Chat with Charissa Thompson
Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, new "SportsNation" TV co-host Charissa Thompson stops by to chat about her new gig alongside Colin Cowherd. SportsNation airs weekdays at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Thompson joined ESPN in September 2011 as the host of "Numbers Never* Lie." Prior to joining ESPN, she covered the NHL for Versus from 2010-11. In 2010, she reported on the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, FIFA World Cup, BCS National Championship Game, Super Bowl and NBA All-Star Game for Yahoo! Sports. Her career has also included stops at the NFL Network, Speed Network, Big Ten Network and Fox Sports Network.
Send your questions now and join Thompson Tuesday at noon ET!
Charissa Thompson (12:01 PM)
What's up b-words?!
Not Colin Cowherd (The Sesual Lounge)
What's it like working with a transcendent talent like Colin Cowherd?
Charissa Thompson (12:02 PM)
Were you super nervous for your first show? And do you feel any pressure replacing Beadle?
Charissa Thompson (12:03 PM)
I peed a little ... but no, I was not too nervous about following her. I was just upset about them not giving me her parking spot.
What are some of your favorite sports teams? And is there a team out there you loathe?
Charissa Thompson (12:05 PM)
Well one of my favorite sports teams is the Thunder, because they used to be the Sonics and I'm from the Seattle area ... and at the same time I loathe them. See how that works? I am a LeBron fan, but not necessarily a huge Heat fan. The Patriots annoy me with how perfect they are. And the Charlotte Bobcats are on the rise! I love them. They are so bad you have to love them. It's like how an ugly baby becomes cute.
Am I a bad person for thinking that the lady who ripped the Donald Driver's cleat out of that kid's hands is an American hero?
Charissa Thompson (12:07 PM)
Carl ... get it together. An American hero would be Olivia from Jerseylicious.
Mets Fan (Still in Jail (and wearing jorts))
True or False: if you waited 3000 years for your team to throw its first no hitter, you too would run onto to field to celebrate the win? Also, what do you think of a man who isn't afraid to wear jorts?
Charissa Thompson (12:10 PM)
I am currently wearing a skort. And jorts in jail? I'm glad they didn't make you change into a jumpsuit.
NBA Refs (Everywhere)
Are we ruining the NBA playoffs?
Charissa Thompson (12:11 PM)
No, you know who is ruining the NBA playoffs? Joey Crawford.
American soccer fan (Mom's basement)
Do you find me endearing or annoying?
Charissa Thompson (12:12 PM)
Mom's basement ...
SJ Sean (LA, CA)
C.T., welcome to the SN! Saw u tweet "...my 'Sonics'..." As a former Seattle-ite I cannot root for the zombie Sonics...U gonna jump back on board the REAL Sonics once Chris Hansen builds that arena in the 206??
Charissa Thompson (12:14 PM)
As long Gary Payton is the coach.
Dan Knugget (Chicago )
They mentioned on the show you were a good basketball player, do you play any other sports?
Charissa Thompson (12:15 PM)
How awesome was shooting the video with Riggle?
Charissa Thompson (12:15 PM)
That guy rules!
Ed (West Hartford)
Were you really a former javelin thrower?
Charissa Thompson (12:16 PM)
I was, but sadly I wish it was the discuss.
What was your reaction to seeing the "Jersey Shore" cut outs at the Kings-Devils game?
Charissa Thompson (12:18 PM)
I would have liked it better if it showed Snooki's baby bump.
Ronald (San Diego)
Hi Charissa, what was your favorite Shaq vs. episode?
Charissa Thompson (12:20 PM)
It was the Manny Pacquiao one, because we were in Vegas and Shaq thought he was actually fighting and hit Manny several times in the face. It was awesome. One word: leverage.
Is that Euro guy on SportsNation as weird as he looks?
Charissa Thompson (12:22 PM)
If you like facial hair? Do you like tube socks? Do you like skinny ties? And unwashed hair? I'm sorry, what did you say?
Aloha Charissa what's your favourite Sitcom ?
Charissa Thompson (12:23 PM)
Is using that touch screen to play the numbers game as hard/annoying as it looks on tv?
Charissa Thompson (12:24 PM)
No ... I'm just really bad at operating it.
Charissa Thompson (12:26 PM)
Thanks for the questions! See you again soon.