Don't Expect Kornheiser To Lay Off The "Favre Talk" Anytime Soon

Friday, September 19, 2008

After last week's dreadful showing by the Monday Night Football, and all of the criticism that the program received (both here and in mainstream media), you would think that Tony Kornheiser would consider changing a few of the talking points he's drilled into our brains.

Nope. Tony is charging forward with more Brett Favre talk and with this Monday's game actually featuring the Quarterback, prepare yourself for a long night. From Sign On San Diego via The Sporting Blog....

That's the San Diego perspective to Monday's game. For the rest of the country, the game marks the first appearance on “MNF” for Brett Favre as a Jet.

And this much we know: Kornheiser will not shy from talking about Favre. In fact, he did it so much in the “MNF” opener between the Vikings and the Favre-less Packers that “Tirico had to put a moratorium on me,” Kornheiser said.

But he makes no apologies. “It's impossible to believe anybody would think any story approaches Brett Favre so far this year in football,” he said.

“I talked extensively about him in Game 1; I talked about him in Game 2 and I will talk about him in Game 3,” Kornheiser said. “He is just one of a handful of compelling figures” in the NFL, he added, putting Favre on a short list with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
The issue isn't whether Brett Favre is a big story, or reporting on the larger picture in general, but rather Tony's insistence on making EVERYTHING in the NFL about him. You can bring him up when Green Bay is playing, obviously when he's playing for the Jets, but this past Monday night?!? Other than promoting the next week's game, it just wasn't necessary at all.

When the people in the booth are getting annoyed with you it's time to change up your game, but it seems that Tony is stubborn enough to keep this up all season.

In Tony Kornheiser's World, Nothing Is More Important Than Brett Favre (The Sporting Blog)
Kornheiser would've fixed official's gaffe (Sign On San Diego)


let him Favre it up. even more people will hate him and maybe, just maybe he won't be on MNF in 2009.

Fire Tony Kornheiser said...
Sep 19, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

To be fair to Tony, I think he mentioend Favre only once or twice last week. I could be worng, but i think he mentioned Favre when Mcnabb under-handed a pass to Brian Westbrook. And when they were discussing the terrible Jet play calling the day before.

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 3:30:00 PM  

I think Tony will be back in 2009.

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 3:35:00 PM  

The handful of compelling figures is Favre, Brady, and Manning? At this point wouldn't Tony Romo be more compelling than Brady and Manning, if not all three?

James said...
Sep 19, 2008, 3:41:00 PM  

Is Tony naive enough to think that the NFL wouldn't be popular without Brady, Manning, and Favre???

GMoney said...
Sep 19, 2008, 4:05:00 PM  

I think the big problem is that Tony Kornheiser is the only person in America who thinks Tony Kornheiser is funny.

Jay said...
Sep 19, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

Kornholio is brutal,truly a human shitstain.Would like to tell him"You look like the kind of kid who got kicked into a coma in high'd you like to reminisce?"Tirico slurps the ballbag,maybe THE blandest foreskin in announcing history,even worse than golf's Jim Kelly.Tirico a horrendous sperm burper.

InsideJob911 said...
Sep 19, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

Thank God I watch MNF in bars, where the sound is turned down.

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

Korny's getting to be so awful on MNF, it's making me dislike PTI. And PTI is one of the very few non-gamecast aspects of ESPN I don't hate.

Kyle said...
Sep 19, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

Yeah, but you can still see that cockroach when they turn the camera on him and his stupid little bracelets.

hollywood wags said...
Sep 19, 2008, 4:34:00 PM  

Yeah we get it insidejob, enough w/ the sperm.

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

too bad they didn't have blogs when Cosell was around! If your talking about him he will stay! Even bad pr is pr!

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 5:55:00 PM  

I wonder who will talk about Brett Favre more this week? John Madden or Tony Kornheiser?

jfein said...
Sep 19, 2008, 6:12:00 PM  

Even bad pr is pr!

Lost in the trifecta of exclamation marks is this very cognizent point. Sadly ESPN really seems to buy this logic, hence the not just retention but promotion of C---- C------ who is completely worthless.

I reiterate my Simpsons' Attack of the 50-Foot Ads advice: "Just don't look!"

Kyle said...
Sep 19, 2008, 7:32:00 PM  

put tony on e:60. that is where he belongs.

Corey said...
Sep 19, 2008, 8:10:00 PM  

What do you expect from a self-absorbed megalomaniac?

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 8:29:00 PM  

Is it possible to get worse at your job? My ears bleed when I hear him.

Nice to see that his homework of compelling stories stops short at 3 QB's. Now that's research.

Jergs said...
Sep 19, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

In other words, he's going to keep playing the fiddle (code for talking about Favre 24/7) as the MNF empire burns. I hope San Diego wins by 40 and Favre gets picked off 12 times.

cb said...
Sep 19, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Cornholer is absolute trash. ESPN continues to turn almost all it touches into crap.

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

I agree wholeheartedly with you cb...I really do hope he gets sacked about 18 times. God Forbid he throws 4 'Farvrian' touchdown passes. It will be Armageddon as we know it. I used to love Tony K, but Im losing respect for him with his MNF act

Englishman said...
Sep 20, 2008, 8:56:00 AM  

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