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ESPN host falls head over heels for city, Lake Modano
The Capital Times - Madison, WI, USA - MANY OF you probably already suspected that you lived in the greatest college sports town in the universe, or at least the Big Ten, and you didn't need a national radio host to confirm it. But last week, one did.

I finally got a chance to listen to Scott Van Pelt's recent ode to Madison on ESPN Radio, and it was an amazing thing to hear. Van Pelt sounded like a local tourism official who occasionally takes a second drink.

Scott Van Pelt is a former Golf Channel correspondent now best known as an anchor on SportsCenter on ESPN television.

Last week Thursday,
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Celebrities : Dan Patrick, Scott Van Pelt
Categories : TV Personalities
Posted 7/20/2007 11:07:56 AM | Permalink
NBC, Fox make sense for Patrick
USA Today - USA - Studio hosts get lots more on-air face time than anybody else in TV sports. So Dan Patrick, after anchoring SportsCenter for 17 years and popping up to host things such as ABC/ESPN's NBA coverage, presumably has a pretty marketable mug — rather than just a face for radio.

Patrick, leaving ESPN Aug. 17, has only announced he'll do a syndicated radio show and said he doesn't "have any magic potion that says I know what I'm doing."

So where would he fit in? Handicapping the prospects:

•NBC. NBC's Olympic announcing lineup, with notable exceptions such as Mary Carillo, has suffered from excessive earnestness.
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Celebrities : Dan Patrick
Categories : Athletes, Radio Personalities, TV Personalities, Athlete News
Posted 7/19/2007 12:07:35 AM | Permalink
Patrick announces that he will exit ESPN
Hollywood Reporter - United States - Dan Patrick, half of the duo that helped bring "SportsCenter" to fame in the 1990s, will leave ESPN next month after 18 years at the network.

Patrick, 51, said Monday that for the past three years at ESPN he felt like he was "running in quicksand" and had talked to management about doing other things beyond his TV work and hosting the weekday "The Big Show" on ESPN Radio.

"I felt like I was doing assembly line work and I really wasn't doing anything I was proud of," Patrick said.

Patrick said he had told ESPN management of his feelings and had suggested
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Celebrities : Dan Patrick
Categories : Radio Personalities, TV Personalities, Athlete News
Posted 7/10/2007 12:07:28 AM | Permalink
Star athletes like fish out of water at Tahoe golf
San Diego Union Tribune - United States - It's one thing to ride a bike as fast as Lance Armstrong, drive the lane like Michael Jordan, throw a pass like Carson Palmer or catch one like Jerry Rice.

But hit a golf ball in front of a big crowd?

“Golf,” Armstrong says, stretching out the word like a British sports analyst. “It's a whole 'nother sport, whole 'nother beast. Hell, I get nervous when the lady in the beverage cart pulls up on the tee box.”

And he's not even in the tournament.

The seven-time champion of the Tour de France is set to play in the pro-am event preceding the American
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Celebrities : Ray Romano, Brett Hull, Chris Webber, Kevin Nealon, Don Cheadle, Tiki Barber, Cheech Marin, LaDanian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Jack Wagner, John Cook, Dan Quinn, Rick Rhoden, Tim Brown, Dan Quayle, Ray Allen, Michael Jordan, Jerry Rice, John Elway, Lance Armstrong, Dan Patrick, Marcus Allen, Lawrence Taylor, Mario Lemieux, Jason Kidd, Charles Barkley, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer
Categories : Celebrity Appearances, Celebrity News, Speakers News, Athlete News
Posted 7/6/2007 12:07:13 PM | Permalink
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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick shreds GOP challenger, will face Mike Collier in general election
Dallas News
Updated at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday to include results in Democratic primary election and at 11:45 p.m. to include the results from the Senate District 8 Republican primary. AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is one step closer to clinching a second term after ...

Republican endorses Democrat challenger to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
AUSTIN -- Scott Milder, who lost his Republican primary challenge to incumbent Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick two days ago, says he will vote for the Democrat running against Patrick in November to curb "irrational, out-of-touch politics." In a Facebook post ...

Houston Chronicle

Hey, Dan Patrick: Teachers are coming for you
Houston Chronicle
At the state level, Governor Greg Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick wear their yellow voucher scarfs with pride. "Every parent deserves a choice about where they will send their child to school," Abbott professed at the Capitol last year. Lt ...

Dan Patrick: 'Blue Wave didn't make landfall'
AUSTIN -- Coming off a primary election where Texas Democrats set a nearly quarter-century record for turnout, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Wednesday that a predicted Blue Wave against the GOP "never made landfall." "We have been hearing for ...

Dan Patrick says he proposed directing education budget to drive up teacher salaries $10000
Dan Patrick indicates in a campaign video posted in advance of the March 2018 primaries that he's championed a big bump in teacher pay. The Houston Republican, who seeks a second term as lieutenant governor, says: "Last year, I proposed directing more ...

For The Win

Dan Patrick's past gambling problems have him concerned about legalized betting
For The Win
An anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling following a six-year-long legal battle between the state of New Jersey and major sports leagues could pave the way for states to legalize betting. The NBA is already preparing, and wants 1% of bets should ...

Dallas News

Already playing with a strong hand, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick gambles by endorsing in GOP primaries
Dallas News
With the reliable support of 18 of the 20 Senate Republicans, the lieutenant governor has the support to get his agenda on the calendar and Senate floor without threat of procedural moves from Democrats. During the past legislative session, the Senate ...

Scott Milder's run against Dan Patrick gets boost from education groups
Former Rockwall City Council Member Scott Milder is a long shot to win the Republican primary for lieutenant governor as he faces Dan Patrick, a powerful incumbent with a massive fundraising advantage. Milder's best chance might be to capitalize on his ...

Dan Patrick Show: Kentucky's John Calipari believes 'one-and-done' rule should go
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