Exclusive: ESPN2 Show To Feature Blonde Beauty

Sept. 12 ESPN2 will debut two new shows. One will be a personality-driven production hosted by Dan Le Batard and the other will be akin to ESPN2’s current SportsNation property.

*vapors*

The latter, called Numbers Never Lie, will feature daily appearances from a former player and an expert with the half-hour show hosted by the beautiful Charissa Thompson. NNL will air weekdays at 3:30p ET, with Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable airing at 4p ET. Read more…

Sneak Video: Michelle Beadle Super Bowl Spots

Beadle slayed L.A. for a day last week, shooting Super Bowl ad goofs to be aired on ESPN’s SportsNation this week.

Michelle Beadle Super Bowl Parody Ads Credit ESPN SportsNation

(See Video (Below) Before It Airs On ESPN SportsNation This Week)

This is the first anyone - outside a Bristol editing booth - has seen the finished product, including Beadle herself.

Having just descended on DFW Sunday night for the The Bowl, Michelle was also kind enough to hold off a run to Whataburger to take us inside the actor’s studio.

Beadle via txt: Read more…

See It Before TV: Beadle’s Nike LeBron Ad Spoof

Later today on ESPN’s SportsNation, viewers will get another fun Michelle Beadle parody ad. The first big hit was her Brett Favre Wrangler takeoff:

Michelle Beadle LeBron Ad Spoof

Today Michelle goofs on the newest ode to Nike’s latest and greatest false idol - and you can see it here before it hits TV: Read more…

Opening Act For The Beadle Has Taken The Stage

Michelle Beadle on the campus of the Univ. of Wisconsin:

Michelle Beadle in Wisconsin

(Table for one, monsieur Cowherd?)

Beadle and Colin Cowherd will do their SportsNation show from Madtown later today.

Photo: Beadle In Need Of Get Out Of Jail Free Card

Missed the ESPYs last night because of season premiere of Billy The Exterminator but did manage to score this shot of Michelle Beadle at the bar last night - at ESPYs host hotel in downtown L.A.:

Michelle Beadle at the bar at the ESPYs

Apparently caught her right in the middle of a backup singer pitch for J.D. and the Straight Shot. Read more…

Photo: Michelle Beadle’s Bull Riding Old Boyfriend

A recurring question from emailers is the dating status of ESPN’s Michelle Beadle. I confess to not caring, but a quick search did turn up this delightful photo of her and former pro bull rider Justin McBride in 2003:

Michelle Beadle Boyfriend Photo Justin McBride Photo

The pic, taken in early 2003, is from a post about McBride on a site called IndianRodeoNews.com. Excerpt:

Hes one of the nicest of the young guns of the PBR; but forget it girls. Justin, as you can see in this picture, is spoken for .His girlfriend is the vivacious Michelle Beadle, former PBR commentator; and they sure make a great looking couple.

Both have since moved on. McBride to a wife and country music singing career and Beadle to ESPN’s SportsNation.

Speaking of Beadle’s past, she once hosted a TV dating show which matched mates based on their packing habits. Read more…

What Will Tony K. Say Of This ‘Sausage Casing’?

Love Michelle Beadle of the highly-rated ESPN SportsNation television show.

Now that we know she has a healthy appetite, love her even more. Could you ever imagine the razor-thin Erin Andrews actually eating a hot dog?

Erin Andrews on Dancing With The Stars

Oh, you have? My bad.

PTI Overtakes SportsCenter In Ratings, Revenue

You may or may not know who Mark Shapiro is, but he’s the guy who went from Jim Rome’s lowly production assistant in the early days of ESPN2 to the head of network programming in less than 10 years.

PTI has bigger ratings than SportsCenter

(I refuse to give PTI the nod until Tony K. wraps the wraparound)

As head of ESPN on-air conent from 2002-05, Shapiro created some duds, like those lame ESPN movies and Stephen A. Smith, and current ESPN upper management has quite obviously done plenty to distance itself from many of Shapiro’s initiatives. But Shapiro also masterminded many of the net’s signature properties, like the X Games, ESPY Awards and what has become ESPN’s top in-house broadcast property - Pardon The Interruption.

We all remember when PTI debuted. The over-the-top, sometimes nonsensical graphics & countdown clocks, bizarre between commercial look-ins and two well-aged gents no one had heard of outside The District.

Fast forward to today and according to more than one ESPN source, PTI regularly averages more viewers than SportsCenter and also enjoys a higher ad revenue base. And another bizarro Shapiro concoction, Around The Horn, isn’t far behind. Read more…