In an ever-evolving sports-media landscape where retweets are not endorsements and consensus opinions drive the conversation, FS1 goes against the grain, inviting you to join Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock, to SPEAK FOR YOURSELF.
Introducing a new discussion and opinion-based studio program that debuts Monday, June 13, and airs weeknights from 6:00 to 7:00 PM ET, SPEAK FOR YOURSELF covers all of the headlines from across the world of sports. Friends and colleagues for several years, the always outspoken Cowherd and Whitlock present their uniquely differing viewpoints in a thoughtful, conversational one-hour format. Plans for the new show were announced today by Charlie Dixon, FOX Sports’ Executive Vice President, Content and Original Programming.
“We have seen a dynamic chemistry between Colin and Jason, both in their appearances together on THE HERD and in our test runs, and we think this is an excellent format that suits both of their respective strengths,” Dixon said. “They see sports through very different lenses and they don’t always agree. It’s the difference of perspective that we think will make SPEAK FOR YOURSELF entertaining and thought-provoking to the viewer.”
The show leads off covering the biggest news and headlines each day, while additional segments include “Read Between The Lines,” where contributors present the day’s most provocative stories from different angles, a one-on-one interview portion in which Whitlock discusses and debates a range of topics with a guest athlete or newsmaker, and a “Good Bet/Bad Bet” feature for Cowherd and Whitlock to address daily stories with a gambling twist, among others. Additional regular contributors to the show have yet to be announced.
Cowherd and Whitlock each possess strong footprints in sports radio and print journalism, respectively, but have also both enjoyed previous successes in the tandem studio show format. In addition to currently hosting THE HERD on FS1, Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) helped effectively launch ESPN 2’s “SportsNation” in 2009, and co-hosted the popular late-afternoon studio show until 2012. During his own tenure at ESPN, Whitlock (@WhitlockJason), whose columns now appear on FOXSports.com’s “J.School,” often appeared as a fill-in host on “Pardon The Interruption,” in addition to guest hosting the network’s “Jim Rome Is Burning” and contributing as a panelist on “The Sports Reporters.”