When Michelle Beadle followed Erin Andrews’ lead and emigrated from ESPN to a competing network, the move sparked speculation that the glamour of invulnerability that Worldwide Leader portrayed for the better part of a decade had begun to fade. Beadle went to NBC to dabble in pop culture and head The Crossover for the recently relaunched NBC Sports Network.
Unfortunately it’s not even been a year and Beadle’s primary vehicle is headed to the scrap heap.
With expansion of NFL programming and NHL season starting, NBCSN cancels low-rated “The Crossover”
— Richard Sandomir (@RichSandomir) September 25, 2013
To commemorate Beadle’s first foray taking lead guitar, I’ve chronicled The Crossover‘s brief catalog.
The Crossover launched during the Super Bowl like all virgin daily sports talk shows do.
She even had Wendall Pierce on, who is still getting work from a show that ended more than five years ago.
I enjoyed Beadle on SportsNation and Crossover looked like an attempt to replicate it without insufferable goober Colin Cowherd.
Even a big sports fan like myself never caught a frame of the show. Who watches NBC Sports?
If I want to see Jeremy Roenick dance, I’ll watch Dancing With The Stars.
Even a master promoter like The Miz couldn’t help Beadle out.
I’d know who this is if he was on Total Divas.
See, this is Nikki Bella’s boyfriend.
When times get desperate, you bring in live animals.
I don’t worry too much for Beadle, though. She has charisma.
I co-sign with Guyism’s idea to get Beadle on Today. Today is routinely getting beat in the ratings and Beadle is used to working with pompous narcissists.