Q&A: Keith Olbermann (cont)
Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2007 1:17PM; Updated: Wednesday April 25, 2007 5:11PM
SI: What sports blogs do you read?
Olbermann: I read Deadspin and I read the blog connected to my baseball fantasy league which is very entertaining. It's running smack.
SI: So we'll be seeing you as a Deadspin commentator soon?
Olbermann: (laughs). No, I think going into the counter-revolutionary might be a little bit dangerous.
SI: Do you own a fantasy football team?
Olbermann: No. I once did with a co-owner and one day he woke me up before dawn on a Sunday and wanted to change our quarterback. He put Bill Kenny in. That was the last time I was a football owner. I have been out of fantasy sports since 1994, but just got talked back into a baseball league this year.
SI: Who was your first pick?
Olbermann: It was National League-only and I had the eighth pick, which is not very good in a 10-team league. But I was delighted that Carlos Beltran was still available, so I took him.
SI: There must be famous people in your baseball league?
Olbermann: I can now reveal the Commissioner of my league: Jason Bateman, the Arrested Development star, star of the new flick The Ex, and my friend. They are mostly from the entertainment business, mostly actors.
SI: Is Tony Kornheiser good on Monday Night Football?
Olbermann: I don't know Tony that well and I didn't see enough of Monday Night Football last year to be a good judge, but I think it is a little forced. And I am sure what the solution to it is. He needs Michael Wilbon out there with him. I don't mean to put four people in a booth, and I certainly don't mean to to tell them what to do on Monday Night Football. But it seems to me what you want is a little corner of the stadium either in the stands or the press box or next to the hot dog vendor where you know you will have about a minute, and you go to Wilbon and Kornheiser. And you also give them the halftime show. I have been proposed for this role in other booths where you are supposed to be the provocateur and the kind of entertainment guy and it has not worked. It did not work with Dennis Miller and I don't know that it will work with anyone else.
SI: You and Chris Berman both attended the Hackey School in Tarrytown together?
Olbermann: We did. I have known him since late 1971 or early 1972.
SI: Have you ever uttered the phrase, "You're With Me Leather."
Olbermann: Variations of it.
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