Take a Virtual Tour of ESPN's New SportsCenter Studio

ESPN just released this video of its new, $25 million (ish) SportsCenter studio, which will make its debut at some point in 2014. (Maybe it’ll save SportsCenter! I was in this expansive (and under construction) studio yesterday on a field trip to lovely Bristol, Connecticut. Traffic sucked, and I heard the Cups Song six times in seven hours. Here are five … moments from the day:

* I sparked an interesting debate between Fowler, Herbstreit and Desmond Howard about whether or not college football players should be compensated more than a scholarship. They claim to be covering this topic during the season-opening 4-hour Game Day.

* Spent about 10 minutes doing battle with Keyshawn Johnson over the Ravens and Joe Flacco and offensive skill players. Adam Schefter was in the middle of it. I think Johnson – who talked a lot of shit about Warren Sapp – will make a good podcast guest.

* I asked ESPN President John Skipper what he thought of Fox Sports 1 getting $ 0.23 per subscriber (ESPN gets around $5.50). He took a deep breath and said, “I’m happy for them.”

* Ran into former college classmate and current Sportscenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak in the hall. She gave me one of those ‘you look familiar but I have no clue who you are’ looks, which was crushing. Hell, we sat next to each other in a film class like 14 years ago, how could she forget! Actual words: “So you work for The Big Lead?”

* Rob King, who essentially runs content for ESPN.com, has a list of basically the Top 100 teams that matter to ESPN. And by matter, I mean, the ones fans care about most, as evidenced by clicks, time spent, etc. Man, I’d love for him to reveal that list. If I had to guess, the Miami Heat were No. 1, hence the Heat Index.

Because you want to see it first!

Like and follow The Big Lead today!

blog comments powered by Disqus