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Patrick, with multiple roles, proves there’s life after ESPN

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 24 / 15

A s A-list talent left ESPN this summer — Bill Simmons , followed by Keith Olbermann , followed by Colin Cowherd — I often heard people bring up Dan Patrick as the person who created a blueprint for a successful life after Bri...

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