Day time television is a bug out. Like Beauty & The Beast, it’s a tale as old as time. It’s focused on stay-at-home moms and old people, so you can only imagine. However, one channel whose audience will never be moms and baby boomers is ESPN. And for all of their problems, if ESPN succeeds at anything, it’s hiring the best female sportscasters in the game. There have been OGs like Erin Andrews and Charissa Thompsom, and young guns to the new age like Prim Siripipat, Jen Lada, Cassidy Hubbarth, and Molly Qerim. And honestly, Cari Champion is up there with the best of them.
Back when I was in college, Cari Champion was on First Take. But like any reasonable person who doesn’t like the sound of screaming at 10:00 A.M., I avoided First Take, so I never got to appreciate Cari Champion. So here I am, no longer in college as a fully employed person, home sick with a stomach that hasn’t worked right in six months (maybe since I’ve been drinking less since I graduated?), and I catch an hour of SportsCenter I haven’t seen in ages. And there’s Cari Champion, looking fine as all hell.
So, America, next time you’re home sick, make sure you watch the 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. hour of SportsCenter. It’ll make you feel a little better.
And honestly, by the way, f*cking ESPN, shame on you for hiding her from us in the middle of the working man’s day. Do the right thing and give her the 6:00 P.M. shift.
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