Former NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to give her take on Indiana Fever star guard Caitlin Clark not being selected as one of the first 12 players to make the U.S. Olympic women’s national basketball team.

“The first woman to ever have a Nike shoe named for her was Sheryl Swoopes, a Black woman who played basketball and was extremely famous. But not quite this famous. And there seems to be this jealousy of Caitlin Clark. And some people say, you know, maybe they did overexpose her in the media. You know, maybe there was just too much Caitlin Clark. That’s not all Caitlin Clark’s fault. I think, you know, she’s trying to help the game that she loves. And the game that she loves, needs and wants the help. So here they have this golden opportunity. Let’s put her on the Olympic team. Let’s take her to Paris. Let’s get all this global exposure to our game. Because the game is better now than it’s ever been. The women’s game. Okay? And it’s not just that just because of her, but she’s brought the eyeballs to it. It’s like when Tiger Woods brought the eyeballs to golf. So this is a very similar thing. Now, I understand if you’ve been grinding away at women’s basketball for the last eight, ten years, and then all of a sudden, one day, every reporter just wants to talk to you about Caitlin Clark. Yeah, that’s going to get a little bit old. Right? You’re going to get tired of it. You’re going to go like, well what about me? What about the rest of us who’ve been doing this? But at the same time, wouldn’t it be smart if you’re trying to grow your game, wouldn’t it be wise to say she’s great? We love having her in the game. Because eventually the reporter will move off of that. And then say, yeah, what about you? But there’s this reluctance to do that. And I think it is so shortsighted and so silly. It’s really hard to give a rationale that is meaningful.”

Jimmy also talks to Michele about a new episode of “The Fox True Crime Podcast” that she’s featured in, titled, The Crimes Of OJ Simpson: The Unmasking. To hear what else she had to say, listen to the podcast!