According to a report from Bob Raissman at the New York Daily News, ESPN and Keith Olbermann are discussing the potential return of the anchor to the mothership. Raissman's article claims that Olbermann would be hosting a late night talk show on ESPN2, but nothing has been officially green lit yet.
The timing of this report is questionable, considering last month's news that Olbermann would be hosting Turner's studio show for the MLB Playoffs. Back in March, there was an initial report about Olbermann possibly returning to ESPN, which we later speculated on.
And then, there's his role: as the host of a late night talk show. Back in May, it was reported that ESPN heavily courted Seth Meyers to host a late night talk show before he got Jimmy Fallon's old gig hosting Late Night. It looks as if they've shifted their attention to a more sports-based personality like Olbermann.
But honestly, when I read "Keith Olbermann" and "ESPN2" in the same paragraph, I think about...this. If this does happen, let's hope Olbermann starts his first show by saying, "Good evening and welcome to the end of my career" once again just for old times sake.
Wow, who knew ESPN2 has been running SportsNation since day one? They just called it Sportsnight back then!
Olbermann will soon be doing the weather on the North Platte local news. Clearly, very few people are still interested in anything he has to say.
So in 15 years can we expect Dan Patrick to be back hosting SportsCenter? So much for burning that bridge... Actually I don't know if the term "Burning" does it justice..
I'd be thrilled to see him return, if only to see how long it would take before he got himself fired......again.
ESPN needs something. The vomit pizza they call SportsTebowFavreHowardJeterSanchezCenter isn't working.
@KingK I give The Ubermensch Experiment three months, tops