?Two things come to mind in the aftermath of CBS Sports reporter Jill Arrington's cheesecake pose in the laddie magazine FHM. First, the ongoing debate that she somehow hurt her journalistic credibility with the shoot is amusing because it presupposes that Arrington was an exemplary journalist in the first place. You don't need Woodward and Bernstein to unearth the reasons that the lightweight Arrington has a prominent network gig. Second, the fact that many pundits are troubled by Arrington's photo shoot—and have even chastised CBS Sports for allowing it—smacks of a double standard. Where's the outrage when male broadcasters blur the line between journalism and entertainment? Last year, for example, no one complained when Fox Sports Net's Kevin Frazier (now with ESPN) and Van Earl Wright appeared regularly (playing themselves) on the ill-fated NBC sitcom Inside Schwartz. As for an Arrington-esque photo shoot, that problem just doesn't arise with male sportscasters, most of whom we wouldn't want to see posing seductively.
? Jay Mohr issued the understatement of the season when he called his now-canceled Mohr Sports a "train wreck." The show has appeared in six time slots during a 20-week run (five taped episodes have yet to air), and its mix of fawning interviews and uneven comedy bits was such a full-blown disaster it could have been produced by Dino De Laurentiis.
? The Tennis Channel probably won't be hiring Jennifer Capriati as a spokesperson. Asked whether she'll watch the 24-hour, all-tennis network, which is expected to debut in December, Capriati replied, "Maybe. If I was really bored."