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Chris Berman’s Bold 2011 ESPY Prediction (Satire)

By mike raffone On July - 15 - 2010
ESPN's Bob Ley and Stuart Scott are smiling.

Their legendary broadcasting buddy, Chris Berman, stepped way outside the lines this morning on my sports television talk show with a bold prediction. Booyah!

Commenting on last night's ESPY Awards in LA, the Swami passionately picked me—Michael Anthony Raffone, aka Mike Raffone, or simply MIKE, as a lock for a 2011 ESPY in the new ESPY category—Breakout Broadcaster of the Year!

Uncharacteristically agitated at his beloved employer, Berman bemoaned that the World Wide Leader in Sports has apparently whiffed on the opportunity to sign me—the World Wide Leader in Sports Humor—to a long term Sports Center anchor gig!

Berman berated ESPN management as, "rumblin', bumblin', and stumblin ," their way through contract negotiations with my agent. ESPN's most revered television reporter appeared exasperated by the thought of probably losing me—the long awaited microphone messiah—to a rival sports media company. ESPN co-hosts Ley and Scott shared similar sentiments.

Berman stated, "MIKE is a perfec...

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