Tony Kornheiser, the PTI maestro and everyman reporting genius, offered some extremely candid criticism of himself as a member of the Monday Night Football Crew.
"I'm not all that good at it. I'm not as good as I'd like to be at it. I'm really not. I don't really care that much about football. And I understand that there's a game going on. And I think what I'm best at, the kind of yodeling that I'm best at is in a little bit of a longer form than is allowed in a football booth. And there's three people in there and I'm the third guy and, you know, and all of those years having a radio show and all of those years writing a column I'm used to having the microphone pretty much all to myself. And, so, it might not be the best circumstance for me. I'd like to think I got better at it. But frankly, it may not be the best thing for me."
So, will this be his last year in the booth? He seems to give off the impression that his time is short. That would be a shame because he does add some much-needed levity and insight into that booth. But, jeez, it looks like one of the most coveted positions in sports media will once again be for the taking — probably by someone who, you know, actually likes football.
Listen to the segment here.
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