Lachey, who hosts “The Sing-Off” a cappella competition on NBC starting today (8-10 p.m., Chs 5, 2, through Weds, and next Monday too), told a group of us on a conference call that he someday wants to host a sports talk show. The 1992 SCPA grad, and huge Bengals/Reds/UC Bearcats fan, said:
“Aside from music, sports is my other passion. I could talk about that (sports) for hours on end. So to get paid to do that for hours would be kind of a dream come true at some point.”
With the Bengals headed for the playoffs, and UC going to the Sugar Bowl, and WLW-AM needing some folks to fill in during vacations over the holidays, why not ask Nick to host “SportsTalk” one night? I’m sure he could do it from a Clear Channel studio in Los Angeles.
Some other comments from Lachey:
–He began singing a cappella at SCPA, and then worked two summers at Kings Island singing in a barbershop quartet. (Does anyone remember him from that? To help jog your memory, the above photo is his SCPA senior picture. ) “I sang my share of ‘Lida Rose’ back in the day (at Kings Island)… and had a lot of fun. It (a cappella) is always something I’ve enjoyed.”
–Will there ever be a 98 Degrees reunion? ”There’s always a chance of that. We’ve always… kept that door wide open.”
Hey, Lance McAlister — you need a co-host on “Sports Talk” one night the next two weeks? Or want to take a night off and let Lachey host the show? What fun!