A “Lil Positivity”: ESPN’s Jemele Hill Talks Exclusively To Bossip About Being A Black Female Sports Writer, Growing Up In Detroit, And Whether Or Not She Would Date A Pro Athlete

- By Bossip Staff

Bossip: We know, just from watching you on ESPN, and reading your articles, you definitely have a pop culture sensibility to your style of writing and speaking. With that in mind, we’d like to ask you some questions about what Jemele Hill likes. What was the funniest movie you’ve seen recently?

Jemele: Crazy, Stupid, Love with Steve Carell. I didn’t expect it to be funny. I didn’t think it was going to be funny. I just happened to catch it, I think on a flight, and it made me laugh out loud, I really want to see Project X.

Bossip: What is the last thing you listened to on your iPod.

Jemele: Now you are really putting me on blast! It’s probably something the people won’t suspect. Modest Mouse “Float On”. My street credit just got ruined! You just caught me in between it was on shuffle!

Bossip: As a sports writer what was more overwhelming Tebowmania or Linsanity?

Jemele: Ohhhh, Tebow by far. Some of that is based off the fact that I live in Orlando, I actually went to church with Tebow when he was high school.

Bossip: Yea, you living in Florida may have made you feel a little differently than everyone else.

Jemele: I did a big story with him while he was in school, so, I sorta lived with Tebowmania for about 6-7 years. The thing that is unique about Tim Tebow is that every week he gives people that love him a reason to continue to love him and he gives people that hate him a reason to continue to hate him. I think in terms of sports conversation he’s way more polarizing and energizing than Michael Vick. I have been following Michael Vick since I have been in broadcast, he was the most polarizing athlete that I think I have had to discuss, similar to Tim Tebow.

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