Originally written July 16, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Keith Olbermann will return to ESPN after a 16-year absence from the network to host a nightly one-hour talk show on ESPN2, the New York Times reports.

The were reports last week that Olbermann was in talks with ESPN about a return, and The Times says the network is set to make the announcement on Wednesday.

According to The Times, Olbermann will be able to “discuss matters other than sports, including pop culture and current events, but not politics, the two-year pact specifies.”

Olbermann rose to prominence hosting “SportsCenter” along with Dan Patrick during the ’90s at ESPN. He trashed ESPN in an interview with Craig Kilborn on Comedy Central, left the network in 1997, and started working for FOX Sports the next year. He then was the longtime host of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC. Now he is getting back into sports.

Olbermann has a history of creating problems wherever he works, but ESPN still believes he is a talented broadcaster who draws an audience.

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  • Keith is one of few elitist journalists who have total command of the English language. Glad to have him back!
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  • I agree with you Stache.
  • You two are the reason ESPN needs to find better audience you are not the majority anymore and we know power now, in your face!
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  • You are not just an idiot you are a republican which is more repulsive.

  • "ESPN has the honor to have Keith on board, a journalist of his stature, He is a national asset.
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  • Millions of people will have now a reason to tune on ESPN, welcome back Keith we missed you !!!
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  • Why? The silence has been refreshing!
  • Yes, it has been.
  • You wish to be silenced but the voices that Keith represents will can never be silenced!
  • thanks for ensuring that I will never, ever watch that show...
  • If you have to leave go soon, millions more will tune just to see him! we don't need you.
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  • I think he's just fine where he's been for the last year or two or three!!!
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  • Obviously you can not digest better than FIX news so go move alone move away, we are not going to miss you really!!!!
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  • ...I know it's hard for you to believe. All you nut cases find it hard to believe something different like the Earth is no longer flat or man really did go to the Moon. Guess you have to stay idiots for the rest of your life.

    Sorry bout dat!!!! LOL
  • Well... once I know what time this sissy mouth boy get's on the ESPN channel is the time I turn it OFF. Now my personal boycott of your advertisers. Thanks for Obamacare, Olby. It wouldn't have made it without you, the wet legged Matthews, and other media liberals that took the ignorant down that path.
  • How did you like to pay more taxes? I am glad that we are taking over your sports now jajaj ajajja jajaja !
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  • That's one hour my set won't be tuned to ESPN, can't believe they're bringing him back.
  • Solution FIX THE FOX it fits your brain
  • well and so what's next moron?
  • who would watch that idiot ?
  • Not you are not even an idiot you are you.
  • Me and millions of others. In case you didn't know, you dummies are in the minority. Real sports fans listen to the story to hear about their teams and the competitions facing their team, not like or dislikes of a person.

    I told all you T-party bobble heads that you guys are morons to think that the majority believes like you. That's why you lost the election and have to cheat in every state. It elections were based on vote-to-vote you knuckleheads would lose the Senate, the House, The Presidency, most of the state governorship, and most of the state houses. The demographics now and in the future shows you guys are dying off and don't know it.
  • Me and millions of others. In case you didn't know, you dummies are in the minority. Real sports fans listen to the story to hear about their teams and the competitions facing their team, not like or dislikes of a person.

    I told all you T-party bobble heads that you guys are morons to think that the majority believes like you. That's why you lost the election and have to cheat in every state. It elections were based on vote-to-vote you knuckleheads would lose the Senate, the House, The Presidency, most of the state governorship, and most of the state houses. The demographics now and in the future shows you guys are dying off and don't know it.
  • They are scraping the bottom of the barrel with this hire for sure.
  • Noting can be lower than your comments just go away we will not miss you sorry.
  • Olberman is gay and a communist.
  • All of which is better than you republican.
  • GREAT NEWS. Stopped watching MSNBC and Current TV since Keith left. Usually, only my husband, son's and grandson watch ESPN in my household, but now ESPN has a new customer. Great to see you Keith!
  • Gay and Communist. What a moron! Do you live on a farm and know any sheep personally?
  • I'll bet all you love Rush Limbaugh! Keith is extremely intelligent and very articulate. I respect his right to express his opinion, just as I respect all of you conservative individuals expressing your opinions.
  • good to see him back a man with morals and honesty it pays off because he's BACK
  • Well said !!
  • Even though he is controversial to some, he is not interesting and I will not watch him for one second. He's arrogant, disengaging, and close-minded. Poor choice.
  • I think you have described your self very well obtuse minded republican, yack I am glad you will be gone soon.
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  • No sorry but that is what you are full of BS
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  • Why would anyone want to hear what this arrogant a** thinks about anything. His 15 minutes were up a long time ago!
  • I was at one time a great Keith supporter, but that has changed, I just don't like him anymore. He is just a bully.
  • And you want to be the only bully
  • Good to know- now I can be sure not to watch ESPN! Who is the genius that made this decision?
    I would rather see a blank TV screen than listen to or look at Keith Olbermann. Channel surfing made easy-just eliminate ESPN... Thank You:)
  • Does anyone for an instant think this bastion of liberal ideological pontification will actually be able to keep politics out of the show? No way. And then he'll get slapped down and have a petulant meltdown on the air, blast the network and leave. It is his pattern and it will happen again. I won't be tuning in to watch it, however.
  • Because is better than FIX news, your IQ can not get it ?
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  • Vote with your feet - I will not watch anything with that blow-hard! Biggest a**-hole in the world...
  • You speak from your wounds, liberals are in power.
  • Proof that FOX Sports is taking over. The worst thing possible happened to Mr. Olbermann: through his inane rants, he has rendered himself irrelevant. Enjoy your life in obscurity, Keith.
  • At least a lot of automaton conservatives watch ESPN. The lock step party always think, act, and move with their crowd. One believes a lie, they all believe. If the President says, "This Bill or program will help you", and the GOP says, "No it will not". When Keith reports that the GOP took the Presidents bill in secret for their constituents and shows the article, pictures, and location but the GOP says, "You didn't see what you saw", those idiots would believe they didn't see it while looking at it.

    Obermann does not bring problems where ever he goes, he brings the truth and the conservatives have problems with the truth. It makes them out to be liars.

    Welcome back Keith, we missed you and the truth.
  • Welcome back Keith we can not wait to see you, thank you for your moral integrity!!!!!
  • Does anyone really think this liberal blowhard can keep his Bush-bashing, Obama-slurping liberal comments to himself? He can't - it's his pattern and will happen again. He'll get slapped down for it, have a petulant meltdown on the air, bash the network, and then leave. I won't be tuning in to see it, however. Way to stay classy, ESPN!
  • There goes the network! Is ESPN that desperate for content?After seeing/hearing his leftist political opinions for the last few years I can't bring myself to look at his image anymore, let alone listen to what he has to say.

    He and Patrick were legenday, sadly Keith lost the plot.
  • This is one program I will be sure NOT to watch. Despise Keith.
  • Keith Olbermann knows his sports and can educate the simpleton couch potatoes that is the right wing. Put down the cow pies and learn some real sports. Oh pardon me you have to graduate from the sixth grade. Goodbye FIX hello ESPN.
  • All these comments must be from people who watch the worst and the most racist channel, fox news and think that idiots bill oreielly and shawn hannity are real news reporters.... Glad Keith is back
  • Whomever is calling those who disagree with Olby "Republicans": You are displaying your narrow minded view. Not all who dislike him is a "republican." Olby is a weasel. Period, no argument. He's a paper tiger playing on a man's network when he is no more than a panty wearing boy. ESPN should be ashamed of themselves.
  • Kieth is a big mouth liberal who happens to like sports!
  • The only thing I know about KO is what comes out of his mouth and that is enough for me to know that I don't want to know any more about what comes out of his mouth--ESPN or anywhere else.
  • WHO?
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