09.27.07

Joe Theismann’s Expulsion From Bristol U. Now Complete

Posted in Gridiron, Sports TV at 2:09 pm by

If Cathy Lee Crosby were editing CSTB, the following story would afford her an opportunity to write, “payback’s a bitch, motherfucker.” I’m too nice for that kind of thing, however, so I’ll just quote from Pro Football Talk’s latest update on the broadcasting career of Joe Theismann :

ESPN spokesman Mac Nwulu tells us that Joe Theismann is no longer affiliated with the network. Here’s the official statement: “We have reached a settlement with Joe Theismann to end his association with ESPN. We thank Joe for his many years of work for us and wish him well.”

So ends a relationship that extended over more than three decades. And it came about without a party or a press conference or any other proclamation. Instead, ESPN replaced Theismann with Seth Wickersham on the expert picks page of ESPN.com, and apparently presumed that no one would notice.

2 Responses to “Joe Theismann’s Expulsion From Bristol U. Now Complete”

  1. kt says:

    i am having nightmares that this will end with theismann on broadcast television.

  2. Mark Swiderski says:

    On the bright side, since Mike Patrick and Paul Maguire are still under ABC/ESPN/Disney contract (and relegated to third tier college football), at least we can breathe easier knowing that a reteaming of the epoch-defining ESPN Sunday Night Football crew isn’t a possibility for the time being.

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