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When Keith Olbermann returned to ESPN last year, he pledged that his days as a liberal firebrand were behind him. His new show would only touch on politics, he said, if the story also intersected with sports.

"If the House is considering a bill to make (performance-enhancing drug) use a capital offense, we'll cover it," he told USA Today.

Under that rubric, a famous political pundit storming off a sports talk radio show would probably qualify. And if that pundit also happens to be the former MSNBC host's erstwhile nemesis, then it's probably a safe bet that it will make it to air.

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