When NBC Sports Network teamed Michelle Beadle with Dave Briggs to launch The Crossover, their hope was to duplicate the chemistry that had made Beadle a household name in the sports world alongside Colin Cowherd on SportsNation. Their hope was that Briggs could become the perfect foil for Beadle and the two would make must see TV for the cable sports upstart.
NBCSN's hopes evaporated almost immediately as it was apparent Beadle and Briggs had the chemistry of Connie Chung and Dan Rather. Briggs was axed after just a few months and the show was completely revamped and focused around Beadle. The split seemed good for everyone involved - Beadle got the sports show she wanted and Briggs recently resurfaced on Sports Dash with Carolyn Manno as his co-host.
When Briggs & Beadle parted ways, it was apparent the chemistry issues between the pair were not just an on screen phenomenon. Today that was taken to a whole new level with Beadle blasting Briggs on Twitter for taking a shot at The Crossover's cancelation.
With The Crossover getting the knockout punch today, Briggs endorsed a tweet from a random parody account that said "Dats what she gets fur being a B ta my guy @davebriggsTV"
After seeing the exchange, Beadle not only posted a screenshot of the Briggs tweet herself, she didn't mince words in referencing her former co-host...
Oops. Had to take it down. In the immortal words of Motörhead...time to play the game.— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) September 26, 2013
I promised my agent I'd shut it down for the night. But before I go...talentless hacks come in all shapes and sizes. Remember that. Night!— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) September 26, 2013
And you thought intracompany Twitter feuding was only a Bill Simmons thing! God speed NBC Sports PR. It'd be great if Beadle calling Briggs a "talentless hack" was a trending topic on Sports Dash tomorrow afternoon. Now that would draw viewers to NBCSN! Let's get on that, America.
Things are going to get really awkward at the next NBC Sports family picnic in Stamford, CT aren't they?
@USC_Grad Yea Im all up in there.
You don't have the tweet Beadle took down? Something disparaging towards Briggs, saying she loves Manno too much to say more.
I don't know if the day your show gets canned for drawing a daily audience roughly the size of Madison Square Garden is a good time to be hurling barbs.
"talentless hacks come in all shapes and sizes"
How about 5'2, a little chubby, blonde and on a network no one watches?
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Anybody want to place bets on how long before Beadle is hired by WWE? Based in Stamford, CT, and almost all WWE programming is on NBC/Universal networks......just sayin'.....
Beadle got big by standing next to Colin Cowherd and appearing to be the more reasonable one. It's a little odd that she makes a comment about "talentless hacks" when I never saw anything from her on her show with Briggs or solo that indicated she was the breakout talent that many sports media writers claim she is.
Mostly, all I saw is just "Oh hey guise! I watch wrestling and I'm snarky and stuff! I'm not like Erin Andrews and those other female sports broadcasters!" She sure isn't.