Breaking News: ESPN Adds Cris Carter As A Football Analyst

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

ESPN has just released a statement that for some reason they are adding yet ANOTHER ex-player to the mix of analysts covering Football for the network. Cris Carter will be joining the team next season as analyst!

Former All Pro wide receiver Cris Carter has joined ESPN as an NFL studio analyst and will appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter and ESPNEWS, among other programs. As part of his multiplatform role, the 16-year NFL veteran will also contribute analysis on ESPN Radio and be part of ESPN’s 2008 NFL Draft coverage. Carter will begin April 1. He will also participate in ESPN The Weekend this weekend (February 29 – March 2) at Walt Disney World Resort.
Man they waste no time getting him involved do they? Ship him to Orlando stat! In all seriousness this is probably one of their better hires over the past few years. Carter has always been solid on HBO and I always thought his insight could be used more throughout the league.

Now we can only hope they don't drop someone now that they've got 8 ex-players/coaches (Mike Ditka, Merril Hoge, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, Mark Schlereth, Emmitt Smith, and Steve Young) to deal with. Just don't let it be Emmitt because then I'd only have Berman left to make fun of next season.

(Via ESPN PR)

12 Comments:

This probably has to do with the Keyshawn NFL comeback talks.

Good hire for ESPN though!

ssreporters said...
Feb 26, 2008, 3:15:00 PM  

I hope they fire Merril Hoge.

Anonymous said...
Feb 26, 2008, 3:38:00 PM  

fire Hoge and Salisbury and we're good

sophia's bush said...
Feb 26, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

Articulate, good with the language, and had good chemistry in his HBO appearances.

ESPN really does wreck a lot of good things. Watch him get buried on Countdown.

Signal to Noise said...
Feb 26, 2008, 3:51:00 PM  

I would imagine that since this Carter that we are talking about, the Lord was the reason behind this new job.

GMoney said...
Feb 26, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

read: That black man is really articulate

Anonymous said...
Feb 26, 2008, 3:56:00 PM  

Cris Carter could be taking either Keysahwn Johnson's spot or Emmitt Smith's. Maybe both. He is much better than those 2 lunkheads.

Anonymous said...
Feb 26, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

Please let it be Salisbury, please let it be Salisbury . . .

Anonymous said...
Feb 26, 2008, 4:30:00 PM  

I couldn't agree more with the anti-Salisbury comments...the guy is a menace and plays the whole "I'm gonna kick Clatyon's ass" card way too much. When he's on ESPNradio it's nearly unlistenable...he so much wants to be a Hollywood celebrity its ridiculous.

Why do the networks feel the need to overload these telecasts with analysts? Just because Carter was out there and out of work, that means he has to get hired? Why do they go back to 4-person shows? 5+ is way too much vying for talk and attention.

Anonymous said...
Feb 26, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

Remember the scene in The Naked Gun with all the broadcasters...Gowdy, Palmer, Allen...

Maybe they were able to see the ESPNfuture.

hollywood wags said...
Feb 26, 2008, 8:21:00 PM  

Good to see ESPN finally hiring a former Ohio State guy.

Anonymous said...
Feb 26, 2008, 8:54:00 PM  

Cocaine is a helluva drug...

Anonymous said...
Feb 26, 2008, 10:13:00 PM  

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