Legendary football, basketball broadcaster Musburger retiring

Jan 28, 2017, 00:46
Legendary football, basketball broadcaster Musburger retiring

Katherine Webb, who Musburger famously commented on during the 2013 BCS national championship game, was one of the many who thanked Musburger for his work over the years on the social media platform.

In his current role, he has primarily called college football and basketball, highlighted by SEC Network football since the network launched in 2014 and ESPN college basketball telecasts (mostly SEC action this season).

Prior to making it official, he will call two more men's college basketball games with the January 31 matchup serving as Georgia at Kentucky from Rupp Arena. Musburger asked. "I think I was looking for Musburger on Google last night and I'd had enough Irish whiskey that I hit the O button and I looked at Olbermann and he's calling for the president to resign". "I understand that. I come from a sportswriting background, and I'm not afraid to take a position on certain things from time to time".

Per Musburger, his next stop is Vegas to start a handicapping business, proving it is never too late to follow your true life calling. "But for the most part, I thought people should be coming to a game to escape for three hours and forget about what their individual problems are". And if he's not, George Hill, his stats guy for both of us through the decades, he'll hand Al a slip of paper or remind him in commercial what the over/under might be. "I love to listen to him talk baseball", he added later.

Musburger's career has been full of memorable moments, but one of his most famous calls came when Doug Flutie completed a last-second Hail Mary pass to Gerard Phelan on November 23, 1984, to give Boston College a 47-45 win over the Miami Hurricanes, who were the defending national champions. He got a second chance from Bob Stoops, I happen to pull for people with second chances, okay.

He said he's not ready to fully retire ("I don't do shuffleboard well", he said), but his decision lets ESPN escape from an uncomfortable decision.

"You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women, what a attractive woman, wow!" What a handsome woman! He also covered the Final Four, tennis' U.S. Open, the Masters and the Belmont Stakes. "It was the first of the live pregame shows, the live halftimes, and the live postgame". But he still called college basketball regularly, and even though ESPN has been trying to save money lately by cutting higher-cost talent, Druley said the network had no interest in seeing him leave.

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