Women's Hoops Blog

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

*Jumps up on soap box*

So, what is it with ESPN studio announcers' recent obsession with the word "Ladies."

"Now on the lady's side" -- cut to UConn clips.

"We'll get to the lady's game" -- inset of Ohio St./Michigan State game.

Yah, yah, yah I'm overly sensitive and they don't mean nothin' by it and all that bullcarp.

Stuff it.

I'll get off my high friggin' overly sensitive to institutionalized sexism horse when the male announcers say, "We'll get to the gentlemen's game as soon as the double-overtime game between Virginia and North Carolina concludes."

And I won't hold my breath that ESPN's ombudsman will address the issue.

*Refuses to step off soap box*