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Jimmy Kimmel Banned From MNF

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Hostile, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Report: Kimmel banned from MNF

    FOXSports.com, Updated 22 hours ago

    It took Jimmy Kimmel a matter of 10 minutes to do what Dennis Miller needed two years to accomplish — getting the heave-ho from "Monday Night Football."

    ESPN will no longer allow Kimmel any guest appearances on MNF after the ABC late-night host made several jokes about recently-fired analyst Joe Theismann, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

    Kimmel, who joined Mike Tirico, Tony Kornheiser and Ron Jaworski in the booth during the third quarter of the Giants' 31-10 win over the Falcons, joked about where Theismann was, insinuated that Kornheiser got Theismann fired (their on-air chemistry was often a topic of debate last season), and later remarked, "I'd also like to welcome Joe Theismann, watching from his living room with steam coming from his ears."

    Kimmel's comments were "classless and disappointing," said Jay Rothman, ESPN's MNF producer, according to the Times. "It was cheap. The more he went on, the worse he got."

    Rothman then affirmed that Kimmel would not be invited back.
    Reached by the Times, Theismann said he was more amused than annoyed by Kimmel's comments.

    "I don't have an opinion about what people say, but it's nice to know you're missed," Theismann said. "It's interesting that people remember me."

    Theismann later added that MNF "has become Tony Kornheiser's show."
  2. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    I didn't even notice Theismann was missing:laugh2:

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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  4. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    ESPN brings in Kimmel, a comedian no less, and were expecting analytical breakdowns of plays? Have they never watched The Man Show?
  5. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Any kind of bashing of Thezman makes my day.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I e-mailed them.

    He was funny. This is a stupid over reaction.

    Keep him, ban Kornheiser.
  7. BehindEnemyLinez

    BehindEnemyLinez Optimist Prime

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    Shoot, what has to be done to get Kornheiser and Jaws banned? What a terrible broadcasting team they have this season! Get a real color man in there and enough with the comedian/sportswriter experiment...it doesn't work! :bang2:
  8. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    That was good stuff. :laugh2:
  9. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Jaws is a good, maybe great, analyst, even if he is a former Eagle. He just doesn't have the time to show it with Kornheiser beside him.

    Aim all your firepower at Kornheiser.

  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Keep Trico and Jaws you don't need a 3rd wheel in the booth. Why ESPN has not learned from others I don't know
  11. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I agree. I enjoy Jaws.

    Kornheiser...not so much. It's like he can't acknowledge there's a football game happening.
  12. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Good Lord, the sports media take themselves seriously. Could someone please remind them that we're interested in the sport, not them.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    That show is literally almost unwatchable these days.
  14. CosmicCowboy

    CosmicCowboy Member

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    Yeah Trico and Jaws are OK...dump Kornheiser and bring Suzy Kolber in the booth...:bow:
  15. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    :laugh2: ME either.......
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Leave Suzy on the sideline where she can talk to the coaches going into the locker room at halftime and after halftime or be able to report on injuries. There is enough talking in the booth without having the 3rd person.
  17. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Dump Kornheiser and Kimmel. Hell, get rid of all of them except Jaws. I never cared for Kimmel much, but that 'Thiesman with steam coming out his ears' was real funny.
  18. CosmicCowboy

    CosmicCowboy Member

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    as far as i can remember MNF always had three in the booth...
  19. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Joe who?
  20. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Al Michaels and John Madden ring a bell?

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