Saturday, October 01, 2005

Sports Bimbo

So there we were. The Boy and I were watching the first of three games between the Red Sox and the Yankees in their final series of the regular season.

As most networks do these days during broadcasts of professional baseball, basketball and football, ESPN had their “woman on the field.” Her name is Erin Andrews.

Last night was the first time I saw this woman on television, and I wasn’t impressed at all. At first I felt a little sorry for her because she seemed lost, dingy, ditzy, and generally bimbo-ee. But the sympathy faded with every word that came out of her mouth. She struck me as just another under-qualified pretty face trying to do a job she doesn’t have the capacity to do.

When she started her little interview with Robert Redford, who was at Fenway Park watching the game, she said something like, “...We’re here with the infamous Robert Redford.” Huh? Infamous? Hitler was infamous. John Wayne Gacey was infamous. ESPN needs to get that woman a pocket dictionary to shove in her tight jeans or maybe a Playskool “My First Interview” Reporter Activity Center.

Don’t get me wrong. There are women in sports broadcasting who are good at what they do. This one just isn’t. That’s my initial take on her anyway.


1 comment:

R. said...

Robert Redford isn't imfamous? :) Is he famous? :)