Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Haven't brought up DP in awhile, but an Anonymous commenter made a good point in an older post. Why haven't any of the fill-ins for Dan Patrick even mentioned him or his final week? Seems odd that they wouldn't try to have someone in place to replace them....get a ton of listeners for DP's last show (this Friday)....and try to get them to carry over. Instead they aren't mentioning anything about the spot at all.
With all of that said, Neil Best collected a ton of great quotes from DP (some call it an interview). Here are a few of the best (get it?!)....
"I felt like a stationary bike after a while," he said. "The highs weren't high and the lows weren't low. I was mired in mediocrity ... There wasn't anything I could hang my hat on and say, 'I am proud of doing that."Definitely Dan. That's more than just okay. Also, I never root for the demise of anything, but ESPN Radio needs to get their act together....and quick.
"Maybe I'll get a rocking chair and an autographed Chris Berman picture and then just ride off into the sunset."
Patrick did say this about the ESPN experience: "It's a big umbrella, but sometimes it's too big, because you're asked to do a lot of different things. I think sometimes you can get lost in the shuffle at ESPN, sort of 'out of sight, out of mind.'"
"I'm sure years from now, it's still going to be, 'Hey, you're the 'SportsCenter' dude!' That's OK."
Dan Patrick to sail uncertain course after 18 years with ESPN (Newsday)