We dream of warm weather to start the show, talking about the news that ESPN will add Curt Schilling to its Sunday Night Baseball broadcast booth. Schilling replaces Orel Hershiser, who will be joining the broadcast team for the Los Angeles Dodgers new regional sports network which will launch in 2014.
We end the news segment looking at the report by John Ourand at Sports Business Journal that Fox appears to be the front runner to retaining the rights to the UEFA Champions League matches here in the United States.
Our second guest this week is ESPN’s Joe Tessitore. Ken speaks with Joe about his upcoming new role as lead studio host for the SEC Network which will launch late next summer.
Joe handles many duties for ESPN, premier among them is as the play-by-play voice of college football and Friday Night Fights.
Joe spends some time talking about the various sports he has covered since joining ESPN in 2002, his new role in covering college football this season, and how, despite some critics, the sport of boxing is very much alive and well.