Like a lot of you, we were secretly rooting for Scott Van Pelt to end up with the ESPN Radio gig to replace Dan Patrick. Even though Van Pelt has had some questionable choices of guests during his occasional fill-ins, the guy's funny and affable enough on the radio, and anybody who quotes "Flight Of The Conchords" on air is cool in our book. But, alas, 'twas not to be. Instead, be ready to hear, "I wish I was single. If I were, I'd throw you on the table right here and fuck your brains out" on the air.
That's right: The charming Mike Tirico is taking over two hours of Patrick's show, with the last hour filled in by SOME GUY WHOSE NAME WE CAN'T REMEMBER. We've never heard Tirico much on the radio, but we expect the same bland, competent work he always gives us. (Along with, you know, love talk.) We still feel bad for Van Pelt; we suspect he would have been good, as long as nobody talked about Maryland.
Mike Him Up [ESPN]
Here Are Those Tirico Stories We Hinted At Last Week [Deadspin]