Nov. 1, 2010
-- National news publications are taking notice of the comeback of Sean Salisbury, the former NFL quarterback turned television sports personality and actor. Salisbury, who was let go by ESPN for alleged inappropriate text messages to a co-worker has been working diligently on getting back in the game, so to speak, and producer Mark McClure didn't wait to long in signing him to Inside Sports: News You Can Almost Trust as its new host. The new hire by McClure has the national news media taking notice, with USA Today writer Michael Hiestand publishing a small piece recently in his weekly column;
"I have gotten numerous calls from members of the media about our acquistion of Sean and they are anxious to see how he transitions into television hosting from a comedic standpoint. They all know he is great on air, but how will his comedic delivery be? I have been telling people that he will be sports broadcasting's answer to Jon Stewart, and will do for sports reporting what Stewart has done to the world of politics. The transgressions that occurred at ESPN with Sean is now water under the bridge and I think everyone is now looking to see what he does with this second chance. We are excited and confident he will take us to an Emmy Award winning level, " McClure ended.