Olbermann added that ESPN has "been terrific and I'm very torn" about whether to continue on the network radio show - either hosting it by himself, as the network has offered, or do a shorter version. He could also join Patrick somewhere down the road at another syndicated show.(Emphasis added) Olbermann is good on the radio -- better than Patrick, in my opinion -- but his MSNBC show has gained viewers lately, and he's just been added to the NBC Sunday night NFL team, so now would be the wrong time for him to take a full-time radio job.
"I don't think with my other jobs I could give it as much as the company and listeners deserve," said the MSNBC "Countdown" anchor said of taking Patrick's ESPN Radio spot.
But it's extraordinary that Olbermann -- once the most hated man in Bristol -- has patched things up with the ESPN brass to the extent that they actually want him back. That says a lot about Olbermann's considerable talent.