The Ladies Bring Balance to the Sports Writing World
After reading Kara Martan's article entitled “Lisa Horne Is Right! Chicks Do Dig the Long Ball, As Well As…” and communicating with a few female members of Bleacher Report, I have come to one conclusion: In general, female sportswriters are more rational and realistic than male sportswriters.
Just take a look at what Kara pointed out in her article. She listed the successful female writers who share their work on Bleacher Report, and from what I can gather it appears these ladies are able to write with less bias than us men.
After reading this article, I am sure the guys will accuse me of becoming soft. It will not surprise me if someone claims I am acting just like a woman, but there is a time when you have to give credit where credit is due.
Maybe I am in the minority, but when feedback is left by a woman I take it more serious than if it is from a male. Women are more creative in general, and a woman provides more sincere feedback than a guy.
Do not get me wrong, this does not apply to every woman who ever attempted to become a sportswriter. But I think these qualities are shared by those who become successful.
The problem men face is the fact that we have too much pride. There are many men out there who do not like the idea of a woman doing their job just as well or better than them, especially when it comes to something like sports writing, but I am one of the few who admit women add a much-needed balance.
Let's be honest, after a while there is only so much you can say about following a sporting event or leading up to a big game.
This is another general statement, but women are able to do a better job of filling in other aspects of the game than a man. Men will bore you with the stats, continuously state the obvious, and argue with each other until they are blue in the face. Trust me when I say the female side is much needed in the world of sports media.
Now it is time to hear more women on sports talk radio shows. Will you men listen to a woman sports radio host? If she is a voice—and not a pretty face—will you still listen?
To the ladies who contribute to Bleacher Report, please keep up the great work because you keep us men balanced.
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