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Sports Media World Reacts To The Chris Berman News

A closeup of Chris Berman.

A closeup of Chris Berman.

It was an eventful Monday for a couple of longtime ESPN hosts on Monday.

One longtime ESPN host announced his departure from the network. Kenny Mayne, who’s been hosting SportsCenter for decades, announced that he is leaving the Worldwide Leader. Mayne announced the news on Twitter, citing his departure as a product of budgetary cuts.

“I am leaving ESPN. Salary cap casualty,” he tweeted. “I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything.”

Later on Monday, ESPN announced that another longtime host has signed a contract extension. Chris Berman has agreed to a new deal with the network.

It was a tough day for fans of Kenny Mayne, though many were happy to see that ESPN has continued to commit to Berman.

Others, meanwhile, pointed out the interesting choice to let

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Mike Golic Reacts To Kenny Mayne’s Departure From ESPN

Mike Golic stands in front of a billboard.

Mike Golic stands in front of a billboard.

After nearly three decades at ESPN, longtime host Kenny Mayne announced that he will be leaving the company on Monday afternoon.

Mayne shared the news on Twitter, calling himself a “salary cap casualty.” The 61-year-old first joined ESPN in 1994 and went on to become well-known as a SportsCenter anchor. He continued to carve out new roles for himself, which including hosting his own show Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports and working with NFL Countdown.

“I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything,” he wrote on Twitter.

Mayne’s news surprised the sports world on Monday, but there was also an outpouring of support for the longtime ESPN host. Mike Golic, who also recently left the company, wrote a touching message to the SportsCenter anchor after

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Sports Media World Reacts To The Kenny Mayne News

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne on ESPN.

Kenny Mayne’s days at ESPN are in the books. The longtime employee at the Worldwide Leader announced on Monday that he’s leaving the network.

“I am leaving ESPN,” Mayne said on Twitter. “Salary cap casualty. Thanks for the opportunity Vince Doria & Al Jaffe & for taking my solicitations Herman/Stinton/Lynch. I will miss the people. I will miss the vending machine set up over by the old Van Pelt joint. We had everything.”

Mayne has been a fan-favorite for decades. His run as a SportsCenter anchor, among other roles, was iconic and will forever be memorable, thanks to his sarcastic and dry-humor approach to the position.

ESPN won’t be the same without Mayne in the mix. Plenty of sports fans are upset his days with the company have come to an end. Others are reminiscing on how great a program SportsCenter used to be, headlined by

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NFL World Reacts To Aaron Rodgers, Raiders Speculation

Aaron Rodgers walks off the field in San Francisco during NFC Championship Game.

Aaron Rodgers walks off the field in San Francisco during NFC Championship Game.

A Sunday morning report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler connected a disgruntled Aaron Rodgers to the Las Vegas Raiders, much to the surprise of NFL fans. As the 37-year-old’s frustrations the Green Bay Packers continue to grow, it’s possible that Jon Gruden could become the top suitor for the 2020 MVP.

“[Aaron Rodgers] is reportedly intrigued by the Raiders as well, so they have to be on this list,” Fowler said on SportsCenter on Sunday. “They’re happy with Derek Carr; nothing’s going on right now, and they very well could extend Derek Carr sometime soon. But the Raiders look into every single quarterback situation. … They looked at past free agents or trade options. So, Jon Gruden is sort of always lurking. You can’t discount them.”

Rodgers looked as sharp as ever on the way

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