July 27th, 2010 at 8:32 PM ^

Unless by some chance there is a woman who plays or coaches in the NFL successfully (not just 'the first' or 'the only') or maybe gains recognition in her own right as a sportswriter, I don't think she should be calling a game. One of the nicer things about the 21st century is most people believe that if you've earned it, you've earned it - regardless of race, gender, etc. Otherwise what merit does anyone have to call a game above the rest of us at home on the couch? Picking a woman to call a game for the sake of diversity or political correctness rather than her own merit (as a man would) does no one any good in the long or short run.

By this argument, I don't think men announcing gymnastics or figure skating or whatever are that creepy because men have also earned merit in those sports. However, if somewhere in Bizarro world childbirth was an Olympic sport, I would be kind of unsettled if a man was doing the play-by-play.


July 27th, 2010 at 2:55 PM ^

She would stick up for Pam Ward, and call me sexist when I complained about her announcing.  Now that she knows a bit more, she complains even worse than I do - if there's going to be a token female announcer, Mrs. Lo wants it to be someone who's going to represent the gender well.


July 27th, 2010 at 3:38 PM ^

I would post how I truly feel about this, but it might be the post that gets comments closed, so I'm not going to.  Suffice to say that I don't think she should be calling peewee football.


July 27th, 2010 at 5:36 PM ^

Wasn't she reprimanded for saying something about an injured Marshall player a few years ago? Yet they are looking at moving her up to the NFL?

I guess it kind of makes sense. ESPN was in trouble for some sexual harassment suit, so they save some face by putting a token female in the booth.


July 27th, 2010 at 10:15 PM ^


That episode with her pissing and moaning during a commercial break when there was a kid down on the field during a Marshall game, and she obviously didn't want to have to adlib when they cut back to live. There's no room for that. Send her to play by play Women's softball, she'd feel a lot more at home there, she might even find a new girlfriend.


July 28th, 2010 at 4:06 PM ^

Pam Ward is a bad announcer - like every single one out there not named Brent Musberger or Al Michaels. She's hardly extraordinary, and hardly worse than the D-team clown that Fox and CBS roll out now.