Friday, April 23, 2004

Women and Basketball.

Was just watching the Nets / Knicks replay on ESPN just now and I've come to a conclusion. Despite my belief that women can do almost anything men can, they can't talk basketball. (unless they're Cheryl Miller)
The travesty was a Asian woman who was trying to work a commentary on the playoffs that fell flat. I don't really know if she knew what she was talking about, but it sure sounded like she was reading off a script. Plus she didn't have the right grunt to make it work. I mean, the lady made Ron Artest sound like a Care Bear for goodness sakes. And it's hard to swallow the term "dominant centers" when it's said by a woman who sounds like one of our own TCS newscasters.
Commentary's supposed to incite a sense of "grunt" in a viewer...It's supposed to be followed by "Hell Yeah!"s and "Hooyah!"s. It's not supposed to sound as civilised as ladies at afternoon tea.
That kinda spoilt the game for me.

Damn Star Sports.


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