Keith Olbermann knows how to spew petty, ad honinem attacks with the best of them, as evidenced by this rant about ex-colleague Dan Abrams' hairline a few weeks ago.
Now Olbermann has managed to keep his name relevant for at least one more day through a dust up with ESPN columnist Bill Simmons, on Simmons' comparison of Tiger Woods' comeback to that of Muhammad Ali. On Woods' comeback, Simmons wrote, "when Tiger Woods returns to golf, he will face a level of pressure that well surpasses anything any other transcendent athlete has faced in my lifetime."
Simmons comments drew a fair amount of negative response, including this gem from Olbermann on his blog:
"If the writer can let me know when Woods is punitively drafted by the military even though he is about eight years older than almost all the other draftees, I'll begin to take him seriously. In the interim I am again left to marvel how somebody can rise to a fairly prominent media position with no discernible insight or talent, save for an apparent ability to mix up a vast bowl of word salad very quickly."
That's about the same way I feel after watching Countdown.