"Reach-Around": Beavis And Butthead Read The Sports

Here's Steve Levy and Scott Van Pelt hehehehe-ing their way through Giants-Vikings highlights. SVP describes Jared Allen "reaching around" the lineman to sack Eli Manning and Steve Levy apparently could not resist saying "reach-around." » 10/22/13 12:28am 10/22/13 12:28am

Supercut: Scott Van Pelt Making Tim Kurkjian Giggle Like A Little Girl

Maryland native Scott Van Pelt has a schtick every time he invites ESPN baseball analyst (and fellow Terrapin) Tim Kurkjian onto his radio show: he closes by saying something in Ballimerese and making Kurkjian burst out into furious, high-pitched laughter. » 10/16/13 12:05pm 10/16/13 12:05pm

Will The Honey Badger Be Playing For LSU Next Season?

Tyrann Mathieu's suspension from LSU wasn't your average suspension. LSU announced their ruling in a mysterious, intentionally opaque press conference, and their reasons for waving goodbye to their best player were never fully divulged. Whatever the reason, the farewell seemed permanent: four days after the press… » 10/03/12 4:15pm 10/03/12 4:15pm

What's ESPN Hiding Under Its Desk?

Yes, that's just a screen grab of Scott Van Pelt, Todd Blackledge, and Kirk Herbstreit on the air last night breaking down something or other about the upcoming college football season. But shift your gaze downward, toward the display ads on the front of the table at which they're sitting. The Worldwide Leader's just… » 8/21/12 1:45pm 8/21/12 1:45pm

Erin Andrews's Contract Is About To Expire, And No One Wants To Hire…

Around the time that news of Michelle Beadle's departure leaked, there was (surprise!) a US Weekly report that ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews and Gossip Girl guy Chace Crawford had gone out on a "couple" of dates. There were also a bunch of tweets about how much time Andrews spends with models Brooklyn Decker and… » 6/15/12 8:20am 6/15/12 8:20am

Report: Michelle Beadle Is Leaving ESPN For NBC

As expected, it looks like Michelle Beadle is leaving Bristol. Those Guys Have All The Fun author Jim Miller tweeted today that the Beadle "ESPN era is over." It appears she is headed to NBC. Miller said she will serve as co-host for Access Hollywood (alongside Billy Bush), will host a "new show," and cover major… » 5/11/12 2:41pm 5/11/12 2:41pm

5 Important Contracts Set To Expire At ESPN (Or, Why Michelle Beadle Is…

On Tuesday, we told you that ESPN execs are ready to walk away from Rick Reilly's contract when it expires next year. But what about this year's expiring contracts? Whose time in Bristol might soon be over? We counted at least four ESPN talents—plus Colin Cowherd—whose deals are up this year. Here's a rundown, with… » 4/11/12 2:40pm 4/11/12 2:40pm

Bristolmetrics: Tiger Woods Rules The SportsCenter Leaderboard

This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. Graphic by Jim Cooke. » 4/02/12 2:30pm 4/02/12 2:30pm

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Sends His Regards To A.J. Daulerio, The Guy Who…

We're roasting our former editor A.J. Daulerio, who has moved across the room to edit Gawker, a gay-interest website for heterosexual women. If you have an A.J. story to share, or if you would like to participate in some other way, please email craggs@deadspin.com. Lightly sourced slander is welcome. Our guest now is… » 1/05/12 12:15pm 1/05/12 12:15pm

No, Halloween Revelers, That Wasn't The Real Scott Van Pelt

As far as ESPN anchor Halloween costumes go, the SVP is probably the easiest to pull off. Glasses, a microphone, a razor and some Turtle Wax. And a affable-yet-acerbic wit. » 11/03/10 7:15pm 11/03/10 7:15pm

Did ESPN Photoshop Dwight Gooden's Mug Shot On To A Suit?

Doc Gooden called into the Scott Van Pelt radio show today, but since it is also simulcast on ESPN2, they needed a suitable head shot to show viewers. Or failing that, a police mugshot with a suit painted over it. » 6/09/10 9:35pm 6/09/10 9:35pm

Scott Van Pelt: "Fuck I Gotta..."

Two nights ago, after being pranked by Howard Stern's crony, Van Pelt said "Hi, YouTube." Well, hi again. This time, fleeting internet fame is his because he let an f-bomb fly as SportsCenter headed to commercial. » 2/25/10 11:50pm 2/25/10 11:50pm

Howard Stern Prank Caller Fools ESPN

SportsCenter was so thrilled to get "Brian Westbrook" on the phone, they skipped a very important step: making sure it was actually Westbrook, and not a Stern disciple expressing his desire to worship Stern's prostate. » 2/24/10 12:15am 2/24/10 12:15am

Media Approval Ratings: Scott Van Pelt

Of all the anchors on "SportsCenter," it would seem unlikely that Scott Van Pelt would be the one with such a long history with this here site. He doesn't have the Berman boom, the Vitale scream, the STEPHEN A. SMITH blare or the Skip Bayless smirk. But with one phone call, he became part of Deadspin lore. » 2/20/08 1:05pm 2/20/08 1:05pm

Scott Van Pelt Addresses America's Future

So, you might be wondering: Who was the commencement speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison? (Trust us, you were wondering this.) Well, it was, of all people, our old pal Scott Van Pelt ... and we're not ashamed to say it was a pretty amusing speech. » 12/18/07 12:35pm 12/18/07 12:35pm

Tirico Plus Stephen A. Equals Dan Patrick

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… » 9/18/07 11:10am 9/18/07 11:10am

Scott Van Pelt Hates Anonymous Internet Garbage

It is amusing to watch a guy like Scott Van Pelt, one of the better ESPN personalities and a guy we certainly have our fair share of history with, struggle with the Internet. He is a Web guy, but he hates the Web; he fears becoming what he most despises. » 9/05/07 12:35pm 9/05/07 12:35pm

Ruminations On Scott Van Pelt

So we've been receiving a little bit of blowback after our rather inexplicable appearance on ESPN Radio with Scott Van Pelt on Friday. Mainly, we think people wanted us to have some sort of Jon Stewart on "Crossfire" moment; during our brief appearance on the airwaves, we should have, apparently, gone off on some sort… » 7/17/07 1:05pm 7/17/07 1:05pm