Here is Jay Leno's announcement of him leaving "The Tonight Show" in 2004 and saying how NBC did not want to lose Conan O'Brien. It is easy to say that I will give it up in 5 years....when it is 5 years away.
Conan was red hot in 2003-2004 but tapered off in 2006 and started losing on the regular to Craig Ferguson at the 12:30 time slot in 2008 til Conan left in early 2009.
So what do you think? Should Jay stand by what he said 5 years ago or is the past the past?