According to The YBF, after 19 years as one of the network's top reporters (officially called the No. 1 sideline spot) Pam Oliver has been sidelined to the No. 2 Fox team with Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch. She's been replaced by the very-blonde ErinAndrews.
This isn't new news to Pam. She's know for a little while. She told SI,
“To go from the lead crew to no crew was a little shocking,” Oliver said. “I said I wanted to do a 20th year [on the sidelines]. I expressed to them that I was not done and had something to offer. Again, I think it was predetermined coming in. Not at that meeting, but two years ago it was determined that no matter what I did or did not do, a change would be made for this year.”
“Disappointment is not really a word I’d use right now because I’ve had some weeks to process it,” Oliver continued. “I think my emotions during the season will be sadness because I had been around that group for a decade. I will miss all the little things, just from Joe’s impersonations of people and Troy’s bad impersonations of people and all of the running jokes -- that was the hardest part of hearing the news. But you have to move forward and deal with what is on your plate. I went through a range of emotions, but as I speak with you today, disappointment has passed me and I have reached a point of trying to move forward with some sadness."
A few months ago, you'll recall Pam was the subject of thousands of NASTY memes because of some of her "sideline" hairstyles. They often compared her to Chubaka from Star Wars.
Sidebar: That sucks. I hope she gets an even better opportunity. Erin Andrews is replacing everyone. First on DWTS now Pam.