which was simply amazing on many levels).

Oct 5, 2007, 3:59:00 PM  

Maybe Jeremy can channel his dad and finish the show with some Sports Reporters-esque "parting shot."

Of course, if he channels his dad, he'd finish the show every week talking about the 1967 Packers.

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2007, 4:02:00 PM  

Hey remember when Dick Schaap wasn't dead? Yeah...

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2007, 6:44:00 PM  

If Dick Schaap were still alive, I'd still eat at Don's Steakhouse.

Oh, too obscure for you? Tough titties.

PeteJayhawk said...
Oct 5, 2007, 6:52:00 PM  

My idea: More hard hitting questions from Rachael Nichols.

"Roger Goodell, how did you feel when you found out about the spygate scandal?

"Michael Vick, how did you feel when you found out that you were going to be indicted on dog fighting?

"PacMan Jones, how did you feel when you were making it rain?"

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2007, 7:26:00 PM  

RAY-chul NICK-oles, E-Ess(Pause)Pee-Eeeeeeeen.

Kyle said...
Oct 5, 2007, 7:48:00 PM  

Is that Steve the Pirate in the middle?

The Chemical Brother said...
Oct 6, 2007, 8:47:00 AM  

ill fukk rachel nichols and lisa salters
other than fuck espn
another bullshit show

madnice said...
Oct 8, 2007, 3:43:00 PM  

The show features Lisa Salters. While she's a magnificent reporter, that's not the only skill I appreciate about her. Anything with sexy Lisa on is must-see TV.

Anonymous said...
Oct 9, 2007, 6:38:00 PM  

Bring back the "point; counter-point" segment from original 60 minutes and parodied by SNL.
Perhaps Harold Reynolds and Woody Paige can debate about sexual harassment with Steve Phillips as a moderator. Maybe Golic can call Greenie "an ignorant slut"

JimBoHanna said...
Oct 9, 2007, 8:58:00 PM  

West 57th was actually a good show, but hardly a few years back. Try over 20 now.

Anyway, unlike some others, I think I'll hold off on what I think of the show until I see at least an episode. I think that might be a good idea...

For future features, I'd like to see:

Why is Don Meredith a recluse?
Will Formula One rookie star Lewis Hamilton have an effect on sports in America, being the only successfull black driver so far?
Disabled NFL veterans, are they getting a fair shake from the league?

Good luck on the show, I'm looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...
Oct 15, 2007, 6:08:00 PM  

The piece tonight on the mascot and organ transplants was "realer" than you could ever believe.

This from a former reporter and a liver transplant recipient -- now five years post transplant. (Lahey Clinic, Burlington MA)

What a tremendous piece of reporting. How could anyone watch this story and NOT sign a donor card tomorrow ?

T - Cape Cod MA

Anonymous said...
Oct 16, 2007, 8:09:00 PM  

Anyone Else angry over Lisa Salters comments on the recent E:60??? In referance to the story and sport she was given to cover, she dismissed it saying "this is not a sport, this is something white people do" Shoe on the other foot and she'd be ran outta television and radio ala Don Imus, but since she's a black woman insulting whites it's acceptable? I will NEVER watch another second of her reporting, ever.

Nov 8, 2007, 10:29:00 PM  

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