March Insanity is nearly upon us. The unwritten guidelines of Web mandate we must do some type of zany bracket competitors. Since we aren’t ones to get jazzed up over rock albums or condiments, we determined to focus our sixty four-group bracket on internecine media squabbles with “March Media Insanity.” We start with the “Sports activities Speak” bracket, which accommodates radio hosts, television individuals who do a variety of speaking and multimedia of us who merge the two disciplines.
1. Mike Francesa vs. 16. Chris Russo
Lennon and McCartney. Cohle and Hart. Mike and the Mad Canine. We paired these two former companions together to provide this bracket some juice! The Pope has been notable of late: providing an “goal” forum for A-Rod, embroiling himself in New York media catfights, declaring the apparent and napping. A quick google search confirmed that Chris Russo is still working in sports radio.
2. Keith Olbermann vs. 15. “Bonecrusher” Dan Sileo
Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN. It didn’t take him lengthy to begin firing pictures at sports activities media members. We thought it fitting to pair him with a relentless candidate for “worst particular person within the sports world.” Sileo started 2013 with a charming Erin Andrews peephole joke, was fired in March for an anti-semitic comment and was fired from his subsequent job in November for putting a bounty on Florida State players. Referring to black football gamers as monkeys the 12 months before was additionally pretty.
3. Mike and Mike vs. 14. Jim Rome
America’s favourite bookish metrosexual cum man-jock duo receives our No. three seed. Greeny taped a podcast with Jason McIntyre. Golic once recycled party-shirts on Letterman. None of us are on the left coast. Jim Rome has not provoked anybody notable of late. Although we’re nonetheless reasonably confident “the Jungle” stays intact.
4. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon vs. thirteen. Tony Reali
They share a city, a studio, executive producer Erik Rydholm and the 5:00 weekday hour on ESPN. It might probably’t be all good vibes and fresh salads. Tony Kornheiser has towed the road for the reason that Hannah Storm incident. Wilbon left NBA Countdown, dedicated an egregious jersey faux pas and worked on his golf sport. Renaissance Man Tony Reali filled in on drums at an Umphrey’s McGee concert.
5. Paul Finebaum vs. 12. Clay Travis
The crown princes of SEC media sq. off. “Pawwwl” joined College GameDay, ate some attention-grabbing cereal and will headline the upcoming SEC Community. Clay joined Fox Sports activities’ GameDay competitor and matched wits with Richard Deitsch on Twitter.
6. Scott Van Pelt vs. 11. Doug Gottlieb
Van Pelt eschewed interest elsewhere to stay at ESPN. Gottlieb took his “white man’s perspective” to CBS Sports activities, where he has a late evening show with Allie LaForce. Hirsute Notre Dame center Garrick Sherman is just not a fan.
7. Skip Bayless/Stephen A. Smith vs. 10. Jemele Hill/Michael Smith
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith present a forum for colorful language and groundbreaking discussions of race on First Take. Jemele Hill and Michael Smith have a tv present Numbers Never Lie, a podcast, and are former colleagues of Hugh Douglas. Both reveals are battling for producer Jamie Horowitz’ affection.
eight. Colin Cowherd vs. 9. Dan Patrick
These two go face to face over the national airwaves. The past animosity has been palpable. Colin Cowherd was profiled and joined our podcast. There was additionally that time seven (yes, seven) years in the past he shut our website down. Noted interview master Dan Patrick brought out the foul mouth in Peter King and Rick Neuheisel’s inner troubadour.