Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I didn't really expect them not to be, but I'm really surprised they responded to an inquiry about them. MDS at Fanhouse sent an email to the head honchos at ESPN and they responded in kind regarding the Chris Bermans clips....
The off air videos are now nearly a decade old and do not reflect his typical workplace demeanor, his relationships with co-workers, nor the contributions he has made to ESPN over many years. Chris has a tremendous connection with sports fans and his body of work should not be judged by a few minutes of unguarded language uttered years ago. We aren't excusing the language used and will be emphasizing to our workforce the importance of using appropriate language in the workplace.Ha...."emphasizing the importance of using appropriate language". I willing to bet that this has been Berman's M.O. for quite some time (i.e.- drinking a beer at the Pro Bowl and with leather), but that's not really the issue. In the end they are harmless and Chris Berman is probably drunk off of Chardonnay laughing his ass off at them just like us.
ESPN Says Chris Berman Videos 'Do Not Reflect His Typical Workplace Demeanor' (Fanhouse)
Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:21 PM