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Old 04-13-2015, 03:43 AM
 
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Lou Holtz leaves ESPN on 'mutual agreement' - SBNation.com

I think its a good decision by both parties. It was becoming sad to watch Lou, kind of like Madden the last couple years. He still had his moments but you could tell they were phasing away from him.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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It was sad years ago. Long overdue.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Lou Holtz leaves ESPN on 'mutual agreement' - SBNation.com

I think its a good decision by both parties. It was becoming sad to watch Lou, kind of like Madden the last couple years. He still had his moments but you could tell they were phasing away from him.
Sad to hear this about Lou Holtz, actually.

The same thing may eventually happen to Lee Corso...
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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Considering he can barely speak coherently at this point, it's really for the best.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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Sorry to see Lou leave ESPN, but agree it's long overdue.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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Lou Holtz leaves ESPN on 'mutual agreement' - SBNation.com

I think its a good decision by both parties. It was becoming sad to watch Lou, kind of like Madden the last couple years. He still had his moments but you could tell they were phasing away from him.

A good lesson for older people who believe they are the most valuable employee and are just as sharp/productive as ever.

Many employees, athletes, and sports announcers should retire while still being productive rather than having the boss show you the door.

Boxers were the worst.
Pathetic to watch an over-the-hill boxer getting pounded who was once great.

Have some pride !
Retire on your own terms while you still.................."got it"
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: California
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I am happy to see him gone, like most have said this was long overdue. He too often would speak from his heart and not his brain.

Notre Dame could be 0 and 6 and play the number one team in the nation and he would still pick Notre Dame to win.

He once on air referred to USC as University of Spoiled Children. That was something college studets might say, not a "professional" analyst.

He needed to go.
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Old 04-18-2015, 04:05 PM
 
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I don't feel sorry for Lou Holtz at all. Possibly the worst sports analyst I've ever seen. Barely coherent, rarely correct, yet was paid huge amounts of money.

Hey, if it were Ernie the school janitor being put out to pasture, that would be one thing. But Lou Holtz has been backing up to the pay table for years.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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I don't feel sorry for Lou Holtz at all. Possibly the worst sports analyst I've ever seen. Barely coherent, rarely correct, yet was paid huge amounts of money.

Hey, if it were Ernie the school janitor being put out to pasture, that would be one thing. But Lou Holtz has been backing up to the pay table for years.
I wouldn't say he was the worst sports analysts because he had some great insight, but his speech was generating way too much saliva and he often didn't finish words. I felt sorry for him but couldn't listen to him anymore.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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I like Holtz, and appreciated his insights.. But I'm in basic agreement w/you guys. His diction is basically getting unintelligible.
But, that said, why should that disqualify him from tv work. We live in a recent market where guys like Warren Sapp, Neon Deion, Bart Scott, et al., are half Holtz' age and collect paychecks for delivering barely intelligible commentary. The other night, watching an NBA wrap up, I saw Shaq at the desk, mumbling with a mouth full of grapes. At this point, what's the difference..
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