I’ve always been a fan of Jay Harris and John Anderson and feel like they don’t get enough love from the industry and fans in general and the same is true for the Everett/Verrett pairing.SVP, Buccigross, Flores, and Levy are very strong in primetime as well.
They had great chemistry together and both were equally adept with the diversity of demands for the live afternoon SC – highlights, interviews, panels, etc.
The second Sports Center move may be more interesting though.
Jay Crawford is leaving the torture chamber of First Take to take Buccigross’ spot alongside Chris Mc Kendry from 12-3 in the east.
Crawford leaves the show as did former host Dana Jacobson and has been at First Take/Cold Pizza since 2003. Is this the greatest surprise in the history of sports television shows?
He went on to graduate from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor's degree in Radio, Television, and Film in 1987.
Prior to joining ESPN he was the local sports director for WFTS-TV in Tampa, FL from 1998 to 2003.In 2004, he hosted some horse racing telecasts for ESPN.Crawford has heterochromia iridium, the condition of having one eye being a different color than the other; his right eye is blue and his left eye is half blue and half brown. Jay often defended Le Bron James during his time in Cleveland despite Skip Bayless's frequent criticism of James.As for First Take, ESPN says it’s still deciding who will ultimately replace Crawford as the lucky person that suffers long-term hearing loss at the hands of Stephen A. Charissa Thompson has stepped in before, but she was just been pegged for Sports Nation.It’ll be very interesting to see which direction ESPN goes here.Jason "Jay" Crawford (born July 4, 1965) is an American sports journalist who is currently employed by ESPN.