ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo will take over draft coverage. “We have three exceptional hosts in Suzy, Sam...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nothing has made me feel older more than these guys not knowing the ‘Saved by the Bell’ high school

Bracket Genius is a new ESPN quiz show — hosted by Trey Wingo — that features university academic teams (of three) competing against each other. And on Wednesday’s edition of the program, teams from Gonzaga and Xavier were asked a question: What was the name of the fictional high school in which the show “Saved by the Bell” was set? And… blank stares and silence. Even...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trey Wingo will host new ESPN2 quiz show “Bracket Genius”

Trivia shows and brackets are both quite popular, and ESPN is now combining the two. A new Bracket Genius quiz show series from ESPN and Intersport will debut Wednesday (March 15) at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2 with a half-hour episode describing the format and showing behind-the-scenes footage of the competitors. After that, opening-round matchups will air Wednesday, March 22 and...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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