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    Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    Is ESPN on the verge of cutting ties with NFL analyst Michael Irvin?

    One industry source believes the decision has already been made, and that some at the network view the outspoken Irvin as a ticking time bomb, ready to explode into a public-relations nightmare.

    ESPN did not confirm or deny the report, but issued a statement, saying: "We are currently in the process of discussing studio assignments for next season."

    There is speculation that newly retired Bill Parcells could end up at the network, but there is no indication that a deal is imminent.
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    I have to say, ESPN might not be as painful to watch if Irvin isn't on.


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    Re: Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    This is great news....I'm sick and tired of the MOUTH!

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    Re: Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    One industry source believes the decision has already been made, and that some at the network view the outspoken Irvin as a ticking time bomb, ready to explode into a public-relations nightmare.
    They're only now becoming concerned about Irvin? That ticking time bomb must have a really long fuse.

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    Re: Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    Irvin is just down right painful to watch. Dumping him couldn't happen fast enough to suit me.

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    Re: Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    Please, please, please let this be true. That guy's constant gawfawing, reaching over and grabbing his broadcast partners, yelling over top of them...you can tell the others are irritated by him (especially Jackson and Young). Now...can someone do something about Gumbel on the NFL network!

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    Re: Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    Irvin is very irritating to listen to on ESPN. Additionally, he seems to continue to reinforce that he used to play for South America's team with continued suspicion for drug use and/or possession.

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    Re: Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredman View Post
    Please, please, please let this be true. That guy's constant gawfawing, reaching over and grabbing his broadcast partners, yelling over top of them...you can tell the others are irritated by him (especially Jackson and Young). Now...can someone do something about Gumbel on the NFL network!
    So glad this waste of space is being removed from their crew. He brought nothing good to the discussion ever. It was funny though to see his co-hosts not even looking at him when he talked....just staring at the table and grinding their teeth, I guess in an effort to not yell at him to shut his blabbing mouth....and yes Gumby needs to go away.
    Last edited by RamFan_Til_I_Die; -02-17-2007 at 02:13 PM.

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    Re: Irvin being removed from ESPN line-up?

    I hope this is true. I remember when Bill Parcells was on ESPN and the show was actually enjoyable. He brought a lot to the table, unlike Irvin who brings nothing but shame and embarrassment.

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    Irvin, ESPN and the HOF

    Its so obvious. Here's what happened...

    1. Irvin had incriminating photos of a high-level ESPN executive.
    2. Irvin struck a deal with ESPN to hire him so he could gain enough exposure to ensure his election to the HOF.
    3. Now that he has been elected, the deal is complete, Irvin has surrendered the photos, and has left the network.

    Well... that's the only plausible explanation I can come up with!

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    Re: Irvin, ESPN and the HOF

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Its so obvious. Here's what happened...

    1. Irvin had incriminating photos of a high-level ESPN executive.
    2. Irvin struck a deal with ESPN to hire him so he could gain enough exposure to ensure his election to the HOF.
    3. Now that he has been elected, the deal is complete, Irvin has surrendered the photos, and has left the network.

    Well... that's the only plausible explanation I can come up with!
    Thanks AV, I've been wondering how the big mouth ever landed that job?
    Makes perfect sense to me. CASE CLOSED!

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