On Second Thought

Well TK and the gang were back in the booth for a second time last night. And I’m taking back every good word I said about them after the opener.

They were covering the Cowboys and the Saints, which are two teams you would have thought could give the MNF Team something to talk about. The entire program was contrived, not funny, and a waste of my time basically. I hadn’t mentioned Tony’s asking of Theismann about the Silent Count last week, but he did it again this week. Part of the way through the first quarter Joe was commenting on the two tight end set that the Cowboys were using with Witten and Fasano. Well Tony throws out this….

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“So does two tight ends give them better blocking to help the QB, or does it give them a second passing option”- TK

Well Joe responded the only way that you could…..“Ummm, Tony……well it can do both. Depending on the play.”- JT

How does anyone who has been covering sports for this long not understand that. And if it’s ESPN making him ask those questions than that’s just retarded. I’m pretty sure, if hard-pressed, my mom could figure out what a “Silent Count” was.

Also, I’ve come to a realization. Tony Kornheiser is not funny without Wilbon. He had two of the worst jokes that I’ve ever heard (yes, even worse than Dennis Miller).

1) “It’s 5,000 Degrees out here……It’s Indonesia Hot!”- TK
Umm….what? When did Dennis Miller get back in the booth? And is Indonesia really that hot? I just looked up Indonesia on weather.com and the 10 Day Average High is 91. In Shreveport, Louisiana (where yesterdays game was) today it’s going to be 96.

2) After a Cowboys TD pass Bledsoe is on the phone to the booth. TK throws this gem out there, “Oh he’s talking to the Coordinator? I thought he was ordering a pizza.”- TK
First, I think Madden’s made that joke about 8,000 times. Second, it has never been funny.

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Well TK wasn’t the only one who was bad last night. Our old friend Joseph Theismann was at the top of his game. Highlighted by an unnecessary roughness call. Rob Ninkovich, a defensive lineman for the Saints, clearly threw Julius Jones to the ground after the whistle. Joe chimes right in before the replay……

“It had to be after the tackle.”- JT
No shit Joe? Really? Thanks for that insight.

Mikey Tirico even got into it with Tony which was also pretty funny. Tony apparently doesn’t pay attention during games…..

“His twin brother is a Raider”- MT
“Really he has a twin brother?”- TK
“Yes, we talked about it last week when we had the Raiders”- MT

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Even Ron Jaworski and Chris Berman got into the crappyness at halftime.

“Steve McNair was Smoooooookin”- RJ, describing Steve McNair’s performance this past week in his best Jim Carey impression. That’s it Jaws…..use a reference from 1994.

And my personal favorite of the night…..he never lets me/us down……

“Nooooo, it couldn’t be five for five……..Five for Fighting.”- CB, leading into the Yanks/Sox highlights. What? I swear Chris Berman just does a stream of conscious thing. He just says whatever is in his mind. Let’s try it.

Johnny Drama, potatoes, Lemon-Lime, My Space, Communist Russia, 3rd Rock from the Sun.

See that worked out just fine. In fact I might write my whole blog like that. Anyways…….I’ve turned on this MNF lineup. I just don’t see it working out. Joe Theisman isn’t clever enough to keep of with Kornheiser, and Tony isn’t good enough without the conflict (and Mike Tirico is asleep the whole time).

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