What a Long Enraged Trip It's Been

Keith Olbermann returns to the mothership
September 08, 2014

ON AUG. 26, ESPN announced that Keith Olbermann's ESPN2 show will move from late night to 5:00 p.m. and that K.O. will occasionally host SportsCenter, which he and Dan Patrick put on the map in the early '90s. Olbermann's return proves that even after acrimonious departures, you can go home again. Or at least back to Bristol.

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SPORTSCENTER, CO-ANCHOR ESPN (1992--93)

SPORTSNIGHT, CO-ANCHOR ESPN2 (1993--94)

Opens the channel's debut show: "Welcome to the end of my career."

SPORTSCENTER, CO-ANCHOR ESPN (1994--97)

Leaves after suspension for appearing on another network, during which he called Bristol a "godforsaken place."

THE BIG SHOW WITH KEITH OLBERMANN AND WHITE HOUSE IN CRISIS, ANCHOR MSNBC (1997--98)

Says he left because he's "having dry heaves in the bathroom because my moral sensor is going off."

THE KEITH OLBERMANN EVENING NEWS, ANCHOR FOX (1998--2001)

He's taken off the air six months before his contract ends. Explains Rupert Murdoch: "He's crazy. I fired him."

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON FOX, STUDIO HOST FOX (1999--2000)

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA, CO-HOST (2007--10)

COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN, ANCHOR MSNBC (2003--11)

Leaves shortly after suspension for making political donations: "At the moment there is a somewhat chilled view of me at NBC."

COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN, ANCHOR CURRENT TV (2011--12)

After being fired, says working there was "a sincere and well-intentioned gesture on my part, but in retrospect a foolish one."

OLBERMANN, HOST ESPN2 (2013--PRESENT)

So far all has been peachy in his second stint with the Worldwide Leader.

SPORTSCENTER, CO-ANCHOR ESPN (2014)

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

This fall a musical entitled I Am Stephon Marbury about the former NBAer's life in China will open in Beijing, with Marbury playing the title role.

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