Kirk Herbstreit ‘very sad’ Reds ‘already irrelevant and essentially … eliminated’

Kirk Herbstreit watches the Ohio State Buckeyes spring football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on April 16, 2022.

Centerville native, former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback and self-proclaimed die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan Kirk Herbstreit announced last week via Twitter that he wouldn’t be part of 2022 NFL Draft coverage in Las Vegas for ESPN and ABC because he was recovering from a blood clot.

On Sunday, Herbstreit reiterated via Twitter that he’s a die-hard Reds fan, but added that it’s “very sad” that the team is “already irrelevant and essentially mathematically eliminated” having won just once since April 10:

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Herbstreit went back and forth with Chris Fallica of ESPN’s “College GameDay” last weekend when Fallica, a New York Yankees fan, joked about the Reds winning for the first time in two weeks:

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Amazon will pair Herbstreit with the former Reds radio play-by-play announcer Al Michaels in its “Thursday Night Football” broadcast booth in the fall. Herbstreit will continue to work for ESPN as well.

Former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Cris Collinsworth – Michaels’ long-time broadcast partner – will continue as color analyst for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” the network announced last week, with Mike Tirico taking over the play-by-play role and Melissa Stark as sideline reporter.

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