Charissa Thompson is one of the most widely-known sports broadcasters in the field today. Over the past decade, she has cultivated a standing within the larger cultural zeitgeist that rivaled by few.
These days, Thompson primarily focuses on the NFL and works in two major capacities: covering Thursday Night Football for Amazon and Sunday morning football for FOX.
Obviously this has been something of a bumpy year for Thompson, but she is still as popular as ever.
This week, Thompson set the internet ablaze with a reference to her nipples that earned a strong reaction from fans at home:
What did Charissa Thompson just say?
“I’ve got nipples can you milk me Greg?”
Richard Shermans face is hilarious.#nfl #foryou #trending #sports #football #foryoupage #charissa pic.twitter.com/X4cQF8rfYd
— SportsHub952 (@SportsHub952) December 22, 2023
Viewers couldn’t help but notice that fellow panelist and NFL legend Richard Sherman was especially taken aback by Thompson’s reference to her nipples.
For the uninitiated, Thompson’s reference was a callback to an infamous line that occurred in the movie ‘Meet the Parents’ starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.
Still, given the way she said it, obviously the quote landed a bit different coming out of Thompson’s mouth.
In that respect, Thompson blowing up online the way she did this week shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
By any fair measure, 2023 was a huge year for Thompson.
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Her star power truly reached new heights.
What does 2024 hold for Thompson? An answer one way or the other will emerge soon enough.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.