So yesterday news broke that NESN would not renew the contract of sideline reporter Naoko Funayama. Naoko spent four years covering the Bruins and the backlash NESN is receiving right now is unreal. A lot of people are saying "Well she's not hot enough for the job" which is ******** because I'll take brains over beauty anyday. I mean, Jenny Dell covers the Red Sox and is a complete ******* moron. Everything she says sounds scripted while Naoko seemed to be able to talk off the cuff.
I know it sounds stupid to be sad someone from TV will be gone, but she's as much a part of the Bruins telecast as Jack and Brick. She was a professional and apparently everyone loved her.
All @NaokoFunayama did: show up every day w great attitude, team player, won trust of plr's & coaches, got answers, delivered A+. Sad day.
— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) June 28, 2013
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