Michael Irvin Reveals How He Landed His Job With ESPN

Former NFL star Michael Irvin has a successful career owning or tied for 20 Cowboys receiving records, including nearly every major career and single-season standard – career receptions (750), yardage (11,904), and 100-yard receiving games (47). He won 3 super bowls before his career came to an end due to a spine injury.

This veteran player certainly knows when to flex his accomplishments and utilize them to enable new opportunities. He got the opportunity to work with ESPN, the world’s most prominent sports company, back in 2013. Irvin appeared on the “Best Damn Sports Show Period” on Fox Sports Net. In a recent interview with the New York Post, he shared an interesting story behind securing the deal with ESPN.

“My deal was coming up. ESPN called me,” Irvin shared. “I’ll never forget. It was right after the Bucs won the Super Bowl. Keyshawn Johnson called out Sterling Sharpe [over his lack of rings]. When they brought me in to interview, as I was leaving I looked at them and said, ‘Hey one last thing: you will never have to worry about someone calling us out saying we don’t have any rings again’ — and then I threw all of mine on the table like they were dice and walked out.”

“The playmaker” played the right trick in the right place and made his debut as a media personality. He didn’t have to look back ever since then. There should be some perks of having 3 super bowls in your bag and Irvin knew just the moment to bring them out!

This Hall of Fame wide receiver is now continuing his successful career in sports commentary and working as a co-host on both “GET UP” and “First Take”.

Sayma Yeasmin

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