Brent Musburger won’t be having sports fans “looking live” at sporting events much longer.
He’ll be making book instead.
Musburger, whose line “You are looking live” became synonymous with CBS’ “The NFL Today” studio show in the 1970s and 1980s, is retiring from broadcasting at the end of the month. According to an ESPN report, Musburger will joining his family in starting a sports handicapping business in Las Vegas.
“What a wonderful journey I have traveled with CBS and the Disney company,” Musburger said in a statement published by ESPN. “A love of sports allows me to live a life of endless pleasure. And make no mistake, I will miss the arenas and stadiums dearly. Most of all, I will miss the folks I have met along the trail.”
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The longtime broadcaster became a play-by-play broadcaster after his time with “The NFL Today,” calling games for CBS, ABC and ESPN. His work at ESPN in recent years has included extensive work with the SEC Network.
Musburger, 77, called Dalton Carriker’s home run that won the 2007 Little League World Series for Warner Robins.
His final game will be Tuesday, when Kentucky hosts Georgia in a 9 p.m. contest broadcast by ESPN.