I wish Time Warner Cable would pick up the NFL Network. It’s not my favorite of the specialized sporting outlets. In fact, for the dominance that the league displays over every other, I expect a little more from its exclusive television offering.
But the NFL Network has Rich Eisen. I have a total man crush on Rich Eisen.
I’ve always found Eisen to be one of the most engaging personalities in the business - always prepared, always professional, and always self-deprecating. In the simplest of terms, Eisen “gets it.” He’s managed well the balance between him and the story. He’s an entertainer with substance – a true rarity.
Here’s Eisen at the combine this year, sacrificing his pride for the sake of his craft. The next time you’re watching a game and your guy gets torched for six, and you remark to your buddies, “He is the slowest man alive,” think back to this brilliant piece of perspective: