Tough Week ahead for Stugotz on Le Batard: Head Shaved Like Finebaum on June 20, “Stu Lies 2” on June 21

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Tough Week ahead for Stugotz on Le Batard: Head Shaved Like Finebaum on June 20, “Stu Lies 2” on June 21

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.


Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the upcoming America’s Cup in Australia. I was told it would be for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, network-wide ratings (by month/quarter/year), and corporate communications documents, including fact sheets, chronologies, lists and nearly 35 of the Year in Review press releases. UPDATE EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER: Today, November 11, 2022, I am retiring from ESPN -- 36 years to the day I began. As I ride off into the sunset – top down and E Street Radio blaring – I do so with so many wonderful memories, proud of my contributions and a heart full of gratitude for the opportunity. 
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