..are Mike Tirico, Joe Theismann, and Tony Kornheiser (!). I really like Mike Tirico, and I'll forever think of his name whenever someone mentions that ridiculous ending to the Alamo Bowl this year. I like Kornheiser too, but I'm not really familiar with him beyond PTI. I'm curious to hear what he'll be like. Sounds like this lineup is infinitely better than anything they've had on ABC in the recent past.
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; July 5, 2005) It's good to see that the WWE isn't backing away from Batista or Cena. There's still some questions lingering over a few of the draft moves they either made or didn't make (Jericho being a prime example), but the stage is set for a solid run to Summerslam that may send the indicator down. The longer Triple H stays away is also a plus...
I'm just thrilled they separated Theismann and Maguire, the Nitro and Glycerine of hyperbolic football announcers.
Macguire:" I want you folks at home to watch something on this replay. You can see how the the Seahawks offensive lineman tackles the Pittsburgh defensemen on this play where the Seahawks moved the ball to the 1 yard line. They're getting closer.....now I want you to watch how far outside his the tackle's body his hands are. Here it comes. It's right ab......"BAM"! Oh wait, he didn't touch him. How was that holding? I've disproved my own argument once again."
Tirico is milquetoast, but I'm interested to see what (if anything) Kornheiser brings to the table. He will need a foil, however.
One of the pregame shows (I THINK it was a pregame show, it might have been on one of the All Madden specials) did a piece on him being a bit pudgy foreign born kid who somehow ended up in the biggest sport in America.