A. If you were running a sports network, would you employ sideline reporters? Why or why not?Notice how her metric is considerably different than any of the others, including the other woman. The value of sideline reporting is solely determined by the opportunity it provides women, particularly a woman "whose dream is to be a respected voice of the NFL".
Danielle: Absolutely. Although I don't expect much from sideline reporters, during the Seahawks-Niners game on Sept. 15, [NBC's] Michelle Tafoya showed the value of having a skilled reporter provide context for the game, in addition to injury and general broadcast updates. I'd probably also look to have sideline reporters handle more of the pre-recorded interviews currently conducted by guys like Bob Costas.
Hubbard: Absolutely! As a woman whose dream is to be a respected voice of the NFL, I've always viewed sideline reporting as one of the introductory platforms to have a voice in sports broadcasting. Taking that away would take away one less opportunity for women, even in a small role. Another thing I believe that keeps sideline reporting relevant is fantasy football. Folks want to know the skinny on their starting players and sideline reporting gives folks the updates they are looking for. Fantasy football is way too popular to be ignored.
Koblin: Yes, but only when absolutely necessary, i.e. the exact opposite of how Fox used Erin Andrews two weeks ago where we got report after report about absolutely nothing. In fact, I'd just hire an insanely good reporter. The less telegenic the better! I'd hire someone who's tenaciously good at getting scoops. If there's a player coming off the field all woozy, I'd want a sideline reporter in everyone's face asking questions. If there's a Super Bowl blackout, I want that reporter chasing down every suit in the stadium to find out what's happening.
Lepore: Yeah. They wouldn't be required to appear every week or do the awkward "I spoke to coach a few minutes ago" hit, but the Super Bowl blackout showed us that you need somebody working down there who can relay special information to the viewers.
Littal: I think they are useless. It isn't anything personal against them, but at this point sideline reporters are more for comic relief than getting anything useful. It is more about how uncomfortable their interviews are than actual relevant information.
This, of course, is why she never will be a respected voice of the NFL, because she has no particular interest in the NFL or in football, her primary interest is herself and she views everything through a lens of whether it is to her benefit or not.
Female solipsism an important behavioral attribute for men and women alike to be aware of and recognize. It is important for women because it must be controlled if they are to be taken seriously; who could take Ms Hubbard's opinion on sideline reporters or anything related to the NFL seriously after hearing her declare their value is dependent upon being an introductory platform for female careers.
And it is important for men because otherwise they will continue to view women as men with different exteriors, which has misled many a man into erroneous decisions.