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Pam Oliver on the Future of FOX Sports: ‘Young, Blonde, and Hot’

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On the sports journalism ladder, the sideline reporter usually places just above the Fantasy Football reporter.

Typically, this is the reserve talent forced to stay on the sidelines and eavesdrop on coaches’ bickering, trainers’ questioning, and top draft picks’ prayers. When it’s cold, they freeze; when it’s raining, they get wet; when it’s time for a commercial break, no one cares. For almost 20 years on FOX Sports, Pam Oliver. has done this job, eventually earning a regaled spot on the “A team” with Troy Aikman and, yes, Joe Buck.

Recently, however, the FOX Sports grand poobahs sidelined Oliver for a younger model — Erin Andrews. It took a while, but Oliver finally sounded off on that hire. Loudly.

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NFL Pro Brad Smith on Richard Sherman: ‘He’s Not a Bad Guy’

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Yes, people are still talking about Richard Sherman‘s NFC championship post-game interview. So when Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Brad Smith, in New York to promote his “Design for Brad Smith” competition, stopped the Mediabistro offices, we couldn’t resist asking his thoughts on the PR foul.

Check out our MediabistroTV interview below:

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The NFL Creates Its Own Narrative

So that was a good game last night, huh? Kind of a shame that people are talking about Richard Sherman‘s screaming match with Erin Andrews rather than, say, the 49ers’ dramatic final run, stopped at the last minute by Sherman’s own end-zone interception.

When we saw this clip of defeated San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh quoting Ernest Hemingway, we thought of an older post on the Patriots’ Bill Belichick and his “keep it boring” approach to message management.

Belichcik coaches his players to stick to the script, win or lose, but something tells us certain coaches, and the league in general, enjoy this sort of drama. From USA Today:

“It’s been a long time since Super Bowl week has had a villain. Richard Sherman is going to be all too happy to play that role.”

Sports and politics: how different are they, really?

(H/T USA Today)

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Marketing Director, Stepping Down

Randi Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, sister to Mark, and director of marketing for the social network, has handed in her letter of resignation. She plans to launch RtoZ Media, a social media firm.

“My goal is to launch my own innovative programming and work with media companies to develop their programming in new, and more social ways. In attacking this challenge, Facebook will clearly be a central element in all of my projects,” she said in her resignation letter.

It was only last week that she was at the Hearst Tower talking about Facebook and online privacy with Erin Andrews, Chelsea Clinton, and Marie Claire! She’s in the photo above at the event, second from the left.

[via AllThingsD]

‘Marie Claire’ Panel Audience Directs Privacy Questions at Facebook

Left to right: Common Sense Media's Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg, ESPN's Erin Andrews, Chelsea Clinton, and 'Marie Claire' EIC Joanna Coles

Last night, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton took the stage at the Hearst Tower in NYC to introduce a lively panel discussion about online privacy and education. The event was hosted by Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles and Common Sense Media, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing information with kids and families about navigating the digital world.

Clinton said her first media memory as a kid was picking up a copy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Nowadays, of course, kids and adults are zipping around the Web, sometimes with long-term repercussions.

Though the panel was called “Social media: The perils and possibilities of living in a digital world,” the perilous side was clearly on everyone’s mind. With an overwhelmingly female audience, including a number of moms (Coles referenced her own son a couple of times), the biggest concern was how to prevent over-sharing and cyberbullying.

With that, the person who everyone turned to for answers was Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing head and Mark’s sister. At one point, she said she wanted to go home to her baby.

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The Curious Case of Erin Andrews

Whether it’s her stint on Dancing with the Stars, her commercials for Sony, her peephole stalker, or her ability to provide poignant and colorful information during some of the biggest telecasts in sports, Erin Andrews is arguably one of the most recognizable sports media personalities.

So when she reported that TCU was slipping in their new Nike cleats during the Rose Bowl it seemed normal. Two weeks later she signed on the dotted line with…Reebok?.

“I’m very excited to be the first female to become part of Reebok’s ZigTech campaign, joining superstars like Peyton Manning, Sidney Crosby, John Wall, Chad Ochocinco, and many more,” said Andrews in a statement. And so begins a very curious case of the journalist/spokesperson.

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