Writing for CNN.com, media critic Howard Kurtz says ESPN should give Keith Olbermann, a man of many former jobs, another shot:
Now it would be easy to torpedo that idea by noting that Olbermann has burned bridges everywhere he has worked and could inflame things back at ESPN.
But I won’t. Instead, I’m going to lead a chant: Let’s Go Keith!!
It would be great fun to see him holding forth again on sporting matters. Is the guy supposed to stay sidelined for the rest of his life, just because he’s got a bit of a temper? Don’t the fans of America deserve better? …
I miss the guy, even though there have been times when he has thrown brushback pitches at me. But I’m going to rise above that, for the greater good of television. …
And it couldn’t hurt for ESPN to jazz things up.
The New York Times reported this week that Olbermann is likely looking… for a job back at ESPN, where he worked in the mid-1990s. When he left, an executive at the sports channel said, “”He didn’t burn bridges here. He napalmed them.”