This is hilarious. Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had some choice words for Monday Night Football “analyst” and ESPN “personality” Tony Kornheiser in a recent interview with ESPN Radio in Milwaukee. Rodgers sat down with Kornheiser in 2008 for a pre-production meeting before a Monday night game, and Rodgers was unimpressed to say the least.
“You know who was better than Tony Kornheiser? Dennis Miller was ten times better,” Rodgers said. “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 wasn’t funny at all. He did absolutely 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.’”
Rodgers seems to have a real problem with Kornheiser, because he continued to lambaste him.
“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,” Rodgers said. “He’s terrible. . . . I don’t think he’s funny. I don’t think he’s insightful. I don’t think knows, really, anything about sports.”
Brilliant. Finally, someone with some testicles to speak out about this guy being in the MNF booth.
Rodgers was also asked about Ron Jaworski, who many regard as one of the best analysts in the business. Rodgers didn’t rip his football knowledge, but he clearly didn’t appreciate the criticism he received from Jaws as he was entering the draft.
“I like him, but, when I was coming out, he did the worst segment in the history of TV about me talking about my fundamentals,” Rodgers said of Jaworski. “It was not even close to anywhere near my fundamentals. The first time I met him, someone introduced me to him and I said, ‘Yeah I know him. He’s the guy who ripped me before the draft.’ The rest of the night he told me how great I was. I was like, ‘I know your song and dance.’ And now he loves me.”
That’s great stuff. You can listen to the whole interview right here, it’s very entertaining. We like Aaron Rodgers more already.