Bram Weinstein to ESPN
Bram Weinstein, he of the "Covering the Redskins.....I'm Bram Weinstein!!!!!!!!" radio call, actually used to do television in Nebraska after he finished school (Springbrook/American). I didn't know that. But I guess that makes the news that he's leaving us for Bristol and the ESPN News Anchor chair less shocking. Or maybe not.
"No one's more surprised I got this job than me," Bram just told me in the Comcast SportsyNet green room. "When they said they wanted to hire me, I was like, 'Really?' I thought they were joking. Then I was like, 'Get the contract, I'm signing immediately.'"
What will we all miss most about Bram? The playful banter with Larry Michael? The failed attempts to keep Larry Michael tethered to some fragment of reality? The above average "Washington D.C. Funniest Sports Celebrity" routine? The karaoke duets with Lindsay Czarniak? The Covering the Redskins blog, with its trademark "Ok men..." sign off? Or the sense that a real actual journalist of some sort was working for Redskins Radio?
Bram said he wasn't necessarily looking to get out of radio, but the opportunity arose, etc. Will he miss D.C. and our endlessly captivating professional football franchise?
"Yes, actually," he said. "My professional life has revolved around the Redskins for 10 years now. When training camp rolls around and I'm not out there in shorts, there will be tears shed."
Bram's moving to Bristol and starting at ESPN on May 5. He plans to keep his blog going, under the same "Covering the Redskins" name, because he said he's not smart enough to know how to change the name. And he said one of his goals will be to drop a "Covering the Redskins" reference on air. Plus to say his name in an amusing manner.
"If I can't say my name funny," he pointed out," then what have I gained all these years?"
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