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The latest big name reportedly throwing in the analyst towel over at ESPN is Chris “Boomer” Berman, the on-air icon who could – not – go – all – the – way through another year with the network. Or could he?
A couple of weeks ago, the world of TV sports got rocked by the unexpected announcement that Mike Tirico would be leaving ESPN, which meant Monday Night Football would need an announcer. And now the position has been filled.
ESPN is at the center of another unfortunate news story, but instead of saying goodbye to an employee for one reason or another, the company got hit with a lawsuit from a major athlete.
If you know how generally outspoken Curt Schilling can be, then you were already anticipating his verbal blowback over getting canned by ESPN. Well, it happened, and Schilling pulled few punches when calling the network out.
And when the bearded and robed man did come down from the mountain, he held up one hand, and the fingers on that hand were equal to the amount of on-air analysts that ESPN networks will have by the end of this decade.
One of TV sports’ most dependable voices is making a big change as far as where that voice is coming from, and the changes for Mike Tirico don't stop there.
Curt Schilling will always be a great baseball player, and nothing can change that. But he most certainly will not always be an ESPN analyst, effective immediately.
ESPN is known for hiring analysts who are either informed, energetic or both. However, every once in awhile, a talking head on ESPN doesn't bring that same level of energy. Usually, it's because there's a very serious topic being discussed. In the case of Brian Windhorst, however, it was because he may have fallen asleep. Watch the moment, below.
Mike Ditka is making a big move. The former NFL player and coach has spent a lot of time on NFL Countdown, but coming up, he’ll be quitting the long-running series to take on a new role with the network
Way back in 2009, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews woke up on a morning much like any other to find that a nude video of herself had been taken without her permission or knowledge and posted on the internet.
When the highest-rated programs are tallied every year, you’re always going to find football games on it, but ESPN is now paying big for its wronged predictions that the College Football Playoffs would bring in huge audiences.
In 2014, ESPN and TNT showcased their faith in the NBA’s popularity on the small screen by laying down a nine-year $24 billion deal. But here we are, a year later, and the numbers aren't looking good.
Thanks to a wide variety of live sporting events and an army of the more famous athletic analysts on television, the Disney subsidiary has been able to demand the highest carriage fees from every cable company. Unfortunately for ESPN, however, the days of printing money may be coming to an end.
ESPN is one of the most successful networks out there, and that success doesn’t stop on cable and satellite, either. Thankfully, the company just made one smart change that will make it easier to watch live sports from your mobile device.
Now that HBO has rebounded the talents of Bill Simmons from ESPN after his 14 years there, people have been wondering about how he’d fit into the network’s sports coverage. We now know what the first of his plans are for the premium cable service.