Celebrities open up about their favourite sports teams in new ‘Huuuge Fan’ episodes
Can’t get enough of your favourite teams or your favourite stars? Starting this week, Huuuge Fan, the SXM original podcast hosted by LaChina Robinson, is debuting as a weekly series. Huuuge Fan features some of today’s biggest names in stage and screen — famous actors, musicians, and other celebs who are big sports fans – in conversation about their favourite team.
Though they spend most of their lives in the spotlight, each episode of Huuuge Fan showcases an aspect of these celebrities’ lives that is less often seen, but they are more than happy to share.
Joining rabid sports fans Tracy Morgan, Ashley Judd, Nelly, Michael Bublé, and Tim McGraw as guests on the show are Drew Carey, Monica, Adam Duritz, Michelle Williams, Anthony Ramos, and many others.
“The conversations we have with guests of Huuuge Fan give us a courtside seat to taking in the fandom of A-list celebrities that are just as obsessed with their favourite sports teams as you and me,” Robinson said. “Through the eyes of the biggest stars, we get to ride the wave of fan emotion which includes devastating losses, championship celebrations, superstitions, game day routines, family fan legacies, and more.”
The first weekly episode features a conversation with Emmy Award-nominated performer Anthony Ramos, who originated the role of Alexander Hamilton’s son, Philip, in the Broadway hit musical Hamilton. Ramos, a Brooklyn native, talks about his love for the Nets, from the time Jason Kidd led the team on the court in the Meadowlands of New Jersey to today’s Big 3 — Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving — holding court at Barclays Center.
“I got into basketball because I saw Jason Kidd play on TV. I would just see highlights of him, and I was like, ‘Yo, I love the way this guy plays the game.’ And naturally, I just rooted for the team he was playing for,” Ramos recalled.
Upcoming Huuuge Fan guests
GRAMMY Award-winning singer Monica on the Atlanta Hawks (August 25 debut)
Actor and comedian Drew Carey on the Cleveland Indians (September 1)
Actor Yvette Nicole Brown on the Cleveland Cavaliers (September 8)
Mel C. of the Spice Girls on Liverpool F.C. (September 15)
Death Cab for Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard on the Seattle Mariners (September 22)
Actor Michelle Williams on the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Sky (September 29)
Pat Carney of the Black Keys on the Cleveland Indians (October 6)
Actors Jenna and Bodhi Elfman on the L.A. Dodgers (October 13)
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz on the Golden State Warriors (October 20)
Early pilot episodes of Huuuge Fan, also available now, feature interviews with Michael Bublé, a lifelong fan of the Vancouver Canucks; Tracy Morgan, who proudly talks about his New York Giants; Ashley Judd on the Kentucky Wildcats, and others — all with great stories about the kind of die-hard love for a sports team that so many of us can relate to.
Huuuge Fan is available to podcast listeners on the SXM App, Stitcher, and other major podcast platforms.
The podcast features original music composed and performed by The Budos Band.
LaChina Robinson was a college basketball standout at Wake Forest who has served as a host and analyst for ESPN for over a decade. She is one of the most recognizable faces in college and professional basketball and has spent a majority of her time covering the WNBA and women’s NCAA hoops. As host of Huuuge Fan, LaChina brings the unique perspective of someone who has seen sports through the eyes of a player, a fan, and an expert analyst.