Mayflower Voyage (1620)

ESPN's decision to reduce Brent Musburger's national airtime has a cost

ESPN's decision to reduce Brent Musburger's national airtime has a cost

Spoke to Brent Musburger the other day, after realizing I hadn't heard his voice all season. ESPN, in one of its oddest decisions, has relegated him to Southeastern Conference games, which is why we seldom see him anymore.

"You'll just have to subscribe to the SEC Network," he says.

That's Musburger, all right: Still crazy after all these years.

The SEC remains a plum assignment, though sentencing Musburger to what essentially is a regional telecast is like booking Placido Domingo to sing in Marriott lounges. It's good for Marriott, but not for opera overall.

Fine by him, Musburger insists. But not by me. That he won't be working one of the two New Year's...

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