Several years later, it’s obvious that Dan made the right decision. His radio show is syndicated nationally and has become a TV show carried by multiple networks, including DirecTV and NBC Sports. He’s also become one of the main faces on NBC’s “Football Night in America.” But at the time, the decision to leave ESPN where he had built such a huge name was a risky one.
In the interview conducted on behalf of Ram Trucks, I asked Dan if he ever doubted himself upon branching out from ESPN. He said that there were times he didn’t even know if they would make payroll. He also discussed when he knew the show would make it. You can watch it all in the video at the top.