As you may have heard, Kenny Mayne is now back at the SportsCenter desk, after getting to do pretty much whatever he wanted for five years. But there's reason to believe he's not very happy in his new/old position, and is possibly appearing on the air drunk to deal with it.
Case in point: Here's a video snagged by a reddit user titled "Kenny Mayne Drunk on Sportscenter," which appears to have been taken from last night's broadcast. And yeah, this is definitely how drunk people act.
“Well it was [ESPN's] choice,” Mayne told TheWrap. “In this case it was kind of like, ‘Here’s what we want from you,’ and the other stuff was off the table. So it was either quit or do this, and doing ‘SportsCenter’ is not the worst thing in the world.”
“For some readers it looked like I had the keys to the place, and they took the keys away,” he said.
“A little internet thing that takes me four months to put together … [ESPN thought], ‘We could have him go down and do [a bunch of] ‘SportsCenters’ and get more for our dollar,’” Mayne explained.
Kenny's a wacky guy -- it's why we love him. But whether he's drunk in this video or just mailing it in by yelling weird stuff, this is less "wacky" than it is "unsettling." You alright, Kenny? You maybe wanna sit the next few plays out?