If you think Louisville’s own Rick Bozich and Pat Forde can be half as entertaining as the guys on ESPN’s Pardon the Interrpution, then a new show on cable might be worth watching.
Bozich and Forde will host a new bi-weekly program, Page One Sports, on Insight Cable’s ICN2. The first one, airing July 31 at 9 p.m., is likely to feature a look at the upcoming college football season. Bozich says he and Forde, who have known each other 20 years, will adopt the style made funny by Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on the ESPN show.
Last year, the duo faced off in a few entertaining bits on WHAS-TV newscasts in a segment called “The Last Word.” And both have extensive TV cred: both Forde and Bozich have done guests spots on ESPN’s lineup of sports talk shows featuring sportswriters.
Bozich adds there will be guests on each show, and have landed Cards’ QB Brian Brohm for the first one. They’ll answer e-mail from viewers and spout some strong opinion.
There’s no shortage of sports talk on TV and radio these days, even on a local basis. Most of it isn’t worth the time it takes to flip the switch. But in Bozich and Forde, you’ve got a couple of guys who know what’s what around here in sports, and are comfortable enough in front of the camera to deliver an entertaining half-hour. Maybe not to the level of Kornheiser and Wilbon, but it’ll be worth checking out.