He is also referenced in Sports Collectors Bible, a 1979 book by Bert Sugar, which is considered one of the important early books for trading card collectors.

While at Fox he hosted the 2000 World Series as well as Fox Broadcasting's baseball Game of the Week.

In May and July 1999, Olbermann also guest-starred ten times on Hollywood Squares.

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In 1984 he briefly worked as a sports anchor at WCVB-TV in Boston before heading to Los Angeles to work at KTLA and KCBS.

His work there earned him 11 Golden Mike Awards and he was named best sportscaster by the California Associated Press three times.

Shortly before rejoining ESPN, Olbermann signed a contract with TBS to host the studio show portions of its coverage of the Division Series and National League Championship Series.

He replaced Matt Winer, who had been in this role since his departure from ESPN to join the Turner Sports family, and was originally supposed to host the show with TBS' Dennis Eckersley.

he later co-authored a book with Patrick called The Big Show about their experiences working at Sports Center; he also said that the short-lived ABC dramedy Sports Night was based on his time on Sports Center with Patrick, ABC having been co-owned with ESPN since 1985 (ESPN now produces all sports coverage on ABC, which is branded ESPN on ABC).

Early in 1997 Olbermann was suspended for two weeks after he made an unauthorized appearance on The Daily Show on Comedy Central with then host and former ESPN colleague Craig Kilborn.

Olbermann and Patrick referred to this segment as "The Big Show", just as their book was known.