As many of you may know, Dan Patrick, who hosts an ESPN Radio show from 1 pm to 4 pm, may be leaving the network. He was due to make a big "announcement" during Tuesdays show, but it has been delayed until Monday. If he does indeed leave ESPN, I wonder who will take his place. As a 14 year old I usually have stuff to do during summer days, but on boring, hot days I often am left with ESPN Radio to fill my time. I love Colin Cowherd and Patrick, and it is quite a matter of concern to me as far as who takes his place. Here are a few possibilities (I have no indication that these people are actually candidates for the job, and I don't even like half of them.):
- Tony Kornheiser: Formerly hosted an ESPN Radio show in the time slot that Cowherd now fills. Who knows if he'd be willing to return, but I think a lot of people would love to have him back, including myself. He's still affiliated with The Worldwide Leader as he does PTI and was part of the three man MNF booth last year.
- Keith Olbermann: Does an hour of Patrick's show with him now, and of course knows him well from the glory days of Sportscenter in the 90's. It's unlikely he has time to do a whole show by himselfas he hosts the nightly Countdown on MSNBC, but if Patrick leaves his name has to be at the top of the list.
- Stephen A. Smith: God, please, no... please. I really hope Stephen A. doesnt get it. He currently hosts a New York City based ESPN Radio show exclusive to the area, but would surely take Patrick's job if given the chance. Don't get me wrong, I like and respect Stephen A., but three hours of him a day? It might be the first time someone interrupts himself multiple times in a day.
- Michael Wilbon: I doubt he'll get the job, but I think he'd do a great job with it. In fact, how about Kornheiser and Wilbon do a daily radio show along with PTI? Who wouldn't listen to them?
- Mike Missanelli: Again, I doubt it. I like Missanelli, but he doesn't even host his own show at the time; he's Stephen A.'s sidekick. Just throwing the name out there...
And a few wildcards...
- Rick Reilly
- Bill Simmons
- Max Kellerman
- Tony Reali
- Any other ESPN personality you can think of...