Monday, August 10, 2009

Cougars All-Access?


Lost in the shuffle of the opening of fall ball is one nugget of info - WSU announced that they have re-upped with FSN, into 2016-17. Big deal, right?

Well, it is a big deal for one very cool thing - COUGARS ALL ACCESS!

In addition to the network's commitment to deliver live events for WSU football and basketball programs as well as Olympic sports, FSN will produce a 30-minute weekly show focusing on Cougar Athletics beginning this season. Cougars All-Access will provide fans a unique look at campus life for WSU's student athletes, delivering more in-depth, personal, innovative and exciting coverage of the Cougars than ever before.


Cool! You know what the All-Access shows are, right? They are the weekly puff pieces that FSN does right now with Oregon State and that other BCS school in Washington, with behind-the-scenes stuff galore. Love it, love it, LOVE IT.

So, now the natural question is, who will host the show? Will it be:
1) Angie Mentink?


A former UW softball player in the Husky Hall-of-Fame....we can just stop right there. I'm thinking Angie won't be roaming the Palouse anytime soon, nor would her heart really be into a weekly Coug show? I mean she's professional and all, but there's that whole UW thing.

How about:
2) Jen Mueller



I would bet the odds are pretty good here. But wait, after checking out her bio, she's an SMU grad. SMU is a week-three opponent of our Cougs, so, that might be uncomfortable for all involved. Better move on to number three on the list....



3) Brad Adam?

Brad's pretty good. Handsome, but not too slick-ass salesman handsome either. He does a decent job in his M's hosting job, but, his baseball obligations to the M's will take him all the way through September. So it may not work out.

Which brings us to....you guessed it:
4) Nicole Zaloumis



Not to go all "creepy Erin Andrews" here, but this might be the choice. Zaloumis is the newest face on FSN, after Cara Capuano moved down to SEC country to cover college football. So, low man on the totem pole might have to take on the new job, maybe one that the others wouldn't necessarily want?

We'll see. We just added a poll above of "Who Should Host", so vote early/often. Every vote counts.

Enjoy the rest of the day, and GO COUGS!


20 comments:

Portland Coug said...

Raising my hand for Nikki Z!

Anonymous said...

The votes add up to 200%...

Sean Hawkins said...

Exactly Anonymous. You can vote for more than one person, so there are more total votes than individuals who have voted. That is my mistake as there was a "allow multiple choices" box for the poll that was checked. Oh well, we'll see how it goes. I'm thinking Nicole Z may run away with it (after all, she already has 100% of the vote! :)

The_Real_Portland_Coug said...

My bet is Jen Mueller...I have seen her on the Palouse a lot more often than any of the others. I will never forget the post-game interview she was having with Coach Wulff, while a 6-foot piece of bacon was humping her leg. The ultimate professional is the right choice for the job.

Sean Hawkins said...

Real Portland, you are probably right on Mueller. She was the sideline reporter for the Portland State game last year, so you are right, she makes the trip more than the others have ever done it.

Wait, "Real" Portland? Are you saying we have an imposter in our midst? Or are there multiple Portland Coug's?

Anonymous said...

Please remove the picture of Mentstink. I just threw up on my keyboard. She is without a doubt, the most annoying skank on TV.

Chris '04 said...

Completely off-topic, but worth posting anyways: Buffalo Wild Wings is opening up in downtown Moscow where The Beach used to be!!!

Lucas said...

My girlfriend makes me change the channel when Angie Arletti / Mentink is on because she is terrified of her. When she was pregnant and doing interviews, her stomach and breasts were literally touching the floor.

SO NAAAASTY

Anonymous said...

I remember an Interview angie did with Wulff. She started ribbing him for being excited the Cougs sent their rivals to the cellar while avoiding it themselves. She didn't focus on the game just ripping into him. She's a joke when it comes to being an unbiased reporter.

The_Real_Portland_Coug said...

I think it is just a coincidence that we both post under "Portland Coug"...

BTW...it won't be Nikki Z because I read that she is pregnant! Is this true?

Sean Hawkins said...

Looks like you are right on Nicole:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2538/3692155792_e61047f89e.jpg

I forgot about that. I thought Jim Moore mentioned she was with child in one of his columns. But yeah, I bet it will be brought to you by Jen Mueller!

Anonymous said...

Rumor of the day is Chris Ivory has left WSU.

Anonymous said...

I pray to god it's not Mentink. She represents all that is wrong with sportscasting.
My choice would be Nicole Z (let's face it, cause she's hot).
Isn't Brad Adam a Coug alum though? He would make the most sense if he could work around his Mariners schedule.

Anonymous said...

to Chris '04: I'll have to try that place out when I go back to school, but is Wingers rebuilt yet? I loved that place.

Anonymous said...

It won't be Zaloumis...$100 says she doesn't come back to FSN after her maternity leave (she's a notorious headcase).

Most likely the host will be a non-FSN regular, doubt FSN is going to shell out $$$ to travel a host back and forth to Pullman every week. Probably a local host and production crew (maybe Spokane based).

Stefen said...

angie mentink's biceps are bigger than my thighs i think

Soze said...

This is also a little off-topic, but did anyone notice the fan poll last night during the Mariners game? Which Northwest team would finish higher in the final Pac-10 football standings, and UW beat out UO, OSU and WSU with ~37% of the vote!?!?!

Will someone please tell the Dawgs' fans that they won exactly ZERO games last year.

Chris '04 said...

Anony: Wingers *should* be complete within the next month or so. The contractor that the owners chose to rebuild the place is NOTORIOUSLY slow.

WSU91 said...

Soze,

Yeah, I saw that. How anyone who follows the sport would think that either UW (and, frankly, even WSU) will finish ahead of either UO or OSU is a bit beyond me. Of course I love the Cougars, but am realistic and think both the Ducks and Beavers are a lot better than both us and the Huskies. I guess FSNW is really more FSUW.

Anonymous said...

Anyone but Angie Mentink - that dyke is revolting. The voice, the face, the UW bias ... horrible, all of it.