'Men In Blazers' Moves To NBC Sports
August 11, 2014 at 5:12 AM (PT)
Irreverent soccer commentators and podcasters "MEN IN BLAZERS" -- television producer MICHAEL DAVIES and writer ROGER BENNETT -- have jumped from ESPN and its GRANTLAND site to NBC SPORTS, where they will host a weekly TV show on NBC SPORTS NETWORK and will also contribute to radio, TV, and the network's website, reports the WALL STREET JOURNAL.
DAVIES and BENNETT have been podcasting for GRANTLAND for several years and developed a higher profile on ESPN's WORLD CUP coverage. They have also been hosting a show on SIRIUSXM RADIO. At NBC, the duo is joining a network heavily invested in PREMIER LEAGUE coverage; NBC SPORTS and NBC SPORTS NETWORK Pres./Programming JON MILLER said that the MEN "are not going to stop talking about MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER, but the focus of their relationship with us will be the PREMIER LEAGUE."