Tony Kornheiser to Join MNF Booth

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by thedude110, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005

    As a huge fan of Mr. Tony, this makes me awfully happy. May he be everything Dennis Miller seemed like he should have been.
  2. nbs2 macrumors 68030


    Mar 31, 2004
    A geographical oddity
    I wish him well, but part of me wants his empire to come crashing down. I just want things to be the way they used to be. I grew up reading his 3x week sports and sunday style column in The Post, and then saw the style disappear when he started at wtem-am (when it was on 570). Then when he got picked up by ESPN radio, the sports dropped to twice. PTI then turned him into a one and eventually sometimes one.

    I miss him. Tony...come home to the Post....

    Does anyboy here remember Lez Boulez or LaSooz or The Squire and Coco?
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Anyone else think he is going to be great or terrible, but not in between? I think he's going to give very insightful yet humors comments or act like a pompous ass. I really don't know which. I can't seem him being average though.
  4. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Yup... I'm looking forward to seeing how he does since I like PTI and his column but I'm not sure how his humour will translate. At the moment, much of it seems fairly scripted and prepared and I'm not sure how that will work on a live broadcast.

    I was thinking about this last night wondering whether 'Face Time' or the 'Swami' will make it to the booth! :p
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park

    Oh, please no!! As much as I like his characters on PTI, I hope they do not show up on MNF.
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    He's good on PTI,

    hopefully he'll be good on MNF...can't be much worse than D miller...
  7. Josh396 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    I was thinking the same thing. I'm hoping he can be the former because I just can't handle another Dennis Miller. The one reason I see him being better is at least he has a decent background on ESPN the past few years so it may not be a big transition for him.
  8. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    I read Tony in the Post for 20 years; initially I enjoyed his espn show quite a bit; then one day I heard him on a show with the late Dick Schapp and Schapp asked him about the music on his show (it was a mash-up that had a part that said "to-ny; to-ny;" very cleverly and well done.) Anyway Schapp asked him if that was original music and Tony said "I have no idea" and then went on recycling / cracking jokes.

    That really rubbed me the wrong way-- some producer busted his butt to do a good job and Tony couldn't be bothered to notice how his show was put together.

    Then I would hear him on Imus before his show. He would use the same lines on Imus that he used on his radio show, then I'd read the paper and the same lines were in that day's column. He was triple-dipping his own material on the same day! He couldn't be bothered to come up with new material.

    Then they made the TV show about him..... and I haven't even gotten to PTI, which I still enjoy despite the fact that it is a triumph of form over substance....

    So I'm done with Tony; like he always said until Monday, Monday Night Football is on too late and I'm going to bed.
  9. steelphantom macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2005
    I'm glad to hear that Tony won't be leaving PTI. That show just isn't the same when Tony and Wilbon aren't together. Those knuckleheads! :p
  10. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2004
    West Valley City, Utah
    In a related story, as payment for Al Michaels going to NBC to do Sunday Night Football, NBC/Universal had to give ESPN/Disney the following items:

    Increased rights to the Olympics
    Increased rights to Notre Dame Football games
    Increased rights to the Ryder Cup
    The rights to Walt Disney's original cartoon Oswald The Lucky Rabbit :confused:

    It's so odd b/c we talked about Disney creating and then losing the rights to him no more than 2 weeks ago in my Animation Film Seminar class.

    "Oswald is definitely worth more than a fourth-round draft choice," Michaels said, referring to what the Kansas City Chiefs gave the New York Jets as compensation for releasing coach Herm Edwards from his contract. "I'm going to be a trivia answer someday."
  11. Mr. Durden macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2005
    I dont care who else they put in the booth. I wont be watching as long as that jackass Joe Theisman is one of the commentators. He and the rest of that ESPN Sunday night crew are the most inept announcers I've ever heard. The ridiculous comments that come out of those pie holes (and Theisman's in particular) are too numerous to list. I'll be watching on "mute" with the radio tuned in. They do use different announcers for the radio broadcast, right?
  12. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    The problem is that MNF will suck now because they wont get the good games anymore, ESPN really choked on the new deal and will pay for it in the ratings.

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