Chat with SN's Michelle Beadle
Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, Michelle Beadle, co-host of SportsNation TV stops by for her first chat!
Beadle will join Colin Cowherd as the hosts of SportsNation TV, which is set to launch Monday, July 6 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The new show will air daily and features content from you, SportsNation!
Beadle previously worked for ESPN Radio 1050 in New York, as the New York SportsCenter anchor for The Michael Kay Show. She also did broadcast work at the YES Network as the New Jersey Nets pre, post-game and sideline reporter and as a co-host for SportsLife NYC, and she was previously the host of the Emmy Award-winning program Ultimate Road Trip. She has also worked with College Sports Television, CBS Sports, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and TNN.
Send your questions now and join Beadle on Tuesday at noon ET!
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We will miss your coverage of Nets games, Michelle! Little did I know when you said your last Lawrence Frank Report was the final one, that it was going to be your last one ever! Do you have any plans to cover any Nets-related news, interviews, or do a "Where's Michelle Beadle" segment for old time's sake?
Beadle (12:03 PM)
Hey Bryan-I would love to cover the Nets, hopefull meaning they've made it far in the playoffs! As for going back to do a 'Where's Michelle Beadle', if the great producer Frank DiGraci would have me, I'd be there with bells on.
I hope this show takes sports very seriously. Can you promise that you will ignore what the fans care about and just talk about Brett Favre?
Beadle (12:04 PM)
Suit-I imagine you have many nice suits. And yes, I will make it my personal goal in life to always talk about Brett Favre each and everyday. He is the best!
Hey Michelle,Good to see your excellent work has payed off and I will miss you on the Yes Network. But my question is what's your favorite part of being a sportscaster?
Beadle (12:07 PM)
Ben-My favorite part of being a sportscaster is the access afforded us to some of the greatest moments in sports. Mine came when I was on the sidelines at the Rose Bowl when Vince Young carried the Longhorns to a fantastic win over Colin's USC Trojans...it was a blurry happy time
Do you think the Nets should try and get Carlos Boozer, or upgrade the PF position through the draft? This is assuming you agree that Yi Jianlian will not be able to be effective at PF in the NBA. We miss you already at the Nets! Good luck w/your career!
Beadle (12:09 PM)
Yo Furnace-Carlos Boozer, eh? I'll be honest with ya...I don't think the Nets are ready to give up on Yi just yet. I know they had such high hopes for him coming in. Kiki Vandeweghe has personally taken him on as a project. And hopefully, as I type this, Yi is working on some moves! and thanks for the kind words....
Boose (Louisville, KY)
How is your first time chatting? Will you always remember it? Is it special? It sure is for me.
Beadle (12:10 PM)
Ha..this is most definitely my first time chatting. And for someone who is not great at typing, I'm having a good time. I will remember it forever!
john (panama city bch,fl)
Hi Michelle, Looks like you're a basketball fan, yes? Hope so, I've got the Migic in 6 ( in spite of ESPN). Your thoughts?
Beadle (12:12 PM)
Love me some basketball. I, too, had the Magic in 6. Now, if Pau Gasol stops cheating. I kid, I kid. I know winning 3 in a row is tough, but D Howard hasn't really been in it. If he shows up tonight, this could be interesting.
Seth (New York City)
Who is easier and more fun to work with, Michael Kay or Colin Cowherd? Why?
Beadle (12:15 PM)
Hmmmm...What an interesting question. Honestly, they're both great. And very special people. In this business, people are a little crazy. That being said, they're both a lot crazy. Keep 'em coming Seth.
Colin Cowherd (Connecticut)
Do you think we will still be on the air in August?
Beadle (12:16 PM)
Colin-I will do my best to carry the load on this show...SportsNation will rule the airwaves.
Cowboy Ron (Piston, PA)
Michelle, was wondering if this means you have given up spectacular New York City to live in.....Bristol CT. Talk about riches to rags! Hopefully you found a nice apartment, maybe over the pizza joint next door!
Beadle (12:18 PM)
Cowboy Ron-I'm living all over the place! A little Connecticut, a little NYC! the best of both worlds...Is this pizza you talk about amazing??
1050 (Penn Station)
I knew Team Awesome would not last! Why did you leave us?
Beadle (12:19 PM)
Come on! Like Don and I like to say, Team Awesome lives on forever. It's a state of mind. For example, I'm feeling awesome right now, and I bet LaGreca is too...
Michelle: Pop tarts or toaster strudel?
Beadle (12:19 PM)
Pop Tarts. Are you kidding? frosted only.
Forgot to ask, what is your favorite sport to watch? Play? Report on? In my previous question, I meant to say we miss you at NetsDaily!
Beadle (12:21 PM)
I still check Netsdaily always. Devin Harris was actually here in Bristol yesterday. Think he left for a little vacation today. Lucky guy. My favorite sport to watch is basketball. To play? golf, but I wish I was MUCH better.
Is this the only show you will be on with espn? And PS do you have a twitter account?
Beadle (12:24 PM)
Oh Ben-SportsNation will be my focus everyday. We'll be on Monday-Friday, and yes, my only gig here at ESPN. As for Twitter, I'm getting on it soon. I feel so old cuz I'm the last one to do it...
Why do you look kinda racoonish in your head shot?
Beadle (12:25 PM)
That's called eyeliner, sweetpea. I was trying to be sassy.
Dumpy (Tampa Bay)
Reading a book on the beach or skiing in the Rockies?
Beadle (12:25 PM)
skiing, then flying to the beach
RAY GORDON REID ( LITTLEROCK ARK 72201)
QUESTION MICHEELE AT 12.40 TO HI MICHEELE RED WINGS OR PENGUINS TONIGHT
Beadle (12:26 PM)
Go Penguins. I like for every series to go 7. Besides, this has gotta be bad deja vu for the folks in Pittsburgh
Did you play any sports ever?
Beadle (12:27 PM)
I did Jacoby, but I've never lied about dunking. I just can't do it. How about yourself?
bobby batts (new york, ny)
When Kim Jones moves on, would you want her gig?
Beadle (12:29 PM)
Ya know, that schedule is grueling. Besides I like being able to cover everything rather than only one sport everyday.
Do you think Lawrence Frank deserves to be the coach of the Nets next year?
Beadle (12:32 PM)
Tough question. I do think that the team overachieved last year given that they were predicted to win in the low 20's. That being said, if the Nets get off to a really bad start, LFrank may be in trouble.
Which will you watch tonight? NHL, NBA or Yankees/Sox?
Beadle (12:33 PM)
NBA hands down. Then I will watch Jon and Kate plus 8 on DVR, while checking scores online, and prepping for tomorrow's rehearsal.
Which Kardashian sister are you most like?
Beadle (12:34 PM)
Great question Dave in Hoboken-I'm afraid I'm more like Bruce Jenner, without the face work
During a Nets broadcast last season, YES showed some highlights of you and Ian Eagle nailing some jumpers. Is there any chance of a Beadle-Eagle game of HORSE in the future?
Beadle (12:36 PM)
Mr. Eagle knows how to reach me. When he decides to drop the fear, I will straight humiliate him!
Dumpy (Tampa Bay)
Michelle, In your career, you've done a lot of non-sports related work. Which of these jobs did you enjoy the most, and why? Why did you eventually gravitate to sports?p.s., just to reiterate, we REALLY miss you at netsdaily.
Beadle (12:38 PM)
Is this the famous Dumpy? Faaaaantastic. I've always mixed the 2 worlds. I think doing that prevents anything from becoming stale. I really did love covering the Nets, especially last season. That's a great group of guys. Netsdaily rocks!
who is your favorite athlete
Beadle (12:39 PM)
Of all time? Michael Jordan. I was obsessed
Mark (Clark, NJ)
Michelle, we're going to miss you with the Nets. But welcome to the major leagues. Well deserved. You will definitely be a hit. Which announcer did you like working with more? Marv or Ian?
Beadle (12:41 PM)
Are you trying to start trouble Mark?Marv's a legend in this business. And when you hear that voice say your name, it's pretty cool. Ian is my brother though. He knows more about ridiculous things than anyone I know. They've both helped me through rough flights..for that I will always love them.
Mark (Clark, NJ)
Netsdaily is a great site. I'm glad you read it and pumping it up to those in the country that don't know about it. Jordan is your favorite all time, who is your favorite right now?
Beadle (12:42 PM)
I love D Wade. and when he's on, he's ON! Still has the ability to carry a team....2006
Beadle (12:46 PM)
Gotta go eat!!! And rehearsals are waiting...This is fun...looking forward to it again...July 6th. shameless plug. Put it in your calendars..If you have ideas for SportsNation, tweet the producers: www.twitter.com/kevinwildes or www.twitter.com/Jacoby_ or twitter.com/jhorowitz33... they need lots of help