ITEM: Tony Kornheiser, after three seasons, out on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” Jon Gruden in.
Kornheiser was never as bad as ESPN allowed him to be. No one on ESPN is. ESPN, if it has any broadcast coaches for its big-ticket telecasts, either doesn’t have good ones or ESPN’s hires are uncoachable.
Consider that on a weekly football telecast — it’s TV, something you watch — the typical comment from an ESPN “Monday Night” guy has probably been 40-70 words.