Without a doubt, Scott Van Pelt is my favorite SportsCenter anchor. He’s witty, energetic, and delivers highlights in an entertaining fashion. That being said, he was left hanging out to dry badly last night. He seemed completely lost doing hockey highlights of the Red Wings/Sharks game, and even admitted on-air that he didn’t have a shot sheet in front of him (a list from which the anchor can read and describe the video highlights the audience is viewing). And then at one point, around the :42 second mark, it sounds like he says “shit, it’s too late for that,” as if a producer was telling him in his ear that they had the shot sheets or highlights ready. Then after he wraps up the hockey highlights and moves onto the Laker game, he jokingly says “I may have lost my job it’s hard to say, but until then someone takes me off the set I’ll do highlights…” Have to wonder why he would throw that line out there. Clearly someone hung Van Peezy out to dry and made him look really bad unfortunately.
Of course whatever Van Pelt did or did not say, it’s nothing compared to Danyelle Sargeant dropping an F-Bomb on ESPNEWS.