August 14, 2002

CBS Sports' Jill Arrington posed for FHM: magazine. Sports news columnist Rudy Martzke says "It's obvious that Arrington, 30, who is married, has dropped the facade and embraced using her good looks for personal promotion, hardly the preferred attribute for someone trying to be accepted as a serious sports journalist."

posted by owillis to culture at 04:46 PM - 14 comments

She's on tv. There are few "serious sports journalists" on tv. If I want seriousness, I go to the newspapers where looks mean nothing. As for the FHM pictures, they're rather conservative. Not much cleavage but plenty of leg. Arrington didn't want to whore it up for America. She still keeps her cred.

posted by shackbar at 05:26 PM on August 14, 2002

Melissa Stark is still my fave.

posted by msacheson at 06:45 PM on August 14, 2002

Suzy Kolber! My girlfriend really likes Chris McKendry.

posted by corpse at 07:15 PM on August 14, 2002

She didn't lose any credibility in my eyes, why is it not possible to appreciate an attractive woman AND listen to what insightful things she has to say about sports? Truly, the best of both worlds. Plus, Fox News has a lot of hot anchors/correspondents, but that doesn't mean they can't deliver the news, it just makes the news....easier on the eyes.

posted by insomnyuk at 07:57 PM on August 14, 2002

Well, I say.... BURN HER!

posted by silent4lie at 08:04 PM on August 14, 2002

Ooh, sweet, I love Jill Arrington :) Thanks for the link... I dont think she loses credibility. Yeah, being hot probably helped her win a couple of votes to get her the job, but remember that she played tennis at Miami and has always been into sports, it's not like she's just some pretty face that was stuck in there to get ratings... (BTW, corpse, tell your gf that if she loves Erik Cole so much she should spell his name right :P Nice to see a fellow Canes fan on the board)

posted by Bernreuther at 09:51 PM on August 14, 2002

Considering Jill is in the same job once held by notables like Eric Dickerson, Ahmad "Can I Suck Up To You Some More Michael?" Rashad, and OJ Simpson - I would say the integrity of sports journalism is no worse for the wear. For the record: Pam Oliver, Jillian Barberie and Summer Sanders can call me anytime.

posted by owillis at 01:17 AM on August 15, 2002

Considering that most TV "journalists" have everything spoon fed to them and they are rarely "reporting" more than they are rehashing, I don't think it matters. As for Rudy Martzke, how do you get a job watching TV? Is THAT serious journalism?

posted by Conquistador at 09:31 AM on August 15, 2002

I don't think it tarnishes her credibility. The pictures seemed pretty mild. And despite general stereotypes, beautiful women can still have pride in their bodies, be tasteful about it and still have something intelligent and worthwhile to say.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:14 AM on August 15, 2002

Plus, Fox News has a lot of hot anchors/correspondents, but that doesn't mean they can't deliver the news... I agree. They can't deliver the news for more sinister reasons, but the "hot" correspondents are a symptom.

posted by liam at 10:49 AM on August 15, 2002

I'm holding out for the *hot* John Madden spread that's coming out.

posted by patrickje at 11:55 AM on August 15, 2002

I'm holding out for the *hot* John Madden spread that's coming out. *chucking on my keyboard*

posted by jacknose at 12:13 PM on August 15, 2002

to balance this out a little, scales to be first women in radio booth for nfl preseason game. last year, leslie visser was the first female to work the monday night radio booth.

posted by lescour at 08:49 AM on August 16, 2002

Of course, Leslie Visser was dethroned from MNF for the more "telegenic" (and not-so-bright) Melissa Stark...

posted by owillis at 02:54 AM on August 17, 2002

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.