by Tommy Gimler
One month ago today, we ran a story about what the average American broad knows about sports. We learned they know nothing.
For that story in it’s entirety, click here: http://dailyupperdecker.com/2012/05/what-the-average-american-broad-knows-about-sports/.
But you would consider a woman who is a sports anchor at a local television station to possess above-average knowledge of the sporting world, and most like Suzy Kolber (who I am dying to take out to a nice T.G.I. Friday’s dinner) probably do.
Then there is the case of Meghan Torjussen, sports reporter for Portland, Maine’s ABC affiliate station. Granted, Portland is only the 90th largest media market in the country, and we should be shocked that they even have televisions and women under 250 pounds in the first place, but if you’re reporting on the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, I expect a lot more than this:
I usually don’t do it, but I am going to jump to a conclusion here and say that I’m pretty sure I know how Torjussen’s mouth got her the job in the first place, and it sure as hell wasn’t the endless supply of sports knowledge spewing from it.
Initially, I didn’t know if I needed to blame her producer because she made it sound like it was kind of hard for her to believe that the teams tied. But then after looking at the graphic, she confidently reasserts what she had said earlier, “Uh, went down to the wire, 21 seconds left, ended in a tie.”
So, if you’re Meghan’s producer, do you fire her? I’m not sure how many people were taking her seriously before this donkey show, but I’m sure it’s much fewer if any now. How can you not know that basketball games can never end in a tie and have a job as a sports reporter? How could you ever watch another sportscast from with this broad and expect to get accurate and meaningful information from the sports world?
On the other hand, will this gaffe make her the most popular sports anchor in Portland now? Just like Jersey Shore, will people tune in to Meghan just to see how stupid she’ll be tomorrow?
Well, one thing is for sure. I don’t think Meghan will anchoring her station’s Election Night coverage. If you think this story got a ton of media coverage, imagine the outcry when she announces that Obama and Romney have tied, and we will have two presidents for the next four years…