Well, that was short-lived. We’ve learned that Bobbie will be replacing Robin Marsh on the traditional News 9 morning show. The move is expected to happen when Bobbie returns from her annual maternity leave in a few weeks.
From an Ogle Mole email:
Attractive girls are everywhere — especially on TV — but the one thing that separates Emily Sutton from the pack is that she can be cute and nerdy. It’s a rare, deadly and downright adorable combination to have and it’s a big reason why Emily is so popular. If you need proof of this, check out her Halloween costume. It won second place in a local contest:
Shux, isn’t that adorable. Most girls dress up as slutty nurses or sexy luffas for Halloween, but Emily Sutton was a weather instrument. She’s so cute and clever. Plus, it’s also a whole lot better than what she did for a recent karaoke contest at Baker’s Street.
Yesterday, the Norman Transcript published a “Letter to the Editor” by Barry and Becky Switzer. The letter enthusiastically supported SQ 766, which would stop intangible property taxes (whatever that is). Here it is:
I write to express my support for State Question 766 and to urge your readers to vote yes on SQ 766 this November.
SQ 766 is a statewide ballot question that would correct a 2009 decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court that opened the door to all kinds of new taxes on Oklahoma citizens and small businesses. Put simply, it means that local governments can tax things that are intangible — literally, things that they cannot touch or cannot see. This includes things like your pension, a lease to hunt on someone else’s land, and your insurance policies.
It also means small businesses could be taxed on things like intellectual property or patents — the type of innovations that we need to keep Oklahoma moving forward. Those jobs and job creators won’t come to Oklahoma, they’ll go to where the environment is more favorable.
In my time at OU, it was never OK to lose a football game to Texas. But now we are talking about jobs, and without passage of SQ 766, businesses looking to expand or move to Oklahoma will take those jobs across the border. That’s unacceptable.
So, I ask your readers to join me in voting yes on SQ 766.
Barry and Becky Switzer
Yeah, I’m not so sure Barry and Becky Switzer actually wrote that.
For one, Barry is a big time supporter of Democrats, and SQ 766 is Chamber of Commerce backed legislation. It will (possibly) lower taxes for businesses and utilities, and (possibly) hurt education funding for rural school districts. It doesn’t seem like something Barry Switzer would endorse, much less enthusiastically support by sending a poorly written campaign chain letter to the Norman Transcript.
Plus, Becky Switzer denies that she or her husband wrote the thing. From her Facebook Wall:
If you haven’t heard yet, stomach-stapled KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry Jr. was attacked by a bobcat last week. Wait. I got that wrong. He actually wrecked a scooter. Along with his pride and dignity, he broke his collarbone in the accident. We emailed BBJ to see if he incurred any other injuries. He replied with, “I don’t know, buddy. Why don’t you tell me?”
If you think the visual of BBJ crashing a scooter, flying through the air and nearly dying is funny, don’t feel bad. It kind of is. It’s even funnier when you learn that he allegedly cried for Running Girl after the wreck. But if you work for the Sports Animal, don’t laugh about the ordeal. If you do, your wife will call your show and force you to apologize. That’s what happened to Regular Jim Traber.
Yesterday, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced that Lesley McCaslin has joined the the team as a television broadcast sideline reporter. Her job will be to report trite human interest stories about the work of Thunder players in the community, give vague injury updates and provide a much needed break from Brian Davis and Grant Long.
Lesley is replacing Kelly Crull who left the team last summer to make a documentary about eye shadow and foundations. Just kidding, Kelly left the team to “explore other broadcasting avenues.” From what we’ve heard, both Kelly and the Thunder thought that was a great decision.
Anyway, from a press release issued by the team:
The Oklahoma City Thunder has announced the hiring of Lesley McCaslin as its new courtside/web reporter and host for game broadcasts on FOX Sports Oklahoma. She joins play-by-play announcer Brian Davis, analyst Grant Long and radio announcer Matt Pinto on the Thunder broadcast team.
McCaslin comes to the Thunder from Dallas where she has worked as an anchor and reporter on FOX Sports Southwest, covering the Dallas Mavericks, the Texas Rangers, and Big 12 and Conference USA football. Her career also includes Texas high school football broadcasts and local TV sports reporting in Texas markets Austin and Abilene. She grew up in west Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.
“We are thrilled to have Lesley join the Thunder broadcast team,” said Dan Mahoney, vice president of Corporate Communications. “She is an experienced professional with a great knowledge of and passion for the game of basketball. She will offer our viewers and web visitors valuable insight into Thunder Basketball.”
As host and courtside/web reporter, McCaslin will anchor the team’s pregame show “Thunder Live,” provide courtside reports during the game broadcasts and be a frequent video contributor to the team website, THUNDER.NBA.COM, covering Thunder Basketball and community events. She also will host the weekly “Thunder Insider” show, which appears on FOX Sports Oklahoma, THUNDER.NBA.COM, NewsOK.com and TheSportsAnimal.com.
“Does anyone actually read this quoted text,” Patrick wondered. “If so, leave the word ‘Yahtzee’ as a comment. It will probably confuse the people who just skip this stuff and go to the comments and/or disturb the Thunder organization.”
“I am very excited to be joining a quality organization as respected as the Thunder,” McCaslin said. “I love the team’s commitment to the community and strong family atmosphere. I look forward to being in Oklahoma City, covering the Thunder and continuing my relationship with FOX.”
I wish the team would have pursued one of our suggestions for Kelly’s replacement — especially Morgan Woolard — but I guess this will work. My only complaint is that there does not appear to be a bunch of pics of Lesley on the Internet. I did some pretty extensive research and couldn’t really find any worth publishing.
However, I did find her husband’s Twitter account. He’s a a former semi-pro golfer and the type of guy who bothers Matthew Berry for Fantasy Football advice on Twitter:
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