ESPN Hosts Hugh Douglas And Michael Smith Involved In Ugly Fight

ESPN Hosts Hugh Douglas And Michael Smith Involved In Ugly FightIt seems Hugh Douglas and Michael Smith, two of the co-hosts for ESPN’s Numbers Never Lie program, took the network’s push to “embrace debate” a little too literally this Friday while in Orlando for the National Association of Black Journalists convention.

‘Very ugly’

Sources privy to the situation told The Big Lead that Douglas and Smith were involved in a heated argument at a Sports Task Force party in Orlando’s House of Blues. The altercation became so intense that parties had to intervene and break the two men up.

It’s unclear whether any punches were thrown or whether the situation got physical in any nature. However, it’s clear that tensions boiled over. It got to the point where one source questioned whether Douglas would be able to return to the set. Someone who saw a majority of the action described the scene as “very ugly.”

‘Poor ratings’

It’s unclear whether there had been tensions in the past between the two. Douglas tweeted a picture of himself, Smith and Hill all sitting at a panel Friday for the NABJ, which hosts a yearly convention aimed at inspiring black journalists and celebrating their accomplishments. The convention ran through Sunday.

Numbers Never Lie debuted in September of 2011. Smith has been the show’s only mainstay, as it has been shuffled multiple times due to poor ratings and departures.

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Source: Tyler Conway | Bleacher Report

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Tagg Romney: I Wanted To Hit Obama During the Debate

Tagg Romney I Wanted To Hit Barack Obama During the DebateTagg Romney, the eldest of Mitt Romney’s five sons, said on Wednesday that he wanted to “take a swing” at President Obama during Tuesday night’s debate, BuzzFeed reports.

Speaking on a local North Carolina radio station, Romney was asked about hearing “the president of the United States call your dad a liar.”

‘Take a swing at him’

“You want to rush down to the stage and take a swing at him,” Tagg said jokingly, according to BuzzFeed audio. “But you know you can’t do that because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that’s the nature of the process.” He continued, saying the Obama campaign has set out to make his father “someone’s he’s not,” but he acknowledged that they have to “sit there and take our punches.”

‘He’s terrified’

Before the debate, he said, his father gets nervous. “Are you kidding? He’s terrified before he gets out there!” he said. “Terrified is too strong a word. But you know, like anybody, he gets butterflies a little bit. And then once he’s in it, two or three minutes, he’s forgotten about the nervousness.”

Romney has taken on a larger role in the campaign in recent weeks, speaking at more events and reportedly advising his father on strategy.

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Source: Yahoo News

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