Remember Susannah Collins? The CSN Chicago Blackhawks reporter was fired from her job earlier this year after a viral Freudian slip led to the revelation of a series of bawdy, NSFW YouTube sports comedy videos. The Blackhawks reportedly then forced Collins out after becoming uncomfortable with her Sports Nutz past.
We haven't heard much of anything at all from Collins since she was let go by CSN Chicago, but this weekend represents the start of a comeback to the sports world. Collins will serve as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network for their broadcast of Louisiana Tech v UTEP Saturday night. The news was first uncovered by the Classic Sports TV Twitter account in the La Tech game notes. Furthermore, Ed Sherman reports it's a freelance assignment, but CBSSN may bring back Collins for future opportunities as they come.
Collins obviously has the talent to earn a gig with CBSSN. Before she worked for CSN Chicago, she served at CBS New York, NFL Network, and Showtime. After the complicated way things ended at CSN, it's good to see her earn another chance now that her work from years ago is no longer an issue.
I'm trying to think of something more useless than a sideline reporter, but I can't. Blog commenter, maybe?
Sorry, but I'm sticking with my beliefs especially given her previous body of work. Call it what you will cynicism or whatever. It's just what I believe.
Oh, come on Ken. We can't know for sure either way, but it only makes sense in the context of her report that any human mind can scramble the words sex and suxess (see what I did there?). Besides that, tell me with a straight face that Comcast Sports Network never noticed her work on Sports Nutz (which was genuinely funny, by the way; look it up on YouTube) as they initially considered her for the job.
Don't know why people continue to refer to that as a Freudian slip. It was not. It was planned and calculated, and it backfired on her. Good riddance.
@sir boxington Sam Raddock
Know Susannah and her family well. It was not intentional. She knows her stuff and works hard at it. Too bad you seem to fit in with the Blackhawk prehistoric view of women - forget Patrick Kane's trespasses, hiring back Bobby Hull (good hockey player but not a very nice person) and it's certainly ok to have the skimpy ice-ladies. Just a case of Mr Wirtz (who has done a nice job with the hockey team) baling on a talented woman. She will land on her feet and good for her - far away from the Comcast and the Blackhawks.
You and about 5 other people still living in the 19th century are the only ones offended by what she did. The rest of us think you're just a bunch of goofballs. She'll be a prominent sports media figure again soon.....and you'll still be nobody.