In light of all the news on ESPN personnel in the last months, it seems like someone there would issue a memo to all on air employees or something. Comments from the network’s Pardon the Interruption co-host Tony Kornheiser led to his suspension today.
Kornheiser basically criticized ESPN anchor Hannah Storm’s wardrobe, calling it “horrifying”, adding her tight skirt looked like a “sausage casing”. I guess this was a bid for ESPN’s upcoming “big mouth” contest? Go figure.
Kornheiser evidently has something lined up at another network, because his rant seems to have gone on, and on referring to Storm’s age referencing her skirt saying; her (Storm’s) “Catholic school plaid skirt” was “way too short for somebody” her age.
Of course Kornheiser subsequently apologized to Storm on air. The length of his suspension have not be released, but he failed to appear on PTI Monday as part of his suspension. Steve Phillips, racist comments, peephole video, blabbermouth anchors? If ESPN mouthpieces keep it up there will be room for anyone on one of the world’s favorite sports networks? With Steve Phillips and Tiger Woods in sex addiction therapy, will Tony be forced to eat a bar of soap?
What’s the world coming to? I know a couple of ESPN execs and both are superlative professionals? It seems like sport has gone to the brains of the spokespeople on the air though. Hey, if you guys need someone who can act like a gentleman, knows sports, wants to share the events with people? Well, I would need a voice coach maybe? This is this week’s PR sports goofy.