Maybe you can go home again. Keith Olbermann is headed back to
The famously scrappy host is returning to the sports broadcasting empire more than 15 years after leaving the fold in a cloud of controversy and bad feelings -- and more than a year after being fired from his last regular TV gig at
Olbermann, 54, will host a self-titled 11 p.m. weeknight show on
"The program will focus on the day's relevant sports topics through a mix of perspective and commentary, interviews, contributors, panel discussions and highlights," the network wrote in a statement Wednesday.
Olbermann achieved national fame as the host of a nightly political talk show that helped revive
But his battles with bosses were legendary. At one point, Olbermann appeared on a talk show and referred to ESPN's Connecticut headquarters as a "godforsaken place." After he left the company, he said management barred him from returning to their offices.
Apparently all is forgiven now, and Olbermann sounds eager to make amends.
"I've been gone for 16 years and not one day in that time has passed without someone connecting me to the network," he wrote in a statement. "Our histories are indelibly intertwined and frankly I have long wished that I had the chance to make sure the totality of that story would be a completely positive one."
What do you make of Olbermann's return?