On Monday night, before the NCAA National Championship Game, Richard “Digger” Phelps announced his retirement from ESPN. After 20 years of matching highlighters/neckties, detailed notecards, dancing and merry buffoonery, Phelps is hanging it up.
Here is his farewell address, as well as a nice tribute from Rece Davis.
As SI’s Richard Deitsch points out, Phelps was not renewed by ESPN. Maybe his next stop won’t be the White House, but FS1 or another burgeoning sports station.
Digger Phelps’s deal was not renewed by ESPN so it will be interesting if he unretires for another network in the future.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 8, 2014