Craig James Not Returning to ESPN

Submitted by hart20 on March 13th, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Something that we've all been hoping for has finally happened: No more Craig James. Craig James is not returning to ESPN next year as per:

 

...ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz essentially eliminated the prospect of James returning to the network.

ESPN’s Krulewitz: “We have no intention of bringing Craig James back in the future.”

Thus ends the second tenure of James at ESPN, which began in 2003. James, whose ESPN contract expires before the 2012 football season, also worked for ESPN in the early ’90s following his NFL playing career.

While I am somewhat saddened by the prospect of not reading about how CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS during Saturday liveblogs this fall, I am pretty happy that we don't have to hear his constant hatred of Michigan during every single game on ESPN.

Any thoughts on who will replace him?

 

Link:http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/espn-no-intention-of-bringing-back-james-29980

I know, I know, it's SportsByBrooks but this article isn't a sensationalist one. Even if it was, the main take from the article and the quote is from an ESPN rep. I doubt that he's lying about it.

Oh, and even though the article is old, I did a bunch of searches and didn't see it posted.

Comments

PutDaTeamOnMyBack

March 13th, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

As you can probably tell, relatively new to the blog here (though longtime reader). I never understood the 5 dead hookers reference with regard to James (that's not to say it wasn't funny in and of itself). I guess what I'm asking is there anything behind the joke? Other than, you know, the idea of him and 5 dead hookers is amusing.

born1ntheArbor

March 13th, 2012 at 10:53 PM ^

He likes Brady because he was one of the people that did the announcing of the Poinsettia Bowl that SDSU destroyed Navy in. He spent most of that game gushing over how awesome Brady was. (No, really. I just watched the game online. The Hoke love came a little before the half and just kept on going.) Before that game, most of the national media hadn't really spent that much time with Brady. So the one (only?) thing Craig James did right, being one of the first people on the national scale NOT associated with Michigan to really see and call Hoke for the coach he is.

ziggolfer

March 13th, 2012 at 8:33 PM ^

For the sake of Lions fans and most everyone, let's hope we don't see more of Matt Millen. He had a great speach during the JoePA thing, but I still can't respect his knowledge of the game. 

ziggolfer

March 13th, 2012 at 8:33 PM ^

For the sake of Lions fans and most everyone, let's hope we don't see more of Matt Millen. He had a great speach during the JoePA thing, but I still can't respect his knowledge of the game. 

LSAClassOf2000

March 13th, 2012 at 8:39 PM ^

....for Craig James was fairly positive about Michigan on many occasions.

No matter, we'll always remember his tenure at ESPN for his "thoughtful" analysis. Indeed, here he is, analyzing....