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could fall under redskins related since it involves Theismann. but if you want to move to around the nfl, feel free...

Report: Kimmel banned from MNF

Talk about cutting straight to the punch line. It took Jimmy Kimmel just one night to do what Dennis Miller needed two years to accomplish — getting the heave-ho from "Monday Night Football."

ESPN will no longer allow Kimmel any guest appearances on MNF after the ABC late-night host made several jokes about recently-fired analyst Joe Theismann, The New York Times reported Wednesday.Kimmel, who joined Mike Tirico, Tony Kornheiser and Ron Jaworski in the booth during the third quarter of the Giants' 31-10 win over the Falcons, joked about where Theismann was, insinuated that Kornheiser got Theismann fired (their on-air chemistry was often a topic of debate last season), and later remarked, "I'd also like to welcome Joe Theismann, watching from his living room with steam coming from his ears."

Kimmel's comments were "classless and disappointing," said Jay Rothman, ESPN's MNF producer, according to the Times. "It was cheap. The more he went on, the worse he got."

Reached by the Times, Theismann said he was more amused than annoyed by Kimmel's comments.

"I don't have an opinion about what people say, but it's nice to know you're missed," Theismann said. "It's interesting that people remember me."

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7344548?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=5

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So the moral of the story is don't piss off Kornheiser or you're gone from ESPN toot sweet? That's some serious stroke. I wonder how long before Kimmel kisses up with a smarmy apology? MNF used to be the lead in to his awful mess of a show on ABC. Back to the Man Show and cable hell I suppose.

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I usually like Jimmy, but his girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, must be rubbing off on him. Now....she's pretty classless.

oh my god, he dates that stupid b****? my god is she annoying and so far from the realm of funny.

how about they stop having people who know nothing about football.........during football games. that includes tony kornheiser and his awful 3 strands of hair he glues to his dome.

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oh my god, he dates that stupid b****? my god is she annoying and so far from the realm of funny.

how about they stop having people who know nothing about football.........during football games. that includes tony kornheiser and his awful 3 strands of hair he glues to his dome.

I would do her.

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The sad part in all of this is that it is no longer Monday Night Football, it is Monday Night Sitcom. It is more about guest appearances then it is the game. Damn shame.

Ever since Disney took over, ESPN has been focusing on the Entertainment aspect more than the Sports aspect. Just look at their new show for proof: E-60. They've dropped the P altogether, and are simply focusing on the Entertainment. :laugh:

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