It may sound like psychobabble, but consider this for a moment:
- He does mention Brett Favre a tad much.
- In his first season and a half, he ran with the "he's on my fantasy team' angle after every entertaining play.
- On the basis of his Long Island roots and his strong 'Noo Yawk' accent, he invites even more disdain from many across the nation.
- His pre-game soliloquy about a team's media magnet(s) essentially tells the audience what he will be looking for the entire game.
- In his banter with Jaworski, it sounds more like he's picking on the ex-jock rather than discussing a point during the game (which is why Joe Theismann was replaced by 'Jaws' in 2007).
Maybe it's just this scribe's opinion, but are many of those mudslingers just upset that he gets paid to say what some of them might be thinking? Or is there something deeper that seems to go unnoticed? Chime in.