I'm assuming the ESPN higher-ups thought Kimmel would offer a much-needed distraction from an otherwise mind-numbing Giants-Falcons game. Yep, and that little idea blew up in their faces. Oddly, though, they're not laughing:
Jay Rothman, ESPN's "Monday Night" producer, called Kimmel's comments "classless and disappointing. It was cheap. The more he went on, the worse he got." Kimmel will not be invited back, Rothman said.Somehow, I think that was Kimmel's plan all along. But hey, we still have Sylvester Stallone and Christian Slater! Or here's an idea: KEEP CELEBRITIES OUT OF THE BOOTH. Radical, I know, but I think it's worth a shot.
To Theismann's credit, he took it all in stride:
Theismann was more amused than annoyed by Kimmel's comments, some of which he heard while watching TV at home. But he missed others while watching "CSI: Miami" on CBS, a new favorite since becoming a "free agent with nowhere to go."So he was the one watching "CSI Miami." Somehow that makes sense.