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#1 pantherfan81

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:59 PM

RISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- ESPN has suspended host Tony Kornheiser from his television talk show Pardon the Interruption for comments he made on the radio last week about SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm's clothing.

Kornheiser announced the suspension on his Washington D.C. radio show Tuesday morning, calling his remarks about Storm intemperate and stupid.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz, while confirming the suspension, declined to say how long the suspension would be. He said the network would likely have a statement later Tuesday.

Kornheiser described an outfit Storm was wearing at ESPN last week as horrifying, saying her shirt was too tight and looked "like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body."

Kornheiser said he had called Storm to personally apologize for the remarks.

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#2 Jbro

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:02 PM

Damn, I am one of the few who love Tony.

#3 Montsta

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:04 PM

Anyone have pictures of said outfit?

#4 KillerKat

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

wtf?

#5 Snake

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:06 PM

Pics of that said outfit or STFU. :D

#6 pantherfan81

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:07 PM

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#7 Nytrogen

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:13 PM

Hahaha. I love Tony.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:18 PM

LOL... ESPN suspends employees for actually reporting truthful information.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

I'd give her my sausage casing. But then I've been drinking since Hurney's presser ended...:D

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:22 PM

Really? This is just stupid. Joan Rivers says these types of things on every red carpet special. If that was all the comment was then I don't see how that constitutes a suspension? On the other hand, ESPN employees getting suspended for bad jokes could be a great president!

#11 blackcatgrowl

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:29 PM

While I believe the reasoning given for suspending the guy was probably "undeserved"... I can't disagree with the motivation to get rid of him.

Watching MNF while he was in the commentary booth was painful most the time. The little "write-ups" he would read off right before kick off about particular players, teams, or match ups, were often overly emotional, heavily opinionated, or just plain stupid.

Furthermore, when the game was being played, he RARELY talked about it from a situational standpoint... probably because he didn't have a clue what the hell was going on.

So, while the reason is BS... I'd think ESPN would be a better place without him.

Edited by blackcatgrowl, 25 February 2010 - 03:41 PM.


#12 Bobby

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:35 PM

I don't mind Tony, actually. I much prefer him to some of the clowns ESPN continually trots out (specifically: Bayless and Mariotti).

Hannah Storm can wear whatever she damn well pleases though. Or nothing, that's fine too.

#13 DoubleTrouble34

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:41 PM

i love tony, pti is my favorite show (except 24) he says stuff like that all the time im very surprised they suspended him. dan lebitard does a good job filling in though

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:44 PM

I'd give her my sausage casing. But then I've been drinking since Hurney's presser ended...:D


wow we are both in the same predicament

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:44 PM

Hannah Storm is 47? :eek:

"Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She's got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt ... way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now." [She's 47.] "She's got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body ... I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't ... but Hannah Storm ... come on now! Stop! What are you doing? ... She's what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point."



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