1.29.2007

What Just Happened?

I will admit that I spend a fair amount of time complaining about ESPN and how they cover certain events. Maybe it doesn't seem like a lot but let's just say I only post about fraction of the things that drive me crazy. So I'm watching college hoop (Big Monday), Villanova vs. Pitt, and I find myself applauding something ESPN has done (not literally, I'm alone in my living room so that would be weird).

In their studio show, in addition to capable Reece Davis and aged, mildly insane Digger Phelps, was Stacey Dales (what happened to Schuman?). It's never been out of character to have a male analyst for women's basketball but this is the first time I can recall a female analyst for men's basketball.

Now, if I were your typical, sex-driven male, I might comment on how hot Ms. Dales is. Or how sexy basketball skillz are in a woman. Or maybe I'd comment on how the ESPN camera is position tantalizingly close to her rack. But no, I'm not going to say that (even if it is true).

In all seriousness, I think this is fantastic. Dales, like any quality analyst, has experience both as a standout college player and a solid pro, and she knows her stuff. That gives her more game experience in her field than Mel Kiper Jr. - or Sean Salisbury for that matter.

And speaking of The Steak, I'm 99 percent sure that Dales isn't going to start taking cell phone pictures of her cooter.

9 comments:

twoeightnine said...

stacey was recently divorced.

doublenicks said...

Hey, me too. Heeeeelllllloooooo, Stacey.

Signal to Noise said...

ESPN's been doing more of this lately -- Kara Lawson did color for Wizards-Hornets a few weeks back, Swin Cash has been handling NBA analyst duties on the Hotlist, but Stacey's definitely the best of the three, as well as the hottest.

Mac G said...

Kara Lawson is awful and Stacey should not be doing men's hoops. Even though at least she is easy on the eyes.

Tyler said...

I don't know how long he has been with them, but I liked hearing Steve Bardo doing color in the Gonzaga game last night. He was very solid and fluid.

doublenicks said...

As in the same Bardo that played for Illinois with Kendall Gill etc?

Chucktastic said...

Same Bardo. I also think Fran Fraschilla has been very solid as Ron Franklin's sidekick on Big XII games. You know, aside from his saying that Kansas looked as composed as "Buddy Holly in an icestorm."

McFad said...

Mmm Erin Andrews

Head Chick said...

In the past, I've found Stacy to be solid, but boring. None of the women on ESPN have personalities. Where is Linda Cohn?