Reports started popping up yesterday all over the Interwebs on various blog posting sites that ESPN legend Chris Berman might leave the network that he helped build into the “Worldwide Leader”.
Boomer is reportedly mulling over offers from the NFL Network and DirectTV right now (in between healthy bites of ham sandwiches smothered in pickle relish…but that’s merely speculation on my part.)
What would Berman’s departure mean for ESPN and the landscape of sports media? Who cares!? This is the perfect opportunity to show you leaked ESPN video of Berman being a complete jerk.
Several bloggers have filed reports from their mom’s basement about Berman’s potential departure from ESPN, which – let’s be honest – would be akin to Brett Favre leaving the Green Bay Packers.
The Big Lead wondered whether Berman’s love for baseball would keep him at ESPN while Sports by Brooks looked at the possibility of DirectTV teaming Berman up with old pal Dan Patrick in the launch of a new sports network.
I have nothing new to add to the Berman speculation, other than to reiterate the obvious fact that losing Berman would be devastating blow to ESPN. These rumors of his potential departure also could be a ploy by Berman to get a new contract from ESPN. But, like with the ham sandwiches that Berman may or may not be eating right this very second, that is just speculation on my part.
In lieu of any additional insight or commentary, I have decided to run down Chris Berman’s greatest hits from a network that he will never leave (and Halelujah for that!): YouTube.
Video: Chris Berman’s crazy rant when his minions won’t let him concentrate (NSFW language)
Video: Chris Berman discusses how to smuggle Canadian drugs (Duh-duh-duhs)
Video: Chris Berman shows his appreciation for the F-word
Video: Chris Berman gets a little flirty with a staffer
Bonus! Video: Emmitt Smith annoys Chris Berman
Bonus! Video: Remix of Chris Berman’s angry rant