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Brent Musburger gets two more years as BCS play-by-play talent

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Brent Musburger has become one of the most recognizable play-by-play talents in sports. At 73, he’s going to have the opportunity to call the final two BCS championship games as they’re currently known before college football’s new postseason begins in 2015.

ABC/ESPN, which currently broadcasts the BCS games and should continue to have the rights to a four-team playoff, announced a two-year deal with Musburger Monday.

“I couldn’t be happier about staying at ESPN,” said Musburger in a prepared statement. “It was never a consideration for me to move on from here. The people I work for and with are some of the best in the industry. I love the atmosphere at college events and surrounding myself around college athletes. Hey, that’s how I stay young.”

Word of Musburger’s deal first came through the USA Today.

I want to keep going as long as I feel good and they’ll have me,” Musburger told the paper.

Musburger has been calling ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” since 2006.

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25 Responses to “Brent Musburger gets two more years as BCS play-by-play talent”
  1. nadsiantheory says: Aug 21, 2012 9:13 AM

    Mute button

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 21, 2012 9:31 AM

    Is there a radio source for the BCS which has other broadcasters? If so, please post for all to know the alternative.

    Like nadsiantheory posted: Mute button

    then turn on the radio broadcast.

  3. seahawksbmx says: Aug 21, 2012 9:39 AM

    Wow, hard to fathom that he’s 73. As long as he still has his faculties, I’m okay with him getting a couple more years. He’s pretty much the last play-by-play guy still going that I remember from childhood. I’m not counting Vin Scully since I didn’t grow up listening to the Dodgers, but regardless of your opinion of BM, it’s always sad when the old timers retire or expire.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:48 AM

    No, put him out to pasture. It’s way past time.

  5. tlmoon2112 says: Aug 21, 2012 10:06 AM

    Good for him, its a hell of a far cry from getting punched out on the set by Jimmy the Greek! Brent is great!

  6. dryzzt23 says: Aug 21, 2012 10:36 AM

    Noooo! Musburger maintains a passionate hatred for Big ten schools and has a huge bias towards the SEC, it is blatantly evident in how he broadcasts.

    Get rid of this guy and bring in a truly objective broadcaster for once.

  7. florida727 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:09 AM

    Love him or hate him, the guy has made millions of dollars doing exactly what he loves doing for a living. We should all be so fortunate…

  8. gorilladunk says: Aug 21, 2012 11:38 AM

    Can’t imagine Brent and Herbie not doing the games each week. For all the BS he gets, who else would do a better job? “Big Game” Brent is still the man!

  9. charlescub80 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:49 AM

    What a joke. That is all.

  10. sanguillen35 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:57 AM

    For 8 years ESPN witheld evidence of potential child abuse within the Syracuse basketball program. They were waiting for a second victim to come forward to validate the eveidence that they had…. essentially waiting for another child to be abused before coming foreward. Yet ESPN continues to broadcast NCAA events!? What absolute hypocricy!!!!

  11. baywatchboy says: Aug 21, 2012 12:23 PM

    When he’s done with college ball, will he go back to hosting the NFL Today? I miss that. Him, Irv Cross, Phyllis George and Jimmy the Greek. Those were the days.

  12. t16rich says: Aug 21, 2012 12:27 PM


    ESPN is all about the money, don’t expect any moral values from that station. Screw anything that ESPN says too. Whatever they say can’t be trusted. They are BSing liars. They enabled Craig James to run that slanderous hate campaign against Mike Leach when he clearly distorted the truth on what happened to his son.

  13. tommy57 says: Aug 21, 2012 1:47 PM

    Perhaps Dr. Emmert should require ESPN to donate a year’s worth of profits from college football revenue to be used to compensate victims of child abuse in exchange for allowing them to continue broadcasting games.

    Naaah – that’s not gonna happen.

  14. tommy57 says: Aug 21, 2012 1:54 PM

    To me, Brent and Verne Lunquist have the most recognizable voices of college football announcers.

  15. cubano76 says: Aug 21, 2012 1:57 PM

    If I have to listen to him say “Honeybadger” ONE more friggin time………

  16. ghengy says: Aug 21, 2012 2:04 PM

    Poor Herbstreit, I feel for the guy.

    The smartest thing CBS ever did was firing this jagoff, then the idiots at ABC pick him up to do LLWS which was pretty damned funny until he managed to wangle his way back into the booth. I literally cringe whenever I see he’s doing the broadcast.

    Sorry Herbie, 2 more years. Sheesh!

  17. beedubyatoo says: Aug 21, 2012 2:14 PM

    sanguillen35 says:Aug 21, 2012 11:57 AM

    For 8 years ESPN witheld evidence of potential child abuse within the Syracuse basketball program.
    CBS broadcasts the NCAA D-1 tourney and Syracuse has been all over that for years. Don’t be so exclusionary in whom you’re picking on.

  18. sanguillen35 says: Aug 21, 2012 3:17 PM

    Syracuse was on this the same way PSU was all over the Sandusky case. They did their own internal investigation and did not hand it to legal authorities. Read Syracuse’s own 52 page report on the issue. Syracuse Bball needs to fry and the NCAA needs to end it’s relationship with ESPN/ABC or everything said and done about the PSU mess means nothing.

  19. sportsdrenched says: Aug 21, 2012 5:28 PM

    Noooo! Musburger maintains a passionate hatred for Big ten schools.

    I must be older than a lot of you. Brent used to be the biggest Big 10 Honk around. So much so he would inject the Big 10 into non Big 10 broadcasts.

    Anyway, I wouldn’t say Brent is one of my favorites. But he’s a capable professional and has been doing it since I was a kid, so he has nostalgia going for him in my mind.

    I love the atmosphere at college events and surrounding myself around college athletes

    Translation: I like to party when the game is over. Nothing wrong with that Brent, nothing wrong at all….as long as you’re not driving like you did that one time in Lincoln.

  20. sportsdrenched says: Aug 21, 2012 5:38 PM

    I stand corrected on Musburger driving while partying in Lincoln. He was actually the passenger in a vehicle, but was still cited for an open container violation:

  21. whalerpilot says: Aug 21, 2012 9:51 PM

    Musburger always bloviates over his personal favorite and downplays the underdog in every game he broadcast. I miss Keith Jackson. Have to agree with the mute button argument.

  22. glestonsimmons says: Aug 21, 2012 11:13 PM

    Between Brent Musburger and Bob Costas, I’ve been on suicide watch for far too long.

  23. thetexan214 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:33 PM

    MMad at musberger over syracuse n penn state??….
    sanguillen, damn bro u need a life…
    next to boring, rumblin, stumblin k.j.- Brent Musberger is the voice of CFB. …
    I can make a convincing case for him being a homer for big10 or sec

    If not brent musberger, who would u rather have?

  24. manchestermiracle says: Aug 22, 2012 9:40 AM

    Still waiting for a network to have the balls to include a SAP channel that eliminates talking heads altogether and lets you hear nothing but stadium noise, as you would if you were at the game.

    I grew up in a different era and have been spoiled listening to the likes of Vin Scully, Dick Enberg, Chick Hearn, Bob Miller, etc. None of the current major play-by-play announcers can hold a candle to those guys. All I hear now is the painfully obvious observation or reading graphics to an audience they must think is illiterate.

  25. wolfpack152 says: Aug 22, 2012 2:42 PM

    I wonder which games he will be at this year that he wont actually be watching while spewing idiotic super-obvious cliche comments while a huge mis-call or important play goes on without him noticing.

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