ESPN fired the majority of their veteran sideline reporters this offseason, and brought in several new diverse sideline reporters, so they could feel good about themselves and not be called hypocritical when they preach to their audience about diversity from their high horse. One of these sideline reporters is Mexican American Sergio Dipp, he was brought in to ESPN to make their on air talent more diverse, so he decided to make his debut by talking about the diversity in the background of Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph. Kind of. The problem is, Sergio Dipp made absolutely no sense during his debut segment, and was absolutely eviscerated by fans on social media. A bit of advice for Sergio Dipp, people do not want to hear sideline reporters stumble and bumble through a half message about diversity, you are supposed to say things like “I spoke with Broncos head coach Vance Joseph before the game, and he said to win the game, the Broncos need to establish the run.”
(I loved when Sergio said enthusiastically that Vance Joseph was “having the time of his life!” and then ESPN showed Vance Joseph staring longingly into a clipboard.)
After the game, Sergio Dipp released this video, which made him seem so self important. Sergio, if you want to fight for what’s right that’s fine, but the time and the place is not right after that rough debut in front of 76,000 screaming fans right before the 2017 kicks off. Take a breather, watch some Ed Werder sideline reporter highlight mix tapes on YouTube, and come back strong next week:
On that note, it was a rough debut, but shake it off Sergio Dipp. You’ve got this. #TeamDipp
Plus Sergio Dipp’s Twitter followers are up 10% since his shaky debut. Haters gonna hate.