FACT: Former head of NBC Sports Dick Ebersol was terrible at his job for DECADES, which is why NBC finally fired the fish-mouthed Retardo Montalban in May. But for reasons that none of us will ever be stupid enough to understand, NBC has rehired him as a “special adviser” to the network.
He is expected to have a role working with the team producing NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football, which begins next Thursday with the season opener between New Orleans and Green Bay, the past two Super Bowl winners.
Mr. Ebersol, under the title of senior adviser, is also being brought back to contribute to the production of the event most closely associated with him, the Olympics. He will join the NBC production team in an advisory role for the 2012 summer games in London. [NYT Media Decoder]
What the hell’s he gonna do for Sunday Night Football? Show it on tape-delay? Add more studio analysts? Change the game to baseball? God I hate this A-hole.