Longtime ESPN staple and “Outside the Lines” host Bob Ley will sit nude atop a stool on the network’s state-of-the-art new “SportsCenter” set and will welcome several naked ESPN personalties to discuss body issues. Other guests will join Ley naked via satellite.
“We wanted to peel back the cover of the games we watch, and also on those who cover them,” said naked ESPN Director of News Vince Doria. “The athletes who sat for the Body Issue hid nothing, and we want to be equally transparent as journalists.”
ESPN staffers from Ley all the way down to janitors and summer interns were required to report to work naked at the network’s Bristol, Conn., and Los Angeles facilities today.
“I think it’s nice to look at our co-workers as more than just people who know stuff about sports or know how to edit a clip,” said naked John Clayton, sunning himself in the grass outside the ESPN Cafe. “It’s good to appreciate the human form in all shapes and sizes,” he added, rolling over to get some on his front.
Chris Berman then walked by wearing nothing but boxer shorts while sloppily eating a turkey leg.
“Oh, that’s how Chris always shows up for work,” said Doria. “I guess he didn’t get the memo about today. I’ll tell him later. I know better than to approach him while he’s feeding.”
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