Joe Posnanski is Leaving Sports on Earth for NBC Sports

By Jason McIntyre

Less than a year after leaving Sports Illustrated for the MLB/USA Today startup Sports on Earth, columnist Joe Posnanski is on the move again: He just agreed to a contract with NBC Sports. I spoke with Posnanski Monday by phone as he struggled with the decision to stay or go, and he tells me via text message this morning, “Rough call … yes, going to NBC. Sad to leave, excited about the opportunity.”

Will Posnanski be used on Sunday Night Football? Will he join Bob Costas on his TV show? All he would say is that he’ll be a “digital voice” at NBC Sports.

[Disclaimer: Yes, Big Lead Sports is owned by USA Today Sports, but sources in the industry – many, actually – have been discussing the Posnanski move for weeks.]