Colin Cowherd Takes A Few Shots At His Old Employer, ESPN
September 28, 2015 at 5:31 AM (PT)
It didn't take long for a war of words to break out between former ESPN RADIO host COLIN COWHERD -- now heard on FOX SPORTS -- and his old employer.
THE WASHINGTON POST reports, "On WEDNESDAY’s broadcast of 'The Herd,' now located at FOX SPORTS, COWHERD ran through a laundry list of complaints about his former employer in light of the news that a.) it’s reportedly going to lay off around 300 employees in a cost-cutting move; and b.) it no longer will provide 'cover updates' on its college football telecasts."
COWHERD was quoted as saying on air, "If I can be critical of ESPN, they’ve become incredibly reactionary over the last three or four years for a variety of reasons. They’re going to have 300 layoffs here, it’s incredibly sad. There’s a lot of executives protecting their space and their pensions, and they’ve become incredibly reactionary, but there’s a lot of great people over there."
He also took a shot at ESPN's "MIKE And MIKE" show, saying, "you know, their morning show, MIKE and MIKE, we used to call it ‘Mickey and Mickey in the morning.’ It’s very DISNEY, it’s very safe, it’s very likeable, nobody’s going to get yelled at."