Shannon Sharpe: Sad and disappointed
Recently CBS made some changes on The NFL Today members, releasing Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe and then bringing in future hall of famer Tony Gonzalez.
Today, Shannon Sharpe spoke about the changes that were made. Sharpe told Mike Klis of the Denver Post that he would have liked to stay on CBS, specifically The NFL Today. Sharpe despite the firing, appreciates the fact that he was given an opportunity by CBS.
“There’s no way I would ever complain,” Sharpe said. “Am I sad and disappointed? Absolutely. But I’m grateful for the 10 years they did give me. They gave me the opportunity when I had no broadcasting experience. So I’m forever grateful what they did for me. I’ll be fine.”
Sharpe someday expects to be once again a commentator.
“I’m going to work because I want to not because I have to. I can be a little more picky,” he said. “I don’t have to rush into anything because I’m under no financial strain or obligation. I’m going to weigh all my options.”
I am not surprised at all that Sharpe is upset. Anyone would be upset if they were fired. It’s also nice to see Sharpe being hopeful that he could someday be a commentator again. I read a lot of comments on Facebook about the firings of Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe yesterday, and it seemed like most people weren’t surprised at all that Sharpe was fired, but were really surprised that Marino was fired instead.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Contributor Ahmed Isaq @Isaq_SK