Packers' QB 'Regrets' Ripping Kornheiser, Jaworski On Radio
June 10, 2010 at 4:11 AM (PT)
GREEN BAY PACKERS quarterback AARON RODGERS said WEDNESDAY that he regrets blasting ESPN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL commentators TONY KORNHEISER and RON JAWORSKI in an interview with STEVE "HOMER" TRUE on GOOD KARMA Sports WAUK-A (540 ESPN)/MILWAUKEE this week, although he did not retract the substance of his comments. RODGERS said that the radio was an "inappropriate" venue for his comments and meant no disrespect.
On KORNHEISER, who also hosts a show on RED ZEBRA Sports WTEM-A (ESPN 980)/WASHINGTON, RODGERS said that DENNIS MILLER (now also a radio talker) was "ten times better" despite being "one of the worst MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL guys ever.... His stuff was actually funny. TONY's stuff wasn't funny at all." RODGERS added that, regarding KORNHEISER, "I don't think he knows anything about sports." On JAWORSKI, while RODGERS said he likes the former PHILADELPHIA EAGLES quarterback, he said that his segment discussing RODGERS' fundamentals was "the worst segment in the history of TV" and that JAWORSKI had "ripped" RODGERS before his drafting and then told him "how great I was. I was like, 'I know your song and dance.'"
In a talk with THE BIG LEAD, KORNHEISER said that he thought RODGERS' hostility came from the TV analysts criticizing the PACKERS for letting BRETT FAVRE go in favor of RODGERS, "But if he thinks I’m no good, he wouldn’t be the first. Or the last."