While I don't love people evaluating female sideline reporters purely on the basis of their looks, I have to say that I was never particularly impressed with either Pam Oliver's or Erin Andrews' football acumen. I suspect sideline reporters are basically a contrivance to try to get more interest in the game from American women and the networks prefer to have nice-looking women so the men are ok with it (or happy about it). When we get females in the actual booths I'll be inclined to believe the league (or the networks) are doing it because they appreciate what these women have to say relative to the game. It's hard to be taken seriously in the 30-second cut-aways sideline reporters get aired. It's kind of surprising, actually, that we don't have any women in the booths yet, come to think of it.