Mike Singletary Asked If He Called Bill Walsh After He Was Named 49ers Head Coach

Man, Is This Ever Awkward

10/27/08 in NFL   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect


Mike Singletary had a really bad day yesterday. He spent his first game as head coach of the 49ers getting pounded by the hapless Seahawks and he had to inform the media about why he ordered Vernon Davis to get the hell off of the field.

But it was apparently even worse than that. Before the game, reporter Danielle Sargent had some interesting - and completely awkward - questions for Singletary. Let's listen in.



Obviously, we have two problems here. One is that Walsh was never a mentor of Singletary's, and two, Walsh has been dead for more than a year. Yikes. Whatever dreams this reporter had of becoming a big time sideline reporter just officially went up in smoke.

Although maybe not. After all, it's not like anyone watched this game anyway.

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10/27/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

She also was the one who didn't realize her mic was on during a live ESPNEWS broadcast and said "What the F*ck was that"...I didn't say all women shouldn't be sideline reporters, just incompetent ones

10/27/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Jess wrote:
Not all women would have made this mistake.

maybe its because she went to Florida St.

10/27/08   |   Jess   |   34886 respect

derms33 wrote:
thats another why women should not be sideline reporters...but there are so many other reason why they should...But thats inexcusable...Did you call Walter Payton too????

Not all women would have made this mistake.

10/27/08   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Ryan wrote:
Ouch.  Wonder how she got her job - obviously it wasn't content knowledge.

And it definitely wasn't to fill a couple quotas, either... nope. She obviously got this job based on her merit as an outstanding reporter.

/bitter sarcasm

In other news. NBC had the video taken down. Apparently they didn't appreciate getting their punk card called.

10/27/08   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

thats another why women should not be sideline reporters...but there are so many other reason why they should...But thats inexcusable...Did you call Walter Payton too????

10/27/08   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Seems that Danyelle Sargent also had a little bit of a misspeak back when she was working for ESPN.

10/27/08   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

The craziest part is that she said "I heard that your mentor Bill Walsh was one of the first phone calls that you made..."

Ummm... she heard that? Where does she get her sources? The Onion?

10/27/08   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Jessica Simpson, I presume????

10/27/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

See, we have idiot sideline reporters because of people like you.

10/27/08   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

Perhaps you should apply for a job at Fox Sports.  Apparently you're qualified.

10/27/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Ryan wrote:
I definitely agree that they make mistakes.  Just like the rest of us, it's OK to make mistakes.

However, you are TOTALLY unprepared for an interview when:

1.  You link a coach to a team that he never played for or a person he never coached with

AND

2.  You ask a coach if they received a call from someone who has been dead for over a year - and not just some anonymous coach, but one of the most famous coaches in the game's history.

That's not just human error, it's poor reporting.

it's also hilarious.

10/27/08   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

gcurry002 wrote:
reporters do make mistakes- they are human- if you can believe that and this is something for the bloopers show.

I definitely agree that they make mistakes.  Just like the rest of us, it's OK to make mistakes.

However, you are TOTALLY unprepared for an interview when:

1.  You link a coach to a team that he never played for or a person he never coached with

AND

2.  You ask a coach if they received a call from someone who has been dead for over a year - and not just some anonymous coach, but one of the most famous coaches in the game's history.

That's not just human error, it's poor reporting.

10/27/08   |   gcurry002

reporters do make mistakes- they are human- if you can believe that and this is something for the bloopers show.

10/27/08   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Ryan wrote:
Ouch.  Wonder how she got her job - obviously it wasn't content knowledge.

So Mike, I heard you called Vince Lombardi when you got the job. How's he doing?

10/27/08   |   Ryan   |   153 respect

Ouch.  Wonder how she got her job - obviously it wasn't content knowledge.