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November 19, 1:00 PM ET
Chat with Scott Van Pelt

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:01 PM)

Hey guys and gals - Scott just finished up a Radio interview - he's here and ready to go.

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:04 PM)

What's good. I see the questions are already flowing in...time to pick the good ones AKA the most random or most intelligent ones.

Eric (Arlington (VA))

Between the Terps and the Skins, anyone out there having a worse football year than you?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:07 PM)

I thought about it....and no. We're pretty much the bottom of the barrel at the moment.

Tim (OHIO)

Whats the chances Michigan wins and Rich Rod still loses his job? Can this game save him?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:08 PM)

Firing him would be absolute stupidity, but there's a camp up there that wants a Michigan man like...gee...i don't know...Les Miles?And they will ignore the fact that Rodriguez only has 69 scholarship players and they will try to get rid of him. It's their school they can do what they want. But that would be stupidity.

John (NYC)

What up SVP. I have a Christmas costume party coming up. Any ideas besides the usual Santa, elf,...?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:09 PM)

Are you familiar with the skit about the present that came in the box? A present that you don't have to buy? That's pretty funny.

Craig G. (Fairfield, California)

Hey SVP, your pick for tonight's Dolphins-Panthers matchup?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:10 PM)

I like Carolina a lot. I think they're gonna look back at that New Orleans game with great shame at some point. I'll take the Panthers tonight.

amr (cleveland)

It's going to be really hard to convince someone to go to Cleveland. So, of all of the head coaching candidates that are out there who do you think is the best fit for the Browns?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:11 PM)

The Browns situation is not a coaching problem. it's way deeper than that at the moment. Having said that, if you brought a guy like Holmgren in with all those draft picks...you'd probably turn things around more quickly. But this is like turning around a cruise ship. There's no 3 point turn to get this thing headed in the right direction in the short term --- I don't think.

Chris (St. Petersburg)

Do the UV rays from the tanning salon help get ride of the swine?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:12 PM)

I was imagining that as I was standing there. I was imagining the heat of the lamps curing all my ills. Probably though, it's just speeding up the cancer.

James (Hawaii)

Are you going to have time to hit the links while you're on Maui? If so, where? Will you be spending anytime on Oahu?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:13 PM)

Planning on playing Kapalua with two-time US Open Champ Andy North. Yes, I just name dropped.The good thing about that course, is that if I suck, which I will, I can just take a few holes off, look around, and be happy.

scott (Baltimore)

Better mascot name Horned Frogs or Banana Slugs? Another one?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:15 PM)

I had a Banana Slugs shirt before Vincent Vega did in Pulp Fiction. But once he wore it in the film, I had to retire it because people would think I tried to bite Vincent Vega's style, when in fact, he bit mine.

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:15 PM)

Slugs was good until it became cliche. Terrapins has a nice ring to it.

phredlocks (Wilmington, NC)

Your reference of Oaktown 3-5-7 was the best (most obscure) reference I had heard on ESPN until this morning when on SportsCenter I heard a "My Dinner with Andre" reference. My wife thought I was crazy laughing out loud over coffee. My question is if there is a blatant or unspoken competition for the most obscure references; and , who is in the lead?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:16 PM)

I don't think there's a competition. I'll put my obscure references up against anyones though. I reference salad-fingers. Do you know who that is?

Jay (CT)

Did you play Strat-O-Matic Sports Games when you were young?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:17 PM)

No.

Clay (Charlotte)

Fried or baked turkey for Thanksgiving?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:17 PM)

I mocked the fried...until I ate it. Having said that, the Turkey is going in the oven.

Chris (FL)

What's with Ryen asking Colt McCoy for a shout out? Is he really that obsessed with him?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:19 PM)

He was just being sarcastic. Now if he could get Colt to roll with him Saturday night in Austin -- that's another story.

James (Madison)

When are you coming back to Madison?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:19 PM)

Next summer. June. See you on State St.

Mark (Da Burgh)

You vs. Kilborn...steel cage match, no DQ. Who wins?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:20 PM)

I don't know him. But, my sense is I would fight dirtier. So, I'll take me.

Tim (Ohio)

Will signing AI be an epic fail for the Knicks?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:21 PM)

How much worse can they be? He'll run up and down, score points and be happy. And they'll stink. They'll stink with him or without him. Makes no difference.

Marc (Charlotte)

Real Cranberry Sauce, or the Cranberry Sauce shaped like the can?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:22 PM)

Most overrated and useless part of thanksgiving dinner. I think we've gotten this fancy cranberry sauce lately from Whole Foods that has orange rind in it. You take one bite and say "that's pretty good. I believe I'll have another bite next year. Could you please pass the gravy, I woud like more turkey." A waste.

tomwit nj [via mobile]

Once you eat that Cajun fried Turkey,Moms oven baked dont cut it. But its a hassle.

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:23 PM)

What about the gravy?

Mark (Queen City)

Do you think the Buckeyes have a letdown game against Michigan after clinching a BCS berth?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:23 PM)

No, game means more than the BCS game.

Jesse (Ca)

Knicks are already an epic fail

Evan (SLC)

How accurate is the TV show "Sports Night" when it comes to SportsCenter?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:25 PM)

I never saw it. Did they do a show from 10:30 to 11 on ESPN2 then do a show at 12:30 after the NBA game goes to OT for another hour. So the "11 o clock how" gets done at 1:30 AM? Because if they did, then that's what SC is like. If they did a half hour and got out at 11:30, then its not accurate.

Mark (PA)

Who wins a championship first...New York Knicks, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Pirates, Phoenix Coyotes?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:26 PM)

Knicks. Get Lebron, D Wade to play for a discount. (that won't happen) The others just seem impossible to fathom.

amr (cleveland)

Are you going to sleep on the flight to HI or read a book?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:27 PM)

I'm gonna get drunk and belligerent and pass out. Wake up, take my shirt off, fight, drink more and pass out. Or...listen to the iPod and read a book. Gametime decision.

Tim (Bristol)

Best place to go after an Orioles game while staying in the Inner Harbor?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:27 PM)

Pickle's Pub across the street. Is that still there? Been a long time since I've been to an O's game.

Africa (Brooklyn, NY)

Obviously D-Wade and LeBron won't happen but maybe Bosh/LeBron? Joe Johnson-Bosh? Can they afford that and can D'Antoni make it work?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:28 PM)

They'll get something, I just don't know if it's what they want, or if it will translate into a championship level team.

Mark (Da Burgh)

Pro flu shot or no?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:29 PM)

I'm anti anything that injects a virus into my body.

Craig G. (Fairfield, California)

Hey Scott, if you could pick one college or NFL head coach to lead your expansion franchise, who would it be?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:29 PM)

Mike Tomlin. I'd follow that man to the Gates of Hell. Then I'd say you go first.

Carl (Miami)

How accurate is the TV show "Designing Women" when it comes to SportCenter?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:30 PM)

funny

Alan (Baltimore)

Pickles is still there and rocking. On the topic of booze. Whats your favorite beer?

Scott Van Pelt
  (1:31 PM)

O's, Strohs and Natty Bohs, hun. Everybody have a happy Thanksgiving. I'll talk to ya'll soon.

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:32 PM)

Thanks for chatting. Check out the show, Scott is solo today. Guests include: AFC Sack leader Elvis Dumervil, Dale Jarrett, WSOP Champ Joe Cada, and Herman Edwards.