Chris Berman is a unique case.
Seems like you either totally love him or totally hate him. I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone who falls in the middle of the spectrum with their opinion of the longtime ESPN host.
He’s in pseudo-retirement and not doing much with the network these days, but that might change according to the New York Post, which says he’s been in talks with ESPN about taking on an expanded role for the coming NFL season:
There is no deal yet, but there is interest on both sides. While the move would not be for a full-time position, sources said the possibility of Berman contributing more to or even hosting some Sunday night “SportsCenter”s has been broached.
There is a hope that Berman could work a quarter of the NFL season, according to sources. ESPN would want Berman for more, but in semi-retirement, Berman already has made plans for some weekends, and so that is likely unfeasible — at least for this year.
In addition to appearing on “SportsCenter” this season, Berman could do more features and interviews to aid “Sunday NFL Countdown,” whose ratings dropped by double digits in his first year away from the program.
I dunno. Thoughts?