I just read on the ABC news site that Andy Rooney is under fire for saying that women reporters have no business being on the sidelines of a football game. http://abcnews.go.com/ sections/sports/DailyNews/ ESPNFeature3.html
Although I have found female sideline reporters to be competent, I too have wondered if they really were the absolute best for the job. America has gotten so PC that it seems they make extra effort to include women at every facet of a sport. I have no problems when someone like Mary Carrillo announces a men’s tennis match because she is among the best, regardless of gender. But is Melissa Stark the best sideline reporter they could get? What about credibility? Wouldn’t a former football player make a more credible reporter? She is certainly more pleasant to look at than Eric Dickerson, though.
It seems to me that Andy just said out loud what a lot of guys think subconsciously.