Kornheiser shows why fear of flying is a good thing
Tony Kornheiser's story, and at last report he's sticking to it, is that he quit Monday Night Football because his fear of flying was just too much to handle. It's possible, though his fear of planes was matched by viewers' fears of turning on their television sets Monday nights and being overwhelmed by yet another torrent of words from TV's latest attempt at revive the corpse of Howard Cosell.
The three-man booth seldom works, especially when one of them is trying to be funny instead of trying to tell us about football. It didn't work with Dennis Miller and he was a professional comedian, at least before he became a right-wing
Unfortunately, Kornheiser's replacement is coach-in-waiting Jon Gruden. While having a football guy in the booth is a good thing, having a guy afraid to step on toes for fear of hurting his job prospects is not. You can count on one finger the guys who were good, honest analysts while waiting for a team to call them. And I forget who that guy was.