Thursday, March 23, 2006

Women in Sports vs. Workplace

On Tuesday night, I listened to the radio and heard Bonnie Bernstein on the Jim Rome show on ESPN 1000 and she was talking about how she's working for Sprint and CSTV covering the Men's Basketball tournament. For those of you not familiar with her, she was a sideline reporter at CBS for Football and College Basketball for a number of years.

While she's a talented woman, I have a problem with women sports reporters, journalists, etc. and for sure "cheerleaders" because guys I know use sports as an escape from the "outside world."

Picture this scene: You're a guy in a law firm or bank and you work 40-50 hours a week maybe more with women on projects, cases, deals, etc. You want to chill with the guys after work (7 -1030 pm) and then you see a Mara Liasson lookalike on your TV screen reporting from the Cell or Wrigley Field. Doesn't exactly sound or look like an escape to me.

Women have their "escapes" and very few men wish to join in those activities (make-up, clothes, shopping). Let us have our escape (as long as it isn't criminal).

Thank you.


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