Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Oh man....here he goes again. Just when you think the guy has maybe learned his lesson he's back at it.
Audio: Colin wonders whyInsider NBC hired Keith Olbermann for Sunday Night Football.
The segment begins with Cowhered stating that "we had a couple of decisions from networks....one brilliant and one a head scratcher." He then goes into how HBO did a great job by hiring Martial Arts experts to call the matches on the channel. I agree....then he drops the bomb.
"Probably get in trouble for this. It's amazing how much you get in trouble for honesty" (Oh god....don't do it Colin....you're going to regret this)
Conversly, and I’ll get in trouble for this. NBC this week has put Keith Olbermann on Sunday Night Football in America with Bob Costas. Olbermann is bright and talented and a really good broadcaster, but he’s about as middle-america as a transgender film festival. He’s a Northeast Intellectual Baseball Guy….he doesn’t speak to the NFL fan at all!Wow. Okay first...."Transgender Film Festival"??? What in the hell does that mean. Second....umm didn't Olbermann host an NFL highlight show with Chris Collinsworth at one point??? And third, it's f'ing highlights which he did for years on SportsCenter.
Keith is about as NFL as Pinot Grigio and an ascot. I can’t think of anyone who is less than Keith Olbermann other than maybe Anderson Cooper.
I don't care how you feel about the decision to put 40 people on the Pre and Halftime Shows don't you think that attacking Olbermann's credibility is just sad and pathetic?
And just to let us know how much credibility he actually has........
"I love Joe Buck....I think Joe Buck on Fox is my favorite play by play guy in the Country. He speaks to me."
(Much Much More to come....I've already heard Olbermann's response and it's great, but I want to hear the audio again before I start quoting it.)
UPDATE #1: Play the clip until there is 5:15 left for fabulous commentary on Moroccan food, and a HILARIOUS cous-cous joke.
UPDATE #2: I implore you to read this Sports By Brooks Post from today. Here comes the controversy!
UPDATE #3: Here are Keith Olbermann's comments in response after hearing the clip......
Who is this again?- KO
It's Colin Cowherd....he's a radio host on ESPN. He does the show prior to this one.- DP
I'm not familiar...has he been here long?- KO
He's been here.....he took over for Tony Kornheiser- DP
Ohhhh.....what did he do before that?- KO
He was in Portland, Oregon....very successful in Portland, Oregon- DP
Ever done television?- KO
He did television in Las Vegas I believe- DP
Did he do NFL Highlights on National Television after Sunday and Monday Night games, and all day Sunday for say ESPN for any length of time?- KO
I don't believe he ever has.- DP
Hahahaha. I just love when you're so badass and relevant that you can just ask questions and hint at all of the stuff you've ever done. The "who are you again" line can never be topped. Shrutebag once again......Owned.
Go here for the audio courtesy of Olbermann Watch