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There has never been a sports journalist who enjoyed “Coach speaksThat annoyance could turn into anger if another journalist was the reason for “coach talking,” which is what you get when you ask a question. We’ll never know if that’s what happened when New York Giants coach Brian Daboll didn’t tell Pam Oliver He benched Tommy DeVito for Tyrod Tyler after halftime on Christmas Day, but it’s unfair to wonder if what happened between Charissa Thompson and Erin Andrews recently revealed played a role in that.
DeVito has been the darling of New York football for weeks. For some reason, people found it cool that A.J The grown man was proud that he still lived at home with his parents While his mother cooked food for him, made his bed, and washed his clothes. The other reason is because he’s football’s version of “Linsanity,” where he became a hit with Giants fans after taking over for the injured Daniel Jones. But after going 9-for-16 for 55 yards with his team down 20-3 at halftime, he was benched.
“I just tried to motivate the team.” Daboll said of his decision during the post-match press conference. “I don’t have anything else to add to that. I just did it to try to motivate the team.”
Daboll announced on Wednesday Tyrod Taylor will start against the Rams on Sunday.
However, this is not about what Daboll said after the game. It’s about what he didn’t say during it. He wonders if It was in the back of his mind, Thompson and Andrews said. It’s speculation. But it’s also fair game.
“Bam, this is news to all of us at halftime when we see Tyrod Taylor taking over for Tommy DeVito. What did you find?” Fox’s Joe Davis asked Oliver about changing the medium, according to A.J Report from Horrible ad.
“Well, I had a lovely chat with Brian Daboll – he kept it from me,” Oliver said. “But it turns out that’s just the coach’s decision. I think he’s not satisfied with DeVito’s performance. DeVito still kept throwing and warming up on the sideline, but he came out.
the Very first comment From some idiot on X (formerly Twitter) below this video, saying: “I thought the sideline reporters were making things up anyway.”
“I’ve said this before, so I didn’t get fired for saying it, but I’ll say it again. I was doing the report sometimes because A, the coach wouldn’t come out at halftime or it was too late and I’d say, ‘I didn’t want to mess up report,” so I was like, “I’m just going to make this up.” Thompson revealed last month on the podcast.
Thompson would go on to reveal — in another podcast — that she did a report in 2008 covering a Detroit Lions game. Andrews added“I did too” for the “coach I didn’t want to throw under the bus because he was telling me all the wrong things!”
This is what happens when your privilege gives you the confidence to be narcissistically rude about being bad at your job because you know you won’t lose your job.
Andrews spokesman Issue a statement About “accuracy”. Thompson She wrote“I have never lied about anything or been unethical during my time as a sports broadcaster,” she wrote on Instagram.
the Damage done. It was people Really angrySome will stay that way for a long time. In a world where a former president has made the term “fake news” the lazy trope used when people disagree with or want to undermine the facts — making many journalists distrustful — a difficult task has become even more difficult.
But, here’s the kicker – Andrews was the one who replaced Oliver as FOX’s top sideline reporter in 2014.
“It’s not hard to notice that the new people on the air there are all young, blond, and ‘hot’. That’s not to say that Erin isn’t capable. I think she’s very capable.” “She’s also very popular on Twitter and social media, so I can I can see how that would make her very desirable too,” Oliver wrote at the time in a magazine article Al-Jawhar Magazine. “NFL coverage is still a big problem. Stations like ABC and NBC base their programming on veterans. So when people talk about all the networks turning to a certain type of girl on the sidelines, it doesn’t hold up.”
When Brian Daboll decides who will start on Sunday, I hope he breaks the news to Pam Oliver.