From 1994-2000, Scott Van Pelt held down a studio hosting gig for The Golf Channel. Eventually he decided that he wanted to go to a network where people below the age of 65 could see him, and thus his ESPN career began. While he still hosts select ESPN golf programming (which, having never watched, we can't formulate an opinion on) he also branches out with college football hosting gigs and the very underrated SVP & Russillo which doesn't get the press that other ESPN programs (see: First Take, Around the Horn, etc.) get. But (and this is a big fat Oprah but[t]) SVP & Russillo also doesn't feature near the same amount of inane, senseless, and sometimes incomprehensible chatter that has become a staple on the ESPN family of networks.
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