Given his "village idiot" routine on Monday Night Football, it's easy to forget that Tony Kornheiser was once one of the country's best sportswriters. He's still very good as the yin to Willybuns' yang on Pardon the Interruption, which is why it's all the more difficult to reconcile Mr. Tony's MNF act.
If you're in the mood for some old-school Kornheiser, you're in luck. He has an interesting take on the whole "Portis calling Zorn a 'genius'" dust up (it's the first four minutes of the video, but if you can't be bothered to click the "play" button, I've transcribed the best parts below, lazy savages.)
"To be a leader, you've got to make sure that Clinton Portis knows -- not that you're usurping anything from him -- but that he's got to answer to you a little bit also because you're in this together. And I'm not going to say this is critical for Jason Campbell ... but it's going to go a long way in showing what kind of leader he is, the way he begins to broker this deal.
"Clinton Portis is the most important player on his offensive team, and Jim Zorn is the most important person in his life at the moment. So I think ... this because a test of the leadership of Jason Campbell."
Mr. Tony Thinks Portis-Zorn Flap Is an Opportunity for Jason Campbell to Lead originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:15:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.