Clinton Portis: Female Reporters ‘Want Somebody’

In the aftermath of charges that female reporter Ines Sainz was harassed by members of the New York Jets organization last Saturday, Dan Steinberg of the WASHINGTON POST has this reaction from Redskins running back Clinton Portis on DC radio today:

Ines Sainz Posts Photo Defending Her Manner Of Dress While Cover Jets

“You know man, I think you put women reporters in the locker room in positions to see guys walking around naked, and you sit in the locker room with 53 guys, and all of the sudden you see a nice woman in the locker room, I think men are gonna tend to turn and look and want to say something to that woman. For the woman, I think they make it so much that you can’t interact and you can’t be involved with athletes, you can’t talk to these guys, you can’t interact with these guys. Read more…

Sainz Defends Manner Of Dress In Covering Jets

Christine Brennan of USA TODAY reports Sunday on the alleged behavior by the New York Jets in their treatment of TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz.

Ines Sainz Posts Photo Defending Her Manner Of Dress While Cover Jets

(Sainz posted the above photo today in response to her alleged harassment)

Brennan has a complete roundup of the situation, which includes a Sunday morning NEW YORK POST report that Jets Coach Rex Ryan on Saturday during a team practice directed assistant coach Dennis Thurman to deliberately conduct a passing drill near Sainz. Sainz was also allegedly harassed in the Jets locker room by team members.

Sainz, who was at the practice to interview Mark Sanchez, wrote of the incident on her Twitter account in Spanish Saturday morning:

“I die of embarrassment! I am in the locker room of the Jets waiting for Mark Sanchez while trying not to look to anywhere!”

The Jets have since released a statement reporting that an investigation is underway into the behavior of Jets coaches and players around Sainz.

Sainz is well-known in sports media circles for dressing in what some might consider a provocative fashion while covering major sporting events like the Super Bowl and World Cup. She took to her Twitter account Sunday to defend herself in that regard. Read more…

Week In Review: Reggie & Kim K. Kaput as Couple

• First Tony & Jess, and now Reggie Bush & Kim Kardashian call it quits. NFL star giving his Hollywood honey the heave-ho trifecta now in play.

Kim Kardashian Reggie Bush

• Tour de France teammate Alberto Contador has some strong words for Livestrong leader Lance Armstrong.

• Florida Panthers exec Uri Man is the man for making moves on Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt during an on-air interview.

Zorn has scorn for porn: The Redskins coach says he’s never seen any sexually explicit sites.

• The WNBA’s Washington Mystics won’t use a Kiss Cam at games because they’re afraid of locating lesbians locking lips.

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Ines Sainz Makes Watching Sports Much More Fun

Ines Sainz of TV Azteca: A sports reporter we can all get behind.

Ines Sainz

Phil Jackson makes Jonah Hill feel super bad during game: “Next time you move around during a play, I’ll kick you the f*** out of here!”

Ron Artest reenacts the Malice In The Palace for aspiring Chinese pop star Shin Shin. How nice nice of Ron Ron.

• British soccer club asks US firm to find a buyer for their team. Firm decides the best action is to sell the team by way of eBay.

Manny Ramirez & David Ortiz are among those named as testing positive for PEDs in 2003.

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Getting Behind Sexy Mex Sportscaster Ines Sainz

With a new NFL season approaching, we’re looking forward to another year of exciting & titillating coverage. And we know just the lady to provide it: Ines Sainz.

Ines Sainz

As you may or may not recall (but will be happy to be reminded), Ms. Sainz is a sports reporter for Mexico’s TV Azteca. She made quite an impression at Super Bowl Media Day a few years back, and last season even got a camera-shy Terrell Owens to come out of his shell. (TV tip to T.O.: Get Ines on your reality show, and folks might actually tune in.)

Let’s hope that CBS or Fox or NBC or ESPN can broker some kind of talent exchange deal with TV Azteca, so we can see Ines strut her stuff on the sidelines from San Diego to Cincinnati, move her money maker from Miami to Minnesota, bounce that butt from Baltimore to the Bay Area … well, you get the idea.

(More pics of Ines after the jump.)

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A Handy Guide to NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Month

As you may know, the NFL is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s the league’s attempt to reach out to those fans in the Latin community - and get them to reach into their pocketbooks and purchase some tickets ‘n’ jerseys ‘n’ such. Tony Kornheiser did his part in trying to play Spanish Translator, while Chad Johnson showed his appreciation of Spanish numerals with his new “Ocho Cinco” surname.

Ines Sainz

Of course, if the NFL really wants to showcase Hispanic Heritage, they would have marvelous Mexican TV reporter Ines Sainz strutting her stuff on as many Sunday & Monday sidelines as possible. CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN - somebody please hire this woman!

Anyway, when last Sunday’s “MNF” crew informed us that we were watching Las Aguilas de Philadelphia vs. Los Vaqueros de Dallas, we wondered why not do the same favor for the league’s 30 other teams? So, as a public service (and as a way for fantasy football players to impress that cute Latina secretary at work tomorrow), here’s a handy & helpful guide of the NFL squads as seen en espanol:

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Blog-A-Roni: Spanish Soccer Hero Needs More Sol

• KICKETTE passes along photographic proof that Fernando Torres, hero of Spain’s Euro 2008 championship, needs to get some more sun.

Fernando Torres Ines Sainz

We recommend a bold bronzed look along the lines of former Miss Spain & current TV sports reporter Ines Sainz.

• The Steelers aren’t the only NFL team rumored for sale, as the FLORIDA TIMES UNION hears that the Jaguars may be on the shopping block - and might soon be on their way to Los Angeles.

• PRO FOOTBALL TALK hears reasons from Plaxico Burress why Kordell Stewart didn’t have a gay old time in Pittsburgh.

• HARDWOOD PAROXYSM is bedeviled by these nine Duke players who became such douchebags in the NBA. Maybe a stint on garbage detail could have straightened them out.

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Terrell Owens Talks Contract: It’s ‘Not A Problem’?

Turns out Terrell Owens is now in the third year of his three-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys. So, when should we expect to hear the receiver start railing for a raise or extension?

Terrell Owens chugging down popcorn

Actually, it might be a while. Right now, he says it’s “not a problem“.

The media was invited to Cowboys camp for this first time on Wednesday. And T.O. told the flummoxed fourth estate that he’s not worried about his expiring contract: Read more…

Blog Jam: Coll. Wrestler Won’t Submit To Cancer

• The LADIES… will be our special guests this weekend with live wall-to-wall bloggage of this NFL Draft. In the meantime, they share the story of a college wrestler looking to chokeslam cancer.

Adam Frey wrestler fighting cancer

• HOME RUN DERBY would like to know what did Joba Chamberlain say to anger Erin Andrews.

• Speaking of the sideline siren, THE ANGRY T tries to decide who’s going to be the next sexy sports reporting sensation. We tend to agree with the anointing of Ines Sainz.

• YAHOO’s BALL DON’T LIE needs your help in figuring out what Celtics fans are shouting at the Hawks’ Mike Bibby.

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Blimey! British Sports Reporters Told To Sex It Up

What hath Erin Andrews wrought?

Erin Andrews Skin-Tight Pants Photos

LOG’S BLOG picks up this tidbit from THE LONDON SUN about efforts in the Isles to attract more sports viewers. And the solution - show more attractive sports reporters. Or as the Sun put it, “The women presenters on Sky Sports News have been told to sex-up their looks to beat off competition from a rival channel.”

Beat off competition“? Knowing the Sun, this quip was likely intentional.

The reason for Sky’s risque request is the appearance of new girls on Setanta Sports Channel. In fact, fans are already falling in love with the ladies. As a Sky Sports insider commented, “Setanta now have good-looking girls of their own, and we want our female hosts to stay ahead of the competition.”

(More photos after the jump.)

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