For ESPN It Will Always And Forever Be About People Like You And Me

ESPN IS ABOUT PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST, AND HERE’S PROOF: There are a lot of things I like about ESPN, but tops on the list is the endearing humanity of the people who we welcome into our living rooms every evening. It’s nice to know they’re people too.

Like longtime SportsCenter sage Steve Levy, who along with inspiring a generation to take up a career in serious sports journalism, obviously has a way with women that most of us can only dream about:

Steve Levy ESPN

Speaking of a chick magnet, what woman can resist the multifaceted mystique of Stuart Scott, who can just as easily hold the corner bar captive with his mad rapping ability as deftly navigating through late night Golden State-Milwaukee highlights:

Stuart Scott ESPN

But make no mistake, Bristol’s suave set isn’t limited to the younger generation, as Dick Vitale gives new meaning to the words “Awesome Babies!”:

Dick Vitale

What young man or woman hasn’t dreamed of being Chris Berman? Especially considering the fact that the larger-than-life figure always keeps cool under the unyielding weight of the wanton public:

Chris Berman ESPN

But who knew about his John Stockton-esque peripheral vision? Just another example of why his perspective on athletic endeavor will always remain unchallenged in the pantheon of sports broadcast greats.

Chris Berman ESPN

No chronicling of the phenomenon that is “The Worldwide Leader” would be complete without a live look-in at the consumate professionalism of Kenny Mayne - along with his warm, gracious manner with admirers:

Kenny Mayne ESPN

Or how Linda Cohn somehow retains an effervescent glow despite the eternal time demands of adoring fans:

Linda Cohn

This should come as no surprise, but the near-mythical legend of Lee Corso all starts with his obliging treatment of the lockstep faithful who hang on his ever-credible cacophony:

Lee Corso

And it’s no coincidence that a featured member of the network’s ever-expanding stable of highly-respected rising stars, Statboy, shows he can hold a room with the charm and wit of a modern-day Rat Pack member:

Statboy ESPN

So there you have it. I hope this definitive off-air glimpse into the lives of these sports-centered celebrities helps you truly understand that for ESPN, it will always and forever be about people.

ESPN SportsCenter

People just like you and me. *Sigh*