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    Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

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    [size=12pt]Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN [/size]
    Posted: Monday November 16, 2009 11:13AM; Updated: Monday November 16, 2009 11:13AM


    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Jon Gruden has agreed to a multiyear contract to stay at ESPN, suggesting he won't be returning to coaching anytime soon.

    The Super Bowl-winning coach's name was bound to come up about any job openings after this season. He was fired by the Buccaneers in January, then joined ESPN as a "Monday Night Football" analyst.

    The network said Monday that Gruden has "made a commitment to remain with ESPN."
    My guess is that a Danny Snyder could still throw big bucks at him and buy him out (if necessary) from this contract with ease.

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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    This was probably one of the best hires they have made in a long time.
    Adds some credibility to a sports venue that seems to be really slipping lately.
    Absolutely love listening to him and Jaws work a game.

    On a side note, wonder how we can get FOX to shitcan that group they have on, on Sunday mornings.
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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    Or Notre Dame?
    Not really sure, but I thought that rumor was going around.

    The fact that ESPN isn't announcing specifics suggests that Gruden can probably resume coaching at any time.
    Not sure that he isn't still being paid by the Bucs though?
    Announcing has to be a lot easier than coaching, and if you're still being paid like a head coach...

    I do like Gruden in the booth, and the combo with Jaws.
    Those two do a good job.
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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    I actually like Gruden in the booth as well. He does a great job. I loved when he was on NFLn during the combine and draft. Just too bad we won't get to see him back on the sidelines again
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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    "Overlord" wrote:
    [size=10pt]Or Notre Dame[/size]?
    Not really sure, but I thought that rumor was going around.

    The fact that ESPN isn't announcing specifics suggests that Gruden can probably resume coaching at any time.
    Not sure that he isn't still being paid by the Bucs though?
    Announcing has to be a lot easier than coaching, and if you're still being paid like a head coach...

    I do like Gruden in the booth, and the combo with Jaws.
    Those two do a good job.
    I heard that yesterday for the first time.

    Just too bad we won't get to see him back on the sidelines again.
    Not sure we won't my friend.
    I would assume that his agent was smart enought to put some sort of minimal buyout clause in his contract if the "Peach" of a job came up.
    Heck, if nothing else, I would assume ESPN would be willing to let him get out of the contract with some sort of "Give us Leads/Scoops" loophole.
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    I thought he was going to be better than he is...just my opinion, but he's kind of annoying. He's still much better than Kornheiser though.
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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    I thought he was going to be better than he is...just my opinion, but he's kind of annoying. He's still much better than Kornheiser though.
    When compared to Kornheiser and Dennis Miller, he's amazing.

    When judged on his own merits, I also find him annoying.
    A bit too much of this:

    "When he made the cut, THAT WAS THE MOST AMAZING ACCELERATION I'VE EVER SEEN."

    "The Steelers defense IS COMMITTED TO STOPPING THE RUN LIKE NO OTHER DEFENSE IN THE LAND."

    Etc.
    Listen to him tonight and you can HEAR THE ALL CAPS COMING THROUGH THE MICROPHONE!

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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    My favorite one in there

    Thank god

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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    I thought he was going to be better than he is...just my opinion, but he's kind of annoying. He's still much better than Kornheiser though.
    When compared to Kornheiser and Dennis Miller, he's amazing.

    When judged on his own merits, I also find him annoying.
    A bit too much of this:

    "When he made the cut, THAT WAS THE MOST AMAZING ACCELERATION I'VE EVER SEEN."

    "The Steelers defense IS COMMITTED TO STOPPING THE RUN LIKE NO OTHER DEFENSE IN THE LAND."

    Etc.
    Listen to him tonight and you can HEAR THE ALL CAPS COMING THROUGH THE MICROPHONE!

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    I really like Gruden as an announcer.
    I have noticed something like your saying though. He is constantly praising players in an over the top fashion. Every player is a great "football player".

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    Re: Gruden agrees to multiyear contract with ESPN

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    I thought he was going to be better than he is...just my opinion, but he's kind of annoying. He's still much better than Kornheiser though.
    When compared to Kornheiser and Dennis Miller, he's amazing.

    When judged on his own merits, I also find him annoying.
    A bit too much of this:

    "When he made the cut, THAT WAS THE MOST AMAZING ACCELERATION I'VE EVER SEEN."

    "The Steelers defense IS COMMITTED TO STOPPING THE RUN LIKE NO OTHER DEFENSE IN THE LAND."

    Etc.
    Listen to him tonight and you can HEAR THE ALL CAPS COMING THROUGH THE MICROPHONE!

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    I think that he is GREAT!
    But to Zues' point their is a great piece in the ProFootball talk item, essentially echoing what Zues is saying:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...dens-new-deal/

    "If/when he drops the Jonny Gumdrops routine, he could be the next Madden.
    But to get there Gruden will need to truly set aside any designs on ever coaching again and quit speaking in superlatives regarding anything and everything that enters his field of sensory perception.
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