Buster Olney Responds: "I Like My Job, Thank You"Leitch11/15/05 4:30pmFiled to: EspnBuster OlneySteve Phillips0EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here. One of the things we love about Mr. Irrelevant and his gang at AOL Sports Bloggers Live is that they're fun enough to pounce on the real sports stories yet clean and well-shaven (and AOL-affiliated) enough to bring in big-name guests that we don't have (or, more accurately, have little desire to have) access to. We get to be the crazy uncle who plants them questions for their big-name guests without those guests having to, you know, sully themselves with us. It's a nice exchange.This week's example: An interview with ESPN's Buster Olney about those ridiculous mock press conferences his network was having last week, forcing him and other "real" journalists to ask fake questions of pretend GM Steve Phillips. Olney acknowledged the criticisms of both the ESPN feature and his role in it, but defended the rather obvious point that it hurt his credibility as a journalist.