Chris Berman To Host New ESPN Series, Ruin The Best Highlights Ever

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


This is actually an awesome idea and something I would watch multiple times, but now it will be zero because Chris Berman is set to be the host. The show is called Sports Center's Greatest Highlight and will feature a vote of 100 highlights that will be wheedled down to a 16-team/highlight bracket. The highlights will go up against each other with Berman eventually naming the winner on March 2nd.

Every Sports moment you can think of is on the list and it's pretty impressive. Bartman, The Immaculate Reception, Billie Jean King, USA Hockey, Boise State, and the "Band is on the Field"....to name a few.

Now if we could only get someone other than Berman to host the thing. I guess they're sticking with him if the name is on the logo though. Oh well.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:32 AM

15 Comments:

This seems like a great gig for a naked Linda Cohn.

GMoney said...
Dec 19, 2007, 10:47:00 AM  

there is always a mute button (thank god).

am i the only one that can live without the stupid band-on-the-field clip? i'm SO past that.

Anonymous said...
Dec 19, 2007, 10:58:00 AM  

there is always a mute button (thank god).

am i the only one that can live without the stupid band-on-the-field clip? i'm SO past that.

Anonymous said...
Dec 19, 2007, 10:58:00 AM  

I sure hope he replaces the audio from these clips and does it himself.

I'd just love to see him come up with nicknames for Havilcek, Eruzione and so on.

/end sarcasm

J.J. said...
Dec 19, 2007, 11:02:00 AM  

Should go better than Stuart Scott and "Who's Now."

JC said...
Dec 19, 2007, 11:44:00 AM  

Maybe they can get Adam Sandler and Bruce Willis to debate the highlights too. You know, I won't think the Cal-Stanford is a great highlight unless a celebrity tells me it is.

J.J. said...
Dec 19, 2007, 12:07:00 PM  

Berman is perfect for this type of show, loser. dont watch then.

Dec 19, 2007, 12:23:00 PM  

Still no time for real highlights on Sportscenter because they're still giving us more garbage "tournaments" like this.

Anonymous said...
Dec 19, 2007, 12:42:00 PM  

How destroyed will his alky voice be by then.

Nothing says history more than a big fat sweaty douche with a croaky voice.

hollywood wags said...
Dec 19, 2007, 2:20:00 PM  

as if sportscenter hasn't done enough to turn sports into something you can only contextualize in 10 second bursts, now we get an entire show dedicated to boiling sports into the rawest form. We haven't gotten our meals in pill form, but we sure as hell can get our sports that way.

tecmo bo jesus said...
Dec 19, 2007, 6:43:00 PM  

I'm really starting to believe that a huge demographic of Sportscenter's target audience is 13-year old boys, because they just keep firing away with this highlight/tourney nonsense that got old three years ago.

Cliff said...
Dec 19, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

ESPN is the MTV of sports. Can we all agree to just stop watching?

Tokyo Bear said...
Dec 20, 2007, 3:26:00 AM  

Why did Mike G get the gig hosting ABC's "Duel" instead of Berman? The best way to get Chris into the element he really belongs in for his remaining days on Earth would be for him to "move down the hall" from ESPN to ABC, hosting reality shows. That's a "W" for those of us sports fans who tired of his antics about a decade ago.

Sportsattitude said...
Dec 20, 2007, 10:46:00 AM  

They ripped this idea off from The Score in Canada who had a field of 64 of the greatest highlights and did it like an NCAA tourney, ranking them and then having people vote on the matchups...

I'm trying to remember who ended up winning and can't for some reason right now...

Anonymous said...
Dec 20, 2007, 10:53:00 AM  

here's a wacky idea

deeper sports reporting instead of this tournament crap

Hawkins said...
Dec 20, 2007, 12:08:00 PM  

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