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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.”...

Jenn Sterger tweets funny response to Manti Te'o story

Jenn Sterger tweets funny response to Manti Te'o story
A lot of great reactions on Twitter yesterday to the Notre Dame Manti Te’o fake dead girlfriend saga broken open by Deadspin. The best line I came up with is “ND AD: “exclusively an online girlfriend” A.J. McCarron has a Miss Alabama, Johnny Manziel a model, Te’o had a cyberphoto.” After being irrelevant for a couple Jenn Sterger has come up twice this week. You might remember Sterger as being “discovered” by Brent Musburger a few years ago when the ESPN cameras caught her and her fake assets hanging out of her Florida State t-shirt at a nationally televised game. Musburger made a comment (“1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State”) about Sterger very similar to what he said about A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend and Miss Alabama Katherine Webb on the night of the national title game. Sterger parlayed her 15 minutes of fame (read: boobs)  into a social media sensation and later a sports journalism career that included stops at SI, ABC, Fuel TV, a show on Versus and the New York Jets in stadium hostess. And of course, it all came crashing down. Just like it did for Manti Te’o and Notre Dame yesterday...