In an age when Sportcenter is almost unwatchable, Scott Van Pelt remains the most — and perhaps only — likable anchor on the program. I’m probably slightly bias because he’s a Terp and although I’m a Patriot, I do love me some Maryland. One of SVP’s fellow Terps has a sports blog appropriately named “Scott Van Pelt Style.” The site’s author, Jarrett (who is a fine commenter here on Mr. I as well), had the chance to interview the real SVP. The results are both informative and entertaining. For example:
SVP Style: How do you approach being entertaining but not overdoing it in your work?
Van Pelt: I find myself doing less and less of what might be called catch phrases because I find them less and less necessary. I will drop in lines from things I enjoy. Flight of the Conchords, a rap group, whatever…but I try to use them sparingly because, like sugar, a little is sweet but too much just makes you want to vomit.
I wonder if Van Pelt has ever considered telling Chris Berman this valuable bit of advice. Speaking of Berman, SVP apparently knows what he looks like naked. Sexy.
Update: SVP Style informs me that he actually went to Morgan State, not Maryland. My bad.