Did Pam Oliver Pee Her (Tight) Jeans On Monday?

Years ago, when I was broadcasting pro baseball in the low minors, I recall hearing about what Joe Buck, then a 20-year-old college student, was doing on his summer vacation: radio play-by-play for the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A team, the Louisville Redbirds.

Joe Buck And Pam Oliver Awkward

(You weren’t the only one giggling with glee at Buck’s career TIMBERRRRR!)

At the time, I was in my fourth year of enduring semi-regular 16-hour bus rides from Hagerstown, Maryland to Albany, Georgia in the South Atlantic League. The deep south-based S.A.L is better known as the Sally League or as we called it, ‘Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here‘.

So you can imagine my delight when I heard about Buck’s “summer vacation”, not to mention upon his graduation, when he was handed a fulltime Cardinals radio play-by-play gig. (Passing over Jim Kelch, who had spent over a decade as voice of the Redbirds and was the Cards #1 fill-in.)

Fast forward a few years later with me now, as Buck has since passed on broadcasting even a limited schedule of Cardinals games. And most recently telling the world that, as the #1 national baseball announcer in the land, he finds the game boring and rarely watches it when he’s not working games.

After Monday night, I’m more likely to watch …

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In other words, Buck has spent his life half-heartedly clogging up plum broadcast gigs that were gifted him because of his late, great announcing father, Jack Buck.

Having been out of the play-by-play biz for about 10 years now, I’m at the point where I don’t care enough about Joe Buck to revel in his Hiroshima-inspired HBO talk show performance Monday night.

But I’m guessing you probably can’t say the same for one of Buck’s more recent broadcast team partners, NFL sideline reporter Pam Oliver. Read more…

Erin Andrews Vs. The World In Pages Of Playboy

It’s that time of year again: time to actually read PLAYBOY for the articles. That’s because, for the third time, the mag is letting you pick the sexiest sportscaster. They’ve narrowed down the choices to 30 and are letting you vote, so put those one-hand typing skills to good use and stuff the ballot box for your favorite.

Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews is listed first, so while the list might be in alphabetical order, it may as well be in order of the favorites too. Andrews took this competition in a landslide last year (Jill Arrington won it the first year), and if I were a betting man, I would consider taking Andrews over the field. Like the Bulls of the mid-90s, even if she’s not putting the best team on the court, her momentum is unstoppable. But there’s no such thing as a sure thing; let’s take a look at some of the women hoping to dethrone America’s Sideline Princess™. (And by “let’s take a look,” I mean “let’s post some pictures.”)

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Redskins TE Cooley Is Very Revealing In His Blog

• We figured Chris Cooley’s blog would let us get to better know the inner workings of the Redskins’ TE, but we never would have guessed we would see this far inside.

Chris Cooley Christy

If there were naughty bits to be shown on Cooley’s blog, why couldn’t they have belonged to his new hot wife, Christy?

• Cubs hurler Carlos Zambrano no-hits the Astros in Milwaukee. Somehow, that causes Ned Yost to be bounced from the Brewers.

• Speaking of teams with curses, a soccer goalie in the Congo tries to use a little witchcraft, only to see 11 people die in the ensuing mid-game riot.

• The Chiefs get tomahawked by the Raiders. Looks like the wrong AFC West coach is about to get fired.

• Meanwhile, Chargers fans seem ready to hack off Ed Hoculi’s limbs for his questionable non-fumble call against the Broncos.

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Pam Oliver In “When Sideline Reporters Attack!”

PRO FOOTBALL TALK has this gem from the Giants/Rams game yesterday: Joe Buck and Pam Oliver getting snippy with each other on-air. The whole thing started when Oliver filed a sideline report questioning the attitude of the Rams (do we really need Oliver to tell us that?), which led Buck to link it to a similar report she made early last season about the Giants.

Pam Oliver Joe Buck

(Pam Oliver on the lookout to kick Joe Buck’s butt)

This lead to the fireworks. (Note: I’m not talking about not big, “blasting over the White House as John Williams conducts Stars and Stripes Forever” kind of fireworks, more the “lousy Safe ‘n’ Sane sparklers” sort of fireworks.) Video after the jump - the good stuff is about 1:10 in.

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