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November 7, 11:19 AM ET
Chat with ESPN Radio's Scott Van Pelt

ESPNRadio.com
  (6:39 PM)

Join the chat to ask Scott about anything you like, whether it's sports, radio, TV, his golf handicap, anything! It all begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday!

ESPNRadio.com
  (11:15 AM)

While we're waiting for Scott, make sure you check out the photo gallery of his recent commercial shoot with Drew Rosenhaus on ESPNRadio.com!

ESPNRadio.com
  (12:30 PM)

Good afternoon/morning everyone. Scott will be ready to go in mere moments...get those questions in!

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:32 PM)

Hey guys...sorry I'm late. They gave me a 2-minute lunch break so I had to eat quick. Time to answer some questions and make some idiotic predictions....

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Loved the Mayne Street episode...

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:33 PM)

Thanks...Kenny is brilliant...I'm glad they included me.

Brandon

I don't think its very likely but what do you think of the thunder pull another hawks and making the playoffs as a wildcard and taking the number one seed to 7 games

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:34 PM)

After giving this at least 20 seconds of consideration...I've thought of a complete and insightful answer: No.

Josh (Oklahoma City)

You are dead on about the Thunder so far....In fact we may not even win 15 games...The way I see it we could be the worst team in NBA History.

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:34 PM)

Thanks Josh...I should have just let you answer that one for me.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

What is a typical day like for you when you are working the 11 pm SportsCenter

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:38 PM)

I wish I could say...it begins at with a complete and balanced breakfast...someone feeding me grapes and a massage. But it doesn't. I wake up groggy from the night before, eat pepperidge farm cookies and a diet coke. Drive to work at around 11 to do radio. Do that until 4. Head directly to a SC meeting. After that the process of writing the show begins, we watch games, see what the biggest story of the night is...then do TV. That's it in a nutshell.

Anthony (Dallas, TX)

sometimes you talk about sports blogs, but how often are you really reading them? Do you check blogs before you go to newspaper websites?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:38 PM)

Daily. Same as most people...just drift through to see what the stories are of the day and to see if I've done anything stupid...that's been discovered.

Chris (LA,CA)

SVP...who, among the SC Anchors, is the best golfer?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:39 PM)

John Buccigross.

Morgan Beach (Charlotte, NC)

When was the last time you played golf?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:39 PM)

About a month ago....down in Maryland for a Charity Event. Hit it decent all things considered.

Edwin(Puerto Rico, PR)

Hi, you thinks that the atlanta hawks are for real? and they can beat the celtics in the postseason?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:40 PM)

I really like them a lot. It's difficult to picture them beating Boston 4 times, then again, they beat them three last year. I really like the Hawks.

Matt

Scott, I really don't have a question just a comment. Great job on selling the marriage/kids thing on Mayne Street. That was great!

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:41 PM)

For a single guy with no kids, I think it displayed the depths of my true acting talent, no? That's a nod to Rapha Nadal.

Bryan (Cincinnati, OH)

Scott, who is your dark horse college basketball team?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:43 PM)

The Big East is so deep that picking anyone from there wouldn't really be a dark horse. I think both Miami and Wake can both be very good out of the ACC.

Andrew Lavan (Philadelphia, PA)

Hey Scott, what inspired you to do radio? You've been at ESPN for a while and have been doing radio for only a little bit. What made you decide to do it?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:44 PM)

We're all sports fans and we all have opinions. Radio allows you to share those opinions. And it doesn't matter as much what your hair looks like.

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Right now the Knicks resemble an NBA franchise. Do you see this trend continuing due to the 'Losing Isiah' factor or is this just temporary?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:45 PM)

Losing Isiah was beneficial for a number of reasons. Players will enjoy D'Antoni's style a lot. I know it's early, but we can already see that it's working. I want NY to be relevant in the NBA again.

Mike (Tampa, FL)

What's your favorite golf course in CT?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:46 PM)

The only one I've played much is Wompaunog. I like it.

Pete (NC)

What is on a typical SVP pizza?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:46 PM)

Sausage & Pepperoni well done.

Al (Kahalik, MN)

If you could play one professional sport at the level of professionals, which would you choose and why?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:47 PM)

NFL - fewest games, shortest season, spring and early summer off.

Brad (Gadsden,Alabama)

Will Alabama's next 2 games be pratice games for the SEC Championship game?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:48 PM)

No...Miss State has beaten them two in a row and Auburn has beaten them six in a row. I'm sure Nick Saban is hammering that point home as we speak.

Baumer (NYC)

I wake up drinking Diet Coke too, do you not enjoy coffee?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:49 PM)

Never drank it...and I have a clinical addiction to Diet Coke. Like lab rat portions.

Bill (West Hartford)

you mean Wampanoag?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:49 PM)

Yeah that one.

Chris (La Jolla, CA)

Does Tiger come back and win the U.S. Open at Bethpage?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:50 PM)

He'll be back before that...and he won there the last time the US Open was there. But that's such a brutal golf course, it's hard to call anyone a favorite....though he's as good as any.

Paul (Augusta)

SVP - I've thought about saying hello to you at the National when you were standing behind the ropes where to reporters hang out under that huge oak. Would they kick me out of there for that?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:51 PM)

Of course not...just scream "Van Peezie", take your shirt off and run around in circles. They would dig all of that there.

Jamila (Boston)

Since we hear from Meatwad so often, when is Master Shake gonna show?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:52 PM)

Shake and I got into a physical altercation at a strip club in Vegas. Things were said that can't be taken back. It's still sad.

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

What do you think of bacon? Is it the most underrated meat on the planet?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:53 PM)

Anyone that underrates it is not worth of being allowed to speak. Bacon is one of the true delicacies on earth. It makes virtually anything better. (Except Ice Cream. )

Jason (NYC)

Who do you like tonight? I say the Jets cover in the rain.

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:53 PM)

I agree.

Bryan (Cincinnati, OH)

Scott, do you do any skiing or sled riding in the winter?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:54 PM)

I actually used to go out to Colorado every winter, but haven't been in forever. Place called "Snow Mass" on a sunny day in the early spring is tough to beat.

Brandon Marshall

Van Peezie?? What kind of nickname is that? DO yuo have popcorn muscles as well?

Danny (San Diego)

In your opinion, who is the best coach in college football?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:55 PM)

Meyer and Saban both have titles and if either gets another this year, I'd be prepared to say him. Whichever that would be...

Matt (Philadelphia)

Why should we take your advice on game picks when you picked the Lions to make the playoffs?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:57 PM)

I'm 11-2 in college the last two weeks. If you want to keep playing favorites and paying your man, you do what you gotta do. As for the Lions, as I explained that day, I was really pretty hammered.

rerun (su)

are there any former or current players or coaches that work in Bristol that you are intimidated by and steer clear of?

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:58 PM)

No. You treat normal people like superstars and superstars like normal people. None of the so called "stars" have ever really been a problem. There was one guy who is just a jerk, but that's a different story. I steered clear of him because he was a jerk, not because I was intimidated.

Scott Van Pelt
  (12:58 PM)

I gotta run....thanks as always for the questions. Sorry we couldn't get to all of them. See you same time next week!

ESPNRadio.com
  (12:59 PM)

Don't forget you can keep chatting during "Tirico & Van Pelt". Go to ESPNRadio.com and click Tirico & Van Pelt. They'll be talking to Jim Boeheim, Carlos Boozer, Peter Gammons, and Ted Ginn, Jr.

Ryan (Albany, NY)

Anyone out there NOT a Raiders fan yet? If so, i am currently selling memberships to the Raiders Fan Club. Now is the best time to join, remember, "Buy Low, sell High" Cant get much lower....

Jason (Bmore)

Given the economy and the fact that I work for a financial institution, is it more important for me to study the market, or my fantasy team?

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Are you saying best coach right now because I think Joe Pa is the best all-time, hands down. Oh and I agree 100% about your view of bacon.

Ryan (Albany, NY)

BACON RULEZ!! as long as its not Kevin Bacon....that guy is LAME!

Jeff (Miami Ok)

Scott you saw a Hawaii license plate? I'm still looking for that one!

John (Watertown, NY)

Can the Knicks possibly make the playoffs this year or is next year more likely?

Ryan (Albany, NY)

Did you all know Kevin Bacon has an Album he recorded with his brother under the name 'The Bacon Brothers' Now if you want genious, pick that bad boy up, im suprised its not gone 100X Platnum by now!

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Turkey bacon rocks - regular bacon is nothing but a heartattack waiting to happen

JC (NY, NY)

Scott, don't be sorry hard on Kenny

JC (NY, NY)

Mike & Scott - you guys are great. Keep up the good work.

Jeff (Miami Ok)

Tirico how bout we just turn this into the Sports show on the Syracuse Orange! ;) Love the show guys, Van Peezy please go on a rant today nothing funnier then that on radio!

John (Watertown, NY)

Mayne Street was hilarious!!

Anthony D (Windham, NH)

agreed!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:30 PM)

Agreed!

Adam (Lewes, DE)

Van Peezy, how did you get such a golden glow on your episode of Mayne Street?

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Kenny Mayne is so funny - love watching him on the Sunday Countdown

Jeff (Miami Ok)

I missed it.........now I am going to watch it!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:34 PM)

A new edition of Mayne Street comes out tomorrow morning, too!

Jeff (Miami Ok)

Mayne is hilarious!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:35 PM)

SVP is great in the premiere!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:36 PM)

Here's the link: http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?videoId=3695015

RonZ (Utah)

Scott Your dippin the shoulder man! Love you guys SVP? This weeks upset special???

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:37 PM)

SVP will pick his winners tomorrow!

Allison Fan

Allison Becker for President!

Jeff (Miami Ok)

Who's Allison?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:39 PM)

Kenny's producer on 'Mayne Street.'

Jeff (Miami Ok)

My local readio station needs to pick up the 3rd hour of this show, so I dont have to be at a computer to listen

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:39 PM)

Stay at your computer and listen! And you can watch the webcam!

The Suits (Bristol)

The sad thing is, you guys are responsible for the death of our marriages.

Mike (Albany, NY)

SVP..nice job with coaches vs. cancer down here last week at the "spaceship"

Anthony (Atlanta)

Do you think the Padres are stringing the Braves along.

Joel (Valpo, IN)

Hey Van Pelt, remember when Boozer and co. had that epic comeback from 22 down in the 2001 national semifinal?

RonZ (Utah)

Heh ESPNRadio.com dude! YOURE awesome too!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:45 PM)

Thanks! Back at ya!

RonZ (Utah)

Im on the computer listening How do you watch the webcam?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:47 PM)

Click over to the webcam tab in the player...

Anthony (tampa)

What's the most popular team in America Lakers,Yankees, or Cowboys?

Ryan (Albany, NY)

ESPNRadio.com guy, are you a real person, with real feelings? or are you just a souless machine thats become too self aware...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:47 PM)

Beep. Beep. Kill all humans. Beep. Beep.

John (Louisiana)

do u think dat the saints will bounce back the second half of the season?

Ryan (Albany, Ny)

Excellenty

Matt

I had a question for the guy with the great memory who's chatting right now, but I forgot. So anyway...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:49 PM)

Nice....

Ryan (Albany, Ny)

ESPNRadio.Com I also would like to kill all humans...however, being one, there is a conflict of interest....can you help a brother out?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:52 PM)

Maybe you're a cylon from Battlestar Galactica... so you're like a human, but not really.

Jeff (Miami, Ok)

Matt the answer was no they didn't

BJ (GB)

Jets or Pats?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:52 PM)

Jets

John (Queensbury)

who wants to answer a fantasy running back question?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:52 PM)

We can try....

Ryan (Albany, Ny)

SOLD! THANKS!

BJ (GB)

Good call! In brett we trust! GO JETS!

Jeff (Miami, Ok)

Jets and the points

John (Queensbury)

i have marion barber, jamal lewis, ernest graham, melwende moore, and tim hightower..i can start 2, who should i start?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:56 PM)

I live by the ESPN.com fantasy rankings: http://sports.espn.go.com/fantasy/football/ffl/story?page=week11rbranks

Jeff (Miami, Ok)

UCLA -15 too, I PICK WINNERS, cant play with em, cant coach with em I PICK WINNERS!!

Dave (Raleigh, NC)

Will Tony Romo save the Cowboys on Sunday vs. the Redskins?

Ogre (Adams College)

Fantasy sports are for NERDS!

David (Texas)

A&M 3 in a row -vs- UT?

Jeff (Miami, Ok)

Romo stinks, John do you get points per reception?

Veron (Indy)

When is ESPN going to have a show with nothing but your commercials?

Justin (San Franciso,CA)

Which Team in the Eastern Conference is the team to beat the Celtics or the Pistons

Jeff (Miami, Ok)

Celtics next question

Kylie (Austin)

David, the Aggies are NOT going to peak on Thanksgiving again this year...

Kylie (Austin)

Celtics

Brian (DC)

Are my 76ers going to finish above .500? They dont look so good.

Rainman (Miami, Ok)

A&M has ZERO SHOT

patrick (Philly)

yes they will they will start to gel they are only 3-5

Ryan (Albany, Ny)

76ers will be okay, call it growing pains this early in the season

Adam (Lewes, DE)

76'ers just need some time to develop some chemistry. That's what won games for them last year

Rainman (Miami, Ok)

76ers yes they will next question

patrick (Philly)

the 76ers looked good last night agaisnt a good toronto team

Justin (San Francisco)

Are the Rays the Team to beat in 09.

ESPNRadio.com
  (2:07 PM)

We'll see if they can recover from losing the World Series...

Clemon (Atlanta)

Iggy and Brand need to gel but you're right. It's early.

David (Texas)

A&M upsets UT third Thanksgiving in a row, ahh makes the turkey that much better.

Joey (Atlanta, GA)

Can I be excited about the Hawks?

ESPNRadio.com
  (2:07 PM)

Of course!

ESPNRadio.com
  (2:08 PM)

Thanks for chatting everyone! See you next week!