Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kenny Mayne feeling the Love out there

Kenny Mayne of ESPN is one of those love 'em or hate 'em type of Sports broadcast personalities. Mayne, often seen on ESPN Horse racing cablecasts with Randy Moss and the rest of the ESPN gang, is known for his extremely dry wit and sarcasm.

I love 'em and like his contributions to racing telecasts on ESPN. His witty jab at Hank Goldberg criticizing Hank's decision to bet a very small amount on the BC Classic after just hitting a big score on the previous race was classic Mayne. I also think behind the humor is a guy who loves racing and knows more about it than people think.

ESPN is now featuring Mayne in “Mayne Street” – a new scripted online series from ESPN.com starring Kenny Mayne and others – it was viewed nearly 2.5 million times in the first 48 hours of being posted, making it the site’s most viewed single video in the past six months. If you like him, like I do check out Episode One here.

3 comments:

Winston...not really said...

Ever watch that show, late 90's, Sportsnight?

This is very much like one of their episodes.

SaratogaSpa said...

Winston-Yes, Sportsnight was short lived but funny show.

The main characters, anchors Dan and Casey, were said to be a composite of former ESPN anchors Greg Kilborn, Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann.

ljk said...

Kenny Mayne wrote a touching piece about Cigar and his newborn son on espn.com I think he's a pretty big racing fan.

http://espn.go.com/horse/columns/000722_Mayne/647353.html