Somebody Up In Bristol Likes Me
Several weeks ago, when I pointed out how heavily ESPN was pimping Lindsay Czarniak leading into the early edition of SportsCenter, I subsequently noted it when the “Worldwide Leader” ceased that practice shortly after my post.
Now, in the wake of my substantially more positive comments on Rachel Nichols and her appearance on PTI, I have to acknowledge that not only did Nichols return for a second engagement on the program yesterday (and apparently will return to the seat again today), but that her co-host for the episode was none other than Pablo Torre — who I suggested as the best partner for Nichols should the network wish to retool the show for a younger generation by moving Messrs. Kornheiser and Wilbon to a farm upstate and installing younger co-hosts.
I suppose it may have been inevitable that Nichols, once she moved into the PTI guest host rotation, would be paired with Torre at some point, since he’s been on that scene for a while now. But the fact that it happened so soon after my suggesting it…Well, let’s just say that I’m beginning to suspect that somewhere in Bristol, CT there’s a DFR reader who’s been passing along my nuggets of wisdom to the local higher ups.
Of course, the real challenge will be getting the folks at the Connecticut Clown College to turn on Jon Gruden and realize that, maybe, just maybe, he isn’t really all that on Monday Night Football. Sean McDonough is in for a long first season. Trust me.