ESPN’s Trey Wingo (Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)
Last Friday’s telecast of NFL Kickoff has generated some buzz on the internet for reasons beyond its usual astute and informative analysis and information.
Fans of the movie, Princess Bride, picked up on a recurring theme throughout the show.
“Tedy (Bruschi), Mark (Schlereth) and I really like the movie,” said host Trey Wingo. “We used a few lines on previous NFL Live shows.
“On NFL Kickoff last Friday, it sort of started and just kept going,” he said. “At some point it becomes a challenge to see if you can keep it going. . . without forcing it. There was no agenda, no pre-planning, no forethought. We simply did it to amuse ourselves. It’s fun that people who are fans of the movie picked up on it, but we never did it to attract attention to ourselves.”
ICYMI: Highlights from the past week on Front Row
• NFL analyst and ESPN Radio host Mark Schlereth has a wide range of interests beyond football and sports. One of his recent projects was a role in the upcoming movie Red Dawn which arrives in theaters Wednesday, Nov. 21. We have a video of his performance and he talked with us about his experience.
• This past weekend College GameDay visited the USS San Diego, stationed at San Diego Naval Base, in support of Veterans Day. An ESPN Images photographer captured some great behind-the-scenes shots of the crew as well as a time lapse video of the set up for GameDay on the ship.
• Front Row spoke with Dick Shafter, MNF’s timeout producer. You may have seen Schafter on the sidelines wearing bright orange sleeves which he uses to signal the referees when commercial breaks are requested. Read more about his job on the sidelines here.
• Yesterday’s Outside the Lines feature marked the start of a collaboration between OTL and PBS’s FRONTLINE. Front Row spoke with brothers, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, who are investigating the ongoing story of concussions in the National Football League.
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