Phil Mushnick's Equal Time has CBS won’t LaForce the issue this morning leading with Smiling throughout, CBS sideline reporter Allie LaForce, during Thursday’s Villanova-Mount St. Mary’s game, was delighted to share this story:
Mount St. Mary’s, having qualified as a play-in two nights earlier, had flown in at 2 a.m. and now were playing some more basketball.
But that is nothing, she merrily piped. She had something “really fascinating” to tell us: Mount St. Mary’s, in the hills of northern Maryland, this season took an extended road trip: “19 days, 12 states, eight games, seven different flights, five different bus companies!”
She was right: Fascinating!
Apparently, it didn’t dawn on her happy-headed report that she caused intelligent viewers to holler, “Then when the heck did they go to school?”
As a reporter, wasn’t LaForce driven to ask how these student-athletes could be the first of the two while on a 19-day road trip?
Or was it that because she is a sideline reporter, reporting is just a sideline?
Ouch. Why does the NCAA even bother to make believe they're a union of schools? And how, possibly, could these college athletes possibly be getting enough sleep to boot?
In a related note - here's Allie LaForce pumping a sideline bike.
*Update - Mushnick just went after Allie again.
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