Summer Has Officially Arrived: Here's Chris Berman Sweating Like A Pig

Our friends at Busted Coverage got their dirty mitts on this shot of Boomer bumblin', stumblin', and sweatin' through his shirt at last week's Boston Strong concert. We know it had to be hotter than a pizza oven that night inside TD Garden, but it still bears repeating: Nobody brings the swamp ass like the Swami.
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Here's A 1984 Commercial Starring Chris Berman Shilling A $50 Satin…

The year is 1984. ESPN has just become America's biggest cable TV channel, reaching nearly 30 million homes. It has not, however, yet shown a profit. Perhaps in an attempt to create a new revenue stream (the days of five-dollar subscriber fees being well into the future) the brains in Bristol started selling… » 3/08/13 10:30am 3/08/13 10:30am

Chris Berman Can't. Get. All. The. Way. Out Of This Sand Trap

The 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am got underway yesterday, and ESPN's Chris Berman is a participant. We're not sure what Berman's position on the leaderboard is, but if this sequence is any indication of how he's been playing, he can't be doing too well. Come for the rage-inflected look of exasperation after… » 2/08/13 6:15pm 2/08/13 6:15pm

Chris Berman Plays His Greatest Hits: Deux, Deux, Deux

Like any good showman knows, you've got to give the people what they want. And, clearly, what the people want is an homage to a bit on foreign painkillers from a lovable oaf. So this morning on Sunday NFL Countdown, Chris Berman used the Buffalo Bills "home game" in Toronto against the Seahawks to return to the Canadian … » 12/16/12 12:45pm 12/16/12 12:45pm

Here Are The Highlights Of Chris Berman's Interviews With President…

Last night's Monday Night Football was no oasis from politics for sports fans, as ESPN repeated its performance from 2008 and had the major candidates for president appear during halftime for a conversation with Chris Berman. Berman, who continues to somehow blackmail Vince Doria into letting him do these things,… » 11/06/12 11:17am 11/06/12 11:17am

Oh Good, Chris Berman Will Interview Barack Obama And Mitt Romney The…

Americans, you've got an important decision to make on Election Day. So the last thing you probably want before you go to bed the night before is Chris Berman yelling and buffooning up your Monday Night Football. Well, good news! Berman will keep the clowning to a minimum and instead put on his serious journalist hat,… » 10/22/12 4:45pm 10/22/12 4:45pm

Chris Berman's Comb-Over Has Reached Ernie McCracken Levels

Chris Berman's much-ballyhooed turn at the mic to call a live Monday Night Football game came and went last night, and without much drama. He was better than last year's Mike & Mike experiment, at least, though his reliance on baseball terminology to call a football game was disconcerting and eventually comedic, in the … » 9/11/12 9:00am 9/11/12 9:00am

Are You Ready For Many, Many More Years Of Chris Berman? ESPN Is.

Two months ago, there was buzz in Bristol that Chris Berman was on the verge of re-signing a big contract. Bristolites were surprised. First, his contract wasn't set to expire till May 2013, so why do anything 10 months before? Especially since ESPN let plenty of prominent contracts go down to the wire this year? And… » 9/07/12 12:26pm 9/07/12 12:26pm

Berman Got Back: Your Home Run Derby Supercut, Featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot

Perhaps on advisement from his superiors, the very popular Chris Berman was noticeably restrained during last night's Home Run Derby. In fact, his "backbackback" catchphrase found limited use; Berman only uttered "back" 79 times. That's still plenty enough for us to have fun with, and so here's Berman taking a stab at the … » 7/10/12 2:50pm 7/10/12 2:50pm

Chris Berman Is America's Most Popular Sports Broadcaster

When ESPN announced Chris Berman would be announcing an opening-week Monday Night Football, we groaned. We'd also assumed the nation hated Berman's hysterical Home Run Derby squawking as much as we did. It turns out America loves Chris Berman—here's proof. » 7/10/12 10:20am 7/10/12 10:20am

Chris Berman Was Looking Toasty Last Night

Hot on the heels of news ESPN would be putting him in the booth for Monday Night Football, Chris Berman showed up to call last night's Rays-Yankees game from St. Petersburg. It might have been the lighting, but it looks like Berman decided to enjoy some of the Suncoast's pristine beaches while down there. » 7/03/12 9:00am 7/03/12 9:00am

Here's Why Chris Berman Calling An NFL Game Is A Terrible Idea (In Case …

Over the years, ESPN has used the second game of the annual Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader as a kind of test kitchen, to see just how much bullshit American sports fans can tolerate. We've been subjected to Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, and Mike Ditka, all at once. Twice. And now, as the cherry on the shit… » 6/27/12 2:40pm 6/27/12 2:40pm

ESPN Finally Relents And Will Let Chris Berman In The Booth For One

For years, Chris Berman has wanted to call a pro football game—something he hasn't done in all his time at ESPN. Before the 2009 season, we've heard, Berman asked the network if he could call just one game, maybe a late-season nothingburger like Cardinals-49ers. And ESPN, as it always has, slammed the door in his face. … » 6/27/12 2:19pm 6/27/12 2:19pm

Chris Berman At The U.S. Open: "I'd Rather Sit In The Corner Of A…

Chris Berman, the sentient sports fan's favorite punching bag, spent the last two days ruining the U.S. Open, according to many. Operating brains everywhere were firing off questions like "Why?" and "Is ESPN trying to kill me?" Probably not, but It is, of course, a symptom of the larger problem at ESPN. » 6/16/12 1:21pm 6/16/12 1:21pm

As many have …