After months of speculation that Chris Berman, the long-time face of ESPN, could be leaving for NFL Network or DirecTV, Michael Hiestand of USA Today reports that Berman’s new deal with ESPN will be announced on Monday.
“[T]his is my home,” Berman told Hiestand. “I’d love to finish here, and I’m going to. I’ll be
here as long as they’ll have me.”
He’s starting to sound like a college football coach who has flirted with another program. And it sounds like ESPN stepped up financially in order to ensure that he won’t be going anywhere, at least until the next time his contract comes up.