In one of his weekly SI.com media columns last month, Richard Deitsch noted that ESPN would likely be increasingly using celebrities as guest hosts on SportsCenter following a successful spot by Ken Jeong. Soon thereafter, Will Ferrell was tapped to fill the role as Ron Burgundy (though plans for that were scrapped because the show will need to focus on Jameis Winston).
Nevertheless, it seems like celebrities will feature prominently on the program at least once every month or two, and President Obama has reportedly expressed interest in taking a crack at it.
"At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 list," the commander-in-chief joked to Disney CEO Robert Iger in a recent meeting, via The Hollywood Reporter.
The President already appears on SportsCenter annually to fill in his NCAA tournament brackets. Of course, the only thing more likely than his being able to accomplish his post-White House goal would be people griping about it if it happens. [THR]