ESPN’s “Get Up” disaster

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ESPN’s theory behind “Get Up” had some merit, but this venture was risky from the start. Executives must have believed that Mike Greenberg had the type of on air presence that could anchor a “Today” type morning show for ESPN, yet they had to break up the incredibly successful “Mike & Mike” duo to make it happen. We won’t rehash all of that drama, but it now appears that this experiment is doomed to fail.

Michelle Beadle is leaving the program on August 29th, as she declared she will no longer watch college or pro football. She’s certainly entitled to her opinion on recent scandals, but this isn’t the type of attitude that could work for an ESPN morning show that needs to draw football fans to survive.

With her departure, the hoped-for on-screen chemistry among Beadle, Greenberg and Jalen Rose won’t have a chance to materialize. That may be a blessing in disguise for ESPN, as the show has failed to develop a loyal following with these three hosts. All are pros and bring a lot to the network, but Greenberg in particular comes across as much less interesting without Mike Golic as his sidekick.

With Beadle leaving and critical football season about to begin, ESPN had an opportunity to re-imagine this struggling show. Yet they chose to replace Beadle with a rotating cast of Maria Taylor, Laura Rutledge, Jen Lada, and Dianna Russini. This makes little sense unless you’ve decided that “Get Up” cannot exist without a female host. Does anyone really think football fans will be anxious to hear what these hosts will say on Monday morning about the games? Each of these hosts has talent, but what do they bring to a conversation about football?

I’m betting that more fans will be happy to tune into Golic & Wingo over this failed experiment.

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Eagles outlast Patriots for epic Super Bowl victory

The NFL has had a rough year, but the league keeps delivering with incredible Super Bowl games and great finishes. Last night was no different as Nick Foles and the underdog Eagles defeated Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots dynasty in an instant classic.

The 41-33 win came down to another excellent game plan by Doug Pederson who has established himself as one of the best and most innovative coaches in the NFL. Last night he was able to beat the master and Nick Foles played just as well as legendary Tom Brady.

They’ll be celebrating this one in Philly for a LONG time . . .

“Fan” is short for “Fanatic”

The Minnesota Vikings won a crazy game over the Saints. Fans went crazy lol . . .

Philip Rivers laughs at Jerry Jones

This is hilarious!

Does Bill O’Brien know what he’s doing?

Who anointed Bill O’Brien as a quarterback guru? Sure, he coached Tom Brady in his prime, but wouldn’t Brady make any quarterback coach and offensive coordinator look good?

O’Brien’s track record in Houston with his quarterbacks is an embarrassment, and things took a turn for the worse on opening day as he benched his starter for the second time in three years on opening day. What a joke . . .

And now they’re throwing Deshaun Watson into the fire on Thursday night against the Bengals behind their miserable offensive line. Watson may be better than Tom Savage, but he’s a rookie with a weak arm and was probably overdrafted due to his incredible college career.

This looks like an impending disaster, and Browns fans can rejoice as they have the first two Texans draft picks in 2018!

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