Every Sunday morning for the last several NFL seasons, I faced a huge conundrum. I wanted to watch the network that would talk the most about the Kansas City Chiefs during the pre-game hour leading up to the games. That was generally CBS because that network is contractually obligated to carry AFC games. Therefore, they talk more about the AFC teams than the NFC. It’s just how it is. There was just one problem.
I can’t stand watching Shannon Sharpe.
Let me rephrase that.
I can’t stand listening to Shannon Sharpe.
I don’t mean that in an auditory sense of the word. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he talks like he has a wet sock in his mouth, but let’s be honest, he’s not as bad as LaDanian Tomlinson. I just can’t stand the “rah rah” about himself and his former team, the Denver Broncos. He manages to find a way to turn any conversation into the Broncos and it drives me crazy.
Well, on October 14, 2007 a young man named Tony Gonzalez replaced Shannon Sharpe in the record books by scoring the most touchdowns ever scored by a tight end.
On February 18, 2014 that same man — albeit not-quite-so-young — has replaced Sharpe again; this time as one of the hosts of the NFL on CBS.
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) February 18, 2014
Short of the Chiefs signing Bills free safety Jairus Byrd for the league minimum, this is the best thing that could happen this off season. Okay, maybe I’m getting a little carried away, but you get what I’m saying.
What do you think, Addicts? Are you happy for this move? Sound off below!