Ed Cunningham walks away from announcing


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Cunningham won't be announcing Clemson games anymore (courtesy - ESPN)
Cunningham won't be announcing Clemson games anymore (courtesy - ESPN)

Former ESPN broadcaster Ed Cunningham has been in a television analyst role for nearly 20 years with ABC and ESPN but most notably working with his partner Mike Patrick for the last decade announcing college football games.

Cunningham has decided that he will walk away from announcing football games because he doesn't feel right about promoting it.

"I take full ownership of my alignment with the sport," Cunningham told the New York Times. “I can just no longer be in that cheerleader’s spot."

Cunningham thinks that brain injuries are becoming too commonplace in the sport.

"In its current state, there are some real dangers: broken limbs, wear and tear," Cunningham said. “But the real crux of this is that I just don’t think the game is safe for the brain. To me, it’s unacceptable."

Cunningham's former NFL teammate Dave Duerson's death has impacted his view of brain injuries.

“I know a lot of people who say: ‘I just can’t cheer for the big hits anymore. I used to go nuts, and now I’m like, I hope he gets up,’” Cunningham said. “It’s changing for all of us. I don’t currently think the game is safe for the brain. And, oh, by the way, I’ve had teammates who have killed themselves. Dave Duerson put a shotgun to his chest so we could study his brain.”

Cunningham left a six-figure salary at ESPN as he was not one of the on-air personalities that the company laid off back in April.

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clemchem®
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Coothater®
spacer I thought ESPN fired him already this past summer.
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spacer Not so fast my friend...
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spacer TigerPrince is an uneducated libitard.***
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spacer Hillary lost. Get over it.
tigerdrummer®
spacer I don't get the sarcasm***
ClemsonSCTiger
spacer I wish he'd had that epiphany 20 years ago***
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jch81
spacer WHAT. A. TOOL. Hey Ed, you're in the BOOTH. not the FIELD
jtiger1®
spacer See, told y'all there was a First Lieutenant Edward Cunningham in the Confederate Army.
JKBtigerpaw
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CU13®
spacer +1 on your research.
JKBtigerpaw
spacer More work for Robert E. Lee ...
clemchem®
spacer Way to make it all about you Ed...HERO***
CM Shack
spacer Re: Way to make it all about you Ed...HERO***
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spacer Is Mark Mike Patrick's brother?***
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spacer Re: Cunningham walks away from announcing- bye Ed
74TIGER
spacer BEHOLD THE POWER OF PRAYER!!!!!***
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spacer Re: BEHOLD THE POWER OF PRAYER!!!!!***
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hubcap
spacer Door meet a$$***
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spacer Moron
etigeratl
spacer This is fantastic news!
flyslyw
spacer A pompous "look at me!" jack-leg right up until the end.***
twill
spacer Yessssssss!!!!!!!!!!!! THE. ABSOLUTE. WORST!***
surroundedtiger
spacer Oh, the humanity...
RogerS®
spacer As one of the few folks who likes Ed, sorry to see him go***
ninetytwotiger®
spacer Thank goodness....
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CUAllTheWay®
spacer GOOD RIDDANCE!!! He was terrible! No loss whatsoever.
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EEtigerstripe
spacer It's about time***
PsychoTea
spacer Not an Ed fan, but I can respect him walking away...
ClemsonTiger12
spacer So now we'll see him even more on every network..
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spacer We're gonna miss you Ed...
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spacer oh, ed. it's probably cuz everyone on the tigernets,
freakgeek
spacer Good! So long!***
gopaws4
spacer Re: Good! So long!***
Joe21®
spacer Hey, basketball needs someone at the mic
Suwanee Tiger
spacer If they have a set they will hire Doc Walker to replace him
Fillthevalley
spacer bye Felicia***
ATL PAW MAN®
spacer That's ok Ed. I'll take 6 figures to work on weekends
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spacer "Ed will be sorely missed", said no one!!***
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