I figure if you read my blog with any regularlity you also follow twitter. I'm on twitter. I post things there that I don't post here, sometimes both here and there, and sometimes only Facebook. It depends. I tend to follow more people on twitter than I follow on Facebook. If that's possible, twitter has a little more intellect. Debateable, I know, but an opinion. Of the people I follow often, Norm Macdonald ranks high. I'll probably never meet this guy -- wish I could, we have friends in common -- but there's so much pleasure in reading his sports tweets. He follows golf with a passion that speaks to me. His observations about football are the same. Not really sentimental at all, but caring and sharp. Gosh, he's good.
So, I have to ask. Why aren't the networks wooing this guy? Did Dennis Miller ruin network sports for all comedians? Norm is cut from a different cloth. He's cool. He's smooth. He's, I think, Canadian. Not an ass. Damn. I've had a brain crush on him since SNL. But that was for his comedy. The crush grew deeper when I realized he understood sports. Then it became appreciation. Opened my eyes. Changed my mind. He's more than just a funny guy. Kinda like Jay Mohr, who with his witty podcast proves hes more than an eager actor. I love all these guys.
If I had a network deal I would produce a sports show with Norm as host and Jay as sidekick, plus some legit retired players, and I would have Norm do principally football and golf and whatever else he wanted. It would be priceless. But he'd have to continue to tweet also. And do a podcast. I'd have my pal Harry Shearer do basketball.
Will someone please write me a big check so I can do this for Norm, assuming it is exactly what he wants. I know. I know. Everyone wants Norm. A time will come.
Hay, he can come do my show and we'll talk golf and football the whole hour. I'll be embarassed but honored. Norm. Open invitation.