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Tuesday was Halloween, of course, and few offices in America celebrated as devotedly as ESPN, where numerous TV personalities donned elaborate costumes.

We start in the morning, when Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic enjoyed their final Halloween together dressed spiffily as Dumb and Dumber. We have no idea where Greenie found a jacket that color.

On NFL Live, Trey Wingo, Lance Reddick, and Ryan Clark pulled off Captain America, Iron Man and Hulk, respectively. No word on where Thor was at.

The SportsNation cast — Michelle Beadle, LZ Granderson, Marcellus Wiley and Amin Elhassan — dressed up as a mock 1970s morning show.

On Highly Questionable, Dan Le Batard, Papi and Sarah Spain went for the Game of Thrones theme, as Daenerys Targaryen, Drogon (we’ll assume), and Jon Snow, respectively.


The highlight of the ESPN Halloween lineup every year is Around the Horn, and the show did not disappoint Tuesday. Israel Gutierrez, who is known for his creative and thorough costumes, dressed as The Rock, Mina Kimes was Air Bud, Kevin Blackistone was LaVar Ball, and Dan Isola was Giants coach Ben McAdoo. Clinton Yates popped in as a very tall Joel Embiid, and Woody Paige (!) made a cameo as Marlins Man. Overall, it was… a lot.

By the end, Gutierrez/Rock had undergone several costume alteration and was now Rock’s character from Moana. After “winning” the Halloween special for the sixth consecutive year, he got to show off an impressive singing voice during his face time.

Finally PTI came along, which featured Tony Kornheiser as Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Michael Wilbon as, ostensibly, Cam Newton (He cracked a joke about “routes”).

Once again, ESPN did Halloween right. And for Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman, Rachel Nichols, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, and anyone else who didn’t dress up…no candy for you.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for The Atlantic, VICE Sports, MLB.com, SI.com and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.