July 16, 2015

Colin Cowherd Leaving ESPN: After 12 years on ESPN Radio, Colin Cowherd is leaving and talking about a move to Fox Sports. The new president of that network, Jamie Horowitz, was producer of Cowherd's SportsNation and Sunday football shows. Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead doesn't think this is due to Cowherd crossing any lines at the self-criticism averse, NFL-protecting ESPN. "The difference here was that ESPN did make an aggressive bid to keep Cowherd, but was upstaged by Fox," he writes.

posted by rcade to general at 02:18 PM - 5 comments

Hopefully there is an unknown-to-Cowherd clause in his ESPN contract that on his last day with the network they cut his tongue out.

posted by NoMich at 02:54 PM on July 16, 2015

Cowherd helped me break the daily sports radio habit. Fear of tuning in and finding him there kept me away.

posted by rcade at 03:24 PM on July 16, 2015

I'm not sure that "upstaged" is the correct term for it.

posted by beaverboard at 03:28 PM on July 16, 2015

rcade, where's that 'Like' button?

posted by tommybiden at 05:30 PM on July 16, 2015

First Bill Simmons, then Keith Olbermann, now Colin Cowherd. Maybe ESPN is looking at folks, like us, to do these shows at a fraction of what these guys got.

posted by jjzucal at 07:58 PM on July 16, 2015

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