Tuesday, May 17, 2011

These Guys Have all the Fun Indeed

So there's much buzz about this new book on ESPN. And as this exerpt proves, The greatness that is Keith Olbermann's Ego was living large and in charge back in the day (BTW this exerpt should also prove to some of the fanboyz and girlz out there that the Ego doesn't just quote Shakespeare but also has a working vocabulary that most certainly incorporates quite a few four-letter words). But if you really want to know where and how the Ego got his smooth moves with the ladies you have to look at the book's outtakes. First there is the epic story of The Ego's old high school buddy Chris Berman.

And this charming little anecdote reveals the true meaning of Play Ball!

Good to see the traditions still continue to this very day at ESPN too.

Sure GQ has a warning that these aren't true but come on you know their lawyers just made them say that right?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Whose Ego is Bigger? Keith Olbermann's or Katy Tur's?

Keith Olbermann's Ego got Katy Tur an agent (his own) and a job at WNBC-TV in New York City, the number one media market in the nation, despite her overwhelming lack of a) talent, b) experience, and c) gratitude as evidenced in this twitter post from Katy Tur's ego. Now she's unhappy with her "name" being associated with Keith Olbermann's? Maybe she should have thought about that before she decided to take the express route to a television news career. Here Katy--a song (and a career) for you:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jeff Daniels to be Keith Olbermann's Alter-Ego On Aaron Sorkin HBO Series?

So we all know that once upon a time Aaron Sorkin wrote a show called Sports Night. Which of course, is a thinly veiled account of the greatness that was Keith Olbermann's Ego's life during his ESPN days. Which character you ask? Why both of them. Because as you know, the Ego is so much man that not just one fictional character can contain his greatness.
The series ended, sadly, after just two seasons but now Aaron Sorkin has been inspired by the Greatness that is Keith Olbermann's Ego brilliant cable news career to write a new series based on The Ego for HBO. And who you might ask is going to play the Greatness? Rumor has it that Jeff Daniels is now in negotiations for the part.
Excuse the Ego for saying this, but we're just not getting the resemblence.

***Update***: Something called New York magazine has dared to disagree with Keith Olbermann's Ego.
Jeff Daniels is currently in talks to take the lead role in Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot about a difficult, smart cable-news anchor, modeled on the likes of Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Anderson Cooper, and Brian Williams. Daniels's jerkiest role to date, in Squid and the Whale, was such a believable, aggravating, nuanced performance of jerkiness that we're sure he'll be a great fit.

***Update #2***The Egotwit has weighed in on this entire casting situation.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Keith Olbermann's Ego needs Diversions

Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of Keith Olbermann's father's death. Here you can see The Ego Twit dispensing advice on how to move past the death of a loved one. Diversions. Yes. Diversions. Like these Twitter Friends of Keith Olbermann.

Now we're not saying that all of these lovely ladies are "dear friends" of the Ego's like Katy Tur but you can bet a lot of them would like to be. Luckily for them, Keith Olbermann's Ego loves nothing better than "diversions".

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Ladies Love Keith Olbemann's Ego

and the Ego loves himself them too. And that's why Keith Olbermann's alter-ego's ego (?) on Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series, modeled 100% after your very own Ego will be a ladies man and then some. Isn't that right Erin?
The Daily got its hands on the still-untitled script, which Sorkin researched by spending time with Olbermann before the newsman ditched MSNBC for Current; here, the Olbermann stand-in is named "Will McAllister," and he's a network-taunting liberal who likes the ladies. In fact, the show opens with McAllister returning from a sexy St. Lucia vacation with ESPN's Erin Andrews, only to find — in a twist that will surprise no one who has watched an Aaron Sorkin show before — that his show's new executive producer is his former love Mackensie McHale.
According to the Daily, in the pilot episode we learn that Keith Olbermann Will McAllister has alot of hate-filled email and a reputation of being difficult to work with, even asking, "Are you telling me that Bin Laden is easier to work with than me?" Sounds like the Ego we all know and love right ladies?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Chain Keith Olbermann's Ego?

Who the hell does Al Gore think he is? I mean sure the guy has an Oscar and a Nobel Prize and was the Vice-President but come on, telling Keith Olbermann to chain The Ego (in all its greatness) at the door of Current TV?
The ex-MSNBC'er has been told to chain up his considerable ego at the door."No doubt Al is very happy to have Keith join his network," one Current TV insider tells me. "Yet Keith is a double-edged sword. He'll attract a huge amount of media and viewers to the network, but let's be honest, he's a total pain in the ass to deal with."
Obviously, Al does not understand that the Ego is what makes Keith Olbermann, THE Ego. This does not bode well for either Keith Olbermann or The Ego.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Keith Olbermann's Ego Exits Stage Left

It's a wrap. After eight tumultuous years on air at MSNBC, Keith Olbermann's Ego exits, stage Left.
MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
There's a certain implied "Don't let the door hit you on your ass" in that statement, no?

Television has never been known for its gratitude however, and the Comcast effect must already be in place at MSNBC for The Ego to exit so quickly after they took over.

This blog has snarked on Keith's world-famous Ego for the last couple of years. We've had some good laughs at his expense and we thank him for never suing his for it. While not always thrilled with the bravo and bluster, and while we could have done without some of his excesses and obsessions, we now end our relationship, such as it was, as a fan.

Good luck to Keith Olbermann's and his world-famous Ego in all that he does from this point forward and thank you for being a voice in the wilderness for the eight years. So here's a song in your honor, Mr. Olbermann.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to Work for Keith Olbermann's Ego

It's a New Year and it's Back to Work for the greatness that is Keith Olbermann's Ego. As we kick off 2011 it's important that you remember one thing above all else: it's all about me.