NY Post: Mike Lupica 'abusive and mean' and now gone

The NY Post reports that Mike Lupica is being blamed for the cancellation of 'The Sports Reporters' after taking over for the deceased John Saunders.

"He was a total diva," one insider said. "He was abusive to people and mean to the staff."

But the biggest problem was that Lupica talked too much: "When you're a panelist, you are there to give your opinions. When you're the host, you're supposed to elicit other people's opinions. He could never shut up," said Richard Johnson's source.

ESPN announced last month that the show will end in May. Lupica's sports talk radio show on ESPN was canceled in 2015 as he was beaten badly in the ratings by Mike Francesa on WFAN - who at the time...had roughly triple Lupica's audience share.

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