Review of Football Night in America in the New York Times this morning. And there is the typical grumbling that our 99 hosts (and counting) are way too many. Keith Olbermann's Ego totally agrees. It should be more me, less them.
Hiring Patrick to reunite with Olbermann, his former “SportsCenter” anchormate, sounded like a perfect idea. Olbermann gave the program a needed bolt of energy last year, with his talent for highlight narration and bristling, funny commentary.He likes me. He really, really likes me. And you know what? Keith Olbermann's Ego likes him for loving me.
Bringing Patrick and Olbermann together presents a bit of an issue because Olbermann has redefined himself as a solo political broadcaster on MSNBC. Whatever you think of his clear leanings in the presidential race, he is a fascinating, dangerous showman whose expressive face needs to be seen more often than highlight narration allows.Take note Dick Ebersol. The NYT wants to see more of me, me, me, me and less of everyone else. Did I mention how much I really, really, really like this guy from the NYT?