Fort Worth Star-Telegram former sports columnist Jennifer Floyd Engel left the paper earlier this year to become a national sports columnist on the FOX Sports web site. Now every time she writes about the Dallas Cowboys she receives several trillion comments from around the country telling her she’s a terrible writer, a witch, a moron who doesn’t understand the game, a Cowboys homer, etc.
She really rattled the cage today with “It’s cool to be a Romosexual again.”
But there’s something else I noticed. She’s changed her face again.
Last month, I blogged about Engel’s new gig (“Jen Floyd Engel Dodges Balls of Hate“) and noted the profile picture that accompanied her Star-Telegram column was changed to a leaner, meaner, tanner, more android portrait at FOX Sports.
I can only guess that my observations regarding Engel’s profile photo prompted her to make yet another change. She’s gone back to a softer, sweeter photo. Gone is Android Engel. Say hello to Urban Chic Engel.
In her new photo, she mixes the casual (jeans jacket) with the cosmopolitan (a scarf) and recaptures her sweet side with a new hairdo and softer makeup, while still retaining slight overtones of her short stint as an automaton.
Alas, changing her profile pic didn’t soften her readers’ attitudes. Her latest column, particularly the “Romosexual” phrase, went over like a skidmark on a wedding dress.
“Your headline honestly made me ill,” one reader commented. “If you’re going to write about football, then please do so without agitating unsuspecting people at work that are just looking for an update of the game.”
Another commenter was even more succinct: “Jen, go back to playing with your Barbies!”