One of the most difficult things about being a self proclaimed TV Addict is having to write negative reviews. Knowing full well, that the subject matter that you’ve just slammed may very well read your article within minutes of it appearing online.
Thus, it’s with a heavy heart that I hand ONE TREE HILL’s Mouth McFadden his first bit career advice as he attempts to become the next Bob Costas
It’s Friday night and somewhere in America there’s a High School Basketball game taking place. Well Mouth, at least you got that right.
On your first major broadcasting assignment, following the firing of your ex-boss Alice [who apparently interpreted the Michael Crichton book DISCLOSURE a how-to manual] you seriously dropped the ball. Not only did you neglect to inform fans of the game’s final score [somewhat of an important point don't you think?], it seemed as though you spent the better part of the evening sulking in the hallway over your deceased pal Jimmy. Just ask disgraced NYTimes reporter Jayson Blair what happens when you report on things you didn’t actually see with your own eyes.
So next week, when you’re reporting live from your second Ravens game, remember the first two rules of sportscasting. Watch the game and report the score. Or else the next big game you’ll be reporting live from will be Jamie’s T-ball game.