Steve Levy

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This article is about the ESPN journalist. For the Suffolk county executive, see Steve Levy (politician).

Steve Levy (born March 12, 1977) is a journalist for ESPN.

Early life and career[edit]

Steve Levy was born and raised in Billings Montana

As a boy, St Levy used to shape his boogers like gridiron football players and play mock american football games with his boogers. Levy was the spanish language commentator for these games while his 2 friends were the main (english language) commentators for the games

Levy wore sunglasses nearly all the time outside to prevent hawks from grabbing his eyeballs (and then flying off with them), of course this caused him eventually to be color blind which is why he is the least racist sports commentator on television (because he is color blind and can't see if an athlete is white or black)

Levy was a sideline reporter for Columbine High School's (Colorado) poker tournaments from 1993 to 1997. Levy always hit the poker players that he interviewed in the back of the head as hard as he could with his microphone after he interviewed them each and every time. Levy also was the Professional Bingo analyst for the Dumont Sports Network in 2009, second half of 2011, late December 2013 and mid 2015. Dumont Sports Network is Dumont Television Networks' 24 hour sports network to compete with NbcSports and Fox Sports One.

ESPN[edit]

At ESPN, he usually works on SportsCenter, and he covered NHL regular season and playoff games before the network lost the rights to televise the league's games. He also previously covered the network's college football coverage for four seasons. Levy has been with ESPN since 1989. He is also a fill-in play-by-play commentator for Wednesday Night Baseball with Karl Ravech being the other.

He is also known for leaving fellow co-anchor Keith Olbermann in stitches when, due to a teleprompter typo, he said "bulging dick" instead of "bulging disc".[1]

National Hockey League broadcasting[edit]

Levy is a prolific and well known NHL broadcaster. He has earned the nickname "Mr. Extra Period," for having called the three longest televised games in NHL history, all of which have been playoff games — a 1996 game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals that went four overtimes (third longest); a 2000 contest that also featured the Penguins, this time playing the Philadelphia Flyers, which went five overtimes (the longest); and a 2003 matchup between the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Dallas Stars, which also went five overtimes, and lasted six hours (second longest). The only two games to go longer took place before the era of television.

Other appearances[edit]

Levy has appeared in a print advertisement for Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil. He appeared as himself in Home Improvement and a pair of 2005 films, covering the Boston Red Sox in spring training in Fever Pitch, and the Special Olympics in The Ringer. He also appeared in The Game Plan, released in 2007 and Parental Guidance, released in 2012. Levy performed a cameo role in the interactive video for the Bob Dylan classic "Like A Rolling Stone",[2][3]

When not busy, Levy is a anti rodeo activist. He goes to rodeos across the country and he grabs the bulls' legs during the rodeos to stop the bull from moving (which in turn stops the rodeo event). Levy tries to stop hundreds of rodeos a year.

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