ESPN Olbermann has a very good debut week, as far as performance and production values is concerned.

ESPN Olbermann has a very good debut week, as far as performance and production values are concerned, ratings not bad either.

ESPN OLBERMANN has been really good in his debut first week, with LLoyd Grove at the Daily Beast, and Brian Feldman at the Atlantic agreeing.

Opening nightly with a classic Keith rant, it’s been fun watching. As a baseball, tennis, football and general sports fan since I was a kid, researching and writing now interrupts how many hours I can devote to sports, so ESPN Olbermann is welcome programming. As a pure broadcaster, there are few people I enjoy watching more than Keith Olbermann. Last time I had this penchant was during the days of Jack Buck and Harry Caray, whom I never missed on the radio back during my die hard Cardinal baseball days.

Two videos for your review, the first about Satchel Paige and Olbermann’s dad (it’s wonderful), and on the NCAA.

As for “pro college football,” I’m no expert on it, but I’ve always wondered why everyone holds college football up as some paragon of economic virtue. ESPN Olbermann explains in the second video, with the help of Tony Kornheiser.

The commentary about his dad came after Keith Olbermann made Piers Morgan “sports worst person in the world,” which some of you may remember, minus the sports part, from his political days. It was inspired by this bizarre tweet from Piers Morgan…