Aaron Rodgers Has Got No Love For Tony Kornheiser, Other ESPN Analysts
Aaron Rodgers evidently doesn’t give two craps about burning bridges with media members, in particular those blowhards over at ESPN. In an interview with, oddly, ESPN Milwaukee, Rodgers takes shots at various ESPN talking heads, but saves his most vitriolic, spiteful statements for one Tony Kornheiser.
First, here are Rodgers’ comments about ESPN’s NFL analysts overall (via Sports Radio Interviews):
On who he listens to or talks to whose analysis he respects:
“A good starting point is if you have played in the league and had some success. I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about guys on ESPN and stuff like that. (Editor: What about Ron Jaworski?) I like him, but, when I was coming out, he did the worst segment in the history of TV about me talking about my fundamentals. It was not even close to anywhere near my fundamentals. The first time I met him, someone introduced me to him and I said, ‘Yeah I know him. He’s the guy who ripped me before the draft.’ The rest of the night he told me how great I was. I was like, ‘I know your song and dance.’ And now he loves me. I like Trent. He does a good job. He’s had success at the position. You look at Marcellus Wiley up there talking about quarterback play. The guy was a defensive end for a few years in the league. He’s not any good.”
I have to agree with everything the Packers quarterback has to say about some of the woodheads employed by tWWL, especially about Ron Jaworski. It does not surprise me one bit that Jaws comes off as a two-faced ass-kisser.
But that’s nothing compared to the smack down Rodgers lays on Tony Kornheiser:
On Tony Kornheiser:
“You know who was better than Tony Kornheiser? Dennis Miller was ten times better. Dennis Miller was a great comedian, but one of the worst Monday Night Football guys ever. And he was ten times better than Tony Kornheiser. His stuff was actually funny. Tony stuff wasn’t funny at all. He did no research. We’d sit in those production meetings and he would add absolutely nothing to the conversation. I’d be like, ‘What are we doing here? This is stupid.’… You get in there with Tony and he’s asking you all these dumb questions that have no application to the game you are playing or anything you are doing. He’s terrible… I don’t think he’s funny. I don’t think he’s insightful. I don’t think knows anything about sports.”
Hoo boy. Now, I love Kornheiser’s work on Pardon the Interruption, but simply by opining that Dennis Miller, a/k/a one of the worst hires by a network for work as an NFL game analyst ever (he’s right up there with Brian Baldinger), he provided the ultimate insult regarding Kornheiser’s performance on Monday Night Football. I wonder if his stance on the ESPN talking head has anything to do with Kornheiser’s man-crush on Rodgers’ one-time foil, Brett Favre.
Nevertheless, Aaron Rodgers, you sir, have made yourself a mortal enemy. If you think for one second Tony K. is going to invite you to his American Idol finale party next year, you have another thing coming, buddy. But Rodgers can still show up for the Justin Bieber circle jerk Kornheiser has planned for this weekend. The more the merrier.
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