POSTED 11:20 a.m. EST, February 16, 2007
IRVIN OUT AT ESPN?
Flamboyant receiver turned flamboyant broadcaster Michael Irvin finally got into the Hall of Fame.
And, in the same year, he might finally be out in Bristol.
As Pat Reichart of the New York Post writes: "One industry source believes the decision has already been made, and that some at the network view the outspoken Irvin as a ticking time bomb, ready to explode into a public-relations nightmare."
(Ready to explode? Ready to explode?)
Reichart also says that ESPN would not confirm or deny the report (uh-oh, Mike), and that the network said that it "currently [is] in the process of discussing studio assignments for next season."
Per Reichart, there is speculation that Bill Parcells will return to ESPN for the 2007 season. When word broke that Parcells was in talks to become the next coach of the Cowboys, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli said (as we wrote way back on January 18, 2003) that Parcells should be fired on the spot for not spoon-feeding the scoop to his then-current employer.
So if the Tuna comes back, we doubt that he and Len will be getting together to discuss the latest developments in, you know, man bras