Mike Lupica’s reputation within sports media circles is not good. The words “insufferable,” “pompous,” and “diva” have been used to describe him and those are the kinder ones.
Last month, ESPN announced that The Sports Reporters final program will air in May.
UPDATE: ESPN has issued this statement from President John Skipper denying that Lupica was the main reason for the cancellation of The Sports Reporters:
“The story suggesting that the decision I made about the future of The Sports Reporters had anything to do with Mike Lupica is completely inaccurate. Mike has been a constant throughout the show’s long history and played an important and constructive role in the difficult transition following the tragic death of his good friend and long-time host John Saunders.
Author: Ken Fang
Published: Tue Feb 14 2017 08:00:56 GMT-0500 (EST)