Colin Cowherd is leaving ESPN. He joins Bill Simmons and Keith Olbermann as polarizing personalities to recently split from the World Wide Leader, albeit for different reasons. The Herd with Colin Cowherd host will reportedly leave ESPN before his contract expires. The Hollywood Reporter mentions sources saying Cowherd will land at Fox Sports.
“We’ve enjoyed a mutually beneficial run with Colin for over a decade. He came to national prominence on ESPN with his unique perspective on sports and society. Endings also bring new beginnings, for ESPN and Colin, and we thank him and wish him the best,” ESPN President John Skipper said.
Cowherd has been at ESPN since 2003, hosting a prominent morning radio show that is simulcast on ESPNU. He also used to co-host ESPN’s SportsNation and Colin’s Football Show on ESPN2. Cowherd has recently gone out of his way to mention that he’s not interested in watching particular ESPN events, including the MLB Home Run Derby and last night’s ESPY Awards.
In honor of Cowherd leaving ESPN, take a look at the epic theme song for Colin’s Football Show: