Scott Van Pelt seems like an intelligent guy. And he also has a way with words. So it wasn’t surprising that he signed off Wednesday night’s episode of “SportsCenter” with an incredible goodbye to the ESPN employees who lost their jobs earlier in the day. ESPN shook the sports media world Wednesday by laying off an abundance of employees, including several high-profile on-air personalities. It was a difficult day for the network, which has long been considered the “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” and SVP addressed the situation perfectly by leaving his former co-workers with an uplifting and inspiring note while acknowledging their departures. Van Pelt’s heartfelt goodbye came on the heels of Bob
Joey Bosa takes preparation seriously. Last year when he was getting ready for the draft, he even practiced for the Wonderlic, before logging the kind of score that would make people who care about such scores nod approvingly. “I’m not as dumb as I may sound or look,” Bosa said. Along those lines, the Chargers defensive end has a concrete plan about his offseason, which he has taken pains to keep team officials abreast of. It was noted that he wasn’t around for the start of voluntary workouts last week, but he has since returned. “I’ve been over-communicating with everybody for months now,” Bosa said of his plan, via Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News. “It’s no secret to anybody.” Bosa told
Charles Barkley said he had worked closely with ESPN journalists down the years. After a tumultuous day at ESPN, in which the broadcaster laid off around 100 employees on Wednesday, including some of the network’s most popular on-air and online personalities, tributes were paid to those who lost their jobs. Perhaps the most striking came from the Golden State Warriors.