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"Olbermann" Again Features ESPN Guests As More Mixed Reviews Roll In
Published August 28, 2013
CHEERS & JEERS: SPORTS ON EARTH's Will Leitch wrote the show's structure "seems designed solely to amuse Olbermann." The program is "different and refreshing." Leitch: "I'm just not sure, in this form, it can become what it should be." Olbermann's Monday rant about N.Y. Daily News reporter Manish Mehta felt "less like a justified takedown and more like institutional bullying." Still, it is "an undeniable joy watching Olbermann simply talk for an hour." It was "riveting just to hear so many words said on a sports broadcast" (SPORTSONEARTH.com, 8/27). Blogger Ed Sherman wrote there is "plenty of potential for a compelling program." Olbermann on Monday's show had a "good interview with Mark Cuban and I enjoyed his Worst Person in Sports segment." Also, "nobody does sports highlights like Olbermann." But Sherman wrote, "I never make it to those segments if I wasn’t reviewing the show. I would have tuned out two minutes into that Jets stuff. And I have to think a significant number of viewers did" (SHERMANREPORT.com, 8/27).