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wayne1218
07-09-2007, 10:39 PM
ESPN.com

Patrick, who has been with the network for 18 years, announced on his radio show Monday that he will appear on air for the last time Aug. 17. Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president for production, made a simultaneous announcement.


A news release said that the mutual agreement will allow Patrick to pursue new interests outside of ESPN.

The final week of Patrick's radio show, which started in 1999, will include a look back at memorable moments, interviews and guests.

"If there was animosity, I wouldn't be doing any radio shows after today," Patrick said on his show, adding, "I hope to be doing radio somewhere, somehow, down the road."

In a news release, Patrick said: "I feel privileged to have had this opportunity and I have extremely mixed emotions about leaving. With that said, I told ESPN that I believe it's time for me to try something different, something that will also be challenging and rewarding. While I'm not sure what that will be, I am grateful to ESPN for its willingness to allow me to pursue new endeavors."

Said Williamson: "Dan has accomplished so much over the past two decades at ESPN, and fans and newsmakers have turned to him for his steady and trusted approach. We wish him the very best."

Patrick was a "SportsCenter" anchor from 1989 to 2006, winning the National Sportscaster of the Year award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2000. He also received a Sports Emmy Award in the Studio Host category in 1998.

Patrick has also written the column "Outtakes" for ESPN The Magazine.

kbsooner21
07-09-2007, 10:40 PM
One of my favorites for sure. He will be missed.

The Lovedoc
07-09-2007, 10:43 PM
Never liked him...

ITS ALL BOUT THE JUNGLE BABY!!!

wayne1218
07-09-2007, 10:45 PM
One of my favorites for sure. He will be missed.

DITTO! :thumbsup:

wayne1218
07-09-2007, 10:47 PM
He is one of my all time favorite Sportscenter hosts and he was GREAT in controversial interviews, NEVER beating around the bush!

TwoTonTony
07-09-2007, 10:57 PM
used to love him too......he took my boxing class and appeared to be a good guy.....(terrible athlete but good student).....got to know him since we both said hello for the better part of a year...Then i saw him at a function and i said hello and acted like who the fuck was I.....lost repsect for him ...but very talented

jcindaville
07-10-2007, 06:18 AM
I read an article about him leaving and it didnt say what he was going to do now. ESPN tried to talk him out of it, i wonder were he will end up at.

He was ok, but I do prefer Rome.

Spark
07-10-2007, 08:14 AM
He was great ...

10DimeBry
07-10-2007, 09:46 AM
he seems too cocky for me. arrogent. never really liked him. only on sportscenter when it was patrick and oberman. otherwise i could careless about his radio show.

kbsooner21
07-10-2007, 09:50 AM
he seems too cocky for me. arrogent. never really liked him. only on sportscenter when it was patrick and oberman. otherwise i could careless about his radio show.
This coming from a Jim Rome fan???

10DimeBry
07-10-2007, 09:57 AM
This coming from a Jim Rome fan???


yeah but jim rome atleast tells it like it is. And rome's show is 100x funnier than patricks. Dan's show is boring and he comes across as someone who talks down to ppl. JMO Patrick's show was much better when dibble was their.

jcindaville
07-10-2007, 10:27 AM
yeah but jim rome atleast tells it like it is. And rome's show is 100x funnier than patricks. Dan's show is boring and he comes across as someone who talks down to ppl. JMO Patrick's show was much better when dibble was their.


I agree, i liked it better when Dibble was there also. I always thought Dibble kept him in line

thaikarate1
07-10-2007, 02:34 PM
I read an article about him leaving and it didnt say what he was going to do now. ESPN tried to talk him out of it, i wonder were he will end up at.

He was ok, but I do prefer Rome.


heard that he was going to host The Price is Right.

Heard this like 2 weeks ago.

Three Jack
07-10-2007, 02:40 PM
He was good...he wasgreat with Olberman...

Welcome to the Big Show
Dare I say en fuego?
And the....whiffffffffff

TwoTonTony
07-10-2007, 03:19 PM
He was good...he wasgreat with Olberman...

Welcome to the Big Show
Dare I say en fuego?
And the....whiffffffffff


i always loved the whiiiiffffffff

jcindaville
07-10-2007, 03:24 PM
heard that he was going to host The Price is Right.

Heard this like 2 weeks ago.


I hope your kidding:red:

reeserich
07-10-2007, 03:48 PM
heard that he was going to host The Price is Right.

Heard this like 2 weeks ago.

I heard that same thing. I bet its true. The game show host gig is about the easiest and one of the most lucrative gigs in the entire entertainment industry.

BigTicket
07-10-2007, 04:44 PM
he addressed the price is right gig on air. They approached him and wanted him to do it, but he wants no part of that.

liked his radio show for the most part, especially when reggie miller dropped by.

wayne1218
07-10-2007, 05:50 PM
Adam Sandler was always a good one on his radio show too. Rome is o.k. but the listeners calling other listeners fat and toothless all day loses it's humor after so many years.

I didn't listen to alot of his radio show but i did love him on Sportscenter!