Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Most everyone knows that Sean Salisbury got his start in Broadcasting by being an "analyst" on the the show Battle Bots. If you didn't watch the show think 40 something nerds/geniuses making robots who's sole mission was to cripple another similar robot. There was even classes ala Boxing (Lightweight, Heavyweight, etc.).
ESPN, who fired/let go Salisbury a few weeks back is actually interested in bringing back the show. Via Deadspin...
ESPN has made BattleBots an offer: BattleBots will hold a Collegiate BattleBots Championship, featuring robots built by students enrolled in institutions of Higher Education. The Collegiate BattleBots competition will air as a series on ESPNU and ESPN2. This competition will be open to Colleges and Universities, and Student Teams who are enrolled in institutions of Higher Education. This will be a middleweight (120 pound) competition as governed under the current BattleBots rule set -- But, BattleBots is allowing an additional 40 pounds to be added as bonus weight, thus making the total weight 160 pounds! So get creative.Dagger! You not only take away his job but you bring back his first love a few weeks after nixing him from your network. Evil, very evil....but hilarious none the less.
ESPN And Salisbury: The Unkindest Cut Of All (Deadspin)
ESPN & BattleBots: Gearing Up For College And Pro Competitions (Battle Bots)