NFL studio host Chris Berman and ESPN announced earlier today that the host will be stepping down after over 3 decades of service.
Unfortunately, that means that we will not hear “He…could…go…all…the…way!” as often since it is reported that he will be scaling back his NFL and Major League Baseball duties at ESPN after 31 years. Reportedly, he will still remain the host of NFL Primetime highlights after NFL championship week games and the Super Bowl, however, he will no longer host the NFL draft or MLB home run Derby.
“The whole experience here has been a dream come true,” Mr. Berman said Thursday, ESPN reported. “Nobody knew if ESPN would make it [in 1979], or, for that matter, if cable TV would make it. I certainly wasn’t sure I would make it, but I really didn’t care. We were too busy having a blast, talking sports with viewers who were just like us, even if it was during the wee hours of the morning. We got to band together here in Bristol, Connecticut, and put out a product of which we were all very proud.”
The sports mothership stated that Berman will also continue to contribute his thoughts on screen during Monday Night Countdown.
ESPN has not as of yet announced a replacement for Chris Berman. We would like to wish him well in his future endeavors.