Detroit Station Has Fun With Matt Millen

Monday, February 02, 2009

I thought Matt Millen did a fine job during NBC's broadcast, but that's not to say that some people are happy that he's employed anywhere. Take for example NBC affiliate, WDIV in Detroit, which decided that every time Millen appeared on the screen, a disclaimer was needed. From the Detroit Free-Press via Shutdown Corner....

Every time a certain familiar face showed up on camera Sunday during NBC's Super Bowl pregame show, Channel 4 ran a scroll at the bottom of the screen:

"Matt Millen was president of the Lions for the worst eight-year run in the history of the NFL. Knowing his history with the team, is there a credibility issue as he now serves as an analyst for NBC Sports? ..."

Hilarious. But good for Channel 4, not toeing the company line as it sought online comments from viewers on Millen's gig. Or maybe it was just trying to distance itself from NBC's brilliant move.

No surprise, the response was completely, utterly anti-Matt matter.

Personally, speaking to the credibility of the pregame personalities, I have Millen ranked, oh, a couple spots after Hayden Panettiere.
Hilarious! They don't seem to be holding a grudge much, do they? I'm sure NBC isn't going to be thrilled to hear about it, but you can't blame the city for not being big fans of the guy, and at least the disclaimer wasn't profane in any way. Here's your video evidence as well....

Matt Millen's NBC commentary comes with a warning label (Shutdown Corner)
Warning! Matt Millen's on (Detroit Free-Press)


San Franscisco ran similar ads when Tony Dungy appeared on screen.

GMoney said...
Feb 2, 2009, 5:42:00 PM  

Best online post, compliments of those at

"Hiring Millen as a anaylist is like having Michael Vick doing color commentary at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show."

JamesCraven said...
Feb 2, 2009, 5:52:00 PM  

I was reminded watching ths fatheaded idiot that he was always a cheap Madden impersonator.

He actually went BOOM in one of his awful breakdowns.

William Clay Ford must be an imbecile.

E Buzz said...
Feb 2, 2009, 8:15:00 PM  

That's absolutely hilarious, WDIV, had you not employed the sports journalism equivalent to Matt Millen (Wob Parker) for Sports Final Edition for a number of years.

Feb 2, 2009, 10:00:00 PM  

I predict NBC will tell Post-Newsweek (owners of WDIV) to go f*** off.

JamesCraven said...
Feb 3, 2009, 8:42:00 AM  

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