Laura Okmin of Fox Sports has more than 15 years of broadcast media experience. Before joining Fox, she was an anchor on CNN/Sports Illustrated. She came on as the Midwest region correspondent working from the Chicago bureau.
(Update Kristen Saban testifies in court)
Kristen Saban, daughter of Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban, and arch-nemesis of Phi Mu sorority sister Sarah Grimes, was the subject of a very controversial sign on ESPN College Gameday this morning. How did this one get past the ESPN Gameday Sign police?
Is this Nick Saban daughter sign over the line? (Last week, the Lizzy Seeberg sign was definitely way out of bounds, and I would add the “Potato Famine” sign, a couple of Everett Golson signs were in very poor taste too)
Back to Kristen Saban and the lawsuit, she allegedly beat her sorority sis Grimes. I don’t have time to get into it now, but here’s the gist.
ESPN NASCAR reporter Nicole Briscoe is a big Green Bay Packers fan. In part two we discuss the Green & Gold. In part one we discussed Danica Patrick, who like Briscoe attended Hononegah Community High School in Rockton Illinois. Part three runs later today on Chicago Now, discussing all things media related.
Following NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Media Day, the top 12 drivers will took part in ‘NASCAR Contenders Live’ — a fan Q&A event held at the Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier. At the event, hosted by Nicole Briscoe (see picture below) the drivers discussed the most competitive time of the season, The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Yes, I had to lead with this picture; the shirtless Bret Bielema photo that went viral yesterday. When you see what his wife looks like after the jump, you’ll see how much the new Arkansas razorbacks coach is outkicking his coverage.
If only I lived in New York City, I could have met/interviewed Gisele Bundchen, UNEP Ambassador and wife of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is set to present the UN’s highest environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.
We’re just days from the UEFA Champions League Match between Manchester United and Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen live from Old Trafford, Tuesday, Sept. 17 (1 PM CDT) on Fox Sports 1. Manchester City and reigning victors of the prestigious club tournament, Bayern Munich, also take the field on Tuesday.
Maybe the giant size fan base of Manchester United and the high television ratings they generate can help bolster Fox Sports 1 ‘s way less than expected ratings?
In part one of my exclusive with ESPN NASCAR reporter Nicole Briscoe, we discuss Danica Patrick, who like Briscoe attended Hononegah Community High School in Rockton IL. Danica was a cheerleader on the JV while Nicole Briscoe was on the varsity squad. Briscoe was a couple years ahead in school, and they weren’t close, but they did know each other.
(Update: part two of this interview, where she gets rather critical of her beloved Green Bay Packers)
Following NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Media Day, the top 12 drivers will took part in ‘NASCAR Contenders Live’ — a fan Q&A event held at the Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier. At the event, hosted by Nicole Briscoe (see picture below) the drivers discussed the most competitive time of the season, The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
I see it every Sunday. Or at least the time on Sunday when Melissa Stark is on television. Here’s our Stark photo gallery by the way. People reach the site by searching for “Melissa Stark rumor(s)”. I encounter something very similar every time the Packers are on tv with the following search strings: “Aaron Rodgers gay” “Aaron Rodgers gay rumors” “Is Aaron Rodgers gay.”
Here’s an exploration of that issue.
Back to Stark, here’s what I found online about the NFL Network reporter.
I guess the Fox Sports 1 hashtag/marketing slogan “The 1 is Here” really should have been “The 0.1 is Here.”
After all, Crowd Goes Wild registered a 0.1 rating. And I hate to bring up Crowd Goes Wild again, but it’s hard not to when every time you flip on FS1, they’re promoting CGW quite a bit. The even worked a message of “please watch it” into their soccer highlights on Fox Sports Live.
That’s the first major problem with Fox Sports 1, they keep banging us over the head with Regis Philbin, Katie Nolan, the really unfunny stand-up comedian guy etc. Just forget about that and work on the other programming issues to resolve. You made a mistake- you went all in on a show with like 27 cohosts, none of which are interesting or entertaining.
Alex Curry is the hostess for Big Ten Network’s Tailgate 48. By no means am I advocating you watch that television show, as I would never recommend that program to anyone. However, it does have Alex Curry, who has also hosted L.A. Angels Weekly and been a hostess for the L.A. Kings on Fox Sports West.
Alex Curry gave an interview to the Skinny Confidential:
Erin Andrews isn’t what she was in her Erin Pageviews heyday. She jumped the shark a couple years ago, but Erin Andrews in her current state is still a lot better than most media people at their primes.
And Erin Andrews still draws in the gawkers. This hilarious picture of creepers looking at her (and she herself looking quite awkward too) is worth a post within itself. Usually a photo, even if it is Erin Andrews isn’t worth doing an entire post, but again most photos aren’t this photo: