“Around the Horn” (ATH) is a television sports show on ESPN. It’s like your favorite sports radio show, but on steroids, not the same as “Round the Horne.”

As you read this, you are probably wondering where you can watch the new episodes of “Around the Horn.” Well, there are a few options.

For starters, new episodes will be posted on Twitter after airing on ESPN. Episodes will also include graphics from the show and any customized segments made for the Twitter format. This usually gets posted around 7-8 p.m. ET.

Also, ESPN3 On-Demand adds new episodes each day at 9 a.m. ET. After 1 p.m. ET, if an episode has not been added, you can assume that it is “Behind the Bets.” Episodes will be replayed daily at 8 a.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET. 

Finally, full shows are uploaded daily to YouTube at 8 a.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET.

What Does “Around the Horn” Talk About?

“Around the Horn” is a sports show that covers topics in the world of sports hosted by Tony Reali. ESPN airs the show Monday through Friday at 5 p.m and on the ESPN app. It is shown on TV in the mornings at 10 a.m. EST. It’s been on the air for over 20 years, and you can see it every day at 5 pm ET. That means you get to see four experts debate sports-related topics in different segments, allowing them to talk about everything from the latest trades to off-the-field things in the sports world. 

The top four sports stories of the day are picked, and pundits pick which one they think is most relevant to what they are discussing. In addition to talking about these stories, they also interview athletes, analysts, and coaches that have been in the news recently.

Furthermore, the show has “Out of Bounce” segments that discuss sensitive topics like the arrest of Jay Mariotti in 2010 or the Duke lacrosse case.

Where Is “Around the Horn” Filmed?

Many viewers of this show wonder where “Around the Horn” is filmed. The original set of ATH and the “Pardon the Interruption” (PTI) set were in the same Atlantic Video premises.

When they moved their format to ESPN, they kept doing the show in Washington, but not for long. They decided they could shoot the show somewhere all four participants could have a live audience, which is why they eventually moved it to New York.

However, each panelist speaks on the podcast either from their newspaper’s offices, in front of a city-specific screen, or in a different studio altogether. Los Angeles,  Dallas, and Denver (when Bill Plaschke appears) continue to use their newspaper premises as studio space. However, Miami, Washington, Boston, and Chicago have dedicated screens.

Although the show is currently filmed in New York (the new set looks incredible), it used to be filmed in Los Angeles. It is a sports show, so it’s cool they do it from some of the most popular venues.

About the Hosts of “Around the Horn”

“Around the Horn” currently has a long-standing host: Tony Reali. Read on to learn more about the present and past hosts of the show. 

About Tony Reali

Tony Reali on Around the Horn

Tony Reali, affectionately known as “Stat Boy,” has been a sports journalist hosting “Around the Horn” since 2002 after replacing Max Kellerman. Tony started his career at ESPN as an intern and then became an anchor on “Around the Horn” before becoming the show’s host in 2003. In 2007, he also became the co-host of ESPN2’s SportsNation alongside Michelle Beadle. Tony left SportsNation after two years to return to “Around the Horn” full-time.

About Max Kellerman

Max Kellerman on Around the Horn

Max Kellerman is an American sports commentator, television host, and radio personality. He was the co-host of ESPN’s “Around the Horn” when it first aired. Max Kellerman hosted “Around the Horn” from 2002 to 2004. In addition to his work on “Around the Horn,” Max has been a boxing analyst for HBO Boxing since 2007 and has worked on other sports shows for Sportscenter and First Take.

“Around the Horn” Guest Hosts

During the past few years, “Around the Horn” has welcomed a great collection of guest hosts and panelists. Here’s a rundown of those who have joined the show temporarily.

  • Zachariah Selwyn: Zachariah Selwyn has been a guest host on “Around the Horn” since 2006. In addition, he has worked as a guest host on various sports programs and as an award-winning journalist who has covered sports and other major events for NBC, CBS, and FOX Sports. Also, he writes for ESPN The Magazine and The New York Times.
  • Frank Isola: Frank Isola, Sports Illustrated reporter and “Around the Horn” guest host, is a man of many talents — including being a must-read for New York Knicks fans. Isola is a native New Yorker, a graduate of Siena College (1983), and a former high school basketball coach. He also worked as an NBA columnist for ESPN.com. 
  • Rob Stone: Rob Stone co-anchors with Erin Andrews and is known for his quick wit and humor. He is primarily a baseball guy. He’s a veteran Major Leaguer and MLB Network and FOX Sports analyst. 
  • Kate Fagan: Kate Fagan is a writer and the recent guest host for “Around the Horn,” ESPN’s daily debate program. Fagan recently wrote an article for ESPNW about why she loves basketball so much. In the article, she talks about her love for the game and about being a woman in a man’s world, at least when it comes to covering sports.
  • Sarah Spain: Sarah Spain is more than just a rising star in sports journalism. She has a great personality and one that can appeal to a wide variety of viewers. The fact that she has a lot of knowledge of her favorite subject (sports) makes her an even more popular source for TV news outlets.
  • Duke Castiglione: Duke Castiglione is the man in charge of NFL Today, NBA on TNT, and MLB on TBS. You might know him from his famous catchphrase, “That’s A Winner!”
  • Woody Paige: Woody Paige is an ABC Sports personality who appeared on the show in the past. He is also a sports columnist for The Denver Post and host of the sports-talk radio program “The Woody Paige Show” on Mile High Sports Radio AM 1340.
  • Kevin Blackistone: As a guest host of “Around the Horn,” Kevin Blackistone brings a unique perspective to the challenges in sports. Not only is he a veteran sportswriter, but he is also a former U.S. National Team member and Bronze Medal Olympic swimmer. His career spans more than three decades.
  • Pablo S. Torre: When Pablo S. Torre is not predicting NCAA men’s basketball tournament games, he’s receiving penalties for something else on “Around the Horn.” He is also known for writing at ESPN, especially his yearly round-up of the top 100 MLB players. He highlights the most perennial picks.
  • Clinton Yates: Clinton Yates is a reporter and has been on “Around the Horn” for years; he knows what it’s like to be a sports writer. He’s always ready to make the crowd laugh. He is one of the favorite guest hosts of viewers.
  • Michael Smith: As a guest host of “Around the Horn,” Michael Smith is an insightful and lighthearted force to be reckoned with. 

Apart from these, panelists on the show include Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner), Bob Ryan, Bomani Jones, J.A. Adande, and Tim Cowlishaw of ESPN’s NASCAR, just to name a few.

Funny Running Gags of “Around the Horn”

Professional sports can be a funny business, and “Around the Horn” is no exception. The show has featured numerous running gags and jokes like Plaschke’s early playoff quote, “It’s over.” 

Here are some of the more notable running gags.

  • Chalkboard. The most well-known joke is the chalkboard in Woody Paige’s square, where he writes thoughtful expressions unique to each episode of the show, usually puns like “I’m chalk-bored.”
  • Paige vs. Mariotti. Paige’s friendly rivalry with Mariotti was also recurrent humor, parodying the two men’s real-life quarrel while employed in Denver. The two of them have been on more shows than anyone else on the panel and have also been in the “Showdown” against each other the most.
  • Four of America’s most… “Four of America’s most… sportswriters,” Reali began introducing each episode, adding other adjectives that occasionally, but not usually, referenced the day’s top sports news. However, this had been phased away by the turn of the decade.
  • Two men enter, one man ____. Reali also frequently begins the “Showdown,” the show’s last portion, with the line, “Two men enter, one guy…” generally finishing with a pun based on a victory.

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