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Old 04-10-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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Tony Reali leaving ESPN's PTI for ABC's GMA

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...eles_moconnell

Will become GMA's equivalent to Carson Daly and will do Around The Horn from NYC.

I think this will be a bigger loss for PTI than it seems on paper.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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Wow. He's been doing Around The Horn for 10 years? Time flies. He is a much better host than the original host Max Kellerman who openly cheated for Bob Ryan all the time. I don't see it as a big loss for PTI though. ESPN is probably full of personable, young stat heads who can fill 30 seconds of air time.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:12 AM   #3
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As long as he stays on ATH I'll be happy. I was (and am) a big of Kellerman and was disappointed when Reali took over but I was proven wrong. He's been better than Kellerman at this particular gig. Kellerman remains great at boxing analysis.

As for openly cheating, this isn't a game show with prizes. Reali "cheats" in favor of the Woodman and Jackie MacMullan.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:37 PM   #4
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I only see ATH because I pad the beginning of PTI's recording. I've always thought it's reality-like, where the winner was determined beforehand.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:40 PM   #5
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Will miss him on PTI, particularly hosting the "game" segment (e.g. Oddsmakers, What's the Word), but PTI is all about Tony (K) and Mike. As long as they continue doing 80+% of shows it will be must see TV for me.

ATH I watch probably twice a week, and have always liked Reali (better than Kellerman, who for some reason never worked for me there) with his sense of humor and knowledge, and willingness to call any of them out (in a fun way). Glad he will continue in that capacity.

Have seen people thrive and fail making the transition from sports to mainstream -- hope he does well, as I enjoy watching him, and seems like a good guy...
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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What constantly amazes me about Reali is not his encyclopedic knowledge of sports stats and factoids but his knowledge of pop culture, both current and older. He can be almost as meta as Community at times but with a sports twist.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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What constantly amazes me about Reali is not his encyclopedic knowledge of sports stats and factoids but his knowledge of pop culture, both current and older. He can be almost as meta as Community at times but with a sports twist.
Reali is what fans expect a sports writer/broadcaster would be since many fans are closer to him than to most of the fools who seem to have zero knowledge at all but have jobs.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:42 PM   #8
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I think I've only watched ATH a couple of times and didn't really care for it. I love PTI though, and while he's pretty good on there, I don't think it'll be hard to replace him.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:12 PM   #9
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Nice job, statboy.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:21 AM   #10
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Nice job, CBA boy!!
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