OT: Who else thinks Jon Gruden is hella cool on MNF?

Submitted by rick55 on September 28th, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Anybody else think he's better than the guys he is working with?



September 28th, 2009 at 8:21 PM ^

I like Gruden on MNF, but if I were to say anything was "hella cool" I would sound like a Bay Area stoner from about ten years ago. Not sure how to respond.

More to the point, I hope they are paying him a boatload of cash so we don't have to deal with him at Notre Dame. Think the Raiders and Bucs wish they had him back?


September 28th, 2009 at 8:56 PM ^

I think Gruden works on MNF because he's not awkard like Tony K. In fact, you can tell he's pretty much just a cool guy. Definitely seems very comfortable around football, and provides enough insight to be useful.


September 28th, 2009 at 9:07 PM ^

Haven't watched much, but he's already proven to be 104340 times better than Theismann and Paul Maguire, both of whom tempted me to put C4 in my ears. Kornheiser was bad but he was just awkward

Away Goal

September 28th, 2009 at 9:30 PM ^

I think he has been great so far. I love Jaws too, they are both so in love with football.

But, as someone from So Cal who went to school on the central coast, your subject makes my stomach turn. Let's meet half way and say that he is "hell of" cool. If you are going to say something that makes no sense, at least be grammatically correct about it.


September 28th, 2009 at 11:03 PM ^

Someone has to tell him that he's basically showing his junk to the entire country.

I noticed it the first time they showed the group shot during the pregame and pointed it out to my roommate. After that it was like a train wreck, we both wanted to look away but couldn't.


September 29th, 2009 at 12:04 AM ^

I guess I'm the only one, but he comes across a little too full of himself to me. As if he is convinced he has something clever to say, and everybody needs to hear it. I agree Kornheiser was somewhat awkward in years past, but I love him on the radio.


October 9th, 2009 at 3:40 AM ^

He's hella-cious. So far, I haven't seen any value added by having him on the show. He's not Tony Kornheiser annoying (since almost no one could be), but he really grates on my nerves as a commentator. As a coach I like him, but he's best heard in small doses.

Tirico good, Jaws OK, Gruden terrible. With three commentators, the constant chatter is just too much. I've come to the conclusion that there should be only two guys--one for play-by-play and one for color--and that both of them should be Al Michaels.

I agree with the writer of the "Gruden off to rocky start on MNF" article here: