Posts Tagged ‘ESPN 980’

September 1st, 2009

No Time This Time For Mr. Tony

I just got an email from ESPN-980 AM in Washington with the official announcement of Tony Kornheiser’s return to the radio after his two-year stint on Monday Night Football came to a close.  While I was a pretty regular listener of his back in the mid-90s, and was a dedicated PTI viewer from the start, I think I’m going to take a pass this time.

What’s changed?  For one reason or another, PTI has fallen off my must-watch list, and to be completely honest, Kornheiser’s schtick has been wearing thin with me for some time now.  Of course, Kornheiser isn’t doing anything other than being Kornheiser, but for some reason, I seem to be happier setting my DVR to record Dan Patrick‘s show off of DirecTV every morning and watching it at my leisure.

A couple weeks back, I asked my friend Joe Ovies from Raleigh what he thought of Patrick, and he said he thought the ex-ESPN hand was the best interviewer in the business.  And since I started to catch the simulcast of his show on DirecTV beginning last month, I have to agree.