Ron Franklin, the once-outstanding ESPN college football and basketball announcer who was fired from the network in January 2011 for – among other things – calling colleague Jeannine Edwards “sweet baby,” has settled out-of-court with the network in a wrongful termination lawsuit.
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Franklin, despite a clumsy end to his career, was in his prime in the 90s when I was in college and Big Monday was a staple, and Saturday night football games on ESPN is what everyone watched while pre-gaming. Franklin always seemed to call the biggest games – think Musburger and Herbie now – and always seemed to do a tremendous job. Confession: Sometimes, I’ll just surf You Tube for SEC games from the 90s just to hear Franklin on the mic. It brings back memories of Power Hour and Asshole.
Previously: Ron Franklin Sues ESPN