“I take the women more seriously than the men. That is because the women have boobs.”
“I just find it tolerable. The whole reason why women do it is because the coaches are more receptive to a dumb female asking scripted questions rather than a male sports analyst asking, ‘Why did you suck so bad in the first half? ’”
“Everyone knows women’s place is dancing provocatively on the sidelines.”
“I live in Detroit, ever since 2004 when Rachel Nichols covered the finals I wanted her to spoon-feed me her yeast infection. She was that hot to me. Now, for some reason she just creeps me out.”
“If it’s a female sport, I like female announcers.”
“Does anyone else have a hard time taking them seriously, when they are all made up, with their short dresses that are low cut at the top, their high heels and makeup so thick it looks like they could be working on a street corner?”
“The voices just don’t fit with football. And I’m not alone. I know people who are generally feminist who feel the same way but won’t admit it publicly.”
“Honestly, I usually pay no attention to whether the broadcaster is male or female. I’m more focused on whether or not they have an annoying voice or habit.”
“Sports reporting is a nice gig funded by both male and female fans alike, so I think that competent women should have the opportunity.”
“I have no problem with female sports announcers. I do know a couple of guys who won’t even watch a game with a female announcer.”
“I have no problem with female announcers, but I prefer men, specifically former players because I think they know what they’re talking about more than anyone else.”
“At this point there are FAR less female reporters that are annoying than there are men that are annoying….I’d think that in this ‘age of enlightenment’ that whether the reporter was male of female wouldn’t matter, just the job they did would.”
“Here I am, watching my game, and it has crazy close. The kids have left because mum is screaming at the telly. And this silly a** blonde chick (complete with long hair waving in the breeze) trying to interview the coach as halftime starts. For some reason this just sets my teeth on edge. Oh no, let’s be honest, it just pisses me off!”
“Women with journalistic integrity and passion for their job: Yes.
Women hired so broadcasters don’t get accused of sexism: Hell, no.”
“I don’t care one way or the other, but my stepmom always fumes when a female sportscaster comes on the screen. She’s like, ‘Doesn’t this bitch know her role? She doesn’t even know the rules of football!’ LOL. She rages pretty hardcore at them.”
“Interesting question that I’d never really considered before.
My first thought was that I must be harboring some latent sexism because every female sports journalist I can think of strikes me as a worthless bimbo.
But my second thought was that, on the other hand, I enjoy many women’s sports and have a great deal of respect for the competitors.
Then my third thought was that I’ve always found most male sports journalists to be worthless fillers of airtime as well.
My fourth thought was that I must not be that sexist after all.”
“Not that I mind or anything, but I can’t really take female sports announcers or broadcasters too seriously. They may have insightful things to say, but I prefer to get my sports news from the likes of Chris Berman. What really annoys me is when these female broadcasters on ESPN or some other sports network give their analysis on the sport of football or boxing.”
“When watching local (Norwegian) sports broadcasts, yes. Because then they will usually be former athletes from the sport talking about cross-country skiing or whatever is on at that time. I started watching NFL games this season, and so far they seem to me to be much more formulaic token presence of the broadcasting team. Two men giving play-by-play and color, and one woman doing interviews. It’s a little weird to me.”
“The ladies on set, like ESPN or such always seem like they are just there to balance out the genders. They seem like they don’t have anything to actually provide to the discussion, they just laugh really loud of exaggerate an emotion then ask the male at the table to provide his thoughts. Sideline reporters…a lot seem to bumble their words lately. Seriously, if you only have 20 seconds to speak, try and not stutter and say something incorrectly 3 times in a row.”
“I would prefer that more female sportscasters were recruited from the ranks of former professional athletes/coaches like the men. As it is, half the time I’m sitting there wondering if they know a single thing about the sport they’re covering that any stat monkey or armchair quarterback on the Internet wouldn’t.”
“I JUST WANNA KNOW WHY THESE BROADS’ MINDS ARE ON MAN SPORTS AND NOT IN THE KITCHEN. AND SOME WINGS AND BEER ROTATION.”
“Most annoying fucking thing in the world…makes me want to shoot people.”
“If they know what’s up, then cool. But as it stands now they’re just on the sidelines as filler asking pretty obvious and seemingly unnecessary questions. You know stuff like, ‘How do you feel about being down 86-7 after the first half?’ That kinda thing.”