“We tried a lot of times to get an extension done with Jim, and for whatever reason those didn’t culminate,” York said, via The MMQB. “And, ultimately, as successful as it was here, I think Jim is very happy, and he’s doing an unbelievable job at Michigan. We obviously didn’t have success after Jim left. I don’t know that we’d be sitting here with John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan if something happened. And Cheap MLB Jerseys From China I don’t know if it would have worked long-term if we did get something done.
Kathy Berman was married to Chris for 33 years. “Boomer,” the longtime face and voice of ESPN who joined one month after its founding in 1979, turned 62 the day after her death.
ESPN president John Skipper on Wednesday issued a statement of his own:
“This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend. Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: he has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years,” wrote Skipper. “We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”
Berman’s many friends, fans and colleagues in the sports world continued to send condolences and tributes via social media.
The AFC North, though not at the top of this year’s division rankings, remains one of the league’s most competitive clusters. Cincinnati is expected to bounce back from a rough 2016 season. Baltimore and Pittsburgh, as usual, are expected to contend for the division title, with the Steelers probably thinking bigger. As for Cleveland … well, 4.5 wins are more than one win.