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User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7317 posts, RR: 85
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
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I'm glad they canned Tony Kornheiser. Good riddance and welcome to Jon "Chucky" Gruden. I think he'll be an excellent addition to the MNF crew. Can't see him doing this very long though; he's a great coach.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2695 times:



Quoting Fxramper (Thread starter):

I'm glad they canned Tony Kornheiser.

Actually, he wasn't canned. Tony has something in common with John Madden, the fear of flying. That's why he's leaving. I agree with what the columnist on Yahoo! said in regards to Kornheiser:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shu...nday-Nights-are-now?urn=nfl,164086

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I apologize if I'm not able to contain my excitement. I have loathed the Tony Kornheiser era at Monday Night Football, so much so that I purchased a Sirius satellite radio hook-up so I could listen to the Westwood One broadcast instead of ESPN's. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth it.

Rush Limbaugh and Dennis Miller were less annoying to listen to on MNF.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

While we're at it, let's get rid of Mike Tirico too, he's about as exciting as Wonder Bread.

Can't we find someone better than him?



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7317 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2667 times:
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Quoting Srbmod (Reply 1):
Actually, he wasn't canned.

Officially; your correct.

ABC 'accepted his resignation' because ratings have dropped since they brought him onboard.
His excuse for 'fear of flying' is about as lame as James Harrison's excuse for not wanting to go to the White House.

I'd put Kornheiser on a short list with his partner on PTI, Mike Wilbon, and Skip Bayless for worse sports announcers on any network; period. The show PTI is such a great format, but I only enjoy it when one of the two idiots is absent and Dan Levitar or Bob Ryan anchor.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 1):
Rush Limbaugh and Dennis Miller were less annoying to listen to on MNF.

Agreed 100%.

Chucky Gruden will be great!  twocents 


User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2660 times:



Quoting FXramper (Reply 3):
I'd put Kornheiser on a short list with his partner on PTI, Mike Wilbon, and Skip Bayless for worse sports announcers on any network; period. The show PTI is such a great format, but I only enjoy it when one of the two idiots is absent and Dan Levitar or Bob Ryan anchor.

I kinda like PTI, but I know what you mean. Kornheiser can be annoying on THAT show. As for MNF, I found Kornheiser as annoying as Dennis Miller. I am sooo happy he is finally gone, whatever the official reason. He was a poor fit, a terrible sportcaster, and I got tired of his lovefest with Ron Jaworski.



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3812 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Normally I'd feel some sympathy, but Kornheiser was my least favorite announcer of any team in any of the sports that I watch (primarily racing, hockey & football). He brought very little to MNF other than random stats, and pearls of insanity like comparing Aaron Rodgers' beard to Brett Favre's.

Bye Tony.



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User currently offlineNWAESC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Chucky will be a refreshing change to MNF, which has gotten really stale in recent years.

I just hope who ever is in charge of bleeping out obscenities is warmed up and ready to go.  Big grin



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