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I'm gone, Leather - ESPN'S Berman retiring

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, May 26, 2016.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    That's just lovely: the Blathering Berman Victory Tour, all season long.
  3. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Pre-Internet, there was no better show than Berman and Tom Jackson doing Prime Time.
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I like Berman, but I liked him more back in the day.
    Everything seems to be laced heavily with gravitas today.
    I know that goes with his seniority -- his brand? -- but still ...
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully he never comes brack brack brack brack.
    TyWebb and Doc Holliday like this.
  6. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I think he's been unfairly portrayed in recent years, with a lot of his pioneering work overlooked. Happened to Simmons, too. Berman didn't seem to evolve. Simmons at least had the good sense to provide a platform for young writers who would make him seem relevant. Berman just got hackneyed and groan-some. Wonder if he was pushed out. Not a fan of yearlong swan songs. These guys don't need any more adulation.
    HanSenSE and sgreenwell like this.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Ahem. Berman, Tom Jackson and Pete Axthelm.
    Larry Parrish and Huggy like this.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah and to me in those days Countdown was the best pregame show.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to remember the last time I watched more than a few minutes of Berman on TV. Maybe the HR Derby, I guess. Do people just hate watch him or something?
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I watch the Home Run Derby with the sound off because of Berman.
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Sounds exciting.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

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