Wednesday, February 28, 2007

ESPN HATES LOVES CFB FANS

In the "some college football is better than no college football" category, ESPN has announced it will do a daily CFB show. Because College Gameday wasn't doing enough damage to humanity isn't enough for the true fan.

Looking to capitalize on college football's growing popularity, ESPN plans to launch this summer a weekday series, College Football Live. The 30-minute show will kick off July 23 and run through bowl season in January, says David Berson, ESPN senior vice president of programming.
Modeled after the network's daily NFL Live, the new show will be hosted mostly by Rece Davis and feature breaking news, features and analysis. Davis will be joined by a rotating mix of ESPN's college football talent, including Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit from College GameDay, Lou Holtz, Mark May, Bob Griese, Doug Flutie, Todd Blackledge, Craig James and Ed Cunningham.
The show will come on at 3:30 p.m. ET Monday-Friday on ESPN. When Monday Night Football starts, the Monday edition will shift to 2 p.m. on ESPN2. To make room for the new show, the first half of ESPN's afternoon programming block, including Outside the Lines First Report, 1st and 10 and Best of Mike and Mike, will start 30 minutes earlier.

But those who are at work in the afternoons aren't safe -- have no fear! ESPN often replays shows like NFL Live on late night. So you, too, have to avoid can enjoy this corporate pimping daily coverage of college football.


Tucking you in at night.

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