Randy Scott, SC anchor: “The anchors-wearing-shorts idea is an urban legend of sorts, but like most urban legends, it’s based in a little truth. We’ve all done it, just not on SportsCenter. I did it at my first job in Lawton, Okla. So did my coworker at the time, [fellow SC anchor] Matt Barrie, who got in trouble because the director took a shot from behind the desk during one show and you could see his bare legs in the shot. No more shorts after that.”
— Matt Estreich (@MattEstreich) February 27, 2016
To commemorate April Fools’ Day, Front Row has gathered a collection of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) SportsCenter desks, anchors and reporters we’ve noticed populating Twitter.
In high school and college gymnasiums and even in backyards, fans have constructed their re-creations of ESPN. The resulting photos are inventive, impressive and amusing. Front Row asked SportsCenter anchors Linda Cohn, Todd Grisham, Randy Scott and Dianna Russini and SC:AM contributor Sarina Morales to share their takes, which we’ve posted in the captions above the tweets.
Andy Hall and Sheldon Spencer contributed to this post.