Thursday, August 4, 2016

PC Run Amok at SF 49ers; Kate Scott to Sub for Ted Robinson on Two Pre-Season Radio Broadcasts; Field Day for Talent-Impaired Scott

Kate Scott is a no-talent fraud with a high opinion of herself who doesn't know a darn thing about sports who has used her gender and sexual orientation to snag some fulltime work on Bay Area Sports Media.

If I have anything positive to say about the bland Scott it's her innate ability to get work and work media managers who have fallen for her fake credentials and bowed to her false passion.


 Bob Sargent is the Director of Broadcast Partnerships for the 49ers. Bob is a good guy; a friend, a talented man and avid reader of this site so when I'm about to massively criticize him for a horrid decision he's made, it's all within the confines of business --nothing personal at all.

Bob spoke with me and said with Ted Robinson in Rio covering the Olympics for NBC, the 49ers had to pick an individual to do the KNBR Radio broadcasts --that's because Bob Fitzgerald will fill in for Robinson on TV, thus radio needed someone and that someone is Kate Scott, the update person on KNBR "Morning Show" and a contributor to Pac-12 Network.

Those of you that read me know full well I cannot stand Kate Scott. Repeat: I cannot stand Kate Scott.


Scott has been chosen to do the radio play-by-play for the 49ers first two exhibition games.

She has essentially NO experience doing play-by-play, none, nanno, which is not necessarily such a bad thing but we're talking NFL here, and arguably the most popular franchise in the Bay Area even in their current losing phase.

Scott has done Pac-12 volleyball and some sideline interview work for the San Jose Earthquakes --she's never done PBP on the radio and never even smelled an NFL Broadcast but let's, for argument sake, give kudos to Sargent for having the courage for giving Scott a chance. Wait a minute.

There are several more qualified women in Bay Area sports media who could have been given a shot at the gig. For that matter, there are several more worthy and qualified men and women who would have been great for the assignment.

Sargent told me he specifically chose Scott because she's part of the 49ers flagship station and that it's "good business" to grease the folks at KNBR. "She'll talk about the game and promote it all week long, " Sargent told me. That may be all well and good and makes perfect sense only Scott is the wrong person. Scott is incapable and supremely unworthy of the broadcasts. It's almost insulting in fact and if I were any of the hundreds of women and men who have worked their ass off; who have literally been shit on by the pigeons and seagulls of the Coliseum and Candlestick Park while doing demos with their tape recorders --I'd be ROYALLY PISSED, but that's just my opinion.

I am not alone.

I'm not a fan of Kate Scott. She adds NOTHING. She says NOTHING. And when she does say anything at all, it is littered with fake sincerity and vanilla pudding. Scott's Wonder Bread delivery is also full of lifted phrases like, "Nobody Cares"--I wonder where she got that? Scott has a decent voice but there's no substance behind the voice, just a puff pastry with some melba toast. I'm being very careful here because I'm not anti-women, far from it in fact but when I see and hear utter bullshit I'll not back down and not call someone or something out, like in this case.

Scott has used her gender and sexual orientation to snag jobs; if she had one iota of talent it wouldn't be such a big deal but it's a big deal because Scott has snagged a small enchilada --I'll give her the benefit of doubt and try to be objective and listen to the broadcasts but more than likely, I'll know right away when it's time to turn the radio off and watch the TV monitor. I'll know within the first five minutes.

Am I being clear enough?

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74 comments:

  1. I'll be sure to avoid my radio like the plague

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    1. Tony Rendina, lifelong 49ers fanAugust 4, 2016 at 2:33 PM

      Kate Scott & her Lezzry DO NOT represent the SF 49ers in any way, shape, or form. Do you understand me, Kate?!? You get the hell out of here!!!

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    2. All I know is I suddenly have a desire to lick my carpet. Maybe a little hardwood while I'm at it. Hell, I'm all for diversity, where's the linoleum?

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    3. Misogyny, racism, bigotry. You people have no lives.

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    4. "Misogyny, racism, bigotry. You people have no lives."

      So what? Generalize much?

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    5. @8:26 it's the Democrat way. I'm sure she/he's "With Her"

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  2. You can all pray to be a pasty white lesbian in your next lifes!

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    1. With below average looks, and bad gum-to-tooth ratio.

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    2. It's radio, anonymous 2:44...one's looks, and "gum to tooth ratio" matter not..Have you seen any of the men in radio? please

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    3. I'm all for having fun but ehhh, are any of us perfect?

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    4. It was in response to 1:59's "pasty white lesbian" line, 3:34. A comment that, in part, pertained to her appearance. And Kate does work in TV as well.

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  3. New drinking game:

    A shot every time Kate T makes shit up, drops a cliche, states the obvious, or gives someone a splitting headache during her call of the action. My money is on no one, not even the heaviest of drinkers, making it past the 1st half!

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    1. Better drinking game...
      Everytime Scott speaks...you shoot yourself in the head.

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  4. I'm no fan of Scott, but I would take her over Fitzgerald anytime.

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    1. Kate is an absolute zero, but I would take her over Fitz as well.

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  5. Okay, what *is* melba toast?

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  6. Only in SF could she get work in this field....no talent no nothing...but let's all prove how progressive we are and keep the lgbt folks happy and feel good about ourselves at the expense of quality....it's what we do now, dumb down to the lowest common denominator....and Fitzgerald sucks as well....

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  7. Get with it boy, it's 1974...women are using makeup, driving, and Virginia Slims can make those boobs bigger.

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  8. could. not. agree. LESS.

    haven't heard in months, but I think she's great.

    relative to the rest of KNBR, she's "Chick" Hearn.

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    1. To paraphrase the aforementioned Mr Tony Rendina, your Lezzry knows no bounds, David. Your skills as a former substitute KGO host speak for themselves and are not in the same league as mine.

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    2. Oh Christine are we making another topic about you? If we must talk about you again I'll be first to tell you you're not an interesting talk host. Get over yourself already. Where in Rich's post is your name brought up? Nowhere!

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    3. dear anonymous at 8:34.... I now post anonymously..because someone else pretends to be me...I think Kate Scott is very talented and I'm delighted she's getting a shot here...so whoever the poster is at 7:10...it's not little old anonymous me.

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    4. I remember seeing a picture on facebook of a certain fill in radio host that is referenced on this blog here and there. Great cans!

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    5. "Chick" Hearn, or "Dickless" Enberg.

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  9. Gee, who knew that being female and gay in the world of sports radio would be something that would give you an advantage, as you so ridiculously suggest. Kate's got a great voice, a solid collegiate education and broadcast career. You bemoan that she's being allowed to do play by play for the "first time". Were she male, you wouldn't be saying that. I remember Kate doing commentary on Cal games(football) quite ably. Do you think you could do her job better ?

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    1. " Do you think you could do her job better ?"

      No, but lots of other men could. Having her doing it just because she's female is discrimination.

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  10. 1) It's pre-season football? Who cares? Given a choice, the coaches and players would probably try to dispense with the charades as well. Most ticket holders don't care enough to show up. It's a joke only the suits think is funny.

    2) If not Scott, then who are the better alternatives? We get that you dislike Scott. Who would be better? Why the big secret? Put your cards on the table.

    3) If merit was the primary arbiter of who gets ahead in work, and life, then it would be a very different world.

    Unfortunately, it's not, and in this world, we have talking heads being paid vast sums of money to read teleprompters and deliver information; most aren't even very good at it.

    Yeah, that's what the market will bear, but what kind of logic has someone like Sal Castaneda pulling in six figures? Sure, he's a likeable guy, and not to single him in particular out, but really? Breaking news--there's traffic and it sucks! Big surprise!

    If the broadcasting industry wants a reckoning, and for people like the KNBR grunts to be given a decent wage, then the place to start is to stop overpaying the "talent."

    Because if/when it all goes to shit, few of these people will be worth a damn. On the most basic level, their tasks can be performed by anyone, or fulfilled by other means.

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  11. Before her scheduled broadcast, order 2 My Pillows for the price of 1 and use both My Pillows to cover your ears while she talks. The special My Pillow promo code is CertaProPainters.

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    1. The Pillows commercials are getting as bad as Kars For Kids. You want a good pillow? Save all the plastic bags from the grocery store, takes about 50, shove them in a pillow case and sew up the end.

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    2. Don't forget her teeth grating Certa Pro paint commercials.

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  12. Super. So I won't listen to the game on the TV because of Rudy Fitzgerald and I won't listen to the game on the radio because of Kate "Soccer" Scott.

    Good thing it's only the 49ers and it's only a worthless preseason game.

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  13. I have nothing against her but I won't be listening, but then again these are meaningless preseason games of a team that will lose many more games than it wins so nobody else will be either.

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  14. Whenever I hear Kate on the radio, I have to ask myself if she is the same woman that Rich bags on, because she comes off as very competent and straight to the point.

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  15. Nobody talks about her PHONY-NESS.. She' a big phony and does not share her personality which would make her more genuine..you can say exactly the same about Dave Fleming ..total phony 0 personality.Fleming good at kissing a-- that's why Larry et.al. keep him around.

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    1. Interesting insights about Dave Fleming.
      I was not aware of this.

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    2. @ 6:18 what's with the Dave hate ? he is an excellent PbP voice with very good game descriptions, concise presentation, adds anecdotal info and works well with the "senior guys" on both radio + TV. e delivers all the game data anybody would want -- so what's your deal ????

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  16. As if the morning show isn't crappy enough with Smurph and Smack. I cant punch my dial fast enough than when I hear Kates voice. "Giants on a 5 game roadie, MadBum on the bump tonight, last night Giants win Nihhhne to Fihhhhve". Some one please pass me a tissue as I think blood is coming out of my ears! Like the rest of the listening audience, or whats left of it, I will never ever ever never donate a car to Kars for Kids just as I will never ever buy a My Pillow or get my house painted from CertaPros. Hate all you want on Fitz but I'll listen to him any day over Kate and her phony ass forced radio voice. Sorry Kate, you are horrible. And Kolsky is right behind her!!

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  17. Cumulus has just released quarterly results. In an environment where almost every other company is reporting increasing revenues, our friends at Cume-Less seem to be reporting declining revenues. Imagine that.

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  18. I find her to be no better or no worse than most of the KNBR personalities. She did a 9-12 show during Christmas when all the regular guys are on vacation. Thought it was very good, good guests and fast paced. Guess that's why some love Radnich/Fitzgerald/ Brooks and company and some hate 'em.

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    1. Agree with 7:06pm.
      She held her own as a talk show host during the holidays.
      Better her than Gary (Mr Soul) Radnich. El Vato!

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  19. Gee, I can't say I totally disagree Rich, but is this really worth such a long winded rant? This is the kind of talent KNBR generally has these days. What's the big surprise? They put 'P-Con' and some guy named Joe Hughes on the air from time to time for cripes sake. Kate is just one of many lesser lights making a living in radio these days. No big deal either as far her doing play by play of a 49ers exhibition game. As Radnich would say: 'NO ONE CARES!!"

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    1. My response would be that P-Con and Hughes can speak about sports in detail. Kate's knowledge goes about as far as the Giants active roster and injury report.

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  20. May the NFL echo Rich's views on Kate Scott. Then it will all hit the fan. BTW, could have been worse. They could have brought in Amy G.

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  21. It's, "Nobody Cares!" And nobody does.

    As a long time listener, I'm pretty much done with KNBR. Other than a few brief moments here and there while running errands, I've tuned-out.

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  22. Off topic...but I didn't know where else to post this: Why has Darya Folsom been absent so often from her morning duties at KRON? Thanks!

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  23. I was thinking this week about the difference between Kate Scott and Ros Onwunde - If Scott only knew sports beyond local homerism, she might be able to carry it off. Onwunde, on the other hand, is the real deal and is doing Olympic basketball for NBC. Former Pac 10 player, she has the cred too. She's not long for the Bay Area, whereas unfortunately, I think we'll have to suffer Scott for a long time unless she can dupe someone in a bigger market or realizes that commercial voiceovers are more lucrative.

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  24. Oh,now I see why she wasn't on the picket line. It works out perfect for Cumulus via KNBR. The only woman at the station anybody knows picketing would have looked very bad.

    At least she gets paid extra for the two games? Joe Hughs I bet isn't getting a penny more for a week of co hosting.

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  25. Let's see how she does before we vilify her.

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    1. Why???
      Don't we villfy first now?

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  26. Why not simply post an article informing everyone that Kate Scott will be doing PxP for two 49ers preseason games and leave it at that? I don't understand an entire post that does nothing but shit all over Ms Scott. Everyone already knows your disdain for Kate. You really don't need anymore posts reminding people. More news, less personal, Rich.

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    1. I'm not her fucking publicist, #1--next, this is an OPINION blog. Most people come here to read my take, MY OPINION.

      If you prefer news, maybe you should go elsewhere and look for NPR style format, this is not for you and I'll continue to do what I do and you can go search for news, pretty simple solution, but thanks for your lecture.

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    2. Mr. Lieberman,
      Allow me to suggest that if you are going to solicit comments you learn to accept polite criticism from others.
      Thank you.

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    3. Rich already gave her advance publicity. This is the first I've heard of her broadcasting the play by play.

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    4. We all get that it's an OPINION blog. That said, why not just post a link to one of your previous posts that rip Kate rather than typing up yet another 8 new paragraphs about it? That would save a lot of time.

      There are several local talk radio personalities I don't care for so I simply never listen to them. Constantly posting how much they suck seems like a huge waste of energy. When you're posting behind the scenes stuff, your blog is very good. When it degenerates into a bitch-fest, it's boring and repetitive. That's just my OPINION.

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  27. I guess the real question here is exactly what do the 49ers have to do with San Francisco?? They don't train there,they dont practice there and they certainly dont play there any more. They are the "San Francisco 49ers" in name only. I saw a news piece on how durring the superbowel vendors in S.F. lost a small fourtune due to lack of sales. Thats because they were in the wrong place,the game was being played in Santa Clara....the home of the 49ers. Also during 9ers home gamrs I keep seeing scenes covering the golden gate bridge...Alcatraz island and pier 39. I live in Santa Clara and let me tell ya.....none of that exists here,none,zero ,love ya Christine..

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    1. Um, well lets see, scenes of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz or shot's of the Netgear building and a concrete parking lot? Also, why isn't Kate Scott a sideline report for the WNBA?

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    2. Yea..I hear you. Los Angeles is 26.2 miles from Anaheim yet the Kings are the Los Angeles kings not the Anaheim kings. Imagine....."the Los Angeles Ducks???

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    3. It was the other way around. Some businesses at 'Super Bowl City' had disappointing sales but all the business, hotel and restaurant action was in SF.

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    4. Well, for years their headquarters were in Redwood City, not SF, then Santa Clara, not SF, and their stadium was really just on the border of San Francisco and Brisbane. Barely San Francisco. They went where their fan base and corporate money is.

      The Forty Niners spent more time at the Canyon Inn in Redwood City where I worked than they ever spent in San Francisco.

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    5. "In name only"
      Shucks....ya made my point better then I did.

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    6. 11:23, this can't be a serious question. Many professional teams located outside of major city boundaries carry the name of the major local city. NY Giants and NY Jets in Rutherford, NJ, Washington Redskins in Landover, MD, etc.

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  28. August 5, 2016 ~ @2:33 PM, and @8:01 PM
    Hey 2:33PM, as a long time San Francisco native, Candlestick Park had a SF Zip Code, Area Code, was just off off 3rd ST, and was located in San Francisco Proper! Brisbane is located on the West Side of the 101 Freeway?! Nobody likes that "Broiler" in Santa Clara, that is Located 50 miles from SF Proper! And that bs story that the Yorks sold was just that, about the fan base being in the South Bay....There were 10% sth in the So. Bay, and 10% sth in SF. But Button Boy combined San Mateo Co. 7% sth with the So. Bay?!?!

    @8:01 PM ~ No Professional Sports Venue is located (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) is located as far as Levi's is from it's NAME SAKE CITY....NONE! San Francisco does not have a NFL Team anymore, San Jose/Santa Clara do. The South Bay is just Pimping SF's name, because they can't Market Santa Clara, or San Jose?! For Reals!

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  29. I've always wondered how Kate Scott managed to "make it" a bit here. She's OK at reading highlights, but she doesn't have any amazing voice, charisma, and she isn't eye candy (gummy smile).

    I actually think it will be funny to hear her try to do play-by-play, as that is a hard assignment for anyone, especially football and basketball on the radio. Is she really going to describe the offensive formation, defensive adjustments, the action happening on the field without it becoming a jumbled mess? That's not just Kate Scott, that's most people. Color is one thing, pbp is an entirely different beast.

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  30. Well, between the black uniforms the Niners are using and this, I think I'll just junk my 50 years of being a Niner fan and become a Seattle fan. Sure won't be listening on the radio.

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  31. Does it take an enormous brain to "describe the offensive formation, and defensive adjustments"? Kate has a very engaging voice..As I understand this is a radio broadcast. Did you think it was video also and that there was a need not to have gums? I've seen some unfortunately balding men do t.v. play by play many times. Many of them have/had bulging bellies, as well. Shouldn't they have stayed off the air? because of the imperfection of their heads and their sloppy guts? The answer is "no".

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    1. She has ZERO NFL experience. There are many people more worthy of calling an NFL game than her. You need to paint a picture of what's happening on the field. That type of art is more than lost amongst a lot of announcers these days.

      The reason why Katie is doing the games is because of KNBR, the sports bleeder. You know they pushed for it and as the 49ers have made themselves into a money making machine for the Yuks, they'd be damned if they pissed off their rights holder. It also looks good to have a member of the LGBT community call a game. They have a lot of disposable income. And if the 49ers keep going down the drain, they're gonna need fan support. So why not them too?

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    2. A pre-season NFL game can be more difficult to call than a regular season game. There are nearly 100 players per roster, some with duplicate numbers even. Not an easy task.

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  32. Haven't listened to AM/FM since I bought my truck, which has satellite radio, 2 1/2 years ago. Never spent $20 a month better.

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  33. I take no issue with her gender or sexuality. She just stinks to high heaven. The second that dork opens her pie hole I roll over to KGO

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  34. Listening to her now and she sounds like she's calling a high school game which is where she belongs

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  35. I tried to listen to the game and she was horrible. I turned it off after about 5 minutes. I don't know how she got the gig but there are so many better announcers it does make you wonder why.

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