Today was the big day, the premiere episode of ESPN’s new morning show, “Get Up!” Hosted by Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose, the program was not unlike both “Mike and Mike” and “SportsNation,” Greenberg and Beadle’s previous gigs, flashy graphics and clever segments like the “hot take factory.”
There were highlights, of course, along with live reports from ESPN reporters, funny video bits and, yes, a bunch of talking heads in boxes providing insightful discussions about sports. And they started out by having an elaborate superhero trailer.
With just one show under its belt, who even knows how and what “Get Up!” will morph into a week, a month, or a year from now. I personally like all three of the hosts, and let’s hope they can just stick to one format and run with it.
“Get Up!” airs weekdays on ESPN from 7-10 a.m.