Mikey Irvin Might Already Be Fired

Friday, February 16, 2007

Fanhouse and Dan Shanoff have already reported this, but it has to be on this site as well. From the New York Post....

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."

I haven't been this giddy in quite some time. What a way to start a Friday! Certainly there's more to come, but it would be a great move on their part. Also, is it possible that they are doing this in preparation for the Harold Reynolds Trial? What are your thoughts on this, and the possible replacement......Bill Parcells?

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:27 AM

30 Comments:

One more time, all together: Michael Irvin, you got....... JACKED UP!

Feb 16, 2007, 10:55:00 AM  

Wow. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, but I think it would be neat if Parcells came back. I actually liked him on Countdown.

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Jason said...
Feb 16, 2007, 12:07:00 PM  
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Jason said...
Feb 16, 2007, 12:07:00 PM  

Oh, if only it turns out to be true...oh please oh please oh please.

Signal to Noise said...
Feb 16, 2007, 1:16:00 PM  

5 years of Irvin and what, they are just now realizing he's a potential P.R. problem?

Feb 16, 2007, 2:17:00 PM  

They should see if they can wrestle Deion away from NFL network.

Feb 16, 2007, 2:30:00 PM  

Wouldn't ESPN be bound to hire another obnoxious black guy in a shitty suit?

Feb 16, 2007, 2:57:00 PM  

Irvin is a wreck of an "analyst." I won't miss him (if true).

Feb 16, 2007, 3:18:00 PM  

Damn, I'm gonna miss not understanding numerous phrases, syllables, words, sentences, nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives that come from the piehole on Mike's face.

Michael said...
Feb 16, 2007, 3:25:00 PM  

Early Christmas Present if this is true

Marco said...
Feb 16, 2007, 3:36:00 PM  

Never been a great fan of his. Compare him to a true gent like Tom Jackson and you know what I mean.

JEB said...
Feb 16, 2007, 9:20:00 PM  

I have always thought that Michael Irvin is Shannon Sharpe on crack. Checking for dilated pupils is the only way to differentiate them.

ESPN will not relieve Irvin of his duties any time soon. After last year's emotional "Mike-doesn't-get-voted-into-the-HOF" cryfest with Berman and others, the fact that he gets inducted this Summer is just too big a story for the nitwits in Bristol to resist. Seeing that fat, sloppy, sweaty Chris Berman cocooned in a wool blazer and necktie in that August heat as Michael waits his turn to thank all the 'hos, pimps and dope pushers in his life is definitely must-see TV.

Anonymous said...
Feb 17, 2007, 4:22:00 PM  

He's gone ... short & sweet

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-fQ- said...
Feb 18, 2007, 12:48:00 AM  

C'mon.. it's about time! Mike has gotten more "free passes" for his comments and behavior than a bus load of needy kids at a charity event. To Mike, volume & unintelligible monologues = intelligence and correctness, so unlike the rest of us who've had to put up with his loud unrefined style, he believes he's the be-all and end-all in any sports related conversation... and he couldn't be more wrong! I say good riddance to bad rubbish. It is sad that a man like him gets as many "second chances" as the networks, NFL, & public have given him over the years.. and he'll probably get more.. but at least it is refreshing to see SOMEone finally make a move.

Anonymous said...
Feb 18, 2007, 2:52:00 AM  

Great news. Maybe I can start watching ESPN's Sunday pre-game show again. Irvin and his obnoxious style infected the studio team. Normal NFL conversation turns into a competition of who can argue their point louder when that fooking clown is in the studio.

Good Riddance!

Anonymous said...
Feb 18, 2007, 8:54:00 AM  

Who will inherit Irvin's most important role at ESPN...as T. O.'s main apologist and designated racist? Can't believe after the Romo comment he kept the job THIS long...anyone else would have been told "See ya!" after that.

Much like Cokehead Mikey thought a 6-10 Eagles team would have been undefeated with Brett Favre at QB, ESPN thinks they're better off with retreading Tuna...

Anonymous said...
Feb 18, 2007, 12:03:00 PM  

Hallelujah..won't have to change the channel from NFL Countdown when my blood has boiled past the MTL (Michael Tolerance Level) Typically this happens by the third time he's given his opinion on a topic. My guess is that secretly, Jackson and Ditka are going to go out and have a few to celebrate.

Anonymous said...
Mar 5, 2007, 6:10:00 PM  

michael irvin was a very good commentator. i will miss him. tom jackson is just that-an uncle tom. he wishes he were white. all the negative comments are from a bunch of rednecked crackers who could not afford michael irvin's underwear.

Anonymous said...
Sep 10, 2007, 6:17:00 PM  

i love michael irvin he was actually the reason i watch the damn racist commentary show. not forget em. i got better things do and you racist ass comment makers above need a mental makeover and university level course in understanding intelligent football
commentary.
just because he is not white physically nor mentally doesn't make him obnoxious like the rest of racist (both black and white commentators are) bitch as crew. so screw you racist white boys, go jump.....fast!

Anonymous said...
Sep 15, 2007, 12:32:00 AM  

Irvin had good insight in his football analysis, shame to see him go.

AB said...
Sep 16, 2007, 7:28:00 PM  

I am white and I thought M. Irvin was good for the show.

Anonymous said...
Sep 18, 2007, 11:02:00 AM  

Michael Irving was very passionate about his sport. He is human and has made mistakes, but he was a great player and a decent analyst. The only thing I won't miss is those damn little ties he wore.

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ringtones said...
Oct 30, 2007, 5:29:00 AM  

It's about time ESPN let Irvin go! He is a complete joke. He needs to reevaluate his thinking process. Definitely not a professional!!!!!!!!!! I met him at a club in Boca. He could not handle talking Green Bay Packers so we started fighting. As soon as I got the upper hand, his two 300lb. bouncers threw me off him. When I left the club that night, I was jumped from behind by 4 or 5 thugs and kicked on the ground. I wonder who set that up? Irvin doesn't like to fight fair. He likes to cheat and steal!!!!!!!!!

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