Holly Rowe: ESPN Reporter Proves Push Comes to Shove in Sideline Business

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 4, 2012

Holly Rowe gets it. If you want anything in life, you have to scrap, push and shove to get it. I just find it odd that the one thing she wanted in life more than anything was Brady Hoke. 

Granted, Holly Rowe is an ESPN reporter, and a damn good one. She was merely trying to get a few words from the man that just lead his team to an tremendous, albeit ugly, Sugar Bowl win. 

As Hoke made his way across the field, Rowe stayed with him with a microphone in his dome to get every last brilliant thing he had to say. 

That is when another reporter remembered that a write-up is pretty damn awesome when you can plunk some words from the head coach in there. 

A spirited female thought to have been Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, but wasn't, comes walking in to get some quotes of her own.

That is when things got interesting.

Many will say she shoved the poor reporter, other will use the word push. 

Decades from now I may even sit my kids on my lap and tell them the tale and state Holly Rowe murdered that poor girl just to get a story. 

None of that is true. She merely used her booty to kind of wedge her way between Hoke and the reporter. It is far easier and scintillating to say shove, though.

Here is the video that I am sure will no doubt be taken down by the time I hit publish.

With all that said, I have to say that Rowe was just doing her job. What should have happened was a full on catfight as the other reporter shoved back exclaiming that ESPN doesn't have a monopoly on the news, although we oh so love being inundated with Yankees and Cowboys stories. 

So Rowe has a job to get her story, but so do the rest of us sports peons. Let us lift up a glass of outdated eggnog and toast the nameless lady that fought the good fight and lost.