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    Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN

    Erin Andrews is the latest female to leave ESPN

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...20--ncaaf.html

    This comes on the heels of Michelle Beadle who left for NBC a month ago.

    I wonder how much Fox Sports is paying her. I think ESPN is smart not to get into a bidding war for her services. There'll always be another pretty face ready to take her place. I watch games because of the teams on the field, not because of who asks the two stupid questions of the coach at halftime

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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    I think bimbo is a little harsh, but I see the root of the sentiment and don't disagree. Sideline reporters have never really added anything to the experience of the game to me. I don't care if they are a former athlete like a Lynn Swan or a 'hot' woman like Erin Andrews. The jobs not complex, hire the next one and move on. No one watches a telecast based on the sideline reporter.

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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    I think bimbo is a little harsh, but I see the root of the sentiment and don't disagree. Sideline reporters have never really added anything to the experience of the game to me. I don't care if they are a former athlete like a Lynn Swan or a 'hot' woman like Erin Andrews. The jobs not complex, hire the next one and move on. No one watches a telecast based on the sideline reporter.

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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    I think it's unfair to call Erin Andrews out and act like she has a job just because of her good looks. I actually think she's pretty talented. Whether you feel she's being utilized correctly or not is another matter. But she seems pretty knowledgable and is passionate about what she does.

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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I think it's unfair to call Erin Andrews out and act like she has a job just because of her good looks. I actually think she's pretty talented. Whether you feel she's being utilized correctly or not is another matter. But she seems pretty knowledgable and is passionate about what she does.
    Can we agree that looks is part of the job description ? Do you think Rosie O'Donnell will be considered for her replacement?

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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Can we agree that looks is part of the job description ? Do you think Rosie O'Donnell will be considered for her replacement?
    I'm not saying her looks weren't part of the reason ESPN hired her. What I am saying is, looks or no looks, she's damn good at what she does. We can agree to disagree on that I suppose.

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    Re: Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN

    ESPN is a cheap network when it comes to paying their "celebrities" what they are worth in the open market. Being male or female does not matter.
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    Re: Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    ESPN is a cheap network when it comes to paying their "celebrities" what they are worth in the open market. Being male or female does not matter.
    Thing is, as much as many of us dislike ESPN, they are the draw not the 'talent'.

    I've said in my life, "gosh I can't wait to see Sports Center tonight", but I've never said "I really want to see what Erin Andrews says tonight on TV".

    ESPN is the machine, it goes on whether Andrews or Berman or anyone is there.

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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    I'm not saying her looks weren't part of the reason ESPN hired her. What I am saying is, looks or no looks, she's damn good at what she does. We can agree to disagree on that I suppose.
    If that's what you're saying then you're just refusing to address my question. I understand you weren't saying that looks "weren't part of the reason ESPN hired her", that's why I asked the question of you. Instead of answering it, you decided to make another point, one which you'd already made.

    Since you've decided to go down that road, let's pursue it. What do you see about her that makes her damn good at what she does? What sets her apart from other sideline reporters? What is it that sets her apart from Shelley Smith, Holly Rowe and Wendi Nix?

    Remember ESPN Radio's Fabulous Sports Babe? She was on radio and the early days of ESPN 2 in the 1990s. Definitely knew her sports but there was clearly a reason why her career never went beyond radio...

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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    If that's what you're saying then you're just refusing to address my question. I understand you weren't saying that looks "weren't part of the reason ESPN hired her", that's why I asked the question of you. Instead of answering it, you decided to make another point, one which you'd already made.

    Since you've decided to go down that road, let's pursue it. What do you see about her that makes her damn good at what she does? What sets her apart from other sideline reporters? What is it that sets her apart from Shelley Smith, Holly Rowe and Wendi Nix?

    Remember ESPN Radio's Fabulous Sports Babe? She was on radio and the early days of ESPN 2 in the 1990s. Definitely knew her sports but there was clearly a reason why her career never went beyond radio...
    Wow, I had completely forgotten about the Fabulous Sports Babe. I considered her the Roseanne Barr of sports radio.
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    Re: Bimbo Exodus From ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    If that's what you're saying then you're just refusing to address my question. I understand you weren't saying that looks "weren't part of the reason ESPN hired her", that's why I asked the question of you. Instead of answering it, you decided to make another point, one which you'd already made.

    Since you've decided to go down that road, let's pursue it. What do you see about her that makes her damn good at what she does? What sets her apart from other sideline reporters? What is it that sets her apart from Shelley Smith, Holly Rowe and Wendi Nix?

    Remember ESPN Radio's Fabulous Sports Babe? She was on radio and the early days of ESPN 2 in the 1990s. Definitely knew her sports but there was clearly a reason why her career never went beyond radio...
    Ok, what makes her so terrible? Why is she undeserving of a job, and why does she deserve to be labeled a "bimbo." How is that fair?

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    Re: Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN

    Erin Andrews always got on my nerves but Beadle was awesome.

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    Re: Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN

    Andrews may have a certain following simply because of her looks (and I actually don't understand why some are so gaga over her looks), but IMHO, she generally tried to bring substance. She's probably too talented for the cliche that is sideline reporter.
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    Re: Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Andrews may have a certain following simply because of her looks (and I actually don't understand why some are so gaga over her looks), but IMHO, she generally tried to bring substance. She's probably too talented for the cliche that is sideline reporter.
    I'm not gaga over her looks, but, she most certainly is a fine looking woman.
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    Re: Female Reporter Exodus From ESPN

    There have been alot of their people leave due to money issues. If any of ya ever listen to the "Bob and Tom" show, they have a gal on there that has done work for ESPN in the past. Her name is Kristi Lee. She wasnt a big personality, but did quite a bit of work for them doing the x-games and such. But anyways, she used to say that ESPN stood for "Extemely Slow Paying Network"!
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