Thursday, January 26, 2017

Brent Musburger To Create Sports Betting Network

A report says 77-year-old Brent Musburger is leaving ESPN to focus on his new sports betting network based in Las Vegas.

According to to, banners promoting the iconic broadcaster’s burgeoning Vegas Sports Information Network (VSIN) were already hanging Wednesday, when it was announced that Musburger will end his play-by-play career with ABC/ESPN at the end of January to help his family start a sports betting venture.

Brent Musburger
Musburger, 77, called countless big events over the past 40 years — welcoming viewers with his signature “You are looking live” catchphrase — since rising to fame on CBS in the 1970s as host of “The NFL Today.”

He will call his final game on ESPN on Tuesday, when Kentucky hosts Georgia at Rupp Arena, where he called Villanova’s historic upset of Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA championship game.

“What a wonderful journey I have traveled with CBS and the Disney company,” Musburger said in a statement. “A love of sports allows me to live a life of endless pleasure. And make no mistake, I will miss the arenas and stadiums dearly. Most of all, I will miss the folks I have met along the trail.

“But the next rodeo for me is in Las Vegas. Stop by and we’ll share a cold one and some good stories. I may even buy!”

If he’s buying, it most likely will be at a bar at the South Point Casino, where all programming for the first-ever sports betting network will originate from.

Sources said Musburger will host the main afternoon show on the network’s SiriusXM radio channel. He will not be a tout and sell picks.

The network’s first radio show is expected to debut during Super Bowl weekend, and VSIN will air daily radio shows, with plans to become a 24-hour network at some point this year.

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