August 29, 2002
They get paid for this: Part II

The Ain't Life A Bitch award for daily jounalism goes to the Chron's Andrew Guy for drawing the lousy and thankless task of doing a puff piece on the Houston Texans cheerleaders. Alas, the online version of this story omits most of the photos that accompanied the print version, including one of an oppressed marketing dude helping the ladies try on their shiny white boots, and another of "Jessica, Jennifer, and Erica relaxing on the sidelines".

It's true what Brendan O'Neill says, kids: We should all aspire to be journalists.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 29, 2002 to Other sports

Yeah, interviewing cheerleaders would just thrill me pink, Chuck. ;)

Posted by: Ginger on August 29, 2002 1:06 PM

My first paid job in 11th grade was as a staff reporter for the local weekly. I covered high school sports, of course. What else would they be dumb enough to let me loose with?

My weekly assignment took me to the door of many a boys varsity locker room. I imagine my juvenile excitement back then is right being replicated on the pages of The Houston Chronicle by a buncha grown up guys.

You know what they say? Girls mature faster than boys...


Posted by: Lisa English on August 30, 2002 12:27 PM