Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Ron Jaworski sat down with the now must listen On The DL and the MNF Analyst talked about everything from QBing in Philly to athletes who automatically get spots in a booth upon retirement. The whole thing is worth a listen but here are a few quotes....
On Kornheiser: "I love Tony Kornheiser and I love his role. Just how I love Mike Tirico and what he has to do."Great interview and he really didn't even hold any punches outside of not commenting on Emmitt Smith. He's the perfect example of how hard work can get you prepared for the booth and is basically the anti-Smith. It's one of the main reasons that people love him as an analyst on MNF.
On the nixing of sideline reporters: "I think the focus is going to be on the game.....I tune in for the game and I think the game needs to be the centerpiece of the telecast. And Suzy and Michele are absolutely fantastic. I couldn't think of two better sideline reporters, two better people. They're absolutely incredibly talented ladies, but the focus now is going to be more on the game.
On athletes on TV: "There are a lot of great names that made the transition to television and failed. You know Joe Montana comes up rather quickly......I'm doing Monday Night Football now but it took me 17 years to get to the position. In the interim I've worked every position in television."
On Michael Strahan: "I think the networks do care about fan perception. I think Michael Strahan is guy that's done studio shows in his bye week, we've had him at ESPN....I think the personality will come across well on television. The only thing I question is the depth."
On his glasses: "You know, it's amazing, after 17 years in broadcasting I get more blogs and emails about my glasses then about anything I’ve ever done on television. I look at it this way – at least people are watching. I change them up every year, so I’ll have a new look this year."
Ron Jaworski talks with the DL (On The DL)
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