Pam Oliver will have one more season as a Fox Sports sideline reporter, although she'll no longer team up with Fox's "A" crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Oliver has written an account for Essence of how Fox broke the news to her, and on where sideline reporting is headed.
Hey, at least she gritted her way through it.
Sideline reporter Pam Oliver was hit in the head with a football during a preseason game, and no one thought much of it. But Saturday, Oliver revealed that the contact was bad enough to give her a serious concussion.
Football season's almost here. You can tell by the smell of grilled brats, the fact Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are again appearing in public together, and that sideline reporters are again being endangered by terrible backup quarterbacks.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
We forget, sometimes, just how unstable the life of a broadcast journalist can really be. Witness the following paragraph from Pam Oliver's Wikipedia page.
We continue to feel bad for attractive female sideline reporters. They work hard, they travel like crazy, they put in the hours ... and no matter what they do, all they ever receive for their efforts is "ooh, boobies!" It has to be frustrating, and we do our best to rise above it around here.