Scott Van Pelt has been a star at ESPN for years now. He is one of the few personalities ESPN has that has a cult following that will support him should he ever choose to leave the network.
His Sports Center at midnight has been very successful since it started in 2015. The reason for that is he covers sports in a way that casual fans will understand and yet a die-hard fan still enjoys.
He doesn’t over politicize things and he never takes himself too seriously. SVP uses his “1 Big Thing” to cover whatever he wants to on a given night, from his view on an MVP race to highlighting an inspiring story that we so often find in the sports world.
Last night he used his “1 Big Thing” to talk about his father who passed away 31 years ago.