CBS has apparently let Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe go for next year.
Tony Gonzalez has been hired to fill one of the slots, and the second is being held open for now… There is some feeling that if Rex Ryan is available, it could be his. There are other candidates as well.
Let me be the first to say “THANK YOU CBS!!!”
I have avoided their NFL Show like the plague ever since Shannon “Mush Mouth” Sharpe got his job. I couldn’t understand one word in three he said. And it wasn’t just me, either. Just about everyone I ever spoke to about that show remarked on how difficult it was to understand Shannon.
I liked Dan Marino, and I’m surprised they let him go, but maybe they wanted to shake things up and get some new blood on the set. Dan wasn’t great, but he wasn’t bad. I think he will land on his feet somewhere if he wants to continue in that profession.
If Shannon gets another job, I will be surprised. I am pretty sure his brother Sterling works at the NFL Network, so I guess that is a possibility, but I hope not. However, if he ends up getting hired somewhere, I pray it won’t be ESPN. That will make him more visible than ever.