Tony Kornheiser: Matt Millen's Booth Will Be the Best in the NFL
But Millen is, indeed, now a TV analyst again, and one of his fellow analysts, Tony Kornheiser of ESPN's Monday Night Football, offered a surprising opinion about Millen's analytical skills. On today's Pardon the Interruption, Kornheiser claimed that if Millen returns to doing color commentary in 2009, his booth will be the best in football -- even better than Kornheiser's Monday Night Football booth.
"It's fair to ask the question, 'If you're so smart, why didn't you ever win?'" Kornheiser said. "But Matt Millen is great on TV. Not good, he's great. The booth that he walks into will become the best booth. Even if he walks over my body and sits in my seat, it's going to become the best. He's just great at it, and in six months or less people will forget."
Personally, I think Kornheiser's partner, Ron Jaworski, is a much better analyst than Millen is. And while I thought Millen was a solid announcer in the 1990s, that was a long time -- and a lot of Lions losses -- ago. Kornheiser is wrong. People aren't going to forget that Millen was an incompetent general manager, and that simple fact will follow him where ever he goes.