Thanks for contacting us. Did You Know Marvel Made a Freddy Kreuger Comic in 1989? He’s not the only Pistol Pete. “The Big” whatever is usually a decent nickname concept, but none of them tops “The Big O” as a nickname. Little did they know they would end up being the first of many sexy female reporters soon to enter the sports world. She is a native of Evanston, Ill. Upcoming Live Events and Commentators (by sport), James Pitaro, ESPN President; Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, ABC Continues Exclusive Coverage of 2020 NBA Finals with Game 5 Tonight – October 9 – at 9 P.M. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, Chris has been writing for TVOvermind for over four years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. But it is interesting to think whether or not these networks would hire a less conventionally good-looking female over the bombshell. It’s evocative and unusual. 15 Stars From The Girls Next Door, James Bond Film No Time To Die Delayed Again Until April 2021, Amazon Bought Borat Sequel For $80 Million After Plans For Theater Release Were Scrapped, The Kardashians In 2020: The Family's Net Worth At The Start Of The Decade, Buccaneers Will Allow Limited Number Of Fans For Week 4 Against The Chargers, Vanessa Bryant Sues Sheriff's Dept. We can’t say for sure how it started. Call him Hakeem. Sorry to let Oliver and Todd know, but sexiness does factor into TV jobs, especially in the sports world. Rik Smits was a giant guy from the Netherlands who was an underrated player. Call him Akeem. Gonzalez is very popular on social media. Champion’s early career was not geared toward sports, but while working as a reporter for a TV station in West Palm Beach, Florida, she developed a love for tennis, and her first sports gig was with The Tennis Channel. Rachel Nichols: sideline reporter; now at ESPN and ESPN on ABC; Pam Oliver- sideline- NBA playoffs (2004–2009) Doc Rivers: game analyst- NBA Playoffs only; Jalen Rose: sideline reporter-2006 NBA playoffs only- now at ESPN and ESPN on ABC; Craig Sager: sideline reporter (1996–2016); deceased Marisol Gonzalez is most famous for being a sports reporter for the Mexican television network Televisa Deportes, In addition to her work for Televisa Deportes, Gonzalez also won the Miss Universe beauty peagant back in 2003 and has acted in the telenovela Contra viento y marea (unfortunately I don’t think I’ve seen that one). We just known that Hakeem Olajuwon is “The Dream.” It’s a rhyming nickname and a perfect one. Rachel Nichols (2018–present) Maria Taylor (2019–present) Analysts. Nobody, right? Both countries’ newspapers got to run pictures of Carbonero, so everybody won in the end. The ESPN reporter omitted Anthony Davis from her list. Kobe. From there, it was a gig as courtside reporter and studio host for the Philadelphia 76ers that caught the attention of several national outlets. From sleek suits and sleeve cutouts to edgy military-inspired pants and cool leather jackets, the 31-year-old ESPN NBA reporter isn’t afraid to put youthful spins on classic pieces. Before MLB Network, she was seen on television covering the Washington Nationals on the show Nats Xtra. The 7-foot center, who had spent his entire career by the basket, was suddenly splashing treys. That makes it a perfect nickname for Ben Wallace, who was arguably the best defensive player in the NBA during his time with the Pistons. Naturally, Embiid, one of the players drafted during that time, decided to give himself the nickname “The Process.” We don’t usually like self-given nicknames, but this one is fun enough to get a pass. The rest of Taylor’s ballot made plenty of sense. Spanish papers came to her defense, saying it had nothing to do with the loss. Erin Sharoni, seen most recently as a correspondent on Jim Rome on Showtime, may have one of the most impressive resumes beyond the broadcasting world. Gonzalez has over 1.2 million Twitter followers, but if you can’t read Spanish, it’s probably best to stick with her sexy Instagram account. When it comes to the stereotypical idea of the “sports world,” some people, years ago and perhaps even today, would say that it’s a filed dominated by men, a type of job that very few women could do. As one executive said to me, Fox Sports will look radically different in the coming years. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Jackson’s background is quite varied. It was a formidable nickname and fitting for a guy who changed the NBA. Andrews rose to fame as a reporter and anchor for a variety of shows and sports with ESPN from 2004 to 2012. The most LOL-worthy things the Internet has to offer. He fit to the guys he was guarding like a glove. After receiving attention for the issue, Taylor admitted that she had made a “mistake.”. After all, she’s the only one that has been invited to co-host on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Gonzalez has also rightfully done some modeling and has worked as an actress on cheesy Mexican soap opera Contra viento y marea and has made several other appearances as an actress since. Anderson currently works for ESPN, which certainly helped her land a spot as one of the world’s most popular female sports reporters. Not many sports journalists, men or women, can say that. She originally studied to become a doctor and was also a musician in an all-girl band. He deleted the tweet a half-hour later, but the damage was done. Maybe we could call him “Little Dog?” Or maybe “The Puppy?” Or would that maybe not go over well? Then there are the famous nicknames and the maybe not-as-famous nicknames that are still fun. If you’re the hottest woman behind the microphone for the WWE, are you technically a sports reporter or an entertainment reporter?