Doug Gottlieb Reportedly Leaving ESPN, Which Is Kinda Good And Kinda Bad For Syracuse Fans

Feb 24, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; TV personality and former Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Doug Gottlieb (44) during the 2012 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at the Orange County Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Whenever you bring up Doug Gottlieb among Syracuse Orange fans, you get one of two reactions.

1. "He's an ***hole! F*** that guy and everything he stands for. What a jack***. Go steal a credit card, you f***tard!"

2. "He's harsh and I don't like him but he speaks the truth. He doesn't hate Syracuse, you're just sensitive."

I can respect the second reaction because, yes, there are times when Gottlieb is being honest when he's also being douchey.

However, whenever someone tries to play the "Gottlieb doesn't hate Syracuse, get over it" card, I always and forever will pull this trump card out of my pocket. When asked what he has against Syracuse fans...

"Some, NOT ALL, are vile, completely disgusting, go to an SU game at garden--very angry fanbase--worse at DOME, Booze at bothplaces."

Yeah maybe he does make good points from time to time but he's still a dick. That's why I'm sticking with Hakim Warrick. Hatin' ass Doug Gottlieb...

And I certainly am glad to hear that his time at ESPN is apparently over.

Doug Gottlieb, who has had a radio show at ESPN since 2003, is leaving the network and will accept a job at CBS Sports, sources tell me. His new duties will include announcing college basketball games on CBS and a TV show, among other things. CBS is expected to announced the deal this week.

The good news for us is that, unless you go seek him out, Gottlieb will be off our radar for the bulk of the regular season. No more seeing him complain during halftime of Big Monday games or hearing him whine about Syracuse's defense on multiple ESPN platforms. Between this and Hubert Davis, it's a God damn cause for celebration (/remembers Digger Phelps still there. Sours.)

On the bad side, this means that you're going to see A LOT of Gottlieb during the NCAA Tournament. I mean A LOT. He could even end up being one of the announcers for games. Can you even fathom having to listen to Gottlieb for an entire Syracuse NCAA Tournament game? Good lord...

We'll see if this becomes official later this week and then, for at least a while, we can forget about Gottlieb. Let's enjoy the sweet ,sweet silence in our own "vile, disgusting" way.

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