A Note To Men Everywhere: Stop it... (even though, we know you won't...)


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This is another one of those weeks where history was made and too many people (translation: men) have decided to run their mouths on social media, hiding behind their tens of followers (or less) and feel compelled to take shots on someone they don't know just because of who they are and not their abilities...

Before we continue, yes, the HQ is well aware of those in this industry that advance because of looks and not ability... It happens... we get that...

But taking potshots is childish and another chance for Twitter muscles to show from your mom's basement while you're trying to figure out which pair of Underoos you're going to wear today...

See...??? Potshot... A stereotypic potshot based on no foreknowledge whatsoever...

How'd that feel...???

You may now know just how Jenny Cavnar was feeling this week... and she's not the only one over history.

Who's Jenny Cavnar...?

The Colorado Rockies felt compelled to send Cavnar to the play-by-play position this week for a game after 12 years of game analysis and reporting for the Rockies and San Diego Padres- the two teams going at it in Denver Monday night. She joins a very short list (if our math is correct, six) of women who have been put in the pilot seat like that...

Naturally, the idiots came out in 280 characters or less...

Thankfully, the Rockies weren't having any of it... Here's one example...

Good for them...

Frankly, any clown that offered a gender-based cut down of "not wanting a woman calling a baseball game" needs to grow the hell up and (here's a thought) change the damn channel if they're "so offended."

Cavnar wasn't the only one getting this kind of crap this week. There's another sports anchor that was told on her social media account this week that she was cute "until she got old." The user finished with the passive-aggressive thought that the person still enjoyed her sportscasts...

Gee, thanks...

There are an incredible number of talented women who are anchors, reporters, sideline contributors, and (yes) even play-by-play announcers out there these days. And, if you've forgotten, "Real Sports" ran a segment with some of them explaining what it's like these days back in 2016...

(HT: HBO Sports)

Ageism exists. We know that. Sexism exists. We know that, too...

They're both damn stupid. But those in power run those games, sadly...

For the record, the HQ double-dog dares you to name someone that is more knowledgeable than a Doris Burke... And she is hearing it, too...

“I promise you I’m not having plastic surgery. I’m 52. I’ve earned every wrinkle on my face. I actually like my wrinkles. And guess what? There are a lotta 60-year-old men who have wrinkles, no hair, glasses, and nobody gives a damn. It’s about time that a woman my age or above, if she chooses to go into her 60s as an announcer, she should be allowed to do just that.”

Damn right...

So, what does her job and journey mean to her...???

Once again, thanks to HBO Sports from that same interview...

Awful Announcing relays info from a New York Times piece that her contract is up Halloween this year.

This should be a no-brainer...

And, if it is, the HQ would hire her in a heartbeat to be a face for a platform. We'd hire Laura Okmin in a heartbeat (full disclosure: We know her and she kicks ass) and her GALvanize program for young, female sportscasters is a treasure.

So, Dear Reader, take a second before you press "send" these days and enjoy sports for what they are just as much as who tells you the story along the way.

How they look shouldn't matter. It's about research, preparation, and the stories they tell you about what they enjoy just as much as you...

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