Wednesday, May 20, 2009

5-20-09: Kornheiser Off Monday Night Football

It's unfortunate, but not necessarily sad, news that Tony Kornheiser, one of my favorite television and radio personalities, has been replaced on Monday Night Football by Jon Gruden. Kornheiser, famous for his long writing career for The Washington Post and for his hilarious television show Pardon the Interruption, in which he stars alongside equally famous sportswriter Michael Wilbon. Kornheiser was on Monday Night Football for three years, and was the first sportswriter to star on the program.

I don't agree with the replacement, but from a purely selfish standpoint, I'm excited about it. But it's not for Monday Night Football's sake. I just love The Tony Kornheiser Show, a hilarious radio program that gives Mr. Tony a chance to reveal his complete self. He's a marvelously funny and insightful man. I used to listen to the show's podcast daily while at work. For the past few years, the show would be on hiatus while Kornheiser was doing Monday Night Football. This year, though, it has stayed on hiatus because Tony didn't want to stretch himself too thin and have the radio show suffer. As he expresses in the video below, he'd like to do radio again. I'm excited.

Seriously: subscribe to his show. You won't regret it.

Yesterday's episode of PTI:

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