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TackleMeBen
02-27-2008, 08:45 AM
Following in the footsteps of other former players, Cris Carter has joined ESPN as an NFL studio analyst.

The former All-Pro wide receiver will appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and contribute to ESPN Radio and will begin April 1.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3266576

looks like sailsbury is out at espn. i heard his contract had expired

Atlanta Dan
02-27-2008, 09:31 AM
No loss if smug Salisbury is gone - since Collinsworth, Marino, Peter King & Costas all have other gigs, I guess Carter was the only member of the Inside The NFL crew who needed to find a job once HBO dumped the show

fansince'76
02-27-2008, 09:39 AM
No loss if smug Salisbury is gone - since Collinsworth, Marino, Peter King & Costas all have other gigs, I guess Carter was the only member of the Inside The NFL crew who needed to find a job once HBO dumped the show

Inside the NFL was much better back in the day with Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti anyway, IMO. It really jumped the shark with that Wanda Sykes idiot a few years back.

lilyoder6
02-27-2008, 11:01 AM
i wouldn't be suprised if starhan would retire the next day espn would be calling and giving him a job

El-Gonzo Jackson
02-27-2008, 05:57 PM
I like Carter. He will call it like he sees it.

Honestly the NBC crew has gotta be the worst. Collinsworth is terrible.....did he bother to tell anybody the Patriots are the greatest team ever??

Bryant Gumble play by play is the cure for insomnia.

Aussie_steeler
02-28-2008, 05:24 AM
http://profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm


SALISBURY WANTED A SEVEN-FIGURE DEAL

How stoopid is Sean Salisbury? He's sufficiently stoopid not to know a good thing when he had it. And he's sufficiently stoopid not to realize that he'll never, ever be as exposed or as wealthy as he was while getting paid by ESPN.

But Salisbury convinced himself that he was underpaid and unappreciated by Bristol, and he says that he asked for a seven-figure salary in order to trigger a "mutual parting."

"I'm a free agent," Salisbury told the Los Angeles Times from his cell phone (snicker) on Tuesday. "I've been liberated. I knew this was coming, but I couldn't be happier."

The problem apparently was that Salisbury didn't get paid as much as more famous former football players.

"I'd grown tired of being punished for not being an NFL superstar," Salisbury said. "Analysts who don't work as hard as me, don't prepare as hard as me, and don't have my resume were making more than me just because of their ability to throw or catch a football." (Or, as the case may be, run with a football and then win Dancing with the Stars.)

"I'd done nothing wrong, and if you hear otherwise, it's not true. I did everything that was asked of me," Salisbury said, possibly in an effort to defuse any rumors that he was fired for calling John Clayton the "Cryptkeeper" on the air last month.

Salisbury claims that he has an offer from FSN, and that he might land in a "non-sports role with CBS." Maybe he'll be hired to fire Katie Couric because she doesn't move her arms when she does the news.



Next on the menu will be the famous Salisbury headbutt celebration that inflicts self harm and injury.

Good Riddance --- hope this tool finds a new toolbox to call home. We cant have tools wandering around all alone now can we.

Aussie_steeler
02-28-2008, 05:35 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/mccarthy/2008-02-26-carter-espn_N.htm

Another link on the Salisbury story. His replacement might show some promise according to this quote

Earlier in the day, ESPN announced Carter had joined the network as a TV and radio analyst. Carter was a plain-spoken TV presence on Inside the NFL. Unlike some league officials, he didn't seem eager to sweep the New England Patriots videotaping scandal under the rug. Carter says there's still major questions that "need to be answered" about the controversy and that many people aren't satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the issue. "The Patriots are a modern-day dynasty. If they created an advantage (for themselves), it needs to be looked into."

fansince'76
02-28-2008, 05:38 AM
"I'd grown tired of being punished for not being an NFL superstar," Salisbury said.

Who? I seem to vaguely recall a scrub QB that bounced around the NFL and CFL in the late '80s-mid '90s by the name of Salisbury. This the same guy? :yawn:

"Analysts who don't work as hard as me, don't prepare as hard as me, and don't have my resume were making more than me just because of their ability to throw or catch a football." (Or, as the case may be, run with a football and then win Dancing with the Stars.)

Yeah, when the only reason you get the job to begin with is because of your ex-NFL player status, that's usually how it works, douchebag. :dang:

Sean Salisbury IMDB Page (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0758461/)

Actor:

"NFL Live" .... Sean Salisbury (3 episodes, 2007)
- Episode dated 30 March 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Sean Salisbury
- Episode dated 29 March 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Sean Salisbury
- Episode dated 28 March 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Sean Salisbury

The Benchwarmers (2006) .... Brad

The Longest Yard (2005) .... Vic


Miscellaneous Crew:

The Longest Yard (2005) (quarterback coach: Mr. Sandler)


Self:

2007 NFL Draft (2007) (TV) .... Himself

"NFL Primetime" (1987) TV series .... Himself (2006)

"Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker" .... Himself (10 episodes, 2004-2006)
... aka Cheap Seats (USA: short title)

- 1998 and 1999 College Bowling Championships (2006) TV episode .... Himself

- Bodybuilding (2006) TV episode .... Himself

- 1985 World's Strongest Man (2006) TV episode .... Himself

- On the Road (2005) TV episode .... Himself

- 1996 U.S. Poker Championship (2005) TV episode .... Himself
(5 more)

"Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
- Episode dated 12 September 2006 (2006) TV episode .... Himself

"Pardon the Interruption" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005)
... aka P.T.I. (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- Episode dated 11 January 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Himself

"BattleBots" (2000) TV series .... Himself - Play by Play Anchor (2000-2001)
... aka Comedy Central's BattleBots (USA)

"SportsCenter" (1979) TV series .... Himself (Football Analyst) (unknown episodes)
... aka Sports Recap (USA: first episodes title)

Yep, really impressive r?sum? there, pal. The one-year stint as the play-by-play guy on "Battlebots" alone should've added a couple of zeroes to the end of your asking price. :rolleyes:

lilyoder6
02-28-2008, 10:01 AM
i remember battlebots when they all came in and faught... lol that show was just funny to watch..

Rhee Rhee
03-01-2008, 02:48 AM
i saw him last night on NFL live....

he made a joke and neither wingo nor schlerith laughed.. it was hilarious... u can tell he just doesn't belong...

Blitzburgh_Fever
03-01-2008, 09:36 AM
Honestly kind of sad to see Inside the NFL go. Collinsworth is a huge douche, but getting my Costas fix every week was one of the large reasons I enjoyed my HBO during football season.

Really enjoy him and Al Michaels. Everytime I catch a Sunday night game with my Dad he goes on about when Michaels broadcasted the '89 earthquake during the World Series, and did it better than any other newscaster he saw. I feel sorry he's stuck with Madden.

Always Costas Now I suppose.

83-Steelers-43
03-01-2008, 09:49 AM
ESPN proving once again that one of it's main job requirements is being a big mouth jackass. Maybe after Michael Irvin proves he can stay clean for longer than a year they can bring him back?

Keep up the good work ESPN!!! :thumbsup: