Tony Kornheiser said he expected Pardon the Interruption to fail at first
Tony Kornheiser joined the show to talk about the 10-year anniversary of Pardon the Interruption.
Kornheiser said in June, 2001 Wilbon approached him and told him they were putting a show together for the two of them. Then in July ESPN still hadn’t called. Kornheiser said that he and Wilbon did the same thing for 10 years in the hallways of the Washington Post.
Dan asked if he almost passed on joining the show. “It’s not that I almost passed,” Kornheiser said. “I just thought it would be a colossal failure.”
Kornheiser said he loves the “Five Good Minutes” segment and who he likes having on there. “The two best athletes we ever had — and it’s not even close — were Tiki Barber and Michael Strahan,” Kornheiser said. Kornheiser said that he was shocked Barber failed as a broadcaster.
Kornheiser admitted he doesn’t necessarily love interviewing athletes. “I love to watch athletes play,” Kornheiser said. “That doesn’t mean I like to hear him talk.”
Kornheiser said that he thinks Bill Simmons and Dan Le Batard are his natural successors.