Dick Ebersol Leaves NBC Sports! Olympics Moving to ESPN??
On Twitter: @longisland495 Mickey Mouse wearing Olympic medals?? In a move that came out of left field, longtime NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol has announced that he will be leaving NBC Sports this June. The reason why Ebersol is departing from NBC Sports is, reportedly, on account of a contract dispute between him and his new bosses in Philadelphia at Comcast. They of course, own a majority of NBC now. It's huge news in the realm of sports media. Ebersol has been at the helm of NBC Sports since 1989. What Ebersol has overseen as the head of NBC Sports has been enormous. He was a part of NBC's coverage of the NBA in the 90's and early 2000's including that iconic NBA on NBC theme. There was MLB and NFL coverage in the 90's as well. NBC recently got back in the NFL game by acquiring the Sunday Night Football rights from ESPN. ESPN, of course, got Monday Night Football in a lucrative deal with the Peacock that included, the acquisition of rights to Roger Rabbit of all things. Recently, NBC has been a huge cog in reigniting the NHL as a viable sports brand in the United States. It's the #2 to the NFL as #1. The greatest thing NBC Sports has done under the Ebersol Era was establish NBC as America's Olympic Network. '92 Barcelona, '96 Atlanta, '00 Sydney, '02 SLC, '04 Athens, '06 Torino, '08, Beijing, '10 Vancouver, and (soon to be) '12 London will all be broadcast by NBC. More so, than anything else, the Olympics were Ebersol's baby. With the buyout of NBC by Comcast, NBC ...
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