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I get so sick of ESPN being called the so called "experts." I'll start off with a few suggestions that I think would work.
1. I would have a different "cast" of experts for every conference. It's impossible for ole Herbie, or anybody else for that matter, to really know all the teams inside and out. There is so much that goes on from week to week, from team to team, that no one man can actually keep up with it all. I'll put it this way. As an FSU fanatic, I can almost always tell somebody when we really should be on "upset alert". I'm sure many of you are the same way. Now I couldn't tell you the first thing about Oregon in that sense.
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First, I would sue them for knowingly taking advantage of John Swofford. There has to be a law somewhere that prohibits major cable companies from negotiating and signing contracts with known muttonheads. There just has to be.
Second, assign Heathen Dinach to cover the SEC and let Samantha Ponder cover the ACC.
Third, promote Danny Kanell to head of sports programming and on-air personnel.
Fourth, any referencing or alluding to the words Tebow, SEC, wide right, gatwhores or urban is grounds for termination.
Fifth, the following people should be featured more than the booth analyst on all ESPN college football broadcasts (even if they just smile) ... Jennifer Hale, Melanie Collins, Lauren Gardner, Charissa Thompson, Inés Sainz, Heidi Watney, Leeann Tweeden, Jenn Brown (but no mention of her alma mater is permitted), and please bring back Jill Arrington (even if her alma mater gets mentioned occasionally). Some don't currently work for ESPN, so they need to be hired.)
This post was edited by GSNole 17 months ago
Bar them from using the phrase "sec" and put a bullet between Lou Holtz's eyes.
No more women broadcasters. Or at least limit them to the B1G.
Yeah, that's a certainty.
The rest is fine in my opinion. I think they do a pretty solid job for the most part.
WOW..and here I thought it was 2013. Apparently you did not get the memo--they also got the right to vote~
I gotta agree with Fish on this one. I am an advocate for equal rights but there is something about a woman's voice doing play-by-play or color commentary that just doesn't jive. It is like when a girl calls a guy by there last name. Not trying to sound sexist, but it just doesn't feel right. I cringe when I hear a cute girl say, "Hey Cummins, you see that play? No way it was pass interefernece, the ball was way over his head?". Maybe I am just weird, I dunno.
Everyone has a right to their own opinion of course---but doesn't that say more about you than it does ESPN. Your reasoning is that YOU don't like to hear a female voice doing play by play--not that a woman can't do play by play. So you're saying that the commentator market should be solely a male profession even though a woman could do it just as well--doesn't that seem a bit antiquated and a bit sexist?
As always, you are more than welcome to your own opinion, but I would have thought that we had surpassed this kind of thinking---perhaps that's just wishful thinking on my part.
They can still do volleyball, LPGA, WNBA.. is that league even still alive?
Like the other poster said I'm not trying to be sexist, it's just a personal preference. I think Pam Ward destroyed any chance there ever might have been that I would enjoy a woman doing the commentary in football.
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The women announcers to me actually do a better job because they don't seem to have true conference affiliation bias.. But that's just me thought
volleyball, LPGA, WNBA
You must realize though, saying "I'm not trying to be sexist," doesn't mean you aren't being sexist---does it? Saying "only women can be commentators" is the definition of sexism. That can be your prerogative---but at least own it.
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If Jesse Palmer uses the phrase "SEC speed" then Kirk gets to hit him in the face with a football from 5 yards out.
Yeah I was just trying to be funny. I do wonder though is it just college football? Are there any regular female commentators for baseball, NFL football or NHL hockey? I can't remember ever hearing any, but I don't watch baseball so I'm really clueless about that.
Seems like they get the bottom of the barrel games at noon on ESPNU or ESPN3, and mostly B1G games.
Conduct an on-air execution of every Gator they have ever hired. Start with Urbie. And yes, I'm sorry but Erin Andrews must go to, just on principal.
No more Ohio State commentators for one. Two, if a team is under sanctions they shouldn't run nonstop insider coverage of that team to hype them up like they did for Urban and the buckeyes. If real news comes out report on it but don't try to keep these teams on the minds of viewers when they are supposed to be getting "punished".
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Just because they can vote and are hot doesn't mean they know about football.
It's not an accident that most are hot and do the injury reports and social welfare stories for each game. There are a few that really know football but most are eye candy, deny it if you want but it is true.
This post was edited by delawarenole 17 months ago
I'll own it. I don't even want women in the room when I'm watching football much less want to listen to them call the damn game. Call me sexist all you want but that's just my opinion. I also don't want to listen to anyone with a lisp call a game. Mayock included. Nothing against people with a lisp I just don't want to here it when I'm trying to enjoy a game.
I'm just the opposite. A girl who can discuss sports instantly gains a point or two on the hotness scale based on her ability and interest in talking sports.
I've had 6s become 7s, and 7s become 9s this way.
Note: the inability doesn't drop em. A ten's a ten even if they only know Tom Brady as Giselle's husband.
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I completely agree. I wanted to be a sportscaster when I graduated from High School. But I am only passionate about football. I had no interest in being a sideline floozy or covering any other sport. Now, although women have done quite well in the field, there unfortunately aren't any good female commentators. By that, I mean play by play and color commentary. It may have something to do with the fact that they/we don't play the game. There are plenty of crappy male analysts as well. I find that the ones who do a really good job bring their playing experience into it.
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