Sausage casing

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ESPN has suspended Tony Kornheiser for making inappropriate comments.

Apparently while rambling on PTI, Kornheiser described an outfit Hannah Storm was wearing at ESPN last week as “horrifying,” saying her shirt was too tight and looked “like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body.”

Uh … why was he suspended?

I’m genuinely confused. Is the sausage casing thing a sexual reference? Or was it ripping another ESPN employee? Or was it someone being in a bad mood?

Truth is, Hannah Storm is a bad dresser. That’s no crime–hell, so I am. But as The Big Lead pointed out, there’s a drastically different standard for men and women at ESPN. Men—suits, ties. Women—some crazy, crazy, Big Apple Circus-esque stuff. I’m an admirer of Hannah’s—think she and Josh are, by far, the top SportsCenter tandem. But does she dress sorta badly? Without question.

Oy.

11 thoughts on “Sausage casing”

  1. He made the comments on his radio show. He also apologized and said he had talked to Storm. I heard the remarks on the podcast of his show. Everyone was laughing it up. As he says, that is who he is. I am not sure what the big deal is. I am guessing it is because Storm is an ESPN employee. TK makes remarks about how women dress all the time.

  2. ESPN is notoriously strict when it comes to its employees saying anything that could be perceived as negative about the network. It’s pretty ridiculous.

  3. This is about Berman.

    And Hannah Storm is a 46-year-old woman who dresses like a 12-year-old. She should be embarrassed to set foot out of her house, let alone be on TV

  4. I always look forward to seeing and listening to HS. She’s not Sage by any means but she is very good at what she does. That is Tony being Tony. ESPN should relax. Everybody is fair game.

  5. The good folks over at Deadspin agree the suspension was actually because he made fun of Chris Berman, and that’s a serious no-no at The Worldwide Leader. The Hannah Storm part was just the icing on the cake. And for the record, yeah, maybe her attire is usually a little less conservative than most female sportscasters, but it’s not like she’s flashing tons of skin, looks trashy, or anything like that.

  6. Hannah is good, but…WHAT WAS SHE THINKIN’
    That has to be one of the worst outfits I have ever seen.
    Maybe she is hinting at a raise so she doesn’t have to do her clothes shopping at the Salvation Army.

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