On January 25th Brent Musburger announced he was retiring from ESPN and a near 50 year broadcasting career. Less than two weeks later he joined his nephew Brian’s vision of the “Vegas Stats and Information Network,” a national sports gambling network based in Las Vegas as their lead on-air personality.
On Friday, the Hall of Fame broadcaster joined The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the upcoming Miami-Notre Dame football game. Musburger, who called the original “Catholics vs. Convicts” game in 1988 was asked about his current gig and if he would ever return to play-by-play.
“You never say never,” Musburger told Patrick. “I’m very happy here at VSiN. I love talking about all the games. You know, I can now talk more about the NBA; I wasn’t covering the NBA over at ESPN. I can talk about the National Football League and my days with Jimmy the Greek.”
“You never say never,” had people wondering. It would be hard to envision Musburger calling a championship game, or any contest with major significance because it would be unfair to the network’s top broadcasting team. But with the general public’s love of nostalgia, giving Musburger an occasional game to call would be something a network should be interested in.
For now, Musburger has no real plans of returning to the broadcast booth and remains focused and comfortable on VSiN, but his comments certainly mean it’s possible we could hear him say “You are looking live…” again.