FOX to Start New College Football Show with Erin Andrews, Joey Harrington, Eddie George.
FOX Sports has recently announced that they will have an afternoon and evening college football recap show. Erin Andrews, who recently left ESPN for FOX will be hosting the show along with Eddie George, a former Heisman running back from Ohio State, and Joey Harrington, a former Heisman finalist quarterback out of Oregon (but you already knew that).
The new show by FOX is going to be competing directly with the show that ESPN runs. Rece Davis, Mark May, and Lou Holtz are the current talent (I use that word incredibly loosely) on the show to give it some personality. That’s right, the blowhard Mark May who is wrong half the time and Lou Holtz who is just wrong all the time have some competition.
When FOX got Erin Andrews to switch out of ESPN it showed that FOX was really trying to put up some competition to ESPN. The new show could be one of a few shining examples that there are other companies putting out content that is better than ESPN’s. Mark May and Lou Holtz for years have been able to just sit back because they were the only real college football recap on. Now, the competition just showed up and they are infinitely better than what ESPN currently has.
Erin Andrews has been a sideline reporter for years and had specials on College Gameday. Recently she has had an hour to herself on College Gameday before the rest of the gang gets on at 10 am ET. Samantha Steele is projected to take over Andrews’ role on the show.
Luckily for me, I don’t have to deal with two total idiots trying to form arguments in the dumb court room bit they do and I don’t have to put up with them making heinous arguments about teams. These guys are awful, and I’m going to be more than happy to switch over at nights to the FOX show.
Ideally, the FOX show will surpass the quality of the ESPN show (not hard to do). This in turn will force ESPN to fire Mark May and Lou Holtz (Rece Davis is okay) and get some good people on air who actually know what they are talking about. For too long ESPN has been the only show in town, and finally, somebody else showed up that could do something better.