Former Monday Night Football
announcer and Washington Post
columnist Tony Kornheiser
now divides his time between ESPN's Pardon the Interruption
and his radio show on DC-area's ESPN 980. Most of us are familiar with the former, but the latter is a mix of sports, music, news and pop culture from perspective of a grumpy guy in his late 50s.
So perhaps the most surprising thing about his comments on Tuesday's show aren't that he was critical of a public figure, but that he was critical of a public figure who happens to work at ESPN. Via TBL
, Kornheiser spoke candidly about SportsCenter
cohost Hannah Storm
(first three minutes
"Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She's got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt ... way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now." [She's 47.] "She's got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body ... I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't ... but Hannah Storm ... come on now! Stop! What are you doing? ... She's what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point."
I'd imagine Mr. Tony has already heard from ESPN HQ about his comments since such frankness is generally frowned upon at the Worldwide Leader. Then again, it's not the first time
Kornheiser verbalized a thought better left to rattle around in his bald little head.
Which reminds me: yes, Hannah's ensemble may have deserved ridicule, but Kornheiser's the guy sporting the three-hair combover. Thanks, but I'll take Storm's garish clown suit. This is not a difficult choice.