Friday, October 12, 2007

Mike Wilbon Rules!

I'm sure that Tony "Monday Night Football" Kornheiser is considered the star of ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, but for my money Mike Wilbon is the man. I like Tony, but Wilbon is: The man whose sports sensibilites are better attuned (i.e. he is Midwest and not East Coast, he mocks the "the Yanks and the Sawks" overhyped rivalry, he is not a stars-only type sports fan), the man who is right more often, the man who is genuinely funnier, and the man from PTI who I would more like to drink beer with.

Today it was Wilbon who pointed that the Colorado Rockies great streak - they have won 18 out of their last 19 - has been underappreciated and that if this had been accomplished by the Yanks or the Sawks (or even the Mets or the Phillies) said team would be declared The Greatest Ever.

But on a generational note, Wilbon came up with the Quote Of The Week today. When asked by substitute co-host Dan Le Batard if he played video games as a kid, Wilbon yelled:

"No! We played Strat-O-Matic! Be a man!!"