Mike Florio criticizes David Letterman
Apparently Mike Florio doesn't know the difference between "The Late Show" and "60 Minutes". Last Wednesday the four time Super Bowl winning coach Bill Belichick was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. During the brief interview Dave touched on the subject of deflategate with the coach which you can view below.
It was a bit light and Dave joked around about the controversy as well as he should have. It was the biggest story in America and it was about deflated footballs, it was prime for parody and satire. Add to the fact that there are conflicting reports about what the actual psi levels were and the NFL possibly investigating the Colts and the officials as well. So at the end of the day no one really knows anything except the NFL's investigators. But Dave's interview did not sit well with NBC's Mike Florio. According to Florio:
Belichick smiled a lot during the interview. And he should have; it’s a comedy show. But it was still Belichick’s first (and probably only) one-on-one interview, and it gave Letterman a prime opportunity to ask at least one or two meaningful questions under the guise of cracking wise.
His efforts, however, weren’t focused at all on advancing the ball, moving the needle, or getting to the truth, with sarcasm or wit driving the bus. Letterman operated under the premise that the entire situation is a joke, that nothing improper happened, and that if it did it doesn’t matter because even though the difference between a properly inflated ball and a deflated ball is “palpable,” using deflated footballs “wouldn’t make any difference in a game.”
I wonder if Mike was confused as to what show he was watching. Perhaps he thought he was watching a show like "Real Sports", "The NewsHour", or "Anderson Cooper 360". Mike was expecting a Frost/Nixon interview, but why? Letterman is a comedian who probably doesn't take the situation as serious as Mike or your's truly. His job is to entertain his audience not break down a guest and get him/her to confess to something. It is a lighthearted 8-10 minute interview where the host is usually sets up the guest for an anecdote, tries to get a few laughs and occasionally the guest will flash the host.
Personally, I think Mike needs to take some advice from Aaron Rodgers and just R-E-L-A-X.
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