* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: One minute left, let's go to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY1ok4ISB10 the Big Finish!]]
* HoYay: Kornheiser likes to make suggestive comments to Wilbon in the lead-in.
** FoeYay: They do argue with each other a lot.
* MemeticMutation:
** [[http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/crazypackersfan/KornheiserWhy.jpg WHY]]
** [[http://i.imgur.com/PagRF.jpg BECAUSE]]
** And other such variants.
* NeverLiveItDown: Wilbon and Reali love to remind Kornheiser that he once predicted Darko Milicic would wind up better than [=LeBron James=]. Darko, who was the 2nd pick of the 2003 draft, behind [=LeBron=] but ahead of future perennial All-Stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade, wound up as a bust while [=LeBron=] appears to be on track to become one of the greatest players of all time. See Reali rub it in with the video evidence [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6b7fLjROGc here]].
-->'''2003!Kornheiser''': What if [Darko]'s Kevin Garnett, but BETTER?!\\
'''2012!Reali''': Oh my goodness, Ton!\\
'''2012!Kornheiser''': .....Oy.
* ReplacementScrappy: Dan [=LeBatard=] of the Miami Herald, who often subs for Kornheiser or Wilbon when either one is unable to do the show for that day. His first appearance on the show actually deluged ESPN's mail server with anti-[=LeBatard=] mail. As a result, hating on him has become one of the show's {{running gag}}s, with subsequent appearances by [=LeBatard=] introducing himself as [[SelfDeprecation "the Hateable Dan [=LeBatard=]"]]. Wilbon and Kornheiser are more than happy to take their shots at him as well:
** One episode in which [=LeBatard=] ruined "Oddsmakers", Tony Reali annoyedly retorted at him, "Dan, there's a reason why we get emails calling you "Le Bafart", "Le Baturd", "Le Bajerk"..."
-->'''[=LeBatard=]:''' ''(opening the show)'' [[TitleDrop Pardon the interruption]], but I'm Dan [=LeBatard=] or, as one e-mail called me, Dan [=LeBa-turd=].\\
'''Kornheiser:''' Oh, you got my e-mail!
** Anyone other than Kornheiser or Wilbon actually. There have actually been episodes with NEITHER host. This happens with some regularity in the summer months when Kornheiser, Wilbon or both are on vacation or assignment somewhere.
** [=LeBatard=] now has his own show which references his scrappy status, called ''Series/DanLeBatardIsHighlyQuestionable''.