I remember when people reveered Keith Olbermann. That was when he was rockin' the 'stache on Sportscenter! Oh, the good times. But now he is gonna do us a favor, well temporarily at least, and just go away.

Friday night started with just another normal "Countdown" episode on MSNBC, and ended with massive controversy. Without warning, and without much of a detailed explanation yet, MSNBC's biggest symbol stepped down.

 Here's the audio from Friday night's unexpected sign-off speech: