“This has been great. Top to bottom,” he said of his career while covering the Euro 2016 tournament in Paris. Mike Tirico will join NBC Sports on Friday.
Mike Tirico appeared on ESPN for the final time Thursday, as he is set to join NBC Sports on July 1.
Tirico, who has been with ESPN for 25 years, worked the network’s Euro 2016 coverage on location in Paris. With a stunning backdrop of Paris, ESPN’s Bob Ley sat down with Tirico and wished him the best on his new venture.
The ESPN crew surprised Tirico on Wednesday with a going-away gathering. He thanked Ley and his colleagues for that and all the memories.
“This has been great. Top to bottom. I think twenty-five years is something like over nine-thousand days. Every one of those days ESPN has been a part of my life. I’ll never forget I did theSportsCenter — about Week Two of doing SportsCenter — back in the nineties. Chris Berman was doing a baseball game in California — the hotel California. And he said, ‘Bob Ley and Mike Tirico. Bob, you’re breaking in another one.’ Well, thank you for breaking me in.”
His fellow Euro 2016 co-hosts then joined him on the set to send him off after a tremendous tenure with ESPN.