Originally Posted by clowntable
I'm not really old and don't live in the US or Canda. Most people that are interested in basketball at all should probably be able to name at least Rose+Webber
Obviously I'd expect a sports caster to know this it's not arcane stuff or anything.
The problem is that that chick obviously lacks any interest in sports (which Canadian doesn't know Gordie Howe) and just wants to do TV.
I agree that you need to have a genuine interest in sports, especially North American sports, when you apply for a Canadian sportscasting gig. At the same time if you are a sports encyclopedia but suck on camera, you shouldn't get picked. (But if you are great on camera and have a nominal sports knowledge you might have a chance.)
College sports are not followed closely at all in Canada. Americans have the best athletes so Canadian college sports is not that great to watch, therefore most Canadians pay no attention to the NCAA or CIS (the Canadian NCAA equivalent).
The Fab 5 however are reasonably well known so in my opinion that should have been a gimme for everyone.
Thanks again for the votes.