With the news today that ESPN had hired former Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce as an NFL Live analyst, we wondered whether NFL Live host Trey Wingo would interrupt Pierce with an air horn, the way Pierce once did to a reporter in the Giants locker room.
We’re pleased to report that Wingo did just that.
On today’s NFL Live, Wingo formally introduced Pierce as the newest ESPN commentator and then asked him whether he’s fully prepared to be a member of the media and not a member of the fraternity of NFL players. Then, as Pierce began to answer, Wingo blew an air horn.
“Come on, come on,” said Pierce, who at first appeared to be caught off guard but then laughed it off. “That’s old.”
NFL Live then showed the clip from September 20, 2007, when Reischea Canidate (who then worked at Channel 5 in New York but now also works at ESPN) attempted to question Pierce about the Giants’ defense, only to be interrupted by Pierce blowing an air horn three times.
It’s nice to see that Wingo followed our suggestion. And we hope Pierce was only kidding when he told Wingo at the end of the segment, “I’m gonna get you back for that one.”