SMJ Sports Radio Madness- Dan Patrick (1) vs. Todd Wright (16)

Alright its off to the first round. Our number one seed Dan Patrick meets up against 16th seed Todd Wright of Sporting News Radio.

Dan Patrick- Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1957), better known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster from Mason, Ohio who currently works for CNN’s Sports Illustrated. He attended the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. His brother, Bill Pugh, is a longtime sports radio executive, and is currently the head of programming at Sporting News Radio. Patrick was an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter (1989-2006). He also hosted The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio from September 13, 1999 to August 17, 2007. Starting on March 19, 2006, until the final game of the NBA Finals, he became the host of ABC’s then-titled NBA Nation, a pregame show for the network’s NBA telecasts. Here is more about Dan from Wikipedia. Dan Patrick website.

Todd Wright- Name any major sporting event and Todd Wright has covered it. Name any famous stadium or arena and Todd Wright has visited it. Name any sports topic and Todd Wright has an opinion on it. For over a decade and a half, Todd has made sports both his personal and professional way of life. From his first on-air position as a play-by-play voice of the Hurricanes as a student at the University of Miami to his most recent work anchoring tournament coverage on the PGA Tour Network, Todd has pretty much done it all. And what he hasn’t, he aspires to do next. Get Todd’s complete bio.

Voting ends March 19th.




  1. Todd Wright offers all the info, perspective and entertainment the aptly-named Dan Pugh provides. The two biggest differences are Wright doesn’t have to pay affiliates to carry his show, and you don’t feel the need to take a shower after listening like you do with his competitor.

  2. Todd knows more about sports than any other person I know. Its almost like…well…., Rain man with tooth picks. He IS that good!

  3. I’m with the majority here – Todd is great. I loved his show on ESPN, and I still like it here (good for SNR). He and David Stein make a great 1-2 punch.

    Dan Patrick? NAHHHH!!!!!!

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