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Kornheiser working Monday Night Football next year?

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Aceschnd, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Aceschnd

    Aceschnd Cheesehead

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    http://www.nypost.com/sports/61194.htm

    January 30, 2006 -- With Al Michael's future on Monday Night Football in doubt, ESPN is strongly considering putting talk show host/columnist Tony Kornheiser on its telecast next year, The Post has learned.
    While ESPN is expected to decide after the Super Bowl if it will force Michaels to honor the eight-year $32 million contract he signed this summer, sources say the network has devised a Plan B around Kornheiser.

    If the network allows Michaels out of his contract then the new team is expected to be led by Mike Tirico. Tirico will be joined by Joe Theismann and Kornheiser, if Kornheiser agrees...


    word around town is that Al Michaels wants to stay with Madden, leaving MNF open for new talking heads. I like Tirico and I know it's popular to hate Theismann but I don't mind him. Bring on the comparisons of Kornheiser to Dennis Miller. (completly wrong) Mr Tony is a smart, funny, and most of all entertaining as hell and would be a great addition to those 2.
     
  2. TOPackerFan

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    I like Kornheiser and maybe his penchant for shouting can drown out Theismann so this is a big plus in my books. If they're going to bring in Kornheiser, they should consider Wilbon too (though he is a Bears fan) as those two have pretty good chemistry.
     
  3. NDPackerFan

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    Yeah, so Wilbon and Kornheiser can argue for 4 quarters like PTI...awesome!
     
  4. tromadz

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    i like kornheiser on tv(his radio..not so much) but shouldnt they get 'football people' for MNF? whatevers fine.
     
  5. NDPackerFan

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    It'd be another Dennis Miller-like routine...we know how that worked out.
     
  6. arrowgargantuan

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    Kornhieser is cool...his sport is definitely not football though. strange choice.
     
  7. rabidgopher04

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    I don't really like him but maybe it's more that I don't like PTI and not him personally.
     
  8. PackinSteel

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    Never heard of the guy - who does he write for?
     
  9. arrowgargantuan

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    not sure where his articles are syndicated, but he has a small blurb in the ESPN magazine once a month. he gained a ton of notoriety on Pardon The Interuption on ESPN. he has a radio show as well...
     
  10. Aceschnd

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    He writes awsome articles for the Washington Post. He hardly ever writes about sports but it is printed in the sports section, go figure.
     
  11. PackinSteel

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    Well perhaps that explains it...since I don't really follow any other sports I'm not camped on ESPN (and I have NFL Network :D ) so I hadn't heard of him.
     
  12. Philtration

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    Kornhieser is great on PTI. It can't be any worse than the crap that ESPN has been passing off as commentators on the Sunday night games.
    By the way, he is a sports writer.


    Washington Post
     
  13. Aceschnd

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    It is know confirmed that he is going to MNF. I'll find a link and provide it.
     
  14. hitking2456

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    At least Kornheiser knows what a football is
     
  15. tromadz

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    and he wont use big words and cornfuse me. RAH! TROMADZ NO LIKE BE CONFUSED!
     
  16. 4packgirl

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    awww trom - how kewt!! now will you please change your freakin avatar - my eyes - my eyes!!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
    :wink: :lol:
     
  17. musccy

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    Tirico is very good, IMO, and it's pretty obvious Kornheiser is was added for the comedic appeal...and then keeping Theisman is an attempt to retain some football credibility. It might work.
     
  18. TOPackerFan

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    Dennis Miller was great on MNF.
     

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