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Scott Van Pelt Style Interviews Namesake


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.

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. ScottVanPeltStyle

    September 10, 2007 at 10:58 PM

    And he listens to go-go?

    I didn’t even like go-go until I went away to college and turned to it to escape Baltimore club music.

    SVP reps hard for the hometown, and it was my privilege to ask him a few.

  2. Jamie Mottram

    September 11, 2007 at 9:01 AM

    I’ve never heard him quote Conchords, though I don’t watch must SportsCenter. In a related note, I do reference the Hiphoppopotamus in tonight’s Blog Show.

  3. Chris Mottram

    September 11, 2007 at 9:57 AM

    SVP says “It’s business time!” when guys hit big homer runs or whatnot.

  4. Unsilent Majority

    September 11, 2007 at 2:22 PM

    And if a player named “Murray” is featured in a highlight there’s a decent chance you’ll hear the words “present” or “jest”

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