This is edgy? For a guy known for his rants, Dennis Miller has certainly proved to be a softy in the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. In his first two weeks Miller sucked up to more guys than a corporate toady at a Christmas party. A sampling of Miller's pandering.
On Mike Shanahan: "You knew Shanahan was going to be ready. The guy's a genius."
On St. Louis: "We've had a great time here in St. Louis. I want to thank the people over at Budweiser—August Busch, Tony Ponturo—they've treated us real nicely."
On an ESPN football broadcast: "I thought [it] was a great job they did."
On Vinny Testaverde: "He seems like such-a nice guy. He's finally gotten his proper comeuppance. He looks like a real field general."
On Joe Namath: "Now isn't he a class act?"
On Drew Carey: "Now that is a genuinely good guy. What you see is what you get, one of the most generous guys in this business."
On Charlie Sheen: "Charlie's a good kid. I've met him. Let's hope he's the comeback player of the year of the sitcom field."
On Michael J. Fox: "He is one of the greatest TV performers of this generation. You're talking Lucy, Carson, Michael f. Fox."
On Patriots owner Bob Kraft: " Kraft has been the nicest gay in the league to me so far. You know what he did to me, Al? He came up and gave me a game ball from the Patriots. Isn't that sweet?"