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OT: Rating the Big Ten Network Talking Heads


#1

by David Jones:

http://blog.pennlive.com/davidjones/2011/03/rating_the_big_ten_network_tal.html

12. Charissa Thompson: Is it CHA-rissa or KA-rissa? Can never get that straight. Mainstay of forgettable halftime interviews. Took it upon herself a while back to mock Michelle Obama's frumpy clothes in catty Tweets. Which is fine. [b]Except if you're a poor girl's Erin Andrews knockoff with bad skin and a central Nebraska dye job.[/b]
:D Tell us how you really feel.

#2
  1. Gus Johnson
  2. Charissa

No one else matters. ;D


#3

Is Charissa Thompson a PSU grad?


#4

UC Santa Barbara

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charissa_Thompson


#5

Ok, thanks. I thought somebody told me she went to PSU.


#6

Stay classy, Jones.


#7

[quote=“mjg, post:1, topic:2092”]by David Jones:

http://blog.pennlive.com/davidjones/2011/03/rating_the_big_ten_network_tal.html

:smiley: Tell us how you really feel.[/quote]

Gus is as good as it gets.

I wonder how long the BTN will be able to keep him? I’m sure other big offers will be coming his way.

Don’t know much about Charissa Thompson. Not a big fan of the token hottie they try to throw in as a sideline reporter. Good looking women are a dime a dozen. If I want to see a milf, I’ll watch Desperate Housewives. The best thing about Erin Andrews is that she actually knows sports. Can’t stand the models who know nothing and ask the most mindless questions to coaches and players.

Is Charissa Thompson like that?


#8

You’re thinking of Mel Collins.


#9
[quote="CAPPY, post:5, topic:2092"]Ok, thanks. I thought somebody told me she went to PSU.[/quote]

You’re thinking of Mel Collins.

Yeah, that’s the gal!


#10

[quote=“mjg, post:1, topic:2092”]by David Jones:

http://blog.pennlive.com/davidjones/2011/03/rating_the_big_ten_network_tal.html

:smiley: Tell us how you really feel.[/quote]

Disappointed in Dave with that comment. I’m not sure what her complexion has to do with her competency in doing her job. Comments like that should be beneath him.


#11

She can make a dang speech when she is forming a question. It’s like a US Senate hearing.


#12

that is a very pisspoor reason to knock someone…I like Jones, he is better than that, I hope he apologizes


#13

OK, probably could have avoided that. Same as Carissa, who is young, wears 4 inch pumps etc. did not need to be critical of the first lady being “frumpy” at the age of 46. Memo to Carissa, when you are 20 years older your wardrobe will undertake necessary changes too.


#14

Would he say that to her face? ;D


#15

That is a board rule about what is allowable with 18-22 year old kids playing college ball. Again, while it might have been an avoidable comment, commentary by a columnist in his column in the paper isn’t held to that.


#16

That bothers me less than Steve Jones starting every question with a “How much…?”

or ED answering every one of them with a “Well Steve…”.


#17
[quote="tjb, post:11, topic:2092"]She can make a dang speech when she is forming a question. It's like a US Senate hearing.[/quote]

That bothers me less than Steve Jones starting every question with a “How much…?”

or ED answering every one of them with a “Well Steve…”.

It bothers me a lot because when a reporter does that, its usually for one of two reasons:

  1. They’re just trying to show off their own knowledge and don’t really care about the person they’re interviewing.
  2. They already know what story they want reported and they’re trying to lead the interiewee into a specific response.

Please, just ask a real question and let the interviewee give their own answer.