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Old 10-11-2008, 03:14 PM
 
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What's with the female commentators on ESPN nowadays? We all loved Andrea Kramer's insighful sideline interviews, but now the Political Correctness Platoon (PCP) has invaded the press box and mandated that 50% of all words spoken "on air" come out of a lipstick-mouthed female commentator. Are ESPN, CBS, NBC and the like under threat of lawsuit? Why such a swing for a 'female' voice in football commentating?

I don't like it.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:21 PM
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Location: NE Virginia and Washington, DC
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What's with the female commentators on ESPN nowadays? We all loved Andrea Kramer's insighful sideline interviews, but now the Political Correctness Platoon (PCP) has invaded the press box and mandated that 50% of all words spoken "on air" come out of a lipstick-mouthed female commentator. Are ESPN, CBS, NBC and the like under threat of lawsuit? Why such a swing for a 'female' voice in football commentating?

I don't like it.
I would guess that the sports networks know their fans are mostly men, so i see nothing wrong with having beautiful women doing the commentary to keep hooking men.

BTW, a few of my favorites are Jill Arrington, Cindy Brunson, and Rachel Nichols.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Erin Andrews is all I gotta say!!
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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Some of these women have pretty deep voices. Maybe they were trained to act butch or maybe they were born butch. If anybody's watching, listen to the woman commentator in the N'Western/Mich State game...

I don't get off to female voices commentating on sports, nor do I think it's cute. I think they (PCP-Political Correctness Platoon) have over stepped their bounds and are encroaching into the only slice of society that hasn't been "emasculated". Their conquering of the 95% male audience has to be one of the PCP's biggest accomplishments, and Iwo Jima of sorts...

Football is becoming a spectacle of political correctness...
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Erin Andrews is all I gotta say!!
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Redneckville, NJ
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Michelle Tafoya gets my vote. The girls know her stuff.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Anybody who knows what they're talking about is welcome to be doing broadcasting, as far as I'm concerned. It's when they bring in unqualified people just as a "hook" that I think about turning off the broadcast.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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it is the same thing with CNBC

You have money honey Maria Bartiromo, and Erin Burnett
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Gee, could it be that <gasp> women love football too?

Why shouldn't women comment on football games? Many are much more football literate than some men.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Some of us out here watching are female. Why shouldn't I have an opinion? It's worth as much as any beer-gutted Lazy Boy jock's.
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