Cam Newton shares thoughts on Colin Kaepernick protest

Cam Newton shared his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest recently and is being criticized by some for his mostly neutral responses. Newton sat down for an interview with ESPN’s Trey Wingo and talked about Kaepernick protesting the national anthem in an effort to call attention to the mistreatment by some police officers of African-Americans. Newton did not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Titans let fans call first two plays in preseason opener

The Tennessee Titans apparently tried to crowdsource their playbook in Saturday’s preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers and were actually met with some surprising success. According to a report by Trey Wingo of ESPN on Monday, the Titans let fans call the first two plays of the game against the Chargers and wound up generating 46 total yards out of it. In contrast, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Berman may retire after NFL season

Shocking news out of Bristol as The Big Lead reports the one man who is perhaps more synonymous with ESPN than anyone, Chris Berman, will be leaving the network after the 2016 NFL season when his contract expires. Berman started at ESPN just after the network launched in 1979 and has been in Bristol for almost 40 years.  Over the decades, he’s anchored "SportsCenter," been...
Via Awful Announcing
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL analyst Mel Kiper Jr's secret to longevity: Pumpkin pie

Every person has their quirks, but Mel Kiper Jr.’s quirks may be a little more unusual than most. As ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage was winding down on Saturday, the guys on the TV set gave Kiper a pumpkin pie with fat free whipped cream. Their gift to him followed a commercial where Kiper breaks down all the toppings at a salad bar just like he would analyze draft prospects. It...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Trey Wingo took a pretty major dig at Darren Rovell on Twitter

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell takes his tweeting very seriously, especially when it surrounds major events in sports.  Rovell has even talked about how he has tweets loaded up for those big occasions well in advance. Well, Kobe Bryant’s farewell day was one of those occasions and Rovell was firing off the tweets early and often. In 2001, 1,552 babies born in the...
Via Awful Announcing
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Trey Wingo Threw Some Shade At ESPN’s Darren Rovell On Twitter

We had some ESPN on ESPN crime on Twitter this evening.  ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell, unsurprisingly, has been tweeting up a storm about Kobe Bryant’s final game in the NBA tonight.  One of those tweets was a video of Bryant and Rovell speaking after a press conference – proof of the Lakers’ star’s softer side, says Rovell.  As the ultimate competitor, @kobebryant...
Via College Spun
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Trey Wingo teases John Brown during interview with cheeseburger, fries

John Brown wanted to capitalize on a stellar rookie campaign. So he cut out fast food from his diet. He also gained 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason. Brown appeared on NFL on ESPN with Trey Wingo, who teased Brown by eating a cheeseburger, fries and soda during the interview. Despite the urging from Wingo to have a "cheat day," Brown politely declined. The second year-player...
Via FOX Sports
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Trey Wingo has an encyclopedic memory of the Super Bowl

Trey Wingo has been getting more of a prominent role on ESPN over the couple of months following a contract extension during the summer. Earlier this week, Michael Smith quizzed him about the history of the Super Bowl, and Wingo proceeded to rattle off the score and MVP for every Super Bowl from 1 to 49. We didn’t fact check this, but you know what? I think we’re just going...
Via Awful Announcing
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wingo to Host New Sunday NFL Show as Part of ESPN Extension

One of ESPN’s longest-tenured hosts is getting a new deal and a new assignment. ESPN announced Thursday that it has reached a contract extension with NFL host Trey Wingo, who will host a new Sunday morning edition of NFL Insiders each week of the NFL season. The news was originally reported by Awful Announcing. The [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Trey Wingo signs new ESPN deal, will host new NFL Insiders Sunday morning show

Fox isn’t the only network tinkering with its NFL Sunday pre-game coverage recipe. Awful Announcing has learned that ESPN will be debuting a new Sunday edition of NFL Insiders which will replace the first hour of Sunday NFL Countdown. The move is part of a soon-to-be announced multi-year extension for Trey Wingo, whose role with the network will expand. Wingo’s new deal guarantees the...
Via Awful Announcing
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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