Keith Olbermann Discusses His Return To Sports Journalism
ESPN's Keith Olbermann appeared on CBS' "Late Show" last night in the wake of his return to ESPN and sports journalism. Host David Letterman introduced him by saying, "What a fabulous journalistic talent ... and in the time that we’ve known him … he's had 19 different shows." Letterman: "I think it's registered somewhere, you have the largest head in television, down at the Bureau of Weights and Measures." Olbermann: "Literally so."
Olbermann and Letterman discussed the issue of concussions and the recently settled concussion lawsuit, with Olbermann noting Broncos QB Peyton Manning told him that "every play" he thinks about making a good throw to help protect his receiver from hard hits. Letterman said, "A few years ago I played pitch-and-catch with Peyton Manning … and he said … that I had the best hands he'd ever seen." Olbermann: "Right there is one of the early warning signs of concussion syndrome." When asked what he thought of President Obama's address to the nation about Syria, Olbermann said, "I was watching sports. It's really nice" ("Late Show," CBS, 9/11).