Chris Berman Couldn’t Go All The Way!
ESPN's most-well known host of NFL coverage will have a diminished role at network.
Turn off the lights, the party is over
It’s officially the end of an era; long time ESPN on-air personality Chris Berman has left the building. If you grew up in the 90s,
If you grew up in the 90s, NFL Primetime was must-watch television. It’s been one of the best sports shows ever created and few things were funnier than the banter between hosts Chris Berman, Tom Jackson and the show’s correspondents including Jon Saunders and my personal favorite Bill Pidto.
Tom Jackson retired from ESPN last season, but now Berman’s football hosting gigs have been cut including Sunday NFL Countdown, The Blitz, Monday Night Countdown and draft coverage. Primetime was epic before that damn Peacock network’s Football Night in America. I was so obsessed with the show my buddy Larry and I would re-watch each season’s episodes on VHS! Damn, we are old.
ESPN management, athletes, and his fellow broadcasters were deferential to the ‘Swamm’, but don’t get it twisted, Berman was fired. Why, because he got old. TV is a tough business, the next hotshot is always right over shoulder ready to take your job. No matter how popular he was, Father Time remains undefeated. I mean if harassment scandals don’t get your fired, what else could it be?
Oh those Berman nicknames
Anyway Boomer, thanks for the yucks, the Rumblin’ Bumblin’ Stumblins, the Andre ‘I See A Bad Moon’ Rison and I will remember “no one circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills.”
What were your favorite Berman catchphrases? Let me know in the comments.