Keith Olbermann made his much-anticipated return to television on Monday with the debut of “Olbermann” on ESPN2, the network he helped launch 20 years ago.
Maybe the best way to describe the new show is “The Daily Show” meets sports, minus the correspondents and skits. Given Olbermann’s political background, the format actually makes sense for ESPN.
But does it make sense to add legitimacy to the blossoming rivalry between ESPN and Fox’s new all-sports network, Fox Sports 1, which has already shown similarities to its sister-network, Fox News?
Only time will tell, but in the meantime, let’s take a closer look at the debut episode of “Olbermann.”
Olbermann spent the first 13 minutes (yes, 13) discussing Rex Ryan, and how the media creates controversy out of nothing.
Olbermann's point on the Jets and Ryan was that 'reporting is dead.' Meanwhile, he spent 13 minutes discussing this apparent non-story.
Olbermann's first guest was fellow ESPN returnee Jason Whitlock, who was wearing a denim sport coat.
We take a break from the Olbermann photo album hour to bring you 'Keith Lights' -- basically, highlights.
During 'Keith Lights,' Olbermann noted that David DeJesus was playing for the Royals 'two weeks and three teams ago.' DeJesus was playing for the Cubs two weeks and three teams ago. He last played for the Royals in 2010.
Olbermann's second guest was Mark Cuban, who immediately welcomed Olbermann to 'the Skip Bayless network.'
Now we take a break to spend 30 seconds showing some random YouTube video that has nothing to do with sports or younger Olbermann.
And as if the old photos and clips weren't enough, here is Olbermann wearing that same leather jacket from 20 years ago.
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