Is it because she is particular a'bout punctuation?
OT: Reason(s) we hate Pam Ward
Who is Reason and why does his "we" hate Pam Ward?
I think the headline means that a guy named Reason wrote a book/article called "We hate Pam Ward." Sounds like a good read.
Let me be the first to say:
I'm thinking I'm prolly gonna make the 13-hour round trip to see the game in person, just so I don't have to listen to her butcher the game on TV
I had already planned on going to this game, but now the fact that ol' Pammy is calling it makes me even happier I'm making a similar 12-hour round trip trek.
I hate Pam Ward because the first three times I watched a game she called, I couldn't tell if she was a man or a woman.
How can you tell now?
In December 2009, Ward disrespected an injured Marshall Football player by stating, "Dammit...Get him off the field please...Hurry up!"
For years I felt like Pam Ward had no real passion in football announcing and she was just doing it for the paycheck. I always kind of felt bad though, like I was being too hard on her. Then when I saw that clip I realized I'd been right all along and gave into my hatred. I hate her because she is no talent hack that somehow got a gig due to social connections and is blocking some good announcer from getting a job.
"somehow" = equal opportunity at the expense of quality expertise
for a Flomax bowl update."
I just love inadvertant piss jokes.
I tried finding the video where at the end of a tied basketball game the clock ticks down and Pam Ward says "and this game is OVER...no...I'm sorry, we're going to overtime. OVERTIME it is!" What.the.hell.
It's been erased from the internet, apparently. Not even Awful Announcing has it anymore. I don't know what happened to it.
Jesus tapdancing christ in a handbasket. I hadn't seen this clip until now; how does she still have a job?!
How can anyone be so heartless. What a beeeeyotch!!
I had never seen nor heard of this before now. Now I know to particularly dislike this heshe.
I still can''t believe she wasn't removed after that. It's probably the most appalling thing a football commentator has said on-air since Jimmy the Greek.
I think the clip where the one announcer overly describes a player's soft hands and the other one replies with "That... thats kind of gay." is tied with this or a very close second.
Simulcast. Beckman. Brandstatter.
I've already looked up a couple of radio feeds to play while my TV is muted. As for the OP, I hate Pam Ward because she calls the action about fifteen seconds after it happens.
Anything online stream audio of the game?
How about her general lack of knowing anything about football or the players that play it?
I would stream the radio broadcast of the game on my computer, turn up the volume, leave the tv on, and turn down the tv volume. That is all that needs to be done.
I plan on watching the game with the TV muted, and the radio turned up.
Because literally every damn time she calls a game I have to google her to prove to both my mother and father that she is in fact, a woman (...right?).
Plus her name backwards is Map Draw. It's just unnatural to have whole words come out of that.
If there's one treasure I hope never to uncover on a Map, it's hers.
That dude sucks!
Be nice to Pam, he has feelings.
I don't understand how she gets away with being a terrible announcer and unattractive....i feel that women have to have at least one of those aspects. in order to get the job ...but she somehow has fooled her employers.
Hopefully not sex though.
Makes me wonder about Dana Jacobson as well
You bite your tongue sir, Dana Jacobson is a legend.
EDIT: Who disagrees with me? Lest we forget this epic event: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/25/dana-jacobson-suspended-b_n_82908.html
She should've been fired for the f Jesus comment
It's a bit offensive, but I like to think that she was more thinking about Touchdown Jesus and just left the Touchdown bit off of it when she said that. Regardless, I have a hard time disliking someone that hosts a nationally televised sports show and signs off shows frequently with "Go Blue."
If she actually just said F*** Notre Dame and not the other stuff, she should get a medal. I mean geeze, we have the Knute Rockne story, Rudy and just about all sorts of other ND propaganda.....And did Rockne ever play Yost? No.....Chicken....
and Suzyn Waldman of YES Network / Yankees fame. (shiver)
I love this board
This is an easy one for me:
She has zero emotion. None. She could just as easily be reading her cable bill as announcing a Michigan touchdown. I don't know if this is intentional or not, but it sucks all excitement out of the game (and just plain sucks).
I have absolutely no issue with women calling sports. Even football. A professional play by play person should be clear, concise, defer properly to the color person, make spot-on observations and pronounce names correctly. Someone who is cool and rational and lets the game unfold with a subtle narrative. Do those things, and I'll overlook the weirdness, the alien-ness of a woman's voice during an exciting moment when Denard busts a tackle and is in the open field, or when James Rogers steps in and makes a huge pick at a critical part of the game. Be Brad Nessler with tits, and I'm all for you.
Pam Ward has none of those attributes. She is a perfect storm of fucked up.
Definitely, I'd be happy with someone like Erin Andrews (even if we didn't see her) because she's enthusiastic and seems to genuinely know her stuff.
Pam Ward reminds me of the substitute announcer from Major League. "Fly ball...caught.
that was awesome!
She and Drew Carey have something in common.
That the person who created the mute button knew Pam was going to be born and become a sportscaster.
Because I can't have her.
Because she makes my heads hurt - one more than the other...
Her mere presence in the booth is a reminder that an angry and well-organized minority can make a lazy or frightened majority cater to its whims.
In the interest of political correctness, I'll say no more. :)
I can't believe that Ms. Ward found time in between doing photo shoots for Playboy and Esquire to call this game.
And he ran down the field... Touchdown.
This exactly. And her voice. Just not good for listening to. Seems kind of important for broadcasting
This is pretty much what I was saying above, except you said it better.
Reasons to hate Pam Ward:
1) Threads like this whenever Pam Ward calls a Michigan game.
paired with Ray Bentley.
spectacularly horrible. I have the rare pleasure, living in West Michigan, of hearing him in the morning and the occasional afternoon. He HATES Michigan. And it shows. Not to mention, he has the broadcasting charisma of a pickled herring.
When she says "Touchdown Michigan!" she says it with the gusto of an eggplant and the attractiveness of a hyenas asshole.
Because they're that funny. Well played.
When she says "Touchdown Michigan!" she says it with the gusto of an eggplant and the attractiveness of a hyenas asshole.
as I don't have see Millen's piece of shit face I don't care who's calling the damn game.
... Millen the Village Idiot is everywhere these days, and is 100 times worse than Ms. Ward.
Think down through the years of all the ex-player "color" announcers who can't speak the language or provide any insight beyond "Wow!"
I think the cheap shots on this have about run their course; there's something off-putting about anonymous guys criticizing a woman's appearance. Definitely not the "Michigan Difference."
I have to ask myself what Millen did to get himself a job announcing. I don't know, after being the architect of an 0-16 team not to mention of teams where the best record was 7-9. That mediocrity doesn't happen often....It's almost a malicious form of mediocrity. And when ABC has that jackass covering the Michigan games, it's almost like they are raising their middle finger to the State of Michigan. Hey ABC, you still pissed that King Coleman owned you in all his interviews with you?
Oh and what was the deal with the announcers during the EMU-OSU "game"? Did Tressel give them certain favors? I mean they made it sound like he was beating a team that was coached by the reincarnation of Bear Bryant, Fielding Yost and Knute Rockne....Geeze....And they couldn't help fawning over themselves when Tressel called a trick play when ahead by 25 points in the third quarter.....Geeze....
It's because she's really bad at announcing, and I just know there has to be a human being out there, preferably a woman just to keep things PC, who would be better at that job than Pam Ward. ESPN should give that person, again preferably a woman, the job. Pam Ward makes games almost literally unwatchable. They might as well not even bother with a play by play person.
I would much, much prefer to listen to the game in another language by someone remotely competent (not even really in football, just announcing) than listen to Pam Ward. I find listening to golf on the radio more interesting.
I dislike Pam Ward as an announcer. Immensely.
Pam Ward should be immediately replaced by an actual member of the human race.
because she says "and thaaat is going to beee a toooouchdoooown..." 10 seconds after the PAT.
Replace Pam Ward with Gregg "Free Beer" Daniels. Problem solved.
How long do you have?
If we have to have a female play-by-play announcer, why not Sage Steele or Hannah Storm? They obviously can inflect their voices and read from a teleprompter. Reading from a spotter's prompts can't be all that different.
Pam Ward to say: "Denard passes it to the man... and boom goes the dynamite."
I mean, come on, they just wanted some fucking candy Pam.
She is going to be silent for 3 precious hours this Saturday because she will be largely unable to carry on about "time of possession" the whole game like she has done for the last 2 years.
Nessler is worse than Ward, and Tirico is one of the worst
and the first 45 seconds of this are priceless...
I don't hate Pam Ward as a person, but she's a piss poor football announcer. The injured Marshall player incident was over the top. That and the intelligent comments like " If that guy runs the ball into the endzone, he'll score 6 points".
Anyone want to give her the "Crocodile Dundee" sex verification test? Yikes!!!
That's no more inane than some of the other bobbleheads though....
"If that guy wasn't tackled, he could have gone all the way...."
I hate Pam Ward because she gets to use any bathroom she wants. Also I heard that Erin Andrews hates her because she never puts the seat down.
It literally hurts my ears.
If you took a trasncript of what she says during a game and read it, it would not be run-out-of-the-room-screaming bad.
But when you hear it in her odd inflectionless nasal bleat, it just plain hurts your head.
for the way she called the indiana game last year. the phrase "Carlos Brown has some good speed" is forever burned into my ear drum.
for the WNBA playoffs. That way I'd never have to hear her voice again. Or 98% of the country...
Good call on that one:
I'm not a particular fan of Pam Ward because she's not a great playcaller.
This is the thing about there being one woman play caller (or woman doing X): if they happen not to be very good at it, they kind of ruin it for the rest of us. The next talented chick wanting to play call is going to have to overcome the Pam Ward stigma. While having people make snippy comments about her looks (if she's not Miss America) and basically catcalling her on message boards (if she's cute).
Because her face looks like it caught on fire and someone put it out with a pitchfork?
2) She made me stay down in a hole
3)She did a creepy dance with her thing tucked between her legs.
a female mullet???
/and i'm using the word "female" very loosely
which one of these guys is Pam Ward?
I hate when she calls games! I was terrified that she would be calling the BG game, I couldn't even describe the relief / excitement when I heard Brian Griese's voice.
She's a man, man.
commentary on the year 2008 would be something like, "In my view, as good as Michigan was in 2007, that's how as bad they've been now."
and that's not hyperbole, she really is the worst sportscaster ever, in the history of television and radio. I'd rather listen to "boom goes the dynamite" guy call every Michigan game for the rest of my life than listen to "her" call any more games. Here is a classic Pam Ward-ism for your amusement: