Mike Tirico bid farewell to ESPN after 25 years on June 30. In an emotional final interview, Mike thanked his fellow ESPN hosts for their love and support over the years. Click to WATCH!
After 25 years, Mike Tirico, 49, has left ESPN. The sportscaster sat down with fellow ESPN host Boy Ley for a final interview on June 30. Mike gushed that his time with ESPN has been “great” and thanked viewers and his crew for everything.
“This has been great,” Mike said in his farewell. “Top to bottom. I think twenty-five years is something like over nine-thousand days. Every one of those days ESPN has been a part of my life. I’ll never forget I did the SportsCenter — about Week Two of doing SportsCenter — back in the nineties. Chris Berman was doing a baseball game in California — the hotel California. And he said, ‘Bob Ley and Mike Tirico. Bob, you’re breaking in another one.’ Well, thank you for breaking me in.”
Mike left ESPN after 25 years for NBC Sports. He is set to start on July 1. Up until his departure, Mike had been covering Euro 2016 on location in Paris. With a stunning view of Paris in the background, his final ESPN interview was perfect.
He later tweeted, “Thank you to all who have made these 25 years so incredibly enjoyable. It’s been an honor to be part of the special @espn family.”
Mike is best known for being the play-by-play announcer of ESPN’s Monday Night Football from 2006 to 2015. Over the course of his career at ESPN, he’s covered the NBA Finals, the 2009 U.S. Open, 2014 FIFA World Cup and more.
We wish Mike all the best as he starts this new journey at NBC Sports. He’s going to be great, as always!
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