Report: Tom Jackson may not be back on ESPN this year

If 2016 will be, as it appears, Chris Berman’s last year at ESPN, he possibly won’t be joined for his farewell tour by Tom Jackson. Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News reports that the 65-year-old Jackson “likely will not return” to ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown this year. “He’s still weighing his options,” an industry…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Chris Berman drops awkward Muhammad Ali reference during HR Derby

Leave it to Chris Berman to bring a fun evening to a close in the most awkward way possible. After Giancarlo Stanton’s record-setting performance in Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Petco Park turned aside defending champion Todd Frazier, Berman felt the need to make a reference to Muhammad Ali’s passing to wrap things up as only Berman could. “In the year we lost Muhammad...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Does an emeritus role at ESPN make the most sense for Chris Berman?

This will be Chris Berman’s last season as the face of ESPN’s NFL coverage.  At least that’s one thing that most reports seem to agree on.  What remains to be seen is what happens to Berman after the 2016 NFL season is complete.  Will he retire completely from broadcasting?  Will he look to continue full-time work at another network?  Or will he be content taking on more...
Via Awful Announcing
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Berman may end up with emeritus-type role at ESPN

Much ado has been made about Chris Berman’s future at ESPN lately, and it sounds like a sort of compromise between the two parties could be on the horizon. The talk about Berman’s future stemmed from a report last week saying the longtime anchor would be retiring after his contract with the network expired after next year. Berman’s agent strongly refuted the story and said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s Who Could Replace Chris Berman On ESPN’s NFL Shows

Chris Berman is on his way out at ESPN, according to a report by The Big Lead. The ESPN personality’s agent refutes the report that says he’s retiring, but confirmed that the 61-year-old broadcaster will at least be stepping down from his prominent roles at the end of the 2016 football season. Those prominent roles are: host of Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and...
Via College Spun
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Berman Reportedly Done ESPN Hosting Gigs Following 2016 NFL Season

It sounds like football fans are going to see a lot less of Chris Berman in the near future. The 2016 NFL season will be Berman’s final season as a prominent ESPN studio host, according to multiple reports. Berman is stepping aside as the host of “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown” and the network’s draft coverage. It’s still unknown whether Berman will...
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Berman isn’t retiring, per agent

Whispers of Chris Berman hanging up the mic and leaving the broadcast booth have made the rounds as of late. His agent says to ax them. Richard Sandomir of the New York Times spoke with Berman’s agent and even went so far as to suggest somebody with a master plan might have leaked the rumblings: Chris Berman’s agent denies retirement report:”Chris is NOT retiring. Loves what...
Via The Sports Daily
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent strongly denies report that Chris Berman is retiring

Maybe the reports of Chris Berman retiring are not true after all. Earlier Thursday evening, The Big Lead reported that Berman's contract with ESPN will expire after the upcoming NFL season, and that the longtime anchor will retire afterwards. However, Berman's agent had a very strong response to the report. Berman's agent told the New York Times' Richard Sandomir that Berman is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: ESPN Broadcaster Chris Berman To Retire After 2016 Football Season

ESPN has been shaking things up on the broadcasting side of things ahead of football season, but nothing as surprising as the news that broke Thursday night.  According to The Big Lead, longtime ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman will leave the network following the 2016 football season after 36 years with the worldwide leader of sports. Berman, who is in the final year of his contract...
Via College Spun
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Berman may retire after NFL season

Shocking news out of Bristol as The Big Lead reports the one man who is perhaps more synonymous with ESPN than anyone, Chris Berman, will be leaving the network after the 2016 NFL season when his contract expires. Berman started at ESPN just after the network launched in 1979 and has been in Bristol for almost 40 years.  Over the decades, he’s anchored "SportsCenter," been...
Via Awful Announcing
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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