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Time to Abolish Sideline Reporters

Time to Abolish Sideline Reporters
“I don’t disagree with you at all regarding the role of sideline reporters.  Most of the time, I find those interviews to be fairly useless,” a nationally relevant sideline reporter once told me years ago. The opinion I expressed and she agreed with was “sideline interviews serve no purpose.” In our off-the-record chat, I stated further, “We never needed these practices to begin with.” And we have the testimony of NFL Network and Notre Dame reporter Alex Flanagan. This exchange between Flanagan and The Sherman Report says it all. Sherman: “You know what the critics say about the value of sideline reporters. CBS doesn’t even use them. What’s your response?” Flanagan: “I’m often asked to defend the job of the sideline reporter. I think of myself as an accessory. I don’t know if you can appreciate this, but I tell my female friends, ‘When you get dressed up in that great outfit, the one thing that can top it off is a great accessory. Like a necklace or ear rings.’ Are we a necessity for a telecast? No. But I can see a lot of things that happen on the field that (the announcers) can’t see from up high.”...

Samantha Ponder, Superstorm Nemo, March Madness Preview: Media Notebook 2-8-13

Samantha Ponder, Superstorm Nemo, March Madness Preview: Media Notebook 2-8-13
-How is there not a conflict of interest with ESPN personality Samantha Ponder married to Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder? Do they make her stick to only college sports? Seems a situation like NBC reporting on GE, when the network was owned by the corporate behemoth. There’s been rumors in this town about a sports... Read more »

Erin Andrews' career in apparent decline

Erin Andrews' career in apparent decline
Apparently, the career prospects of Erin Andrews have plateaued, and might even be fading a bit. Her ESPN contract is expiring, and there doesn’t seem to be any red hot interest from any other takers out there. She had a victim card to play a couple years ago, but just wasn’t able to cash that... Read more »
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Media Notebook 5-8-12: Erin Andrews, Megan Fox (video), Ed Farmer, Phil Mushnick reaction

Media Notebook 5-8-12: Erin Andrews, Megan Fox (video), Ed Farmer, Phil Mushnick reaction
–Erin Andrews is getting her own baseball card (The Sports Bank) -Radio announcer line of the week: White Sox radio announcer Ed Farmer describes Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde- “for every save he acts like it’s his very first major league save. He sky points and gets down on one knee like he’s being knighted.”... Read more »