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Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon Can’t Execute Lowest Form Of Male Primate Ritual (Pic)

Pardon the Interruption? More like Pardon the High Five Corruption, amirite? Okay, that was weak, but moving on, during Monday’s broadcast of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, despite the fact that they have been working together on the program since 2001 and before that were colleagues at The Washington Post for many years, failed miserably in their attempt to execute what Jerry Seinfeld once referred to as the “lowest form of male primate ritual.” Trouble ensued with Tony went in for a high five but Wilbon opted to go with a fist bump.

Whoever manages PTI’s Twitter account — I have always suspected it’s Tony Reali — described the unfortunate — albeit relatively benign yet amusing — mishap as follows:

AWKWARD adj. 1. That moment when one person goes for the high-five, and the other goes for the fist-bump.

Awkward, indeed.  I only wish the guys would have Jaws on to break down film of the high five fail and then have Peter King on so he could mention who he recently spoke on his cell phone regarding the gaffe. That would be engrossing television.