Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I really didn't think Bryant Gumbel was THAT bad last year, well actually yes...yes I did, but I'm hear to tell him and you that I'm giving him a 2nd chance. Just like Kornheiser and Reggie Miller, I'm giving him a 2nd look and hopefully he's learned from his first year on the mic.
First step, admit that you have a problem. Via Watch Dog....
"Quite frankly, if you'd have asked me in January was I going to do it again, I didn't know the answer to that,'' he told WatchDog at an NFL Network luncheon in Manhattan that also was attended by analyst Cris Collinsworth and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones."Quite Frankly Bryant Gumbel....you need more practice! Practice?!?! We talkin' bout practice."
"I really didn't know the answer to that, because I was disappointed. On the other hand, I did feel that Game 8 was a far cry from Game 1 and I didn't want to walk away from something saying, 'Hey, you know what, I really didn't do it very well.'
"I learned a lot from the first year. I think and fully believe this year will be a lot better."
I think it's good to admit mistakes, and when you do admit to them it makes people think you are trying and that you actually care about the Sport you're covering. It's really that easy to get out of my doghouse folks, but the leash is short Mr. Gumbel. I'll see you on Thanksgiving!
(I think I deserve an award for that online portrayal of Stephen A. Iverson. Don't you?)
Bryant Gumbel disappointed with rookie year on NFL Net (Newsday: Watch Dog)