Susannah Collins will call a college football game for CBS Sports on Saturday. This news coincidentally comes out on the exact same day that the Chicago Blackhawks begin the 2013-14 NHL season and raise the banner for their Stanley Cup championship.
And of course, Susannah Collins was unfairly left out of reporting on that title run and experiencing all the bread and circuses that come with it.
You’ll remember her being unjustly terminated in the middle of the night by
Comcast SportsNet Chicago the Chicago Blackhawks for her “the Blackhawks had a tremendous amount of sex” gaffe in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Hawks have policies in place for how they sell sex to their fans, and how they don’t.
It was an honest mistake by Collins, one she quickly corrected, and it led to a HUGE overreaction by Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz. It was expected though because the Blackhawks are really big on controlling the message.
From Ed Sherman of the Sherman Report:
Susannah Collins is back to work. She is scheduled to be a sideline reporter for the Louisiana Tech-UTEP game Saturday night on CBS Sports Network.
Sherman goes on to mention that this is a one time gig for now. And we’ll see what happens in the future. However, I would bet that she gets the gig full time; because CBS Creative Director Pete Radovich is a huge fan of Susannah Collins, having worked with her previously at Showtime, a CBS owned property. Collins has also left Chicago and moved back to New York City.
Luke Stuckmeyer will fill the role that Susannah Collins used to have with Comcast SportsNet Chicago during Blackhawks broadcasts. Louisiana Tech versus UTEP isn’t the Rose Bowl by any means, but at least Susannah Collins is no longer relegated to interacting with drunk Chicago sports fan meatheads in bars on the air.
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