"I think it's time for ESPN to get a little competition, don't you?"
That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of Fox Sports 1, the cable network launching Saturday that is the latest David looking to knock off ESPN's Goliath.
Given that Philbin is more accustomed to speaking to housewives and is more than twice as old as the viewers Fox Sports 1 is hoping to attract, his hiring seems unusual to say the least.
"It is a bit out of left field, but that's what we do," said Fox Sports Co-President Eric Shanks of the hiring...