If you stare at the boob tube this week and I'm betting you will be --particularly Sunday, you're going to see spruced-up newscasts, tighter stories, and fresh-faced teleprompter-ready news and sports anchors. Because, chances are, there's thousands of visitors in town taking a look at the local news, radio and newspapers.
Hell, the Chronicle even looks good and fresher.
This is one of the few advantages of Super Bowl week, from a media standpoint. Nobody wants to look bad, look stupid, or appear aloof. There's fresh eyeballs out there. About a million plus of them. Even the weather people will be in their sartorial splendor and then some.
Watch out for Roberta Gonzales --this could be a historical week for extra perkiness. Roberta won't be the only one.
Oh my god, and the LIVE SHOTS. KPIX has gone on lockdown--Its "Countdown to 50" is out of control. Ken Bastida just tackled Cam Newton.
Elizabeth Cook walked in 855 Battery and was humming the Peyton Manning "Nationwide" jingle.
PIX better hope there's no big Bay Area earthquake.