Keith Olbermann is probably about to follow Bill Simmons out the door.
It's a wonder to anyone that Olbermann will have lasted the two years on his deal -- especially with the obvious reason it's about to come apart:
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!! ESPN doesn't want anybody talking bad about poor Woger...
Yep, criticism of Roger Goodell, AGAIN.
Contract negotiations, according to The Hollywood Reporter, broke down when they told Olbermann to shut up about criticizing Goodell.
(And Bud Selig too, while he was at it...)
The report does go into that ESPN is trying to cut costs -- and Olbermann would be the last means to finally get them out of the New York studio they had been planning to put Mike and Mike in the Morning in as well.
You know, I'm left with two thoughts. One I had, and one my friend reminded me about when we talked about this:
My friend's thought is the more direct manner in stating the American public needs to cover eyes and plug ears:
And it's as correct as when I used it before on this blog.
But I do begin to wonder if the mafioso in the American Sports Machine is coming out of the woodwork a bit...
"You don't REALLY want to know what goes on for your entertainment, do you?
You don't REALLY want to know how your favorite team ensures all it's stars play so your team can win...
You don't REALLY want to know what happens in the bowels of these sports leagues to ensure your entertainment continues unfettered...."
Strap yourselves in. It's going to be a bumpy ride.