Kenny Mayne participated in his final show for ESPN on Monday night.
The long-time ESPN host, who had been with the company for 27 years since a legendary letter led ESPN executives to hire him in 1994, went out in style with a fittingly fun “SportsCenter” sign-off that featured a lot of entertaining guests.
Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, Sue Bird and Jamal Crawford were some of the notable guests to join Mayne, and he certainly had fun with them. Each interview had fun soundbites but also saw poignant moments from the athletes being interviewed.
After being moving back a week due to coronavirus concerns, the French Open is on the horizon. Following disruption last year, Roland Garros is in its more traditional place in the tennis calendar and the world’s best are starting to arrive in Paris. Once again, all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal as he bids to win an astonishing 14th French Open title and a record 21st Grand Slam. World No 1 Novak Djokovic will be the biggest threat to Nadal’s chances and will aiming to avenge his comprehensive defeat to the Spaniard in the 2020 final. Roger Federer will be in action in Paris, his first major tournament appearance since losing to Djokovic at the Australian Open in January last year. While Nadal is the clear favourite
During Kenny Mayne’s final “SportsCenter,” he was asked to do something that he wasn’t known for: have a serious conversation.
“I used to joke, I’m a journal-tainer. I guess the best way to put it is, I always said, ‘I take serious things seriously and less serious things less seriously,’” Mayne told the Los Angeles Times after he closed out his run anchoring ESPN’s signature show Monday night.
“Sometimes you just have to call a highlight. Sometimes you’re reading about a guy charged with a crime. It’s not impossible to be able to wear both hats.”
Aaron Rodgers could potentially break his silence regarding his status with the Green Bay Packers during Kenny Mayne’s last SportsCenter later this month.
In the hours leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft, ESPN dropped the bombshell report that quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers had no desire to play for the Green Bay Packers any longer. While football fans have heard general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur speak on
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