June 14, 2005

Return of the Big Show

One of the greatest partnerships in sports broadcasting history is about to be renewed, as Keith Olbermann announced today that he will be joining his former SportsCenter “tag team partner,” Dan Patrick, on ESPN Radio for one hour each week.

For those of you who don’t remember “SportsCenter” before the current cavalcade of clowns took it over, Patrick and Olbermann's nightly broadcast was nothing less than an event- they brought an authority to the sports highlights that's been missing ever since. That, and their catchphrases were funny.

I know the ESPN execs hate Keith, but I'd like to hear them promote the hell out of this, since watching Dan and Keith was a formative experience for many, many sports fans of my generation. I don’t know that I’ve ever listened to more than 5 consecutive minutes of ESPN Radio, but I’m about to start.

Who’d have thought that the announced reunion of Pink Floyd would be only the second most exciting getting-back-together of this week?

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 14, 2005 06:47 PM
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