CNBC sports reporter Darren Rovell is moving in to fill the spot vacated by Washington sports fixture John Feinstein as a weekly contributor to ESPN 980’s Sports Reporters. Rovell’s work focuses primarily on the business aspects of sports, and 980’s director of programming Chuck Sapienza said youth played a factor in the hire.
“While Feinstein can be entertaining at times, our research showed our audience was interested in a younger guest that could offer more substance and information,” Sapienza told Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “Darren is a perfect fit for the Sports Reporters and its audience.”
In cased you missed that, Sapienza is basically accusing Feinstein of being boring, old and lacking in substance.
Feinstein is perhaps best known as the author of A Season on the Brink, when he followed Bobby Knight’s 1985-86 Indiana basketball team for a season.