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Scott Pioli to join NBC Sports as 'informationalist'

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07:32 PM ET 06.17 | NBC Sports has hired the former Chiefs general manager for its Football Night In America studio program. [Scott] Pioli will appear weekly on either the FNIA studio set in New York City or at the game site of Sunday Night Football. He'll also appear every Monday on the NBC Sports Network's Pro Football Talk in segments with FNIA analyst Rodney Harrison. Pioli said NBC Sports executives have told him they want him to be an "informationalist." He described that position as "being able to talk about experiences, tie them into what is happening currently, and attempt to educate fans and viewers about how things really work behind the scenes." Pioli's segments will be a work in progress. On some weeks, he'll appear in-studio with analysts Tony Dungy and Harrison or with Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio and reporter Peter King. NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood said he also might send Pioli to the Sunday Night Football game site, where he'd appear with host Bob Costas and analyst Hines Ward. (Pioli, whose wife, Dallas, is the daughter of Bill Parcells, will remain based in Kansas City).

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June 17, 2013  07:52 PM ET

Scott Pioli to join NBC Sports as 'informationalist'

Seriously......alist?

June 17, 2013  08:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What is the informationalist job description?

It's similar to a flutist. Basically, blowing is the job.

June 17, 2013  11:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What is the informationalist job description?

Similar to informationist.

One who gathers, analyzes, interprets and uses information.

A type of bloated title for busywork.

 
June 18, 2013  12:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It's similar to a flutist. Basically, blowing is the job.

Also sort of like the guy who services porta-johns. His job is to suck.

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