Like him or not, sort of feels like Bert is being a bit un-ceremoniously dropped. Not sure that is fair.
Usually I would feel some sympathy toward Bert for being pushed out the way he is. But I don’t. Everyone on this board knows why he’s seeing a reduced schedule and he knows why as well. Last season, instead of making an earnest effort to learn some of the new metrics and philosophies, he seemed defiant in taking pride in being a Luddite. He’s getting a farewell tour instead of a fighting chance to show he can hang with people who care to learn more about the modern game.
There no reason to bash him, I suppose. Though the sense of entitlement that prevailed over his last few years won’t be something I find myself longing for in the broadcast booth.