SBD/Issue 124/Sports Media

ESPN's John Walsh Weighs In On Olbermann-Simmons Feud

ESPN Exec VP & Exec Editor John Walsh waded into the Keith Olbermann-Bill Simmons feud, taking a shot at Olbermann. Walsh told THE DAILY, "We at ESPN are happy that Keith retains an interest in the hiring procedures at our company. We have fond memories of his collegiality and counsel for executive decision-making. But alas, we have moved on from the KO Era. His colleagues at MSNBC no doubt appreciate Keith’s management talent." Olbermann anchored “SportsCenter” from ’92-97 before leaving with hard feelings on both sides. In a blog post earlier this week, Olbermann took a shot at ESPN's popular columnist, saying he received e-mails from "some of Mr. Simmons' bosses," complaining that the columnist has become more "uncontrollable" and "unmanageable" than Olbermann was during his ESPN tenure.

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