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Revenge of the WORDS
Stephanie Mansfield
August 05, 2002
The yak attacks of Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on ESPN's 'Pardon the Interruption' prove that friends make the best arguments
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August 05, 2002

Revenge Of The Words

The yak attacks of Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on ESPN's 'Pardon the Interruption' prove that friends make the best arguments

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Do sportswriters—we kid because we love—get the last laugh?

"The last laugh with men," says Wilbon, "is always money, fame and women. And you get more of each of those if you're Tiger Woods."

Ding!

Topic No. 7: Why We Need Sports

Kornheiser: "After 9/11 all the people who said we shouldn't play the games were f——— morons. F—-you! In fact, we needed the games more than ever. And when the games came back, people were so grateful—mostly people who were grieving."

Wilbon: "I disagree with that. I don't think people are dopes. I think people thought it was inappropriate to resume at that time. I was at some of those things. It was inappropriate to ask people to fly."

Kornheiser: "They're still painting their goddam faces and screaming and acting like dopes."

Wilbon: "Millions of people don't paint their faces!"

"You know that fat schmuck I'm talking about," says Kornheiser. "He hasn't changed a goddam bit."

Wilbon: "He's a dope. Other people did change their behavior."

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