Next week will be a tough one for Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, co-host of ESPN Radio’s The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) as on Tuesday, June 20, he will pay off his NBA Finals bet with Dan and have his head shaved live on air in the manner of ESPN’s Paul Finebaum. That humiliation will be followed on the show a day later with “Stu Lies 2,” wherein Stugotz will undergo a grueling lie detector test – with most questions concerning his relationship with Dan and other personal topics. The show is aired on ESPN Radio and simulcast on ESPNEWS and ESPN2 (noon – 1 p.m.)
Le Batard and Stugotz placed a bet on the NBA Finals, and if the Cavaliers had won, Dan was to pose lying naked on a shark as in a photo that went viral recently on the Internet. Because the Warriors were victorious, Stugotz will appear dressed in a suit and tie as Finebaum always does, and with the help of Dollar Shave Club will have his head shaved like Paul.
“I’m not worried in the least,” said Stugotz. “You know why? Because I never lie. I laugh at lies. I’ve never even considered telling a lie. This whole thing seems like a giant waste of time. I am quite literally the most honest person alive. That needle on the polygraph won’t jump a millimeter. This is the easiest challenge ever presented to me. I will crush this and once again prove that I’m the most genuinely truthful person who ever roamed this planet.”
The first edition of “Stu Lies” was July 1, 2016, and was conducted by a former longtime law enforcement official well experienced in determining whether he is being told the truth, Joe Harper. Harper will return to conduct next week’s test. Last year, Harper considered Stugotz to be a frequent – and terrible – liar.
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is heard weekdays on ESPN Radio (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET, after one hour on Miami’s “The Ticket”) and simulcast on television (ESPNEWS 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., ESPN2 noon – 1 p.m.). It is also heard on Sirius XM Channel 80. The show is produced in Miami, where Le Batard was raised, attended the University of Miami, and rose to prominence as a sportswriter and columnist at the Miami Herald and in local radio. The show joined ESPN Radio in 2013, although Dan has been part of ESPN as a writer and commentator since 1998. Stugotz, a native of the New York City area, has served as co-host on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz since 2004.