Reporter who said Blackhawks ‘had a tremendous amount of sex’ fired (video)

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(photo credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Susannah Collins, the sideline reporter who attained viral infamy due to her on-air slip-up on Tuesday when she uttered the now-famous Freudian slip about the Chicago Blackhawks having a “tremendous amount of sex” during the regular season instead of “tremendous amount of success,” has been fired by Comcast SportsNet Chicago, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.

A statement released by Comcast SportsNet Chicago claims that her on-air gaffe had nothing to do with Collins, who has been with Comcast SportsNet Chicago since 2012, suddenly being out of a job:

“Due to circumstances unrelated to her on-air remarks Tuesday night, Susannah Collins and Comcast SportsNet Chicago have parted ways. We appreciate everything Susannah has contributed to our network over the past year and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

Collins attempted to take the whirlwind created by her mistake during pregame coverage of Game 1 of the playoff series between the Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild, tweeting out jokes about the hilarious mistake.

Video of the Freudian slip that set things in motion:

Collins handled the epic mistake with dignity, aplomb and self-deprecating humor:

Obviously, her sense of humor about the whole thing did not save the job that she loved. No one will ever know for certain how much of a role Collins’ on-air miscue had in her dismissal, but as is often said: There is no such thing as bad publicity so no one should expect the lovely and talented young woman to be out of a job for too long.

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81 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    May 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Makes me want to cancel Comcast and go dish.

    • Rasheda

      May 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

      No kidding. Everyone makes mistakes, she shouldn’t have lost her job because of it.

    • stevd

      May 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

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    • [email protected]

      May 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

      I did but went with Direct TV

    • Anonymous

      May 4, 2013 at 9:28 am

      CANCEL COMCAST!!!!!!!

  2. stitch-head

    May 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Morons! Sure seems that the PC idiots have even gained control of freudian slips and YouTube. This company and all the “politically correct” morons out there can go take a “flying frap at the moon” for all I care! I hope she sues their a$$es off and wins big.

    • gfinance

      May 3, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Agreee totally, should not have been fired. Is a wonderful reporter and was just getting to know her better. For the short time she was here loved that she was very fan friendly and very knowlegable in the sports arena.

  3. Anonymous

    May 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

    lets all qut comcast

  4. Brad

    May 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I would be willing to bet it had more to do with the fact that she joked about it afterward.

  5. EddieO

    May 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Allways the dual morality in America,the word sex is forbiden,but strip clubs not,scort services legal but prostitucion not.

  6. Krispe

    May 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Classless Comcast, simply classless.

  7. Mark IV

    May 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Give me a break. She handled the situation well. If she is not rehired, I certainly will not ever use Comcast.

  8. breezy-girl

    May 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

    It was a mistake!!! She shouldn’t lose her job! I hope someone else snaps her up and hires her!!! GGGEEEEZZZZZZEEEEE!!!!

  9. Dave

    May 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

    She should get a raise. Most men are going to want to watch her now just because of this. Ratings would soar.

    And who cares if she said sex. Its not that big of a deal. Everyone knows what it is and how it works. It is on all TV shows and movies. Get over it.

  10. a hicks

    May 3, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Oh my, clearly this is a case of stumbling over words and i’m pretty sure everyone knew what Collins meant. Who hasn’t mispronounced a word on/off air in their lives? At least it wasn’t an F-bomb or worse. Numerous people got a good laugh (lighten up execs) and clearly didn’t see any harm in it I believe due to following banter caused the firing, Roker wasn’t saying a WORD which Lauer pointed out, “You’re extremely quiet?” which Roker replied ‘I need this job.” lol!

    Ah well, what’s done is done but overdone!

  11. Scott

    May 3, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Seems like a really harsh reaction to a simple, even funny error.

  12. Claske

    May 3, 2013 at 11:29 am

    So she looses a job that pays her about 19k a year! I bet she lands a gig making twice the $$ that comcrap paid her.

    • N8Ball666

      May 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

      The point is,….IT”S WRONG. You’re probably right…..but the money is not the issue. This is a blatant lack of morals and ethics on the part of Comcast,…and I hope they get the hammer dropped on them. And see someone take 19k from you and see if you wouldn’t pitch a bitch.

  13. N8Ball666

    May 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

    This is an embarrassment to America. She makes a tiny spoken mistake, that by the way is not profane at all…..and gets the axe?!? Hey Comcast!!!! Go F#@k yourselves!!! Fire this, ya bunch of dinks!!!!

    • daddio

      May 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

      LOL like it.

    • Corporate Bane

      May 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Couldn’t have said it better

  14. Jay

    May 3, 2013 at 11:31 am

    She’s gorgeous and obviously has a good attitude. I’m sure she won’t have trouble finding work. Comcast sucks anyway.

  15. Anonymous

    May 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Corperate get a life

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    May 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

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  17. Winterbabie22

    May 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Seriously, she’s a doll, and it’s nice to see a beautiful, funny girl giving these highlights vs an old retired has been. If she lost her job because of this, I sure hope other companies swipe her up ASAP. She’s surely someone I would watch.

    COMCAST needs to grow up!

  18. Gloria

    May 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Remember that everything happens for a good reason maybe you will get a better job with a better pay $$$$$$$$$
    smile life is beautiful
    You are very talented and deserves the better
    my best wishes

  19. Jackie

    May 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

    If everyone spent a little more time trying to improve their own life and morals and a little less time being offended every time the wind blows, the world would be a better and less angry place. I dare any one of those “perfect” people who were responsible for her being fired to honestly lay claim to the fact that they have not ever misspoke themselves in such a manner. I personally got a good chuckle out of it and in today’s world, if something can make you forget problems even for a few seconds and make you laugh, I don’t think it should be punished. Give her her job back, enjoy a few chuckles over it and move on!

  20. Vince

    May 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Bad form Comcast,.. Bad form. Not a subscriber to your service but this will definitely make me steer clear if I had the option. This is a small slip in an otherwise seemingly professional broadcaster. It was free PR for your company that you just chose to create more negative out of the positive.

    Classless!

    Shannon – Come to San Diego, would love to see your talent here in on our local stations.

    • Vince

      May 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Correction – Susannah, not Shannon. Fire me!!!

    • N8Ball666

      May 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      You stay classy, San Diego. I’m Ron Burgundy?

  21. Robert

    May 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Can’t even say s#$ (bleeped out) accidentally? I guess we have gone to game show rules … oh sorry you said s#$ first and we have to take your first answer. [buzzer] Sorry, but we have a nice parting gift for you. Here is pink slip.

  22. Stvmudcat

    May 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Yeah, she wasn’t fired because of this comment. Also, they have a bridge they would love to sell you. What a bunch of PC idiots. It is at times embarrassing what this country has become. I only hope comcast gets negatived reactions to this beyond their wildest nightmares.

  23. TD1022

    May 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

    My friend was recently fired from Comcast as a recruiter because they said, after 4 weeks, he “was no aligned with the Comcast culture.” Now I know what that means…

  24. Joe Doe

    May 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

    With everything on TV etc. If she truly lost her job over this we are all pathetic and hypocritical

  25. Anonymous

    May 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    i WANT HER BOSSES PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS. I MEAN, WE ALL HAVE TO BE PERFECT. IT IS A SHAME SHE LOSES HER JOB OVER THIS. I’M CALLING COMCAST TO CANCEL SERVICES.

  26. Jinnybug

    May 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    In a world where a president gets impeached and still have support in a political world but a sportscaster can’t make a mistake?? Live TV lives for viral moments like this, if they didn’t like it they need to have a 10 second delay and edit. STUPID

  27. Vince

    May 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Mistake, simple mistake. She should not have lost her job over this. She is a nice looking lady and I am sure another broadcaster will pick her up.

  28. Bill H

    May 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Fired over this .. you must be kidding … I would sue them if I were here … wonder if they would of fired her is she was black .. because if she was .. I 100% promise you the station would be taken to court and a line of black lawyers and agenda driven people like Al Sharpton would be there offering to take the case for free

  29. Dee

    May 3, 2013 at 11:48 am

    1. When boycotting Comcast, remember that they also own NBC and MSNBC so keep them also on your boycott list.
    2. Just gotta say it: “If it had been guy making this mistake, he wouldn’t have been fired!

    • N8Ball666

      May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      1) She was absolutely wronged and this should be corrected with penalty

      2) You making this sexist makes you a stupid person. Being passionate should not replace speaking intelligently. Take the estrogen pop out of your mouth.

    • Anonymous

      May 4, 2013 at 12:48 am

      amen my friend

  30. lamigra

    May 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

    If she was fired only for that, that’s just plain chicken s–t!

  31. Steve Basara

    May 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    What a joke. Haven’t they ever heard the statement no publicity is bad publicity? She clearly did not do this intentionally. This is not an FCC violation. If nothing else, more people tuned into Blackhawks highlights. I have no doubt she will land on her feet. I wish her the best of luck. The execs who fired her should be ashamed!

  32. mavdad01

    May 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

    This is Gone a little to far. So Mr. Obama has Screwed up many times and he has not Been Fired. Come Comcast get off of your High Horse!!! If I was in your area I would drop your service like a bad piece of a s h . Oh Did I say that. So Fire Me. We all make Mistakes, Maybe the people of Comcast who Fired This young Lady should take a look in the Mirror. And I mean Look HARD AT THEMSELVES!!! Their Is only a few mistakes in life that cannot be fixed, And one of them is not being fired. I Hope this young Lady goes to a Lawyer and sues Comiecsast for being IGNORANT!!!! Everyone Makes Mistakes !!! We are Only Human !!! This Young Lady Just Happened To Be In The Wrong Spot At The Wrong Time When She Happen To Make A Mistake. Get Ready To Pay Out A lot of Money Comiecast . OOPS!!! Comiecast I think You Just Made A Big Mistake. And This Young Lady Is Going To Take It All The Way To The BANK !!! HA, H,A HA, HA, HA .

  33. Chris A

    May 3, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Firing her for that one slip up is ridiculous! I certainly hope there was other reasons besides this on little mistake to justify her firing. If not the company should be ashamed of itself.

  34. Brian

    May 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

    glad i don’t have comcast here or i would drop them like a bad habit and for firing her because of a little slip that happens all the time and as others said it wasn’t the F bomb or worse..she should sue thier asses and with all the air tim this video got someone will snag her up in no time..so comcast you just made your already worthless company even more worthless now and i hope you lose alot of people over it

  35. paup

    May 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Comcast and I have now parted ways also. I cannot cast stones as I have made a flub up or two myself.

  36. aj mkay

    May 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

    she holds that mic like its a hard Pen#s that she wants to put in her mouth.

  37. Dan

    May 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I would love to have a tremendous amount of sex with her… she is HAWT !!!

    But seriously, losing her job over a simple ‘on air’ mistake that was trivial and inconspicuous? Ridiculous.

    I have left comcast as a result of their inappropriate decision making and gone with Verizon. I hope many others do the same.

    … and young lady, if – by chance – you happen to read this message, I would relish the opportunity to get to know you better – in a platonic sort of way… who knows, it may lead to something valuable.

  38. R Villanueva

    May 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

    GEEZ, someone at comcast must have been embarrassed by the word “sex”. I guess they are timid and shy at comcast chicago, maybe even turned a little red in the face. Fired over a mistake like that? I have seen and heard worse on television. I dumped comcast long ago for DirectTV. Comcast’s customers are treated like dirt.

  39. Spiderswebb

    May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    We really have become such a Judgemental race. I rest easier at night knowing that all those perfect people are out there taking care of ridding us from the normal everyday person who often end up making a mistake or date the wrong gender or smoke pot or whatever other crimes against the Perfect Race that They Are wich we tend to wrong by living. “God Bless Them” ………..NOT!!!!

  40. Mike

    May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Wow comcast, get a sense of humar….. Comcast AKA Stupid A-holes

  41. Tony C.

    May 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Comcast! Stop sending me invitations for your services. I am going to go with ATT. The girl slipped. You would hardly catch it. Do yourself a favor Comcast. Reverse your decision. You will be more respected. She is a good reporter.

  42. Vera

    May 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex. I didn’t realize this was a bad word, thought it was part of life. Silly me.

  43. Amanda

    May 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Why would you even think of firing her over this? Are we finally to the point that accidents and mistakes are no longer allowed? Absolutely ridiculous.

  44. joacre

    May 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I bet if it were a male reporter they would not of fired him.

    • N8Ball666

      May 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Making this sexist shows your ignorance. It is terrible what happened to her,…..but this has nothing to do with sexism. Don’t be stupid.

  45. Paul

    May 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Sorry I country has such a lack of humor.

  46. Jamie

    May 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    The truth hurts….

  47. Tony C.

    May 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Hey Comcast! Stop sending me invitations to your services. I am going to go with ATT. The girl slipped. Do yourself a favor and reverse the decision. You will get more respect from your viewers. She is a good reporter.

  48. PG

    May 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    She surely should not be fired due to her on-air slip. Any reporter will tell you that it happened to them and they kept their job. The only thing that could have happened is that she made remarks off-air that where inappropriate. Who knows….She is young and hopefully learned from her mistake on-air slip Tuesday night. Wishing you the best of luck….

  49. Jake

    May 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Again, another undeserved victim of the political correctness mob … tragic, just sad. This country and culture has become despicable! If I could, I would hire Susannah in a heartbeat. With her looks, sense of humor and obvious talent, I’m sure she would boast rating significantly. Who cares if she has a slip up, it’s human nature.

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  51. dugsage

    May 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Vivid already calling her.

  52. dbruck

    May 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    To all of the people who are flipping out thinking she got canned because of a slip of the tongue, tt wasn’t this comment that resulted in her getting fired. What it did is once this comment hit the national stage (Leno), the social media trending Susannah Collins resulted in people finding out about a series of lowbrow comedy skits on youtube (link here) and CSN wanted to avoid the embarrassment.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MiddlebrowMedia

    • N8Ball666

      May 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      By your logic it makes it worse. Now they are using an excuse, which is despicable. They should have done their homework before they hired her, and not hired her if it was not a fit. Now they are using a non-issue as a springboard?!? THIS IS YOUR ARGUMENT!?! NOW THEIR ARE FURTHER GROUNDS FOR A WRONGFUL TERMINATION SUIT!!!!!

      • N8Ball666

        May 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm

        THERE

  53. Anonymous

    May 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Comcast continues its lying ways. It is the worst company in the world for customer service and now it has notched a place in infamy for lying about why it fired Collins. Too bad companies such as Comcast — and there are many of them — can’t be fired for lack of honesty in all their business dealings, which is far worse than anything Collins did.

  54. I MAN

    May 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    You mean we could have fired George W. ???!!!

  55. Michael

    May 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Every bad thing I have heard about Comcast, and that’s a lot, is magnified 100-fold by this idiotic, boneheaded move by this firing…glad I dont have comcast and NEVER will…good luck susannah!

  56. Justmaybe

    May 3, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Maybe she was having sex with the entire team…..

  57. Anonymous

    May 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    You could hear that she was nervious, plus the fact that she corrected herself with the next word after she realized the slip. We all make mistakes. Come on Comcast…for real??

  58. Thomas

    May 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    “We appreciate everything Susannah has contributed to our network over the past year…” Which begs the question, What allo has she contributed?

  59. Kaner88

    May 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    LOL I nailed her several times over the season…

  60. PudbertSavannahGA

    May 3, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Comcast is the biggest bunch ofNazi’s and communists !

  61. nesmith

    May 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    From the way she said it, “that they have a tremendous amount of sex …” she never meant it the way it came out. She really did mean to say “success.” Who in their right mind would say the first statement? She is smart and has gotten where she is because of her verbal acumen and her looks. She doesn’t seem to be a dumb bimbo like Jenn Sterger. Just play it off like a bad slip and roll with the punch. C’mon Comcast, now you look like the POS company that you are.

  62. J-AL

    May 4, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Comcast is a terrible company….I quit giving them my money years ago!

  63. PatrickLA

    May 4, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Lawsuit? Not if she wants another network to hire her. She is ain’t a bad situation. If she is any good at what she does, she will be working again. Then again, she was just a pretty talking head with no sports knowledge except for the sex part!

  64. j. waldron

    May 4, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Comcast should hang their heads in shame for being so ignorant. They got tons of free publicity from all of this and with their declining memberships they need all the help that they can get. It was not even the F— or the infamous Ni–er, I say three cheers for Direct T.V. I switched from comcast to Direct T.V. and never looked back.

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