ESPN: The Movie

The ESPN tell-all book Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN has had the movie rights picked up by 21st Century Fox according to The Hollywood Reporter. Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, whom I loved while they were on SportsCenter – but can’t stand since, took some time to discuss the possibility of the movie on Olbermann’s show. They also then go on to discuss who should play some of their former ESPN colleagues. Olbermann and Patrick also cast themselves.  Patrick gives himself Jason Bateman or Ryan Reynolds, and Olbermann throws up a picture of Josh Charles from Sports Night for himself, while Patrick says it should be Ben Affleck.

Although it seems a bit self-centered to cast yourself in a movie, who hasn’t done it? (I would be played by the as yet unborn love child of Brad Pitt and George Clooney) I read the book and it was really good. I would recommend it to anyone that watched the morning edition of SportsCenter six times in a row on days without school. A movie in the vein of Social Network could be really interesting, as long as they don’t follow Olbermann and Patrick’s casting selections…

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