He’s Baaaack! After being fired from every TV job he’s ever had, Keith Olbermann is back at ESPN.
Olbermann is to me, exactly who Rush is to Progressives, a mean, hateful, self righteous A-hole with repellent political beliefs that have been poisoning low information morons for decades. BUT…
There’s a reason Olbermann, who is his own worst enemy, keeps getting hired again and again and again… Olbermann is an asshole, but he’s also a brilliant broadcaster who can make viewers laugh out loud and forget his politics. Olbermann knows sports. He has the ability to both inform and entertain sports viewers on the fly.
Much about Keith Olbermann’s new show, which airs late night on ESPN, is surreal. Olbermann is back in the self proclaimed worldwide leader, more than 15 years after their bitter public divorce. Olbermann ended up at Fox Sports in Los Angeles before being fired, then hired by MSNBC. MSNBC fired Obbie even though he had the most nightly viewers on the least watched cable news network. Does not play well with others (typical self righteous progressive).
Watching Olbermann doing baseball highlights, in 2013, is a nostalgic treat. And this A-hole is ridiculously good at hosting sports television shows. When ESPN fires him (and they most certainly will) it’s going to be “deja vu all over again” when he flees to FoxSports1, which desperately needs someone, to save them from themselves.
“Olbermann” is basically “Countdown,” about sports. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, watch it once. It sure surprised me. Olbermann is broadcast live at 11pm eastern, but it repeats at least a dozen times a day on the ESPN family of networks. Even if you hate Olbermann’s politics, and think he’s too pompous, and know his ego’s too large, fire up the TiVo if you’re a sports fan.
Olbermann, which I vowed never to watch when ESPN announced it, is a pleasant surprise in the proliferation of mediocre and boring sports shows on the ESPN wannabe networks (NBCsports, CBSsports, FoxSports1). The FoxSports1 studio shows are by far the biggest disappointment. FoxSports1 sucks but Olbermann on ESPN is must see TV. Go figure?