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Execs blown away by RGIII auditions, Fox & ESPN fighting for RGIII when he retires



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 1 month ago '07        #1
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Bkjj11  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x71
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Execs blown away by RGIII auditions, Fox & ESPN f*ghting for RGIII when he retires
 

 

Robert Griffin III has emerged as a top target for both ESPN and Fox in football TV free agency.

ESPN has upped its offer after Fox showed heavy interest in Griffin as an NFL and college football analyst. Now both networks are waiting to see whether Griffin will try to play again or retires from the NFL to move into TV. Even if Griffin does decide to play, TV will be waiting for him when he ultimately retires. (Outkick first reported ESPNís and Foxís interest in Griffin.)

The way Griffin, 31, has elevated his status as a potential broadcaster is interesting. Though he does have impressive credentials as a former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Rookie of the Year who has spent seven seasons in the NFL, he has not had a Peyton Manning-type pro career that makes him a no-brainer atop TV wish lists.

But Griffin really excelled in his auditions for ESPN and Fox. Sources from both networks were blown away by Griffin; some said Griffinís was among the top tryouts they have ever viewed.

ESPNís offer contains a greater volume of opportunities than Foxís. Griffin would call college games, do some college studio, and talk both college football and NFL on shows such as ďGet Up!Ē during the week, sources said.

For Fox, RGIII could do some NFL games as an analyst and also pair with rising star Emmanuel Acho on pre-game, halftime and post-game college football shows on Fox and FS1, sources said. Griffin would also contribute to some of FS1ís weekday studio shows.

CBS also has a potential opening with Rich Gannon being let go, but the network had not had Griffin in for an audition.

Sanchize decision time

Former Jets quarterback and current ESPN analyst Mark Sanchez has an offer from Fox to become an NFL game analyst, The Post has learned. It would be for the position that was vacated when Chris Spielman left to go run the Detroit Lions.

ESPN very much wants to keep Sanchez. He is mostly featured on the Saturday college football studio show on ABC.

Sanchez also auditioned with CBS, which has not decided whether to replace Gannon. Alex Smith, Sean Lee and Joey Galloway also were in for auditions with CBS.

SVG to TNT?

Stan Van Gundy, let go by the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday after one season as head coach, would seem to be a no-brainer to return as a game analyst for TNT, which parted ways with Chris Webber prior to the NBA playoffs.

Van Gundy and Ian Eagle were TNTís top team when they worked together last season.

TNT has favored going with a three-man booth for marquee events such as the All-Star game and the conference finals. The grouping of Eagle and Van Gundy with either Grant Hill or Reggie Miller would make the most sense as its No. 1 team. We could consider Kevin Harlan on play-by-play, but The Clickerís simple philosophy is go with the best candidate, which is Eagle.

If TNT went with a two-man booth, I think either Van Gundy or Hill working with Eagle would be a no-doubt success. Hill meshed well with Eagle this season, sounding as if he was having fun when they worked together on NBA games and the NCAA Tournament.

Van Gundy also could join forces with Dan Le Batardís Meadowlark Media. He has a long-standing relationship with Le Batardís crew.
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 1 month ago '10        #2
kawgre12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 1 month ago '19        #3
Mental Illness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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shoutout to RG3
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 1 month ago '05        #4
jsilerio  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Wouldn’t go to ESPN. Man would only get 4 hours of sleep.
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 1 month ago '14        #5
worldwide202  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I could see it. I thought he would end up doing college games eventually.
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 1 month ago '14        #6
Nemohoes95 
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Cornball brother not surprised.
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 1 month ago '12        #7
ezduzit 
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Good sh*t
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 1 month ago '06        #8
Ave 
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the standards are so low that im sure he would blow them away by actually knowing what hes talking about compared to those on both networks now
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 1 month ago '19        #9
Purpleswag23  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Don’t y’all think it’s fu*ked up for folks like him to get an opportunity like this?? when it’s other folks that’s been grinding and going to Skool for these kind of jobs just to see a washed up qb take they spot like that?
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 1 month ago '11        #10
GrindPOWER$  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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good for him secure that bag
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 1 month ago '05        #11
Stuart Scott  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x19
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 Purpleswag23 said
Donít yíall think itís fu*ked up for folks like him to get an opportunity like this?? when itís other folks thatís been grinding and going to Skool for these kind of jobs just to see a washed up qb take they spot like that?
Nah we need people who actually played the sport to cover it too
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 1 month ago '07        #12
Bkjj11  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x71 OP
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 Purpleswag23 said
Donít yíall think itís fu*ked up for folks like him to get an opportunity like this?? when itís other folks thatís been grinding and going to Skool for these kind of jobs just to see a washed up qb take they spot like that?
It is. Athletes taking jobs from those that go to school and want to be announcers and broadcasters. Its disgusting.
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 1 month ago '15        #13
Mickey Ganja 
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 Nemohoes95 said
Cornball brother not surprised.
He talks right

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 1 month ago '15        #14
mwtx 
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Interested to see how he would do, but I’m not watching ESPN talk shows now and won’t start because he’s there.
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 1 month ago '04        #15
Kadroan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x15
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 Stuart Scott said
Nah we need people who actually played the sport to cover it too
With the salary RG3 will command, more ESPN job cuts to come
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 1 month ago '07        #16
strongthetruth  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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More than one way to get to the bag. Salute to the brother.
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 1 month ago '04        #17
CentsCuZ 
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They'll line him up to replace Yellen A. Smith and have him on 14 different shows while paying him less than a big podcaster makes. Not hating, just saying that's probably the trajectory.
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 1 month ago '12        #18
BIGMARS 
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n*gga minds well retire now then, fu*k it.
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 1 month ago '06        #19
whammy 
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 Purpleswag23 said
Donít yíall think itís fu*ked up for folks like him to get an opportunity like this?? when itís other folks thatís been grinding and going to Skool for these kind of jobs just to see a washed up qb take they spot like that?
No.

He has over a decade of experience that would meet the requirement of being able to analyze football.

While he physical might not be capable, he can still identify a Tampa 2 and a Zero Blitz.

If the networks feel like he has a good on air presence then that is even better.

I feel sorry for the young people that go to school for journalism and meteorology and have to compete with instagram models wearing bodycon dresses for traffic reporter and weather positions.
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 1 month ago '04        #20
all3rd  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x24
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For College or pro?

 1 month ago '17        #21
DaQCKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Romo showed you there is a nice bag if you can keep ya brains together long enough
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 1 month ago '04        #22
Tic Toc 
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 Purpleswag23 said
Donít yíall think itís fu*ked up for folks like him to get an opportunity like this?? when itís other folks thatís been grinding and going to Skool for these kind of jobs just to see a washed up qb take they spot like that?
I don't... because the most qualified person should always win out... if you were a heisman trophy winning, dam near Elite QB in the NFL that would make you more qualified to announce and analyze football... Look at Tony Romo...that dude was calling out plays before they snapped the ball, and made watching the games much more interesting...That's a level of knowledge that the person grinding to become an announcer just doesn't have

and yes..he was dam near ELITE his first season in Washington
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 1 month ago '04        #23
eazyvaboy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 Purpleswag23 said
Don’t y’all think it’s fu*ked up for folks like him to get an opportunity like this?? when it’s other folks that’s been grinding and going to Skool for these kind of jobs just to see a washed up qb take they spot like that?
No it's not f*cked up at all if you understand sports commentary. Peep the dynamic of every two-man broadcast team in almost all sports. They have two different skillsets -

The play-by-play commentator who is usually the person that’s been grinding and going to school for these kind of jobs, as you say.

Then, there is the a color commentator or expert commentator which is a sports commentator who a*sists the play-by-play commentator, typically by filling in when play is not in progress. This is always the person who has coached or played the sport and can give additional insight from a football perspective of why a certain scheme is in place or why a certain play was called.

He didn't take a job from anyone of a journalist type - this is exactly what someone in his position would e asked to do.

Edit:

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth
Steve Levy and Louis Ridd*ck
Jim Nantz and Tony Romo

The Legendary Pat Summerall and John Madden
Get it?

They will probably pair RGIII with an experienced play-by-play person.


Last edited by eazyvaboy; 06-16-2021 at 07:53 PM..
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 1 month ago '08        #24
bkid  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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 Bkjj11 said
It is. Athletes taking jobs from those that go to school and want to be announcers and broadcasters. Its disgusting.
athletes know way more about the sport than these people that go to school
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 1 month ago '12        #25
ezduzit 
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Damn. Mad hate n back handed compliments in here. Y’all go crazy when your favorite white guys get wins
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