Michelle Beadle leaving ESPN?


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Michelle Beadle is a babe. And she’s cougarlicious too. Well, maybe not to me as she’s not that much older than I am. But she would be considered a cougar to you the TSB reader, if you fall into the biggest demographic of the site: 18-25 year old males.

Anyways, Beadle seems to have usurped her bitter rival Erin Andrews in the female sportscaster pecking order, and looks ready to cash in on her new vaulted position.

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According to Deadspin, she’s as good as gone:

In the last year, the SportsNation co-host since 2009 has become the It Girl at the channel. Her leverage will never be greater. Chance she’s leaving: 80% Beadle is said to have ambitions that extend well beyond SportsNation. When she co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly last July, it’s exactly where she wanted to be: Morning TV, with a much broader audience than what she finds on ESPN2 in the late afternoon. She has flexibility as well: She lives in the city and she’s not married.

It also seems likely that Charissa Thompson will replace her on SportsNation once she’s gone. The Deadspin article is an interesting read on all the expiring contracts at ESPN.

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