Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Snicky du Jour: Allie Laforce
So I'm watching CBS Sports Network by accident today (and let's be honest, who can even FIND that thing?) and I happen upon some show with ex-Bristolite Doug Gottleib called "Leadoff."
Now, I personally don't know Gottleib, but I like him. He's smart. Blunt. And willing to say what needs to be said. Probably why ESPN was never really willing to promote him. And yes, he stole credit cards in college and got kicked out of school.
He has owned that low moment without reservation whenever somebody wants to use it as a bludgeon, and I give him full marks for that.
So anyway, this show "Leadoff" is like any of the cable sports shows with a rundown, and topics-du-jour, and there's somebody tossing softballs for Gottleib to hit with his opinions on them.. and...
Who. Is. That?
Say hello, to Allie Laforce. Former Miss Teen USA. Former basketball player at Ohio U. Paid her dues in TV around Cleveland, and now doing a nice job on this show and also sidelines doing college hoops.
She's clearly "sports smart" from listening to her. And she has a nice TV "poise" about her.
And yeah, total smokeshow. Sorta like a younger Alex Flanagan. With a touch of Emma Stone's sexy, husky deep voice.
Love it. Carry on, Ms. Laforce. See you on the big stage, in short order.