Tony Kornheiser may not be John Madden in the broadcast booth, but the two ex-voices of Monday Night Football share at least one common trait: a fear of flying.
While Madden was notorious for traveling cross-country in his own RV (dubbed the “Madden Cruiser”), Kornheiser — who also co-hosts ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption with Mike Wilbon — was apparently not afforded the same luxury.
That lack of wheels, combined with his personal aviophobia, was strong enough to force Kornheiser to resign his post as color commentator on Monday.
Editor’s Note: Every now and then we like to solicit the differing opinions of outside voices, which is why we’ve enlisted the help of our newest correspondent, the Devil’s Advocate. We’ll check in with D.A. on a weekly basis and see what’s going through his mind.
Husky Stadium is falling down. Martin Stadium is a glorified cow pasture. Qwest Field represents all that is right with America. If the Sounders can play there, shouldn’t Seattle’s nicest stadium be good enough for the second-rate Apple Cup? It’s not the Superbowl, people, it’s a college football game.
In this crap economy, major corporations need your money to stay afloat. Are you going to step up to the plate and help the rich and powerful piece together their trust funds, or sit back and smugly pretend like you’re doing something with that t-shirt you made protesting the changing of the times?
Get with it, next topic.
Stephen A. Smith is leaving ESPN and it hurts me inside.