Tiger119
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SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:47 am

Years and years ago, there was a regular sportscaster on SportsCenter that I can not remember his name  banghead  He was a white male, thin to medium build, light to blonde color hair and IIRC he usually wore a light color suit. His tag line was something like, "And If You Are Keeping Score At Home, Well, You Need To Get A Life" . Does anyone know what this guy's name is and what ever happened to him. Why did he leave ESPN?  confused 

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David

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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:16 am

Quoting Tiger119 (Thread starter):
Years and years ago, there was a regular sportscaster on SportsCenter that I can not remember his name He was a white male, thin to medium build, light to blonde color hair and IIRC he usually wore a light color suit. His tag line was something like, "And If You Are Keeping Score At Home, Well, You Need To Get A Life" . Does anyone know what this guy's name is and what ever happened to him. Why did he leave ESPN?

Sounds like Craig Kilborn to me. He left ESPN to do the Late Late Show for CBS after Tom Snyder retired. I loved his NBA calls: "Jumanji!" after a big dunk. Does that answer your question or "can I get a witness from the congregation?" from Stuart Scott?
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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:21 am

It does sound like Craig Kilbourn, but he initially left to do "The Daily Show."
 
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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:36 am

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 1):
Sounds like Craig Kilborn to me. He left ESPN to do the Late Late Show for CBS after Tom Snyder retired. I loved his NBA calls: "Jumanji!" after a big dunk. Does that answer your question or "can I get a witness from the congregation?" from Stuart Scott?



Quoting MUWarriors (Reply 2):
It does sound like Craig Kilbourn, but he initially left to do "The Daily Show."

- Thanks gentlemen, but this was even before Craig, maybe the early 1990s. BTW, I always thought it was a mistake for Craig to leave ESPN for a show on The Comedy Channel  twocents 

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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:30 pm

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 3):
BTW, I always thought it was a mistake for Craig to leave ESPN for a show on The Comedy Channel

It probably would have been, but since he left for Comedy Central, he did the right thing  Wink. The best thing Kilborn did for his career was leaving ESPN for Comedy Central. It gave him a mainstream presence which he then translated into a very lucrative gig at CBS. The real mistake he made was leaving to do "other projects" (someone should have mentioned the names Shelley Long and David Caruso to him) which allowed Craig Ferguson to come in and finally make the show a real hit.
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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:56 pm

Maybe Kenny Mayne?

If so, he's still with ESPN doing feature segments, mostly on NFL broadcasts (specifically "NFL Countdown")

He does some occasional live reporting from things such as the All-Star celebrity softball game during the MLB all-star break.
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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:00 pm

Take your pick:

Former SportsCenter anchors

Larry Beil (1996-1999), now a sports anchor at ABC affiliate KGO in San Francisco
Steve Berthiaume (1999–2005), now with SNY (SportsNet New York)
Tim Brando (1986–1994), now with CBS Sports
Cara Capuano (2000-2004), now with Fox Sports Net
Jack Edwards (1991–2003), now with OLN
Rich Eisen (1996–2003), now with NFL Network
Kevin Frazier (2002–2004), now with Entertainment Tonight
Gayle Gardner (1983–1988)
George Grande (1979–1988), now a play-by-play commentator for Cincinnati Reds' television broadcasts on FSN Ohio
Greg Gumbel (1979–1988), now in his second stint with CBS Sports
Brett Haber (1994–1997), now sports director at CBS affiliate WUSA in Washington, DC
Craig Kilborn (1993–1996)
Lee Leonard (1979)
Tom Mees (1979–1996) (D)
Gary Miller (1990–2004), now a radio talk show host at KSPN in Los Angeles
Chris Myers (1987–1998), now with Fox Sports
Keith Olbermann (1992–1997), now in his second stint with MSNBC
Robin Roberts (1990–2004), now co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America
Charley Steiner (1987–2001), now a play-by-play commentator for Los Angeles Dodgers' radio broadcasts
Mike Tirico (1991–1997), now a play-by-play commentator for the network
Pam Ward (1996–2004), now a play-by-play commentator for the network
(D) - deceased

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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 5):
Maybe Kenny Mayne?

- Nope not him, like you say, he is still with ESPN/ABC Sports doing special segments.  crazy 

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 6):
Rich Eisen

- That's not him. In my opinion, Rich and Stu made a great team!  thumbsup 

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 6):
Brett Haber

- That may be him!

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 6):
Mike Tirico

- Great golf announcer!

Thanks for the answers

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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:13 am

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 7):
That's not him. In my opinion, Rich and Stu made a great team!

Yeah, they did. Between "He got it" from Rich and "I'm not a player, I just crush alot" from Stu, I always was howling while watching SportsCenter in 1997-99. Man, I miss those two!
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RE: SportsCenter Anchor Question

Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:55 pm

Quoting Tiger119 (Reply 7):
That may be him!

- Looking at the website for that television station, there is a picture of a guy I was thinking about, it sort of looks him.

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