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women's rights and all that, but women football announcers, commentators, play by play flat out stink and ruin a game. ECU game is going on "Mute".
I just commented to my son that you know it's a crappy bowl when those are the announcers. Glad we've got the MNF crew doing our game. Will be fun to listen to when I get back from Tampa.
It's pretty painful.
I posted this about an hour ago on FB:
Beth Mowins should never do another football game. She's every bit as bad as Pam Ward. Horrible voice.
Left to right: Reed and Blondie,
I am a female sports fan, and I agree that it is horrible to try to listen to females call football games. Maybe there is some female out there who could do a good job with it, but I have not heard one yet.
Not this at all. Their opinion and a high majority would agree. Is what it is !!!!!
Go Gamecocks !!!
I don't know about this lady for this bowl.
I do know that Doris Burke is one of the best basketball announcers, male or female.
I also really like Antinelli, or whatever her name is, on sportsouth that does USC women's b-ball
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
It is awful.
Burke is very good. Haven't heard the other lady you mentioned.
This post was edited by Gamecock Jay 19 months ago
There are probably one or two male sports announcers that are terrible. Maybe it's a person thing, not a gender thing.
Beth Mowins, bring me another beer and some fried zucchini ,thanks babe.
Agree completely on Doris Burke.
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Ok. So, bc she's carrying different plumbing, she's not subject to criticism?!? That sounds dangerously close to affirmative action. About what I'd expect from you.
This is what we get for let'n them out of the kitchen! ***shakes fist***
I don't think Delicious Tacos was saying that women could not be criticized. I think she might be referring to the original post which stated that (all) women football announcers, etc., stink.
Generalizations and absolutes are rarely true, unless you're talking about God.
It's not 1919. Check your watch and try to gain some better footing.
Announcers change, conferences change, recruits even flip, as I have heard.
Get used to it ............and have a Blessed Holiday season.
So far someone only listed a single female announcer that another person agreed did a good job. And that's for basketball.
What's chauvinistic about stating the obvious? Most female announcers flat out stink. They only got the gig bc it's close to the holidays and it's a lower tier bowl. Typical female response. No one can criticize the affirmative action hire. Y'all forget that folks complain about male announcers, too.
No, I haven't forgotten that people here complain about male announcers, too. I actually referred to in my post. However, the men are not singled out as stinking at the job because they are male.
I'm also not saying that the women don't stink. I'm merely pointing out that the level of their foul stench has very little to do with their appendages or lack thereof.
If I ever were to be a sports announcer, I would be a true proficient. (There's a joke in there if you get the quote.)
Let me please clarify. Seems to be some confusion among some about what I meant.
Women make great CEO's, architects, welders, sales"men", swimmers, weightlifters, ping pongers, jackhammer'ers, and probably even a President of the good ole USA, but EVERY single one that I've ever heard call a football game absolutely stunk.
Likewise, I'm sure I could think of something that men have always stunk at, and when i run across it, I'll announce in such forum.
No one said they do a poor job bc they're female. Rather, he said all the females happen to do a poor job.
Words do have meaning.
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Lords know there's more than that, and that's with just FOX alone. Couple that with CBS & ESPN and the numbers goes through the roof of subpar male announcers.
Agree with OP though, every time I hear her announcing college football I have to change the channel.
I'm trying very hard to not have a negative attitude regarding female announcers ... it's not easy. Beth Mowins is about to drive me nuts.
My memorable moments in sports broadcast include the voices of such luminaries as Keith Jackson, Chris Schenkle, Howard Cowsel and Al Michaels.
I have no problem with women providing play by play analysis or color commentary for tennis or golf or womens basketball. They're great for womens softball and womens soccer. I don't even mind the sideline reporting they do at the various football venues.
I just can't stomach the shrill of the voices of either Pam Ward or Beth Mowins. In my very humble opinion the voice of football must be male...to hear it any other way requires the liberal use of the mute feature on my TV remote.
Speaking of sideline reporters - did you catch Kaylee Hartung at the Hawaii bowl? I found the game to be very distracting when I was trying focus on what she was discussing.
I have this discussion with my in-laws every year. Personally, I don't have a problem with females announcing men's sports. I like to think that I can comment intelligently on a number of sports that I haven't personally played at an organized level. I think the same goes for females announcing football.
However, a lot of the female announcers, as noted above, are really bad right now. Pam Ward was a disaster, and if a male had said the things that she would say during a broadcast, I'd call them a disaster, too. To put all female announcers in the same boat is wrong, but it's fine to call a spade a spade for the bad ones, too. And, as noted above, there are PLENTY of terrible male announcers (who cause me to shout at my TV on a weekly basis ... I'm looking at you, David Pollack).
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