Around The Horn

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


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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.


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 12/20/2019

Season 17 : Episode 230

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)

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quirky characters, post game analysis, sportswriter opinions, for sports nuts, witty remarks