Danny Kanell
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Danny Kanell
Daniel Paul Kanell is a former professional American football quarterback in the National Football League, and Arena Football League. He is currently the host of ESPNU's late-night sports and humor show UNITE.
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Ohio State needs to start rooting for archrival Michigan. Here’s why.
Chicago Times - 4 months
It was a victory for the ages. And yet a win that was, as ESPN analyst Danny Kanell put it, “inconsequential.” Welcome to the College Football Playoff. Every game (only sort of) counts. All of Chicago is excused for not knowing what transpired in the Ohio State-Penn State “whiteout” game Saturday...
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ESPN Analyst Blames 'Liberal Media' For 'War On Football'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The New York Times published an editorial on Monday that questioned whether parents should allow kids to play football, given increased awareness about the long-term dangers the sport may pose to the brain. To former NFL quarterback Danny Kanell, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, that editorial represents an effort by the "liberal media" to wage a "war on football." The war on football is real. Not sure source but concussion alarmists are loving it. Liberal media loves it. Doesn't matter. It's real. — Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) December 8, 2015 The author of the editorial, however, was not a member of the so-called "liberal media," but rather Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first discovered the degenerative brain known as disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in the brain of former NFL star Mike Webster. Omalu, the subject of the upcoming movie "Concussion" starring Will Smith, has continued studying CTE -- as have other res ...
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Announcer pairings for ESPN college games this weekend
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Announcer pairings for the ESPN college games this weekend include Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod on the ESPN3.com and KUBE (Channel 57) broadcast of Houston-Temple. Joe Territore, Matt Miller and Maria Taylor will call Texas-BYU at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN2; Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb and Dawn Davenport have UAB-LSU at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU; Keith Morehouse and Peter Vaas get North Texas-Ohio at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.com; Brock Bowling and Jay Taylor do Prairie View A&M-Texas State at 6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.com; and Tyler Denning and Pete Najarian will call Montana State-SMU at 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.com. Other pairings on major games: Wake Forest at Boston College, 7 p.m. Friday, ESPN2, Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams; Florida-Miami, 11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN, Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill; Cincinnati-Illinois, 11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2, Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich; South Florida-Michigan State, 11 a ...
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Freshman Exceeds Expectations
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
By Dave Miller, National Football Post One year after a redshirt freshman quarterback took the college football world by storm, another may be in the process of doing so just one week into the new season. Jameis Winston, who took over for EJ Manuel as the starting signal-caller at Florida State, had a near-perfect first game and led the Seminoles to a 41-13 victory Monday night over Pittsburgh, which was making its ACC debut. The dual-threat two-sport star completed 17 of 18 passes (94 percent) for 240 yards with three passing touchdowns as well as one rushing score in the first half as the 'Noles took a commanding 28-10 lead. And while some may be quick to point out that the Panthers aren't exactly a Top 25-worthy team, Paul Chryst's squad has a talented secondary featuring safety Jason Hendricks, who ranked sixth nationally in interceptions per game last fall, and solid cornerbacks K'Waun Williams and Lafayette Pitts. So Winston's effort did not come against the Lit ...
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The Five Worst Passes Of The 2012 NFL Season
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
You may have noticed that we at Grantland take bad quarterback play very seriously. While Grantland's finest in the Los Angeles office take part in the BQBL each season, my basis for bad quarterback knowledge dates back to a childhood during which the starting quarterbacks for my favorite team were universally terrible. You try suffering through Dave Brown, Kent Graham, and Danny Kanell for a five-year stretch and see how much you enjoy it. Those mid-'90s Giants teams even gave away Tommy Maddox, who would eventually become a starter in Pittsburgh after winning an XFL Championship, but he delivered one of the worst backup performances in a single year I've ever seen: 6-for-23 for 49 yards with three interceptions and a fumble is probably deserving of professional excommunication.
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Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
The first Saturday in October brings plenty of juicy matchups all over college football.  Primetime will be particularly stacked with big games.  Will Fox be able to win the night once again behind unbeaten Texas aganst Geno Smith and West Virginia?  As if that wasn't enough, there's also Notre Dame-Miami, Ohio State-Nebraska, and Georgia-South Carolina.  All the games, dates, times, and announcers are below for you to plan your weekend accordingly. FBS: Thursday, October 4 7:30 PM- Arkansas State at Florida International (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Jay Walker 8 PM- East Carolina at Central Florida (CBS Sports) Dave Ryan, Doug Chapman, Evan Washburn 9 PM- USC at Utah (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele Friday, October 5 7 PM- Pittsburgh at Syracuse (ESPN) Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra 10:15 PM- Utah State at BYU (ESPN) Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith (BYUtv Delay) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, ...
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Your Week 5 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
Although Matt Millen still leads the 2012 Pammies, there are several contenders beginning to emerge.  The Gameday duo of Lee Corso and Desmond Howard sit in the Top 5 as does another of ESPN's studio crew.  In fact, ESPNers make up our entire Top 5 so far this year... and that's without Craig James and Pam Ward!  Here's your Top 10 for Week 5... 10) "Thats what the kids today call 'beasting' a football" - Charles Davis (via TroyMauriello) Those kids and the things they say today. 9) "THE COWBOYS! BAM 69!" - Gus Johnson (via the506) 8) "Jack Russell should play for Butler. He could be a Jack Russell Terrier." - Brad Nessler (via CBusch209) Butler are the Bulldogs. 7) "When you think of the defensive trenches in the Big 10, you think about Ndamukong Suh." - David Pollack (via bubbaprog)  Ndamukong Suh played for Nebraska when they were in the Big XII, not the Big 10. 6) "Wild card here" - Verne Lundquist when Tennessee got into the wildcat. (via ...
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This weekend's complete Division I football schedule, courtesy of the National Football Foundation
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
ACC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech RSN (Mike Hogewood, Riley Skinner, Elizabeth Moreau) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. N.C. State at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU (Tom Hart, John Congemi) Sat., Sept. 29 12:30 p.m. Duke at Wake Forest ACC Network (Steve Martin, Dave Archer, Scott Pryzwansky) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (16) Clemson at Boston College ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell, Maria Taylor) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Idaho at North Carolina RSN (Paul Kennedy, Keith Jones, Jenn Hildreth) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Virginia ESPN3 (John Sadak, John Gregory, Angela Mallen) Big East Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Sept. 29 12 p.m. Buffalo at Connecticut BIG EAST Network (Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante, Paul Carcaterra) Sat., Sept. 29 3:30 p.m. (25) Virginia Tech vs. Cinc ...
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Your Week 1 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
College football is now officially back because your opening week college football announcing schedule has arrived!  And the best part about the 2012 season... no Craig James!  Let's pause for a brief happy dance! All righty then.  Craig James is out of the booth this season and so is AA flagbearer Pam Ward.  Don't worry though, the Pammies will always be a part of Awful Announcing (at least until we're overthrown in a bloodless coup... well, hopefully it'll be bloodless). If you're new around these parts, here's how things work.  Every Wednesday or Thursday we'll post the college football announcing schedule for the weekend's games.  Before the Thursday night games (and again Saturday morning) our Pam Ward Chronicles thread will go live.  That's where you'll leave the best, funniest, most inappropriate, and highly dubious announcer quotes in the comments.  You can also tweet us announcer quotes by using the hashtag #PWAA.  On Monday, we'll collect the top ...
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Your 2011 Pammies Week 1 Winners - Awful Announcing
Google News - over 5 years
Danny Kanell (via bfinleyui) 7) "Wow, if they'd have caught him right there, they would have caught him behind the yardage line." - Beth Mowins (via SaxxSkwerl) 6) "You've got to play football for sixty minutes every snap." - Andre Ware (via sctvman)
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Vote For Your 2011 Pammy Nominees - Week 1 - Awful Announcing
Google News - over 5 years
Danny Kanell (via bfinleyui) "Lessait bot ton bray lay lay! Geaux Tigers" - Lee Corso, failing French 101 (via myoder84) 11) "He beat off a guard." - David Archer (via Darkopolo) 12) "And Northwestern without Dan Persa on the road at Boston College on
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The 2011 Pam Ward Chronicles: Week 1 - Awful Announcing
Google News - over 5 years
Danny Kanell (via bfinleyui) "You can hear the smoke..." - Chris Rix (via Jeff Matthews) "If I am coaching Ohio State..." - Urban Meyer with a prophetic word? (via sctvman) "Lessait bot ton bray lay lay! Geaux Tigers" - Lee Corso, failing French 101
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Surprise! Five from ESPN pick Buckeyes to win Big Ten title - Ravenna Record Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Wisconsin was the choice of former Washington player Ed Cunningham, Rod Gilmore, ex-Michigan QB Brian Griese, 1991 Heisman winner Desmond Howard, former Washington QB Brock Huard, ex-Florida State QB Danny Kanell, former Pro Bowler Matt Millen,
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Former NFL quarterback Danny Kanell on St. Thomas Aquinas - Broward County High School Sports (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
While I was in Alabama, I ran into South Florida-native Danny Kanell. He was nice enough to stop and talk some football with me. I filmed it — here is the fruit of our labor. We also talked a bit of FSU
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Northwestern keeping QB decision under wraps - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Saturday's 11 am game will be broadcast on ESPNU with former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell providing color. … Boston College will have two new starters at safety after dismissing one from the team and announcing the transfer of another,
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VIDEO: Danny Kanell on Florida State's upcoming season - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell spoke with one of our reporters Saturday, and told him where he thinks FSU is headed as a program. Check out the video to see how long Kanell thinks it will take to get there. (Associated Press) We're just
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Kuechly head and shoulders above rest of ACC class - Charlotte Observer
Google News - over 5 years
"He's not only head and shoulders above the ACC class," ESPN analyst and former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell said. "He's right there head and shoulders, almost above anybody in the entire country. I really believe that he has superstar
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Danny Kanell
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 42
    On June 2, 2016 Danny admitted he would have rather been a pro golfer, NBA or MLB player than an NFL quarterback while co-hosting Russillo and Kanell.
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  • 2015
    Age 41
    Starting in September 2015, Kanell took on his role as co-host to the new show Russillo and Kanell.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 30
    After the 2004 season, he was cut by the Broncos and was not picked up by another NFL team.
    More Details Hide Details Kanell was drafted out of high school by the Milwaukee Brewers, and after his junior year at Florida State by the New York Yankees in the 24th round. However, he saw football as more important and signed with the Giants. During a layoff from football in 2001, Kanell returned to baseball, playing in the minor leagues for the Atlantic League's Newark Bears. He played at first base, third base and designated hitter. Kanell said he wanted to eventually play for the Yankees, as he grew up idolizing Don Mattingly. Kanell is currently employed by ESPN, he is the former host of ESPNU's, 'UNITE' and currently the color analyst for Friday Night college football games and college baseball. Kanell made several guest appearances on ESPN Radio's SVP & Russillo. It was announced that he would co-host The Russillo show full-time after frequent guest appearances.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 28
    A year later, Kanell signed with the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League for the 2002 season, appearing in four games in Aaron Garcia's absence.
    More Details Hide Details Following that, he was signed during training camp by the Denver Broncos. He made the roster as the third-string quarterback in Denver but was let go shortly through the season. Seven games into the season, starting quarterback Jake Plummer and backup quarterback Steve Beuerlein suffered with foot and hand injuries, respectively. Kanell was recalled to the Broncos and started two games until Beuerlein and Plummer returned. He threw two touchdowns and five interceptions on 103 pass attempts. Kanell remained with the Broncos for one more year as the backup to Plummer. He never played, as Plummer became the first Broncos quarterback in franchise history to take every offensive snap.
  • 2000
    Age 26
    At the end of the 2000 season he was cut by the Falcons and didn't manage to sign with another team.
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    The next season in New York, Kanell became the starter and played the last ten games of the 1997 season, leading the Giants to the NFC Eastern Division title.
    More Details Hide Details In those ten games he threw for 1,740 yards with eleven touchdowns and nine interceptions. The Giants played in the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings but lost 23–22. Kanell went 13/32 with 199 yards and one touchdown in that game. The following year, Kanell started all ten games he played in while throwing for 1,303 yards, eleven touchdowns and ten interceptions. With a record of 3–7 at that point, the Giants benched Kanell in favor of Kent Graham, who led the Giants to a 5–1 record down the stretch and an 8–8 finish. At the end of the season the Giants signed Kerry Collins from the New Orleans Saints and cut Kanell to make enough salary cap room to pay Collins' salary. In the off season Kanell found a home with the Atlanta Falcons as a backup to their oft injured starting quarterback Chris Chandler. He played in Atlanta for two years, starting two games and playing in eight. As a Falcon he completed 99 of 200 attempted passes for a total of 1,117 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions.
  • 1996
    Age 22
    Kanell was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round (135th overall) in the 1996 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He made his NFL debut later that season.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 19
    He was drafted in the 25th round 6by the New York Yankees in the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft.
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    After doing well in occasional backup play, he won the job again as a sophomore in 1993, despite increased competition.
    More Details Hide Details The team later moved to alternating between Kanell and fellow sophomore Jon Stark as backups, though Kanell was given the start when Florida State held out Ward against Maryland due to bruised ribs and Kanell responded by completing 28 of 38 passes for 341 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions. Overall that year, he threw for 499 yards with 7 TD vs INT while backing up Ward, who won the Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien, Maxwell, and Walter Camp Awards that year. In his junior year, he threw for 2,781 yards with 17 TD vs 13 INT on 380 pass attempts. He was a part of the famous Choke at Doak game against Florida, where he led Florida State back from a 31-3 fourth quarter deficit to tie the game. He then beat Florida in the rematch at the Sugar Bowl dubbed the "Fifth Quarter in the French Quarter", finishing the year with a 10–1–1 record.
  • 1992
    Age 18
    He attended Florida State University, where he played quarterback for four years. In 1992, as a freshman, Kanell won the job of backing up starter Charlie Ward, the team's first freshman backup since Chip Ferguson in 1985.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born on November 21, 1973.
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