(PRWEB) July 1, 2005
Popular sports broadcaster Bonnie-Jill Laflin talks to menÂs interest portal Xposed.com about the barriers faced by women in sports journalism and how celebrities must guard their public image.
San Francisco-born Laflin refers to former Monday Night Football sideline correspondent Lisa Guerrero in an Xposed celebrity feature this week, as well as comedian/MNF vet Dennis Miller and actress Tara Reid.
ÂYou have to be on top of your game or you lose your credibility and youÂre done,Â she says, citing Guerrero, who lasted only one season on MNF.
Like Guerrero, Laflin is a former NFL cheerleader, model and actress. She hosts ESPN2Âs ÂSpeed WorldÂ and the ÂCold PizzaÂ morning show, while also doing sideline reporting for CBS Sports.
Â(Female sports broadcasters) still jump over hurdles now because there are females who make it hard for people like me because they use their sexy ways and donÂt know sports. Girls like that wonÂt make it long. I want longevity. I donÂt want to be a flash in the pan.Â
Laflin would love to one day sit in the big seat at Monday Night Football.
ÂWhen Dennis Miller was on there, I had to put my TV on mute. I couldnÂt even listen to him. He drove me nuts,Â she says. ÂHe didnÂt know football, and I donÂt think heÂs funny.Â
When it comes to posing for sexy photos or playing the hot girl roles, she said sheÂs game -- to a certain point.
ÂIÂm not guarded about doing anything sexual. I just think now, with the line of work IÂm in with the broadcasting, you have to be careful what you do. Credibility is everything. You canÂt be doing some things because then you are perceived a certain way, even though you may not be that way. Some girls show too much and it gets them in trouble, like Tara Reid. SheÂs out there partying too much and sleeping around. She isnÂt even considered an actress anymore. SheÂs a party girl.Â
In the Xposed.com interview and non-nude pictorial, Laflin also talks about her experiences as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and dating Joey Gilbert, one of the boxers from the NBC show ÂThe ContenderÂ. To read the interview, see http://www.xposed.com/xposed_girls/bonnie-jill_laflin_-_not_sidelined_for_long.aspx.
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