I have to say, Matt Millen, television analyst, is much more likable than Matt Millen, president and general manager of an NFL franchise, and infinitely more competent. Maybe that's because there are no real consequences to sitting in front of a camera and making stuff up for a couple hours a week. Not until yesterday, anyhow.
The fine folks of Detroit haven't forgotten what Millen did to the hometown team. During NBC's pregame Super Bowl coverage, the guy responsible for setting the Lions back 40 years was on set discussing Kurt Warner's many attributes. (Which is ironic since he spearheaded the "Draft Charles Rogers and Mike Williams!" campaign.) While Millen made his case, Detroit's Channel 4 ran this crawl on the bottom of the screen:
"Matt Millen was president of the Lions for the worst eight-year run in the history of the NFL. Knowing his history with the team, is there a credibility issue as he now serves as an analyst for NBC Sports? ..."As the Detroit Free Press' Steve Schrader writes, Channel 4 ran the message "Every time a certain familiar face showed up on camera Sunday during NBC's Super Bowl pregame show." Nah, nobody's bitter about Millen's reign of terror. Oh, and I'm pretty sure he's responsible for this, too.