The first excerpt from the highly-anticipated upcoming book about ESPN, Those Guys Have All the Fun, has been published in GQ. The excerpt focuses on former “SportsCenter” anchor Keith Olbermann, who comes across as a hard-to-work-with genius, with some major business-savvy.
I’ve never seen anybody do SportsCenter as well as Olbermann. Nobody. It hasn’t even been close.
I remember when Olbermann said to me, “Do you know how much this job is worth?” And I said no. He said, “It’s worth a million fucking dollars.” Keith looked at it as a businessman, saying, “Do you know what they’re making off of this?”