Aaron Rodgers is no fan of Tony Kornheiser

In an interview with ESPN Radio Milwaukee, Aaron Rodgers blasted 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.”

Tell us how you really feel, Aaron.

I’ve made this argument before about Kornheiser: he’s not a diehard sports fan and therefore, I agree that he doesn’t have much detailed insight to any of the leagues. But he’s good on Pardon the Interruption because he can introduce a topic and look at it from a non-diehard point of view. The show has been successful because Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have different styles, but work extremely well together.

That said, Rodgers says what most fans have been thinking for a while: Some of ESPN’s content just isn’t good. Kornheiser isn’t a fit for MNF, just like Miller wasn’t. I appreciate the network’s thought process behind trying to bring entertainment into the booth, but they’re pissing off true NFL fans that could do without Kornheiser’s constant questions and bantering with Jaworski.

“NFL Live” is another show ESPN should take a long, hard look at. Nobody manages to say as much as possible but nothing at all like Mark Schlereth. On the surface, it seems like he’s saying insightful things, but you peel away his comments and you realize they’re as thin as notebook paper. Yet ESPN has him on the show because he’s a former player.

I know it’s tough, but the network would be best served if they can find former athletes that not only know what they’re talking about and can bring something to the table, but who are also comfortable in front of the camera.

Maybe Rodgers can help the network out by finding new analysts. At least he’ll tell it like it is.


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