Tony Kornheiser Had To Endure Baldinger Like The Rest Of Us

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I said this last year, and I'll say it again. The Monday Night Football broadcast last season wasn't all that bad. Sure it had its moments, and Tony Kornheiser still didn't belong in the booth, but it wasn't the worst combination of announcers in the NFL. With that said, Tony Kornheiser is continuing his quest to make you think that he did belong today, and now he's using comparisons to other NFL analysts to prove his point. Via TSB....

"And this was great to hear, because I think most of the criticism is from people who don’t play themselves but who insist that football be mystified. Everything else has to be demystified in life, except football. These dopes want it mystified, and they want nothing but third-level and fourth-level Xs and OS. Which, if anybody has ever been around a football game--you don’t have to have played it--you know right away that it’s impossible to know. Because there are 22 moving parts. Nobody knows exactly what’s going on until they indeed look at the film. So to find out that people liked my work was very, very good for me."

"Last year, that was a really good football broadcast," he said. "It was really good. Jaworski and I have obvious rapport, that’s just obvious to anybody who paid attention to the show. And I really REALLY liked the show last year, and thought it was as good as ANY football game being broadcast, and believe me, I watched them all. I had to suffer through Brian Baldinger just like everybody else did."
While I'd like to disagree with him, he's actually close to being right this time. I wouldn't call it a "really good football broadcast", but it certainly wasn't the worst. The trio improved immensely from year two to three, and while I still think Tony wasn't the man for the job, he did the best with his abilities. And yes, I think we can all agree Brian Balldinger is god awful.

Kornheiser Feels the Love After Leaving MNF (The Sporting Blog)

7 Comments:

Tony is quickly turning into Joe Theismann.

GMoney said...
Jun 24, 2009, 1:23:00 PM  

Baldinger does bring up some good points on NFL Playbook, but Sterling Sharpe is much better than him. Yes GMoney, I suppose Tony is devolving into Theismann-esque trash.

Brad James said...
Jun 24, 2009, 1:40:00 PM  

what is it with this quest for the greatest announcing team... has there ever been a "perfect" one that EVERYONE thought was "perfect". IMO Tirico is the weakest link in last years lineup. I like him as the play by play guy, other than that he is very obvious.

And if there ever was a "perfect" broadcast team lets here them, and what them all quickly get shot down. GB the internet.

Kelly said...
Jun 24, 2009, 1:48:00 PM  

I could not agree more with TkK. Brian Boldinger sucks. THis guy thinks he is the next Madden,but in reality, he could not hold Madden's jack if his life depended on it.

sportsfan25 said...
Jun 24, 2009, 2:23:00 PM  

TK

sportsfan25 said...
Jun 24, 2009, 2:23:00 PM  

Wait a sec, I thought Tony hated doing that broadcast and left because he hated flying, or something like that...that whole rant doesn't make any sense anyhow.

It's sounding like he was forced out, but I'm sure that can't be the case, because some of his ass sucking ball washers said he wasn't.

"You were funny, you were a regular human being, it wasn’t just Xs and Os that nobody understands anyway."

So Tony, when you scurrilously threw Crennel under the bus on national TV in a demeaning way, then whined and evaded responsibility when Jaws called you out, that was you acting like a human being.

Well, maybe he's right, people suck.

He's becoming Cosellian, but the Cosell who was old and insane and ranted constantly.

hollywood wags said...
Jun 24, 2009, 5:14:00 PM  

Can't speak about his work as a color commentator during games, but purely as an NFL analyst on NFL Network and in various radio appearances, I think Baldinger's analysis is outstanding. The guy is extremely knowledgable and he conveys his points well. As for TK, he was the reason I couldn't stand MNF. Tirico and Jaws were money but TK sucked.

Larry Brown said...
Jun 24, 2009, 5:46:00 PM  

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