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    ESPN Reporters

    I'm watching the Tennessee vs. Alabama game on ESPN and the sideline reporter was interviewing Javier Arenas (Alabama football player who had a big game in the nat'l championship) during a timeout. After asking him a few questions about football, she abruptly changed gears and asked him about his cousin, Gilbert Arenas, and his recent troubles with the law. She even went as far to recap what he had done.

    Does it bother anyone else when reporters ask questions like this? What makes them think they can ask personal questions that have absolutely nothing to do with anything? Personally, I'd have a hard time asking a good friend about something one of their family members did, let alone a complete stranger on national television. Anyone who's had a family member's mishap publicized knows the last thing you want is to be asked about it, especially in front of an audience.

    It just really bothers me when reporters subject athletes to this kind of embarrassment when they are completely innocent. Does anyone else agree that these kind of questions are completely inappropriate and are best left unasked?



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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Way out of bounds IMO.



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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Reminds me of that bone head that asked Pete Rose a bone head question at an All Star game a few years ago. The rest of the players shunned the reporter because of it and I think that sent a great message.



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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Who was the Iowa kid that the reporter asked him about his Dad dying right after the game? That was ridiculous.


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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Who was the Iowa kid that the reporter asked him about his Dad dying right after the game? That was ridiculous.
    Klinkenborg



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    That was a flat out disgrace to sports journalism when that sideline reporter did that to Klinkenborg. Wanted to show the guy bawling and they got what they wanted. I felt terrible for him.



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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    People want to know, it's their job to ask about the things people want to know... Too many reporters lob softballs at people these days. If Gil isn't talking you might as ask someone who is.



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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Wrong-O. I did not not want to know how Klinkenborg felt about his Dad dying.



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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    People want to know, it's their job to ask about the things people want to know... Too many reporters lob softballs at people these days. If Gil isn't talking you might as ask someone who is.
    Asking Arenas about Gilbert was OB. What did it have to do with the game that she was at?



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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    People want to know, it's their job to ask about the things people want to know... Too many reporters lob softballs at people these days. If Gil isn't talking you might as ask someone who is.
    You speak of integrity when talking about lifting colvin's suspension. Where is it now? How convenient.


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    you dont see Erin Andrews doing that


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    Re: ESPN Reporters

    Quote Originally Posted by jakecovo21 View Post
    you dont see Erin Andrews doing that
    Saw her doing IT though.


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