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#7 Posted on 14.5.04 1723.18 Reposted on: 14.5.11 1724.15
Shannon Sharpe could be a very good fit on a pre-game show, but he's gotta be very careful not to become Deion #2. I think Deion coulda been a good fit because he's got a natural charisma to him and he can be an entertaining guy, but he always seemed more interested in getting his own act over than providing any real insight into the league or the matchups. Michael Irvin is guilty of the same more often than not IMO, but Countdown could cover for it much easier since they have three strong guys around him. Sharpe's a good talker, but has to be aware of not falling into this same trap.
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#8 Posted on 14.5.04 2241.56 Reposted on: 14.5.11 2246.33
I really like Seth Joyner's stuff on the NFL Channel (or whatever it's called). He seems pretty comfortable in front of the camera, but he's not all up in everybody's area like Deion and his ego doesn't seem huge.
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#9 Posted on 15.5.04 0231.05 Reposted on: 15.5.11 0231.05
Originally posted by BigVitoMarkShannon Sharpe could be a very good fit on a pre-game show, but he's gotta be very careful not to become Deion #2.
He needs to be MORE careful to not be Sterling Sharpe #2. Although I'd love to see CBS and ESPN set up some sort of program where they simulcast the two Sharpe boys going back-and-forth for a half-hour every Sunday.
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