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May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

What appeared to be an innocent — albeit humorous — blooper by a reporter for Comcast’s SportsNet that went viral on the Internet has led to her dismissal by the sports channel. During a telecast last week, Susannah Collins had remarked on the air that the Chicago Blackhawks basketball team had a “tremendous amount of sex during the regular season.” She had, of course, meant to say “success.” Ordinarily video of such a gaffe would have had a short shelf-life. But when it appeared on YouTube it also called attention to a series of raunchy videos on YouTube that executives of Comcast were unable to ignore. They fired her. In an apology posted on her website on Tuesday, Collins said, “The intention of that show was to present a satirical, tongue-in-cheek approach to sports but, unfortunately, some of the material it contained was off-color and offensive. I understand why some may have been offended by it and for this I am truly sorry. To be clear, that show in no way reflects my personal opinions.”