I like Tony Kornheiser, but he made me crazy on MNF. So I am not sorry to see Fox Sports reporting that he is giving it up. And Chucky is replacing him! Kornheiser says:
“If I could handpick a replacement of a football guy, I would cast a net and drag in Jon Gruden,” Kornheiser said in a statement released by the network. “He is the two things you most want — smart and funny — and has the two things I don’t — good hair and a tan.”
And that is why I like him. He says that he looked at the schedule, saw how much flying he would have to do, and turned in his mike. He is afraid of flying. And he is no John Madden.
Maybe it was time for Gruden to leave Tampa, but you have to give him credit. He turned a perennial loser into a perennial contender. I remember the year they broke the they broke their curse – they had never won a game when the temperature was below freezing – on the Bears. In Soldier Freaking Field. I knew that day they were going to win the Super Bowl.
So welcome to Chucky! Be nice to the Bears.