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Kornheiser reacts: If Rodgers thinks I'm no good, he's not the first

ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser has offered a lighthearted response to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who called Kornheiser stupid, dumb and terrible in a radio interview, saying he doesn’t know why Rodgers had such a harsh reaction to their meetings when Kornheiser called Rodgers’ games on Monday Night Football.

“My guess is that his comments had to do with the fact that during his first season, I was publicly critical of the Packers, which had a 13-3 team, and got rid of [Brett] Favre for an untested player,” Kornheiser told The Big Lead. “[Ron Jaworski] and I went back and forth on this 1,000 times on TV and with [Mike] Wilbon 1,000 times on TV. But if he thinks I’m no good, he wouldn’t be the first. Or the last.”

Kornheiser worked on Monday Night Football in 2008, when Rodgers was in his first year as the Packers’ starter. He says he doesn’t specifically recall what he and Rodgers talked about in production meetings, when Rodgers said Kornheiser was woefully unprepared, but he does say that he was simply trying to get an idea of how Rodgers was handling the rough task of filling Favre’s shoes.

“I don’t remember anything particular from the meetings, but I do remember that Jaws went in purely looking for football stuff, Mike [Tirico] was looking for stuff from the announcing angle, and I went looking more for feature-y things or stories,” Kornhesier said. “In that case, the theme was taking over for Brett Favre, which was the toughest thing to do in Green Bay. My guess is that I asked a lot of questions relative to that, and tried to establish some rapport with that. I guess that rapport didn’t exist.”

By looking for “more feature-y things,” Kornheiser was just doing his job in the Monday Night Football booth. But Kornheiser’s problem was that he not only couldn’t establish a rapport with Rodgers, he also couldn’t establish a rapport with viewers, who wanted to hear about football, not about “more feature-y things.” Which is why ESPN was wise to replace Kornheiser with Jon Gruden.

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  1. joetoronto says: Jun 9, 2010 7:36 AM

    Taking on the media is never a good decision, you should never start a war you can’t win.

  2. benniehifive says: Jun 9, 2010 7:40 AM

    so can we all just agree that kornheiser isn’t the greatest announcer, and rodgers has just slightly more than a hint of arrogance to him? (obviously he was just mad that tony was asking him questions about favre)

  3. Arias says: Jun 9, 2010 7:42 AM

    Florio looks for more feature-y things than anyone.

  4. NinersFanInMisery says: Jun 9, 2010 7:48 AM

    Kornheiser for all his antics is a seasoned journalist who was, no doubt, covering sports before Aaron Rodgers was born. Many have tried and failed to establish a lasting legacy in the Monday Night Football booth. Rodgers is just the latest example of an athlete who cant take criticism/adversity. He is on the cusp of being an excellent QB but their will be others who will criticize him throughout his career, journalists and laymen alike, but he cant go on radio and blast them all. Grow up kiddo and win a playoff game before you challenge those who have already established themselves as critically acclaimed in their respective professions.

  5. MrHumble says: Jun 9, 2010 7:49 AM

    I don’t particularly care for Kornheiser but I would agree with his recall that in 2008 there was considerable pressure and interest in the fact that AR was taking over for BF and a team that had just went 13-3. AR proceeded to lead that same packer team to a 6-10 record and there were questions abound. AR couldn’t handle the pressure of filling BF’s shoes back then and I beleive he still feels the same pressure. Keep in mind that he has turned into a great stats qb but until he wins a division title, conference championship and ultimately a SB, he will remain a stats qb…..much like one Archie Manning. AR knows that and everyone outside of GB knows it and losing to the BF Vikings last year, twice has put even more pressure on him. Guaranteed that if the Packers should some how beat the BF Vikings even once this year, there will be a celebration that will match the Saints SB victory.

  6. BonerJams'03 says: Jun 9, 2010 7:49 AM

    He guesses he asked alot of Brett Favre questions? He guesses?!?!? Gimme a break, no matter who was playing 2008, it was Favre this Favre that from Kornheiser in the booth. I absolutely 150% guarantee the ONLY thing he talked about was Favre, and just how great Favre is, and how no one will ever be able to replace the great Brett Favre. I don’t blame Rodgers one single bit.
    “Which is why ESPN was wise to replace Kornheiser with Jon Gruden.”
    Gruden is just as bad with his constant ass kissing of every single player and coach in the NFL. I wanna see (hear) more things like the ESPN feature on the QB’s they had with Gruden before the draft. I’m sure he doesn’t want to share everything he knows on national TV since I’m sure one day he has aspirations to coach again, but I’m sure there’s alot better insight he could give on the game itself rather than monkey shining up 2nd stringers any chance he gets.
    And I may be an Eagle fan, but friggin Jaws has to go too. He’s stale and alot of time stuff he says ends up resulting to dead air for like 10 secs (which was a Kornheiser problem as well – for those that missed MNF in in the Kornheiser era – imagine how uncomfortable that was for Tirico).

  7. metaldeth says: Jun 9, 2010 7:52 AM

    If he had said he thought Kornheiser was good, he would have been the first

  8. GRpatriot says: Jun 9, 2010 7:54 AM

    My guess is that I asked a lot of questions relative to that, and tried to establish some rapport with that. I guess that rapport didn’t exist.”
    I guess you stink?

  9. Bill In DC says: Jun 9, 2010 7:54 AM

    I don’t much care for Mr Kornheiser’s reporting style or the format of his radio show in the DC area either. Especially when the local sports show (what’s now ESPN Radio 980) turned almost its entire weekday format over to Kornheiser, spawning what we referred to as, “980, All Kornheiser, all the time”.
    Man, that guy is trite, petty, and boring.

  10. ryno_blah says: Jun 9, 2010 7:55 AM

    Korn was out of his league on mnf, but that’s bristol’s fault. Not one of us would turn down that job or the paycheck that comes with it (at least we didn’t have to see florio flop around like a dying fish on live tv).
    I’m glad korn took the high road here; makes rodgers look like even more of a punk.

  11. CO55 says: Jun 9, 2010 7:59 AM

    “But Kornheiser’s problem was that he not only couldn’t establish a rapport with Rodgers, he also couldn’t establish a rapport with viewers, who wanted to hear about football, not about “more feature-y things.” Which is why ESPN was wise to replace Kornheiser with Jon Gruden.”
    At least Tony didn’t have a woody for every QB in the league. Let’s also be realistic here…..Gruden’s back coaching after this coming season so his “rapport” won’t last long.

  12. jersey73 says: Jun 9, 2010 8:04 AM

    As much as the “dope” role Kornheiser plays (and sometimes he really annoys me)…he definitely took the high road on this one and joked it off.
    It’s beautifully played, ends the discussion, and make Rodgers look petty.

  13. FoF says: Jun 9, 2010 8:04 AM

    Kornheiser is the better person. He took the high road, Erin Rodgers took the low road as usual.

  14. JJCheesehead says: Jun 9, 2010 8:07 AM

    just another reason i think aaron rodgers is a punk. yeah he put up great numbers, but he has a big fat zero in the the meaningful games won category.

  15. lebowski says: Jun 9, 2010 8:08 AM

    Once again, Rodgers didn’t call him stupid or dumb. He said he was asking dumb questions, and thought “this is stupid”. He did, however, call him terrible, which is spot on. I realize you learned headline writing in journalism 101, but stop trying to make it worse than it is just to get viewers.

  16. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jun 9, 2010 8:09 AM

    For Kornheiser is was all Favre, all the time. He didn’t do features, he did friggin groupie Favre stuff.

  17. jj jones says: Jun 9, 2010 8:09 AM

    Gruden isn’t much better. He was a disaster at the draft.

  18. TheDPR says: Jun 9, 2010 8:09 AM

    “Johnny Sunshine” Gruden is WAY better than Kornheiser. As the MNF booth stands today, Tirico is probably the weakest link.

  19. BonnieD says: Jun 9, 2010 8:09 AM

    All I know is that Kornheiser is so annoying that I turn the sound down when he is on.

  20. dafish says: Jun 9, 2010 8:11 AM

    You know, for guys who make their living by basically being critical of others, sports reporters are among the most thin skinned group of people I have ever seen.

  21. gwinn1952 says: Jun 9, 2010 8:14 AM

    Boy Rodgers that shows real class…..another reason I’m finding it hard to stay a packer fan after Brett left. You haven’t learned to keep your nasty thoughts to yourself…..between blaming teammates for loses or calling announcers stupid….real class.

  22. mikellie says: Jun 9, 2010 8:16 AM

    Boo Hoo. Aaron Rodgers is a tool. Him and his fudge Packers will never get to the Super Bowl. He is a “me” guy and that doesn’t work in the NFL.

  23. Rasta says: Jun 9, 2010 8:19 AM

    Kornheiser is to full of himself .

  24. Magoo says: Jun 9, 2010 8:20 AM

    Jon Gruden is Great.
    Rodgers also took a shot at the Lions!
    They will respond this fall, when they pick Rodgers out of Ndamukong Suh’s teeth…

  25. PackFaninPackLand says: Jun 9, 2010 8:23 AM

    “Kornheiser reacts: If Rodgers thinks I’m no good, he’s not the first”
    No, there are about 30 million more of us out there. By the way Kornholer, Rodgers didn’t say you were “no good”, he said you were terrible, and unprofessional – about the biggest shots one can give a so called journalist !

  26. daPACK says: Jun 9, 2010 8:24 AM

    Maybe it has something to do with everytime Kornheiser was in Green Bay all he talked about was Brett Favre(even if Favre wasnt playing in the game).

  27. Terry says: Jun 9, 2010 8:24 AM

    Kornheiser’s a “twit”!
    Much like that experiment with Dennis Miller, having a guy in the booth who knows nothing about the game is annoying.

  28. GregJenningsFanClub says: Jun 9, 2010 8:32 AM

    Tony, you are correct, Rodgers is not the first to say you are terrible. Wilbon carries PTI and I’d be happy if you and your terrible hair go off the air.
    I love that Rodgers isn’t afraid to speak without using only sports cliches.

  29. GBfanForever says: Jun 9, 2010 8:36 AM

    Kornheiser, if anything, is a good sport. He really did suck at MNF and doesn’t take himself too seriously. My god did he catch breett farvre when he was doing broadcasts, it was all that came out of his mouth when the packers played (and BF wasn’t involved). Maybe he caught it from Madden?

  30. Cro-Mags says: Jun 9, 2010 8:37 AM

    The problem with Kornheiser is that his “feature-y things” were manufactured and forced. He’d be concocting these stories that just weren’t there.

  31. contract says: Jun 9, 2010 8:37 AM

    It sounds to me like Aaron Rodgers has very thin skin, and that’s not good for a QB.

  32. vtsquirm says: Jun 9, 2010 8:37 AM

    don’t worry Tony, i still like you.

  33. SteelCurtnDee says: Jun 9, 2010 8:40 AM

    I don’t understand everyone’s hate on Tony, I didn’t think he was great on MNF, but I really don’t give a rats ass who’s on there, because I want to see the game, not who’s in the booth.
    I love PTI… I think Tony and Michael work great together.

  34. BearsBeWare says: Jun 9, 2010 8:42 AM

    Wake Up people!

  35. WTE says: Jun 9, 2010 8:42 AM

    Tony was probably asking Rodgers who he should start on his fantasy football team.
    That’s all Tony talked about on MNF anyway.

  36. pointNumberOne says: Jun 9, 2010 8:47 AM

    I may be the only one who actually liked Kornheiser on MNF…

  37. Richm2256 says: Jun 9, 2010 8:49 AM

    Kornheiser sucks, plain and simple.

  38. argos says: Jun 9, 2010 8:49 AM

    Kornheiser is like a fly on a hot humid day.
    When you hear him buzzing by your ear you cringe, reaching for the swatter.
    When you see him you marvel at his grotesqueness before going for the kill.
    You swing, missing your opportunity to wipe out the old bugger and settle for batting him away, but he keeps finding you.
    And just when you’re not looking, he’s back, right there sitting on your chilidog interrupting your lunch.
    Who’s the idiot, the fly or those of us who let it in our air space?

  39. Ambrose says: Jun 9, 2010 8:52 AM

    Which one of the boringly similar Minnesota bloggers will be the first to call this guy Kornholer? I know it’s coming. There are several Viking fans that are fixated on gay-centric themes. That’s all they want to talk about. Closet queens, each and every one.

  40. GB3Pack4 says: Jun 9, 2010 8:52 AM

    “… Kornheiser’s problem was that he not only couldn’t establish a rapport with Rodgers, he also couldn’t establish a rapport with viewers, …”
    Not to mention the fact that he thought the way to establish rapport with Rodgers was by belaboring the fact that he was Favre’s replacement, instead of trying to find out who Rodgers was at that point -

  41. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Jun 9, 2010 8:55 AM

    it’s very simple. Rodgers is a California guy. he is going to bitch and moan about anything. just like anybody from that god forsaken state.

  42. rea725 says: Jun 9, 2010 8:56 AM

    Rodgers looks like the intern in the Office.

  43. Deegan says: Jun 9, 2010 8:57 AM

    Kornheiser totally skirted around Rogers comments, which is almost an admission that they are accurate (which of course…they are).

  44. BroncoBourque says: Jun 9, 2010 8:58 AM

    I like Kornheiser on PTI but wasn’t as big a fan of him in the MNF booth. Having said that people seem to forget what MDS mentions at the beginning of the last paragraph, what Kornheiser did in the booth is what he was hired to do. He wasn’t hired to be a pure football guy, he was hired to be a big picture, sports editorial type guy. I don’t think it worked out but you can’t blame a guy for doing the job the way he was hired to do it.

  45. Opie says: Jun 9, 2010 9:04 AM

    Good Job Ambrose it was you. You disappointed yourself with your inability to get beyond homosexual jokes. Nice try to pretend your comments are going to come from a minnesota fan, but they only came from you

  46. realitypolice says: Jun 9, 2010 9:05 AM

    By looking for “more feature-y things,” Kornheiser was just doing his job in the Monday Night Football booth. But Kornheiser’s problem was that he not only couldn’t establish a rapport with Rodgers, he also couldn’t establish a rapport with viewers, who wanted to hear about football, not about “more feature-y things.” Which is why ESPN was wise to replace Kornheiser with Jon Gruden.
    ===================================
    Yes, because I never get tired of hearing how fantastic every player is and what an incredible genius every coach in the league is.
    Listen- I agree that TK was horribly miscast in the MNF booth, and he had to go. But I am a little tired of hearing about how wonderful Jon Gruden is. NFL players and coaches probably get more criticism from their mothers than they get from Gruden.
    And don’t get me started on “Gruden QB Camp”. It was disgraceful how he sat there and nitpicked every prospect until he got to Tebow, where he virtually ignored every weakness of Saint Timmy and did everything but kneel in front of him and offer him oral.
    Then he has the balls during the draft to admit that he is a huge Florida Gator fan and always has been. It don’t know what is more disgraceful: that he would do something so underhanded as undermine other QB prospects to pimp his boy, or that ESPN would give him the forum to do so.
    TK may have been lousy in the ESPN booth- but I have a feeling his sense of impartiality and ethics are a little more developed than Gruden’s.

  47. igor79 says: Jun 9, 2010 9:08 AM

    I grew up in DC reading Kornheiser every day. The guy is great and can do no wrong in my eyes even when I totally disagree with him. That being said, my Dolphins were coming off a 1-15 season in 2008 and they didnt play a lot of MNF games that year and I almost never watch football unless the Dolphins or another AFCE team is playing.

  48. realitypolice says: Jun 9, 2010 9:10 AM

    Bill In DC says:
    June 9, 2010 7:54 AM
    I don’t much care for Mr Kornheiser’s reporting style or the format of his radio show in the DC area either. Especially when the local sports show (what’s now ESPN Radio 980) turned almost its entire weekday format over to Kornheiser, spawning what we referred to as, “980, All Kornheiser, all the time”.
    Man, that guy is trite, petty, and boring.
    ================================
    Well, not too many people agree with you- TK’s show is number 1 in it’s time slot.
    And I’m not sure how giving TK a two hour show (M-F 10-12, with replays at 7 when there are no sports telecasts) is “turning over its entire weekday format”. I am sure the Sports Fix guys and John Thompson would be surprised to hear that ESPN 980 is “all Kornheiser, all the time.”

  49. darth_vincent says: Jun 9, 2010 9:12 AM

    Spend 15 minutes with Tony Kornheiser and you definitely be worse off for it and left wanting that 6 hours of your life back…

  50. RC IV says: Jun 9, 2010 9:14 AM

    Ambrose, we have a winner.
    PackFaninPackLand says:
    June 9, 2010 8:23 AM
    “Kornheiser reacts: If Rodgers thinks I’m no good, he’s not the first”
    No, there are about 30 million more of us out there. By the way Kornholer, Rodgers didn’t say you were “no good”, he said you were terrible, and unprofessional – about the biggest shots one can give a so called journalist !
    ================================
    A Packer fan did it……..how expected…..

  51. NorthDolphan says: Jun 9, 2010 9:14 AM

    Quick get out the pressure washer Rodger’s has sand in his vag!
    Waaa.Waaa.Waaa.Waaa.

  52. dbartdog says: Jun 9, 2010 9:14 AM

    Whomever is the writer, you’re full of shiite…Viewers are a bunch of idiots that can’t handle an intelligent point of view…rapport…yeah, you need to hoot and holler like the pre-game shows…real smart!!!

  53. chris57 says: Jun 9, 2010 9:15 AM

    I like Kornheiser, but he’s obviously not for everyone. He openly admits (now and when he was on MNF) that he doesn’t know anything about football. I have to guess that when he was interviewing Rodgers, he was asking him non-football questions, about stuff like replacing Favre, moving to Wisconsin from California and probably even going back to when he was sitting in the green room on draft day. I listen to his radio show frequently, and a couple days ago he had a reporter phone in from South Africa and he asks about segregation and apartheid, not soccer. That’s what his job was at the Post for a long time, that’s what he does. If you think that makes him stupid, then don’t pay attention to him. I’m sure he’ll be fine either way.

  54. tudefit says: Jun 9, 2010 9:21 AM

    I turned off the draft this year because Gruden and Young got way too irritating to continue watching. I liked Steve Young until the draft.

  55. Kimble says: Jun 9, 2010 9:24 AM

    Amazing to me the criticism of Rodgers. We criticize those athletes who give scripted and bland responses and now we criticize the guy who says what’s on his mind. Even if you disagree give him credit for shooting straight.

  56. mattgso says: Jun 9, 2010 9:30 AM

    Why is Rodgers arrogant… because he had an opinion? Kornheiser has opinions… all journalists have opinions and they make their living expressing them. If an athletes have to withstand critique from the media, was doesn’t the media have to withstand critique from athletes?
    Many, MANY journalists and media never played the game but somehow are accepted as being a valid source of information about the game. Why isn’t the reverse true?
    It’s a double standard. The media has the means to consistently get the last word because they control the ink (electrons). It’s about time they start taking their lumps.

  57. smithopher says: Jun 9, 2010 9:32 AM

    Yeah, I don’t know. I’m more of a fan of Kornheiser’s than Rodgers at this point. I love that show, PTI. Rodgers is just a QB in the NFL, he’s good, but I don’t think at that point there was anything more interesting than watching this kid run Brett Favre’s old offense. Aaron Rodgers wasn’t a superstar at that point. He looked good, and looked even better the following season, but he’s still not the best of the best and he’s still got a whole lot to prove as to how he’ll fill Favre’s shoes. Its Green Bay people, Favre WAS Green Bay for like 15 years.

  58. Brownwood26 says: Jun 9, 2010 9:33 AM

    To be fair, Kornheiser did exactly what ESPN wanted from him. The “feature-y” stuff is the typical “style and no substance” crap that is an ESPN staple. TK may or may not have been able to make more of the opportunity, but I think ESPN has a big stake in the blame for why TK didn’t work out in the booth. Comparing his role to Gruden’s is laughable, considering Gruden is an actual analyst with football credentials and Kornheiser is an entertainer hired to be the schmuck he is.
    I just wish ESPN would take a cue from the old ABC MNF setup: make a MNF feel like a big game by showing, you know, an actual big games and have big-time announcers in the booth. I’m sorry, but nobody gets up for Mike Tirico….

  59. SATAN567 says: Jun 9, 2010 9:36 AM

    Classy response by Tony. But it doesn’t do anything to make up for the fact that he still sucked on MNF. Gruden is far superior in the booth. The media needs to stick to the X’s and O’s of the game. Too much gets lost in the “feature-y” components of sports coverage and the average fan IQ is complete shit today as a result.

  60. HarrisonHits says: Jun 9, 2010 9:37 AM

    “if he thinks I’m no good, he wouldn’t be the first. Or the last.”
    Or any different from anyone else on the face of the planet. Kornholio one of the singular worst of all time.

  61. Gregjennings85 says: Jun 9, 2010 9:40 AM

    Yeah. Totally, Tony.
    What a joke.
    In 2008, Kornheiser would bring up JUDAS during a Packers game – fine.
    What I couldn’t deal with, is when Kornheiser would rant on and on about JUDAS during the Buccaneers at Panthers game, late in the year on MNF.
    TK was absolutely out of control, and THAT’s why he was fired.
    He was boring, monotonous, and repetitive all at the same time.
    To boot, he had absolutely no idea what he was talking about.

  62. Ruvell100 says: Jun 9, 2010 9:43 AM

    mikellie with the dumbest comment ever…
    “Boo Hoo. Aaron Rodgers is a tool. Him and his fudge Packers will never get to the Super Bowl. He is a “me” guy and that doesn’t work in the NFL.”
    ___________________
    They should get more of a team quarterback with no ego. Is Favre or Cutler available?

  63. LambeauLeaper says: Jun 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    I think everyone can agree that Kornheiser sucked on MNF. Did he ask a lot of Favre questions of Rodgers? Of course! What else was he really going to ask Rodgers? That was the big news story. Rodgers was and still is very arrogant and cocky and until he wins he has no reason to be either! All reports that came out during Rodgers 1st and 2nd season in the league was about his arrogance then when Rodgers took over Green Bay media went from calling him arrogant to saying its just his laid back California cool demeanor. I guess we know why now, Aaron cant handle the criticism.

  64. TimeToTHink says: Jun 9, 2010 9:49 AM

    Just for the record, Rodgers did not call him stupid or dumb.
    It’s just another example of lazy reporting.
    Saying that a situation or things someone says are stupid or dumb is much different than saying the person is stupid or dumb.
    Making a mountain out of an anthill.

  65. sd says: Jun 9, 2010 9:59 AM

    If you think this shows that Rodgers is arrogant, then you should probably listen to the interview and not just read the misleading article about it on PFT.

  66. CleanSlaton says: Jun 9, 2010 10:02 AM

    Kornheiser was also asking every other QB in the league about Favre. The guy has a boner for salacious drama and should write for Us Weekly. PTI used to be a good show….

  67. betheball says: Jun 9, 2010 10:03 AM

    “After his comments were relayed to the far corners of the Internet and raised plenty of eyebrows, Rodgers sought to clear things up.”
    At mid-afternoon Tuesday, he tweeted: “Didn’t realize people actually listened to homers show. No disrespect meant, just sharing a couple funny stories n opinions in jest … I’m not backpedaling from my first amendment rights. Nobody makes a big deal until the normally criticized becomes the critic, funny to me … Have a good day folks thanks for the support n laughs.”
    Nothing to see here folks. Time to move along.
    Good Night Canada…

  68. Ruvell100 says: Jun 9, 2010 10:14 AM

    The funniest part of the interview was when they were talking about DD’s charity softball game. They were talking about how Pat Lee and Obi can get to a fly ball but can’t catch it.
    The Homer says, “That’s the old saying. If d-backs could catch, they would be playing offense.”
    Rodgers says, “Kind of like you, if you were better looking you would be on TV instead of the radio.”
    Nice one.

  69. megatron81 says: Jun 9, 2010 10:25 AM

    Took a shot at the Lions huh Aaron you dirtbag? Can’t wait until Delmas decapatates you this season. You’re nothing but a self-centered arrogant pretty boy.

  70. PULL&SEAL says: Jun 9, 2010 10:34 AM

    Viking fans are scared to death of Aaron Rodgers.

  71. AutumnWind999 says: Jun 9, 2010 10:39 AM

    You’ve gotta remember that Kornheiser was woefully unprepared for every single game he called in the booth. It was frustrating as hell as a fan trying to listen to that. And it must have been even more frustrating as a pro athlete to have to sit down in a professional setting with this guy who knows nothing who you have to take seriously.
    And you know Kornheiser is the kind of guy who doesn’t listen to a word you say because he’s just sitting there the whole time you’re talking thinking of his next corny joke. So there’s no getting through to him. Pile a massive serving of Favre-Love onto that plate and there you have it.

  72. MrHumble says: Jun 9, 2010 10:46 AM

    Rodgers is a good stats qb but his thin skin will never allow him to become a leader of an entire team….much like cutler in chicago. they may be the qb’s of their offenses but in chicago the team views urlacher as the team leader and in GB it is Woodson. Besides having thin skin, AR has a rather thin brain if he can’t figure out that getting into an arguement with someone who has a radio show and unlimited “barrels of ink” to write articles is plain stupid. Real football players get in arguements with other football players and let their actions on the field do the talking but AR goes after a 70 year old bald headed 125lb wimp of a sportswriter about something that happened 2-3 years ago……totally classless. AR raises the issue now, but 2-3 years ago it was THE topic on most every football player or fan’s minds….AR replacing a legend. I find it very interesting that AR didn’t have the courage, confidence and oh yes the “stats” to object to the interview back then. I am sure packer fans will come to his defense but the way the rest of the league and fans see it is a case of a wimp who got bullied and now wants to talk about it.

  73. snnyjcbs says: Jun 9, 2010 10:51 AM

    It says a bunch about the type of person this Rodgers is. He talks about not knowing or having any concern about what is being said but all this time later he is trying to get back at the guy.
    It just goes to show you how much all that went on back then really bothered this guy and Rodgers was tuned in to all of it like a high priced signal booster.

  74. NightTrainNeckTie says: Jun 9, 2010 11:15 AM

    realitypolice says:
    June 9, 2010 9:10 AM
    …….I am sure the Sports Fix guys and John Thompson would be surprised to hear that ESPN 980 is “all Kornheiser, all the time.”
    ———————————————-
    The sports fix sucks. Have you ever seen what those two suck asses look like? Tom Levero is jobba the hut and Kevin Sheehan looks like pedofile.
    Too all the green bay Aaron rodgers haters, I forgot Brett Favre won so many playoff games his first two seasons starting. You’re really going to talk about Rodgers being unclutch when Favre is the king of the season killing interceptions.

  75. Johnnyb612 says: Jun 9, 2010 11:16 AM

    Yeah, Rodgers really kind of crossed the line here. He had better issue an apology of some kind to clean up this mess. I hope he can handle the pressure he’s putting on himself with all this big talk. And he does look like the intern from “the office”.

  76. RC IV says: Jun 9, 2010 11:26 AM

    PULL&SEAL says:
    June 9, 2010 10:34 AM
    Viking fans are scared to death of Aaron Rodgers.
    ===========================
    Yep, those beady eyes and gay porn mustache are truly frightening.
    As a football player, not so much.

  77. tv says: Jun 9, 2010 11:28 AM

    TK is so far up Lord FavRay’s butt that he can’t even wiggle his toes.
    All he ever talked about in the MNF booth was Lord FavRay. He couldn’t see anything beyond that – during every game, not just ones that directly involved Lord FavRay or his former team. Every other comment was about the Lord FavRay.
    It was sickening.
    THAT is likely what pissed Rodgers off as it would anyone.

  78. slegeir says: Jun 9, 2010 11:37 AM

    Good for you Aaron Rodgers for speaking your mind. Do wish he’d tone it down a bit. And I forgot about Favre calling other teams and giving them pointers on how to beat the Packers. Such a classy guy! And to think there are still Packer fans out there that think he can do no wrong!

  79. Sportnman says: Jun 9, 2010 11:43 AM

    The Korn Man is BRILLIANT! The problem was and is that “Joe the Plumber Blow” is too much of a DUMB ASS to crack a book to know what someone is talking about. The next thing you will hear is that he used too many big words!!!

  80. MrHumble says: Jun 9, 2010 12:00 PM

    “PULL&SEAL says:
    June 9, 2010 10:34 AM
    Viking fans are scared to death of Aaron Rodgers”
    Did PULL&SEAL watch the same 2 Packers/Vikings games that the rest of us watched last year? From what I saw, the only thing the Vikings would be scared of is a “wrongful death” suit if something were to happen to poor AR when the Vikings keep sacking his sorry ass. Packer fans, before you get your inside-out undies in a bunch, all of us will grant you that AR is a great stats qb, but until he wins a few division titles, just a few playoff games and perhaps at least one SB he will only go down in the books as another Archie Manning (don’t mistake that with either Peyton or Eli).

  81. FoF says: Jun 9, 2010 12:03 PM

    Erin Rodgers = Prima Donna

  82. minhw0714 says: Jun 9, 2010 12:09 PM

    Korheiser and Jaworski are better at their relative jobs than Aaron Rodgers is at his.
    The pen is mightier than the sword. Remember that Aaron.

  83. BearsBeWare says: Jun 9, 2010 1:16 PM

    I can guarantee then out of everyone that’s run their mouths on here, only 1 or 2 have actually listen to the 19 min interview…
    And for those bad mouthing and calling him “arrogant”, why don’t you go check out the interview on NFL.com he did before the probowl last year. It was one of the, if not the classiest, interview I’ve ever seen.
    So before passing judgment, LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW!
    RODGERS for MVP!!

  84. flop 4 strahan says: Jun 9, 2010 1:17 PM

    Listen to the Brett strokers wet their panties!!
    Is anybody surprised that the ARog haters have a chubby for Kornheiser??
    PS. If ARog played for Minnesota last year they would be SB champs. Enjoy year 2 w/ the QUEEN of stat hoars.

  85. packers4life says: Jun 9, 2010 1:26 PM

    “Erin Rodgers = Prima Donna”
    Brett Favre=Primar Donna. There fixed it for you.

  86. purpleguy says: Jun 9, 2010 1:26 PM

    How is Aaron Rodgers calling Kornheiser unprepared in meetings the result of Rodger’s supposed thin skin? Rodgers may be a boring as hell, bland, laid-back Californian who holds the ball too long, but I don’t know how anyone can give him grief for actually speaking the truth in a non-cliched fashion for a change. You can tell it’s the NFL dead period.

  87. flop 4 strahan says: Jun 9, 2010 1:27 PM

    ‘Packer fans’ who still wet their tighty whiteys over any criticism of BF need to move on.
    You’re like all those 2nd rate celebrities who keep threatening to leave the country if they don’t get want they want. We WANT you to go away. Keep your promise. Be a QUEEN fan.
    Choker Boy is all yours.
    Oh yea – congrats on your 2 victories over the pack last year – the 2 GREATEST VICTORIES in the history of the Viking franchise – so pathetic.

  88. packers4life says: Jun 9, 2010 1:28 PM

    I don’t blame Rodgers getting annoyed by the constant Favre questions. In just about every interview he has had, that question always seem to be the first one to come up.

  89. Nard100 says: Jun 9, 2010 1:47 PM

    Am I the only one that thinks that whenever Kornholer is in the room, he just comes off as the dumbest guy in that room. He has made a living as a loudmouth guy who just seems to say whatever makes everybody else in the room “look up” and not in a good way. It’s usually the what-the-heck way or “Where did that come from?” A prime example was his comment about Hannah Storm. The point isn’t that he shouldn’t have an opine, but that they are rarely if ever substantive. Most of the time it’s the equivalent of a senile old man’s fart in church that is spun as a somebody-had-to-say-something comment.

  90. RC IV says: Jun 9, 2010 1:58 PM

    packers4life says:
    June 9, 2010 1:28 PM
    I don’t blame Rodgers getting annoyed by the constant Favre questions. In just about every interview he has had, that question always seem to be the first one to come up.
    =========================
    Steve Young had to follow Joe Montana.
    He handled it with so much more class than Rodgers did following Favre.
    I guess we all know you can’t expect class from anything related to the packers though.

  91. flop 4 strahan says: Jun 9, 2010 2:00 PM

    Per a source of mine (friend of a friend of packers BOD member) – packer brass are convinced that BF gave inside game info to EVERY team GB played against in 2009 – and his decision to play for the Queenies was made BEFORE he retired.
    Per another source (friend of BFs pilot) – BF joked on the way home from his retirement presser about playing for the Queens “Perfect team for me – terrible QBs, p*ssy head coach and I kick TTs *ss twice a year” When asked why he hated TT so much BF replied ” I really don’t know – ask Dianna”

  92. effs420 says: Jun 9, 2010 2:05 PM

    # Ambrose says: June 9, 2010 8:52 AM
    Which one of the boringly similar Minnesota bloggers will be the first to call this guy Kornholer? I know it’s coming. There are several Viking fans that are fixated on gay-centric themes. That’s all they want to talk about. Closet queens, each and every one.
    —————————————————————-
    so which is it? “several” or “each and every one”?
    ignorant douche.
    looks like it was a packer fan that went that route first buddy…and before you posted your stupid crap no less.
    this doesn’t have anything to do with the vikes or their fans and you had to go there anyway. do you have a complex or something?
    that said, i am with rodgers on this one. after madden retired, kornheiser took his place as the announcer i hated to hear most. half of what he said didn’t have anything to do with football or the game being watched that week.

  93. Supersuckers says: Jun 9, 2010 2:12 PM

    RC IV says:
    June 9, 2010 11:26 AM
    PULL&SEAL says:
    June 9, 2010 10:34 AM
    Viking fans are scared to death of Aaron Rodgers.
    ===========================
    Yep, those beady eyes and gay porn mustache are truly frightening.
    As a football player, not so much.
    ————
    One question you ask any fan of the packers who would you rather have as your startin QB in Philly come September is whowould you rather have starting at QB…Favre or Rodgers. 80 percent would say Rodgers.

  94. MuskyHunter2542 says: Jun 9, 2010 3:06 PM

    MrHumble says:
    June 9, 2010 12:00 PM
    “PULL&SEAL says:
    June 9, 2010 10:34 AM
    Viking fans are scared to death of Aaron Rodgers”
    Did PULL&SEAL watch the same 2 Packers/Vikings games that the rest of us watched last year? From what I saw, the only thing the Vikings would be scared of is a “wrongful death” suit if something were to happen to poor AR when the Vikings keep sacking his sorry ass. Packer fans, before you get your inside-out undies in a bunch, all of us will grant you that AR is a great stats qb, but until he wins a few division titles, just a few playoff games and perhaps at least one SB he will only go down in the books as another Archie Manning (don’t mistake that with either Peyton or Eli).
    Not really concerned about Division titles, only Super Bowl Titles… And how many do your Vikings have?

  95. MuskyHunter2542 says: Jun 9, 2010 3:08 PM

    minhw0714 says:
    June 9, 2010 12:09 PM
    Korheiser and Jaworski are better at their relative jobs than Aaron Rodgers is at his.
    The pen is mightier than the sword. Remember that Aaron.
    30-7 is pretty damn good brotha!!!

  96. bluestree says: Jun 9, 2010 3:11 PM

    minhw0714 says:
    June 9, 2010 12:09 PM
    Korheiser and Jaworski are better at their relative jobs than Aaron Rodgers is at his.
    The pen is mightier than the sword. Remember that Aaron.
    ————————————————
    The great Minne Ha Ha has spoken.
    Actually, he looked it up on whosbetterattheirjob.com/nfl
    What’s Jaws gonna do with a pen, stab him?
    —————————————–
    Well at least you didn’t have to resort to made up concepts like “stat quarterback”. Is that anything like a stat fisherman? He’s lousy at fishing, he just catches all these record breakers to pad his stats. But he can’t fish.
    Like a stat commenter. He’s not really an idiot, he just constantly posts idiotic comments to pad his stats, hoping someday to become the cybervillage idiot. Right Mr. Humble?
    “He couldn’t handle the pressure of replacing Favre.”
    Right. He only managed two record breaking seasons. But he really can’t play. He too thin skinned and arrogant. Right.
    If you can manage to hold on to your team, which seems iffy at best, Aaron Rodgers is going to be kicking your asses till they turn the same shade of purple Brent’s was after the Saints finished putting boot after humiliating boot to his. lol
    Can’t wait till the repeat performance in Sept.
    Just remember, go easy on the Chilly, or you’ll have Wett Fatre’s all night.

  97. RC IV says: Jun 9, 2010 3:22 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    June 9, 2010 2:12 PM
    RC IV says:
    June 9, 2010 11:26 AM
    PULL&SEAL says:
    June 9, 2010 10:34 AM
    Viking fans are scared to death of Aaron Rodgers.
    ===========================
    Yep, those beady eyes and gay porn mustache are truly frightening.
    As a football player, not so much.
    ————
    One question you ask any fan of the packers who would you rather have as your startin QB in Philly come September is whowould you rather have starting at QB…Favre or Rodgers. 80 percent would say Rodgers.
    ===========================
    But you’ve already said eveyone on here is a bunch of know nothings(yourself included).
    So, that was a pointless post on your part( arent they all tho?)

  98. Pervy Harvin says: Jun 9, 2010 3:35 PM

    Supersuckers says: One question you ask any fan of the packers who would you rather have as your startin QB in Philly come September is whowould you rather have starting at QB…Favre or Rodgers. 80 percent would say Rodgers.
    ===================================
    Of course they would you fat chud….you guys have no choice! The real qb(Favre) has joined a real team…..
    Funny,a 2003 survey showed that 68% of WI straight men would blow Favre if given the chance. Now you all hate him! Commence to blowing Rodgers then cupcake!

  99. PULL&SEAL says: Jun 9, 2010 3:42 PM

    After this season, Rodgers will be the biggest thing in pro football (if it weren’t for incredible media bias he already would be). He’s gonna go off this year. Not only that, the kids got charisma.

  100. Pervy Harvin says: Jun 9, 2010 3:48 PM

    Rodgers is a jealous lil bitch. Life has not been kind to him. How would you like to have eyeballs like that? Sticking out like you are getting Ron Jeremy up the back door. Having to shower alone in the locker room because he was “tiny” compared to Favre.Must suck to be a bug eyed pin dick…..

  101. bluestree says: Jun 9, 2010 4:12 PM

    I see Pervy is here to turn the conversation toward men having sexual relations with other men.

  102. Ambrose says: Jun 9, 2010 5:01 PM

    effs420 says:
    June 9, 2010 2:05 PM
    …this doesn’t have anything to do with the vikes or their fans.
    ———————————————–
    You’re right. I had no real comment to make and shouldn’t have made one at all. In all seriousness…you’re right.

  103. pitcairn says: Jun 9, 2010 5:02 PM

    Who cares what Rodgers thinks / says? It’s a free country. However, TK is way more interesting and still the f’in man. The TK Show on 980 is the best talk show on radio (and probably TV too). Find it on iTunes podcast…you’ll thank me later.
    Can’t stand anything ESPN except for the TK radio show. Even PTI and Wilbon suck too.

  104. LiquidNoose says: Jun 9, 2010 7:11 PM

    Give Rodgers a break. After all, he is the NFL’s best tackling dummy

  105. minhw0714 says: Jun 10, 2010 1:14 AM

    Bluestree – what makes you think I support the Vikings? My team isn’t even in the NFC. I’m a neutral observer.
    TK and Jaws are at the top of their game and profession. Listen to the TK podcast. It is sophisticated and funny. Aaron just isn’t there yet in his chosen endeavor.
    Sorry to tinkle in your Cornflakes.

  106. RC IV says: Jun 10, 2010 8:42 AM

    Not really concerned about Division titles, only Super Bowl Titles… And how many do your Vikings have?
    =============================
    Ah, yes, the mating call of the Packer fan whos has either lost the argument, or doesn’t have one.
    How long are you going to hang onto the “glory days”? Great your team was a dynasty in the 1960’s, now what?
    Outside of 96, they haven’t had a lot of success, have they?
    You act like they won 3 out of the last 4 super bowls.
    Get over it, your Grandpa and dad get to brag about those packer teams from yesteryear, not you.

  107. NitshkesGhost@1265 says: Jun 10, 2010 9:43 AM

    SteelCurtnDee says:
    June 9, 2010 8:40 AM
    I don’t understand everyone’s hate on Tony, I didn’t think he was great on MNF, but I really don’t give a rats ass who’s on there, because I want to see the game, not who’s in the booth.
    I love PTI… I think Tony and Michael work great together
    Pti works because you have the classic idiot and the straight man senario. Like Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Abbott and Costello, etc.
    Now take away Mike Wilbon and all you have is the annoying sputtering idiot.

  108. packers4life says: Jun 10, 2010 11:34 AM

    “Outside of 96, they haven’t had a lot of success, have they?”
    Only two losing seasons since then. I’d say that is pretty damn good.

  109. Surfdog says: Jun 10, 2010 1:35 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is the MAN and there are a lot of Packer-haters/Favre-lovers that don’t like it. Tough titties, boys.

  110. Ruvell100 says: Jun 10, 2010 4:04 PM

    Just thought I’d throw this out there. In the MM/Childress era, the Packers are 5-3 against the Vikings. Vikings fans, repeat, once again,
    THE VIKINGS OWN THE NORTH!

  111. RC IV says: Jun 10, 2010 4:27 PM

    Ruvell100 says:
    June 10, 2010 4:04 PM
    Just thought I’d throw this out there. In the MM/Childress era, the Packers are 5-3 against the Vikings. Vikings fans, repeat, once again,
    THE VIKINGS OWN THE NORTH!
    ==============================
    Just thought I’d throw this out there…..
    In the playoffs, head to head, the Vikes are 1-0 against the Packers.
    The Vikings own the Packers in the playoffs!!!!

  112. Ruvell100 says: Jun 10, 2010 5:19 PM

    See how ridiculous it sounds, Jeff? I can’t believe you would live in Wisconsin and associate with East Dakota. Most pathetic fanbase in sports…

  113. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jun 10, 2010 6:14 PM

    RC IV says:
    Just thought I’d throw this out there…..
    In the playoffs, head to head, the Vikes are 1-0 against the Packers.
    The Vikings own the Packers in the playoffs!!!!
    ___________________________________
    That’s in the past. Don’t be a hypocrite.

  114. bluestree says: Jun 10, 2010 6:25 PM

    @mhwo714; You didn’t tinkle in my cornflakes, I switched the bowls when you weren’t looking. How were they?
    Jaws and Kornheiser are at the top of their profession? I don’t think so. Al Michaels, John Madden, Chris Berman, even Joe Buck. That’s the top of their profession. They’re not even close. Hell, Jaws isn’t even Troy Aikman.
    I never said your were a Vikings fan. I was taking off on your screen name. And I was busting your chops because you made a value judgment as if it were a matter of fact.
    You did the same thing in your reply.
    “Listen to the TK podcast. It is sophisticated and funny.”
    I think Kornheiser is sometimes funny, but I’ve never found him to have much insight when it comes to football. And by that I mean the actual game. He’s great if you want a joke about some player’s girlfriend, though.
    That Aaron Rodgers hasn’t arrived yet I agree. Two years is not enough, but he’s had two great years, the team is in place, and I think if you asked the scouts who has the most upside of any QB I think he’d be top five, probably top three.
    I think that’s a little higher up in his profession than Kornheiser and Jaws.
    Hope you enjoyed your cornflakes. Oh yeah, um, I wouldn’t eat any Cheerios tommorrow morning either.

  115. powderblue_58 says: Jun 10, 2010 6:52 PM

    I was so relieved when Kornheiser was gone from MNF. There were 3 things that bugged me 1) Was when I do believe Dwayne Wade was in the Booth and Kornheiser asked Wade on National TV asked for comp tickets to a game. 2) The way he fawned over Brett Farve’s wife when she made an appearance in the TV Booth. 3) Was his inane interjections to the game as well as him being fairly unknowledgeable about the game. I was so happy that I did not have to hear him anymore on TV

  116. this class sucks says: Jun 10, 2010 7:49 PM

    I believe TK resigned from monday night football. He wasn’t fired for Gruden as you imply.
    I love Jon Gruden as a coach, but he is an awful announcer. I would rather have Feature-y things than Gruden saying how much he likes every player. He is like a kindergarden teacher, high on weed, who just discovered lucky charms.

  117. Nymkosis says: Jun 10, 2010 9:52 PM

    “I love that Rodgers isn’t afraid to speak without using only sports cliches”- That is so GAY! Packer fans are the biggest losers in the country, all they do is eat cheese and inbreed!

  118. footballrulz says: Jun 11, 2010 10:50 AM

    He is like a kindergarden teacher, high on weed, who just discovered lucky charms.
    _______________________________
    ROTF
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  119. Deb says: Jun 11, 2010 11:53 PM

    Competent professional feature writers do their homework so they have a base of knowledge from which to ask their, um, “feature-y” questions. Kornheiser’s problem isn’t that he goes for the human-interest angle. It’s that he doesn’t do his homework and doesn’t know his subject. Any commenter on PFT could have asked Rodgers “So what’s it like replacing Favre?” Guys like Kornheiser are expected to come up with something that demonstrates a little more depth and insight.

  120. packerfanforever says: Jun 12, 2010 12:32 AM

    Lets see…. Rodgers says Kornheiser was unprepared and the interview was a waste of time…. so he is thin-skinned.
    Rodgers is a stats QB and should win a playoff game before “complaining”….. he QB’d the team to 45 points…. if the Pack played any defense whatsoever they win.
    I live in DC… TK is highly rated, but I find him boring. He uses the same jokes..”you could get him for a ham sandwich”… and he has been living off the stupid Redskins “Bandwagon” Post articles for decades. He basically reprinted the same article week after week. Just because he gets good ratings doesn’t mean he’s good… lots of people watch Pro Wrestling too.

  121. minhw0714 says: Jun 12, 2010 5:22 PM

    @bluestree
    You just lost all credibility when you suggested Joe Buck as a great TV commentator. How can a Packers fan like Joe Buck when he has minimal understanding of the Pakcers – Vikings rivalry and their “traditions”?
    Straight cash homey.

  122. bluestree says: Jun 12, 2010 7:13 PM

    I don’t care for him, but he scores the top gigs, so you can’t deny he’s at the top of his profession.
    Credibility restored.

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