I’ve been watching him for 20 years, and I can honestly say that ESPN host and analyst Max Kellerman has always been about two things: getting himself seen, and being wrong.
I’ll put it this way, Kellerman should’ve never stopped being a boxing commentator, because his acumen for other sports is severely lacking.
Kellerman channelled his inner Keith Olbermann on Monday, stating that golfer Tiger Woods’ assessment that “you have to respect the office” of the president, “no matter who is in the office” was “stupid” and “thoughtless.”
“It is a thoughtless statement dressed up as a thoughtful statement,” Kellerman said on ESPN’s First Take. “And it either holds in contempt the intelligence of people who hear it or else it’s just a stupid thing to say.”
I don’t think Kellerman knows what thoughts are. Anything can be a thought, whether someone gives that thought time or not. It’s time to use the words people use against them, instead of always crying that the person should be fired or some other actions should happen to them.
Maybe Woods thought the questions asked of him were “stupid” and “thoughtless” as well. Woods does post-round press conferences to talk about his golf game, not the president. The fact that Woods took the same “high road” that the Left is always chirping about speaks to the fact that the Left’s mantra is, ‘Do as I say, not as I do.’
Kellerman put that mantra on full display during his self-righteous blithering, which only occurred because he’s not a “Trump guy.”
Here’s more of what Kellerman said, along with co-host Stephen A. Smith inserting race into the topic, because of course:
“I want to say something about what Tiger Woods said now,” Kellerman said. “It really bothers me. I’m angry at what Tiger Woods said.”
Does Kellerman actually think Trump is Hitler or something? Why is he angry about benign, anti-inflammatory comments? Maybe it’s because a “black man” doesn’t just blindly support one side of the argument.
So again, who are the racists?
You might be wondering how Kellerman still has a job if he’s so consistently wrong. Well, viewers get angry and frustrated with someone who’s perpetually incorrect in his assessments. What do those people do? They watch just so they can disagree with the person and feel better about themselves. That’s how.
I’m not saying Kellerman is wrong about absolutely everything he says, but his track record speaks for itself, especially when Smith astonishingly is the voice of reason between the two. A broken clock is right twice a day, after all.
You don’t have to like Trump. Heck, you can hate Trump if you want. But, it’s another thing to go after someone for making a completely harmless statement — that wasn’t even necessarily espousing support for Trump — all because you hate Trump.
Grow up, and find some big boy pants, Max.
H/T: The Blaze