News came out today that ESPN commentator/radio host/character Tony Kornheiser was suspended for comments considered inappropriate regarding Worldwide Leader colleague Hannah Storm.
On his radio show last week, Kornheiser poked at Hannah Storm for her eye-catching outfits as SportsCenter host, stating Storm dressed in "a horrifying, horrifying outfit" and a "very, very tight shirt.'
Kornheiser also added, "She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body. I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't ... but Hannah Storm ... come on now! Stop! What are you doing? ... She's what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point."
With that mind, now is a good time to look at Hannah Storm, her infamous outfits, and whether Kornheiser has a point about his colleague's on-air attire.
Here is a pretty good contrast of Storm and Sage Steele, one of her SportsCenter co-hosts. Steele's conservative outfit counter to Storm's short skirt, spicy top and of course, her boots. This may be right up Kornheiser's alley of criticism. The dark stockings lends to lend some conservatism to the outfit. She's treading the line, but it could be worse.
Inappropriate Scale: 6 out of 10
Storm upped the ante with this outfit by ditching the stockings all together and showing off some leg. She can usually be found on the 6 p.m. SportsCenter broadcast. Is her attire a way of drawing the eyeballs of men coming home from a long day of work? Possibly. Between the deep v-neck, red top and the bare legs, Storm knows she's got it going on.
Inappopriate Scale: 7 out of 10
Storm kicks it up another notch with this one-piece red outfit and showing a little more leg next to the codger that is former ESPN contributor Floyd Reese. Storm certainly did not feel hesitant to spice up her outfits after coming over from the CBS Early Show.
Inappropriate Scale: 8 out of 10
Storm again shows off the stems in this picture, but any attention she may draw with her legs is immediately taken away by a ghastly blouse. This outfit is not as inappropriate from a revealing standpoint, but whoever dressed her in her that top should be suspended. Yikes.
Inappropriate Scale: 4 out of 10
The purple, flannel pattern is pretty hideous, but it didn't deter from Storm's desire to show off more skin, especially around the neckline. The 47-year-old former NBC Sports host brings more youth and sass along with her outfits to ESPN.
Inappropriate scale: 7 out of 10
Storm often traded in her black knee-high boots for the red ones to go with a more conservative top on top of a shorter skirt. However, there are rumors that ESPN instructed Storm to send these red boots into retirement. Maybe they were enough to crack that smile on Merrill Hoge's face.
Inappropriate Scale: 8 out of 10 (ESPN is known for its behind-the-scenes tawdry escapades, so if the boots cross the line, they must REALLY cross the line.)