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THE ZAPPER
John O'Keefe
August 06, 2001
Making her debut as a sideline reporter during last Saturday's Liberty-Comets WNBA game on NBC, ebullient Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones displayed solid hoops knowledge. (She did average 16.8 points playing guard for North Carolina.) However, it's unlikely that this MJ will boost the league's lagging ratings unless she dons a uniform.... Even with 12 goals and Fusion midfielder Jim Rooney's Brandi Chastain-inspired stunt—doffing his jersey to reveal a black sports bra after a late score—the MLS All-Star Game on ABC garnered a tiny 1.0 Nielsen, down from a 1.3 last year.
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August 06, 2001

The Zapper

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Making her debut as a sideline reporter during last Saturday's Liberty-Comets WNBA game on NBC, ebullient Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones displayed solid hoops knowledge. (She did average 16.8 points playing guard for North Carolina.) However, it's unlikely that this MJ will boost the league's lagging ratings unless she dons a uniform.... Even with 12 goals and Fusion midfielder Jim Rooney's Brandi Chastain-inspired stunt—doffing his jersey to reveal a black sports bra after a late score—the MLS All-Star Game on ABC garnered a tiny 1.0 Nielsen, down from a 1.3 last year.

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