Around The Horn

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 11 : Ep 11.20.12

    Around the Horn 11-20

    Aired

  • S 11 : Ep 11.19.12

    Around the Horn 11-19

    Aired

  • S 11 : Ep 10.23.12

    Around the Horn 10-23

    Aired

  • S 11 : Ep 10.22.12

    Around the Horn 10-22

    Aired

  • S 11 : Ep 10.02.12

    Around the Horn 10-2-12

    Aired

  • Cast & Crew
  • Woody Paige

    Panelist (Denver)

  • Tony Reali

    Host (Feb. 2004 - present)

  • Bob Ryan

    Panelist (Boston)

  • Tim Cowlishaw

    Panelist (Dallas)

  • Bill Plaschke

    Panelist (Los Angeles)

  • show Description
  • Welcome to "the show that scores the argument." Around the Horn featureshost Tony Reali and four reporters from across the country debate the hottest issues of the day with points awarded for good arguments. In this sport of competitive banter, the winner gets 30 uninterrupted seconds to discuss the topic of their choice. Tony Reali has hosted since February 2004, after original moderator Max Kellerman left the program. Current regular panelists include Bill Plaschke and J.A. Adande from Los Angeles, Woody Paige from Denver, Tim Cowlishaw from Dallas, Bomani Jones from Raleigh, Kevin Blackistone from Washington D.C., and Bob Ryan and Jackie MacMullan from Boston, with occasional appearances from Gene Wojchiechowski from Chicago, Jemele Hill from Orlando, and Michael Smith from Boston. The show consists of four rounds of discussion during which the panelists are given points by the host. After the second and third rounds, the lowest scoring panelist is eliminated. The winning panelist of the forth round, the showdown, wins 30 seconds at the end of the show to talk about any topicof their chocie. The First Word - Discusses the relevant sports headlines of the day. Buy or Sell - Where the columnists are asked to buy or sell a certain sports concept that is in the news. Lightning Round - The three remaining panelists discuss more sports topics in speed rounds. Out of Bounds (Rare)- The remaining three columnists discuss American popular culture or other sports related stories. Showdown - The final two columnists get 15 seconds each on three sports related topics. The winner wins 30 seconds to themself.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Tony Reali: We're looking at three of America's smartest sports writers and one old white guy (referring to Woody)!

    • Tony Reali: Stay tuned tomorrow, Woody Paige wears his all girls school uniform.

    • Michael Smith: Introduce to you a couple of my good friends pie and thon. (referring to his arms)

    • Tim Cowlishaw: The Celtics are still on top of the standings, but the Bulls are #1 with the way they're playing, as far I'm concerned.

    Notes (84)

    • This was the first ever episode of ATH, which was made as a show to pair up with Pardon the Interruption.

    • 30 seconds: Bob Ryan discussed the future of Larry Brown with the Detroit Pistons.

    • Showdown Results: Jay Mariotti defeated Woody Paige (2-0).

    • 30 seconds: Jay Mariotti talked about interleague baseball.

    • Showdown Results: Adande defeated Cowlishaw (2-1).

    • Showdown Results: Adande defeated Mariotti (2-1).

    • Showdown Results: Paige defeated Mariotti (2-1).

    • Showdown Results: Mariotti def. Armstrong (2-1).

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    Trivia (105)

    • This episode marked Woody Paige's 59th birthday.

    • This was J.A. Adande's 2nd straight win.

    • Tim Cowlishaw was (purposely) credited as "Tom Cowlishaw" in the introduction.

    • This episode was on Canada Day.

    • This was Jay Mariotti's 4th showdown in 5 episodes.

    • This was Jay Mariotti's 3rd straight showdown appearance.

    • This episode marked Gene Wojo's 7th appearance.

    • This episode was on Independence Day.

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    Allusions (16)

    • Episode Topics: - San Antionio Spurs - Detroit Pistons - NBA Finals Game 7 - MLB All-Star Game - Dontrelle Willis - Barry Bonds

    • Episode Topics: - Serena Williams - Jeremy Roenick - Women's U.S. Open Golf Tournament - Jean Van de Velde's collapse - Cowlishaw's new look

    • Episode Topics: - NBA Draft - George Steinbrenner - Baltimore Orioles' Struggles - Larry Brown return to the Pistons? - Venus Williams - Duke's Coach K - Marlins' SP Dontrelle WIllis - John Rocker's release

    • Episode Topics: - NBA Draft (Recap/Winners/Losers) - Gary Sheffield - Craig Biggio HBP Record - Jeremy Roenick - The Masters - Vlad Putin / Bob Kraft Incident - Tim Cowlishaw - Tom Cruise

    • Episode Topics: - Kenny Rogers' cameraman incident - Gary Sheffield trade talk - Kerry Wood - Chad Cordero - Vlad Putin / Bob Kraft - Pat Riley - Craig Biggio's HBP Record - Tommy Hearns - 646 lbs. Fish

    • Episode Topics: - Kenny Rogers - Venus Williams - Pedro Martinez - PHI Phillies - Lance Armstrong - Gary Sheffield suspension - Roger Federer - Live 8 Concert

    • Episode Topics: - Michelle Wie - Curt Schilling - Larry Brown - Pedro Martinez - NHL Return - HR Derby - MIL Bucks - Running of the Bulls

    • Episode Topics: - Curt Schilling - Michelle Wie - Kenny Rogers - Andruw Jones - Chicago Cubs - Clevland Cavs

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  • Fan Reviews (41)
  • Tony Reali is VERY biased in awarding points, but... I still like the show!

    By 211of211, Jul 10, 2014

  • Women participants

    By rodburgess, Feb 27, 2014

  • get out blackistone

    By crush, Nov 08, 2013

  • Ravens vs. Patriots

    By CharlesA, Jan 23, 2012

  • Great Sports [Game] Show With Biased Point Score

    By pudgebyrd722, Dec 21, 2011

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