Fox Sports communications VP Dan Bell has tweeted that Fox's newest on-air talent, Erin Andrews, will be making her debut at the MLB All-Star Game on Fox next Tuesday. Andrews will serve as a reporter in the American League dugout during the game.
Fox isn't wasting any time getting Andrews on-air with the network, much like NBC did with Michelle Beadle. However, Fox's usage of Andrews is a little bit different from NBC's usage of Beadle. Andrews is very familiar with reporting at baseball games, and this isn't much of a departure for her with her new employer. NBC threw Beadle, normally a studio host, into the fire as a reporter at the US Olympic trials for track and field.
By using Andrews in an avenue that she's familiar with, there's less of a chance of a less than rousing beginning to her tenure at Fox, and Andrews can ease into a full-time role with the network.
Jay Crawford is the host of that show and must sit in between these two morons. Jay, now would be the time to demand a raise. You did not sign up for THIS.
This site was made for the likes of these two. While they don't announce any games they comment on them and it's way worse! "unbearable schtick" is the best way to describe what they do, as I was reading I was thinking about how to express how I felt and then you hit it on the head. I haven't watch that crap show since it was Cold Pizza ha!
They deserve each other. And this should improve First Take in this sense. First Take, since becoming The Skip Bayless Show, has been regularly hijacked by whatever obsession Bayless has at the moment, most notably Tim Tebow. With Smith and Bayless as (hopefully) equals, neither will be able to drag the show that much in the direction they want to take it, at least not without the other doing the same.
It's an awful idea. Most people seem to hate or love Skip and most people hate or love SAS. Many people hate both, and few love both. I can give or take Skip if the discussion is kept at a reasonable pitch, but it never is with SAS. I have watched constantly for a while, but I'm done now.