The wife of ESPN’s Chris Berman was tragically killed in a car wreck last week. ESPN put out a statement and it was hard to read knowing that his wife since 1983 was gone.
I read through some of the articles on the funeral and the eulogy that Berman gave when I saw Andy Reid’s name pop up. He went to the funeral, according to this report.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly were among those in attendance. Numerous well-known ESPN personalities were also on hand, including Scott Van Pelt, Barry Melrose, Sal Paolantonio, Karl Ravech, Bob Ley, Herman Edwards, Chris Mortensen and Tom Jackson, Berman’s longtime partner on “NFL Countdown” and one of his closest friends.
Katherine Berman was 67. News of her death shook up a sports world so connected to Chris Berman, whose unique personality and delivery became the defining sights and sounds of the network over the decades and even changed the way sports highlights are delivered and viewed.
I have no idea who Reid is friendly with but considering he’s been in the league forever and Berman has too I’m not surprised they’ve apparently struck up a friendship. Good on Reid for showing support by attending the funeral.