Around The Horn

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Weekdays 5:00 PM on ESPN Premiered Nov 04, 2002 In Season

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Around The Horn

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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.

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Season 11 : Episode 11.20.12

Woody Paige

Woody Paige

Panelist (Denver)

Tony Reali

Tony Reali

Host (Feb. 2004 - present)

Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan

Panelist (Boston)

Tim Cowlishaw

Tim Cowlishaw

Panelist (Dallas)

Bill Plaschke

Bill Plaschke

Panelist (Los Angeles)

J.A. Adande

J.A. Adande

Panelist (Los Angeles)

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  • Women participants

    2.0
    I find it very interesting that this show spends a great deal of time supporting civil rights for blacks and gays but promotes misogyny. Every time Jackie MacMullen , or for that matter any woman, is on the show she almost always get knocked out in the first or second round. On the few occasions that she may win Reali treats her like she is just lucky to be there. I know she is paid for appearing but, maybe it is time women boycotted crap like this.moreless
  • get out blackistone

    10
    I find it very disturbing the diatribe of Kevin Blackistone regarding the segment about our National Anthem. The anthem that is sung before each sporting event is to show respect for those who lost their lives for this great country which allows the BLACK -I-STONES of the world to babble his banter to all of us. I used to respect his knowledge and his articulation, but now he's just another disgruntled black man spewing out garbage about what this nation stands for. He disgusts me and as of now I probably won't watch the show anymore as I watched it religiously on a daily basis.moreless
  • Ravens vs. Patriots

    2.0
    l live in Baltimore...a big Ravens fan. MICHAEL SMITH is completely right! l'd have given him 100 points on his comments of the Ravens! l couldn't even watch the Ravens attempt the field goal last night! How could John Harbaugh give up a measley 4th and 1 attempt inside the 25 yard line still with one time out to burn when he had the team attempt 4th and 6 beyond the 40 yard line with over 6 minutes to go in the game? How much sense did that make putting up a kicker known to fail half his attempts within 35 yards in the regular season!!? lt hurts to say this, but the Ravens deserved to lose.moreless
  • Great Sports [Game] Show With Biased Point Score

    8.5
    I have to say that I like this show much more than other sports shows on ESPN like Pardon the Interruption, despite the cocky host, Tony Reali and his biased point score to determine which of the four panelists wins that day's episode. Sometimes I think the people whose opinions I agree with the most don't win because Tony agrees but he's too distracted by their great point-of-views that he forgets to "up" their points. Plus, I love Woody Paige. And I have to support my homestate Tim Kowlishaw's opinions.moreless
  • An entertaining sports show that features four sports panelists that argue over different topics that revolve around the world of sports. The arguments that the panelists give are scored by the host. The panelist with the highest score wins.moreless

    9.0
    Around the Horn is a very entertaining show to watch. The Panelists are often very funny to watch, and they often add amusing interjections to the conversations. The panelists are knowledgeable about the wide variety of sports topics that are discussed on the show. My only problem with the show is that the host, Tony Reali, often does not score the arguments fairly, but i do believe that this adds some degree or enjoyment to the show. However, I believe that this does not occur very often, and therefore, it should only be considered a minor problem.



    Other then the above mentioned minor problem, the show is very good, and is very enjoyable to watch. The arguments that revolve around the different sports topics are enjoyable to listen to and offer a different perspective about what goes on in the world of sports. If you get a chance, watch the show, and be sure to watch for panelist Woody Paige's witty says that appear on the board behind him.moreless
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    quirky characters, post game analysis, sportswriter opinions, for sports nuts, witty remarks