Maria Taylor has done it all for ESPN– she’s covered college and also professional sports on the sideline and as a host, providing terrific commentary and also doing meetings, consisting of a memorably cringe-worthy one with John Calipari that she handled actually well.
On Monday evening, she joined the very first video game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader program as the sideline press reporter for the Giants and Steelers video game, her very first time covering an NFL game.
Taylor, mostly understood for her college football and also NBA protection, She’s an experienced reporter that has actually covered university football, college basketball, tennis, the NBA and also more during her six years at ESPN, but a possibility to add to “Monday Evening Football” is a considerable accomplishment, became part of the Monday Night Football team for the New york city Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers video game. She was on the call with Chris Fowler and also Kirk Herbstreit.
Throughout the game, a Chicago-based radio host made a sexist remark about Taylor’s attire.
Throughout Monday’s program of the Giants’ home opener against the Steelers, McNeil tweeted a screenshot of Taylor reporting from the sidelines at MetLife Stadium, writing: “NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN (Grown-up Video Information) yearly honors discussion?”
The tweet– which truly received a lots of backlash– stayed reside on McNeil’s make up about half an hour prior to he deleted it, according to Awful Announcing.
The tweet, which had been captured by Awful Announcing, has actually given that been erased.
Taylor, 33, who had actually simply covered the initial NFL game of her profession, after that discharged back at McNeil, calling out his “sexist remarks.”
” Well Danny Beloved if you wish to continue making sexist remarks regarding me … please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown doubleheader I’ll be hosting tomorrow night. Hey women remember you can use whatever you feel confident in!” Taylor tweeted, including McNeil’s Twitter handle, as well as the handle of his radio show, Chicago’s 670 The Score.
Various other big names have actually revealed assistance for Taylor, consisting of fellow press reporter Taylor Rooks– “Constantly ride with @MariaTaylor – I enjoy you my sibling. Keep being EXCELLENT. These haters can never ever.”
Well Danny Dearest if you would like to continue making sexist comments about me…please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown double header I’ll be hosting tomorrow night. Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in! @670TheScore @DannyMac670 https://t.co/bN0H582isU— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) September 15, 2020
” Since early Tuesday early morning, no consequences or apologies have actually been revealed by McNeil, 670 Ball Game or their moms and dad business Entercom, however BSM will upgrade the tale as required.”
Always lead with what an incredible job she does on air for every sport she covers. She is definitely beautiful and it's ok to say that! But act like you've seen a beautiful woman before. Stop making ridiculous comments about women because you're intimidated.— Lee J (@LeeAJones2399) September 15, 2020
Does Maria Taylor ever sleep? One minute she’s doing NBA countdown then she’s handling College Gameday interviews and before you know it she’s holding down the MNF sideline reporter position. Manages to do all of those jobs very well. Work ethic on 1,000.— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) September 15, 2020
Just another example of what women have to go through in this business. Huge accomplishment for Maria to be part of the MNF team tonight and here comes an asshole trying to undermine a big moment in her career. https://t.co/pDFAcgwhDh— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 15, 2020
Wow! Y’all just feel like y’all can say whatever y’all want to under this president I see. Just speaking reckless. It was @RealSkipBayless about @dak now u about @MariaTaylor! If Skip was black, he would have been FIRED already. Relieved of his duties immediately! https://t.co/1OW2zcy7Qh— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) September 15, 2020
After Awful Announcing reported on McNeil’s tweet, Taylor reacted to the radio host as did numerous others that identified its offending nature.
McNeil, a Chicago sporting activities radio expert of more than 3 years, returned to Ball game’s lineup in 2018 to co-host their afternoon drive reveal weekdays from 2– 6pm CT. Since early Tuesday early morning, no repercussions or apologies have actually been announced by McNeil, 670 The Score or their moms and dad firm Entercom, but BSM will update the story as required.
Fowler, Herbstreit and Taylor were terrific in their first NFL game. Lots of are requiring them to obtain more NFL gigs in the future (as long as it does not remove from their university football tasks).
The Steelers, meanwhile, beat the Giants, 26-16, to relocate to 1-0 on the period.