Tony Kornheiser Name Dropped Brady At A Two To One Ratio Over Cassel Last Night

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I wasn't aware of this, but Fanhouse plays a fun little game with Tony Kornheiser every Monday night. They count how many times Favre mentions certain quarterback's names, and as you can imagine....the results are hilarious. The first attempt was how many times he said Brett Favre's name back in Week Three, but yesterday he dropped the name of a QB, that wasn't playing in the game, double the one actually playing. Via Fanhaus....

Anyway, the object of last night's game was to count how many times everyone's least favorite Monday night commentator mentioned Tom Brady (the guy not playing) by name, as opposed to Matt Cassel (the guy playing). The results were staggering, but not surprising. The final count: Tom Brady: 22, Matt Cassel: 9

Before the opening kickoff the score was already 5-1 in favor of Brady.

On a night where Cassel completed 75% of his passes and threw three touchdowns, helping lead the Patriots to a 41 point performance on offense, Kornheiser, one of the guys announcing the game, referenced him by name nine times. He referenced a guy not playing 22 times. That's incredible, and completely predictable.
Too funny and may I reiterate the predictable part. You don't know how boring it is to watch a blowout game when you already know EVERYTHING that the announcers are going to say. We don't need to get into the whole Kornheiser is terrible on MNF thing again, but good lord....is he terrible or what?

Tony Kornheiser Loves Tom Brady, Apparently Doesn't Care About Matt Cassel (Fanhouse)

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Not only that, but Tony thought it was running up the score when they were handing it off to someone named BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the 4th quarter.

This was the first MNF Pats game this year so I was prepared for the mega Brady references.

Anonymous said...
Oct 21, 2008, 3:10:00 PM  

"I wasn't aware of this, but Fanhouse plays a fun little game with Tony Kornheiser every Monday night. They count how many times Favre mentions certain quarterback's...."


so you got Farve on the brain too?

Anonymous said...
Oct 21, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

What's the over/under on number of Vince Young mentions to Kerry Collins' mentions next week: 2 to 1? (no, literally, he'll mention VY twice, Collins once, and then talk about Manning the rest of the game)

Anonymous said...
Oct 21, 2008, 3:20:00 PM  

Ok, during the Steelers/Skins game...

Joe Gibbs mentions vs Jim Zorn.

No mentions of Joey T.

And yes, Tony Korny is absolutely terrible.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 21, 2008, 3:24:00 PM  

I think Tony is pretty goo--

I'm sorry, I can't even joke about that.

GMoney said...
Oct 21, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

I don't understand why everyone is surrpied that Tony mentioned Brady's name more than Matt Cassell's last ngiht. Brady was the MVP last season, and the previous week Cassell played like a guy that is playing the game of football for the irst ttime ever. And by the way, what else are you going to talk about in a 41-7 gmae? By the 2 minute warning they were talking aobut hockey for God sakes.

Anonymous said...
Oct 21, 2008, 4:31:00 PM  

I was right!! I set the over/under at 11, bet the over, and won. YES! YES! YES!

22 mentions of a QB who is NOT playing....wow....just wow.
But despite that, Dr. Kornheiser is a really goo....gmoney's right. It can't be done.

@ anon @ 4:31: Not only were they talking about hockey, but they getting one of the most basic facts about hockey won. Tirico said there were 88 games in a season. WRONG! There are 82.

JFein said...
Oct 21, 2008, 5:23:00 PM  

Wow, that's pretty damn ridiculous. But at least Brady was somewhat tangentially relevant to the game. Unlike the context in which his name was used in the front page article of my local newspaper today: "Panic attacks over money? Subprime mortgages KO’d the economy like Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard took out Tom Brady"

Anonymous said...
Oct 21, 2008, 5:34:00 PM  

Lay off Mr. Tony.

Chris said...
Oct 21, 2008, 6:35:00 PM  

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