ESPN Had Talks With Dan Patrick A Few Return To The Community

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ESPN could also be feeling a bit nostalgic. 

The community was reportedly exploring a reunion with Dan Patrick, whose contracts with NBC Sports activities and AT&T SportsNet expire this month, Sporting Information stories. Nevertheless, ESPN bringing Patrick again is unlikely to occur.

“We had conversations with Dan and he has many followers in Bristol. However our radio lineup is powerful and we aren’t trying to make a change,” ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys instructed Sporting Information.

Sporting Information teased the concept that Patrick might reunite along with his former “SportsCenter” co-host Keith Olbermann for the 6 p.m. present since Jemele Hill is leaving for The Undefeated. Many imagine Patrick and Olbermann have been one of the best crew of “SportsCenter” anchors.

Patrick addressed the report on Monday’s “Dan Patrick Present,” and mentioned a full-time return to ESPN was by no means the plan. The radio host mentioned he mentioned a possible enterprise partnership with former ESPN president John Skipper.

“I met with ESPN and John Skipper as a result of I wished to get ‘Sports activities Jeopardy’ on ESPN,” Patrick mentioned in regards to the recreation present he hosts. “I believed, can I get that on in the course of the daytime?”

He has hosted “Sports activities Jeopardy” on Crackle since April 2014.

Patrick has additionally lately collaborated with Full Sail College on a Sportscasting bachelor’s diploma. He mentioned he hoped to arrange a channel with ESPN the place college students might get internships with the community.

The 61-year-old was at ESPN from 1989-2007. After his time in Bristol, Conn., he launched a brand new model of “The Dan Patrick Present” and joined NBC Sports activities as a co-host of “Soccer Night time in America” for Sunday Night time Soccer.

On Monday’s present, he mentioned Skipper was open to Patrick remaining on “Soccer Night time in America,” which was good as a result of the host mentioned he had no intentions of leaving the gig behind.

“I mentioned ‘I am not leaving ‘Soccer Night time in America,’ that is what I wish to do,” Patrick mentioned. “I did not desire a TV job at ESPN, however I would prefer to be in enterprise with them with these different entities.”

Patrick has now been at NBC Sports activities for practically 10 years and it would not like look he’ll be returning to “the Mothership” anytime quickly. 

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