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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Kornheiser for president

Thank the heavens for ESPN making the right call by hiring Tony Kornheiser for next year's Monday Night Football. As anyone who has watched his show, "Pardon the Interruption," on ESPN, he's one of the wittiest sports guys on television and his radio show isn't half bad either. And, he's a terrific columnist on top of that! Think a taller, less judgmental version of Mitch Albom.

Hopefully, he'll be able to shout down his crewmate Joe Theismann, who was part of ESPN's horrendous Sunday Night crew.

ESPN is the king of self-promotion so you just know they'll tie PTI into their Monday Night Football telecast somehow. That may be a bad thing, but it would give Kornheiser a chance to interact with Mike Wilbon, his co-host on PTI.

Kornheiser will bring the wit and humor of Dennis Miller, but has the acumen to engage sports fans while Miller's rants and obscure references clanked off most MNF fans.


Blogger Roy Lang III said...

I agree about Tony Kornheiser talents as a journalist. And he is certainly the king of all media. Likely one of the trailblazers of 21st century sports journalist. But his addition and ESPN's ownership of Monday Night Football is sad news for traditionalists. OK, so I'm old-fashioned, but I long for the days of Howard, Frank and Don. Somehow Joe THEEZMAN's name doesn't belong among the greats who have entered that booth (sans Dennis Miller). The loss of Al Michaels, the best play-by-play guy of this generation, is a significant blow and the true MNF era is over.

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