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Women presenting football programmes: good or bad?

Asked by joannamc (360points) February 23rd, 2011

There is an increase in the number of women presenting football programmes.
They are all quite dolly bird attractive but seem to know what they are talking about.
Do men find this acceptable and respect their opinions or do they prefer male exclusivity in the world of football?

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bob_'s avatar

I’m cool. It’s not like most male presenters give the most high-minded analysis anyway.

janbb's avatar

Football football or soccer football?

12Oaks's avatar

I assume you mean European football (as us Yanks refer to as soccer) and not American football (I have no idea what Europeans refer to that as.) Anyway, the same thing is happening to American football (assuming you were originally speaking about soccer), and NASCAR as well, and I, for one, have no problem with that. Hey, a good looking lady amoung all those men is a good thing. They all seem to know their stuff, so there’s no reason why not.

deni's avatar

As far as American football goes anyhow, I find them annoying. I am a woman as well but I know that 98% of the reason they are down there on the sidelines is because they’re hot. They tend to ask bad questions too. “Peyton, can you explain what happened in the first half?” What? Really? You were 10 feet away. We were all watching. MOVE ON TO A QUESTION THAT ISN’T RETARDED.

ucme's avatar

Not an issue with this sports fan. Topless would be better, but that would be just plain sexist….. greedy.

joannamc's avatar

ah yes, I forgot about the football/soccer thing. I am English but live in France so only watch soccer. Is it the same for American football over there? Do you have the same situation?

bob_'s avatar

@deni They all ask the same stupid questions, and the players always have the same stupid answers.

12Oaks's avatar

@joannamc Yeah, ladies have been on the sidelines for a while now. The first I remember was some lady, I forgot her name now, but she did rodeo even in the later 80s. She asked a question, held the microphone to him, and tried to keep a smile but really looked like she had no idea what he was talking about and she never followed up. I think her name was Nancy.

Blackberry's avatar

Does it matter? The people watching the games most likely already know what they are seeing. If one needs a presenter to understand the game, they’re hopeless already.

12Oaks's avatar

@Blackberry Not if they’re new to the game. Besides, one may want to know why Darrin McPhee is sidelined and not out there playing Midfield. There is no way to know that Darris sprained his ankle unless someone tells you, and the one who would know is the sideline reporter. I like the sideline reporters, even for sports I watch all the time. There’s no better way to get the lowdown on Kyle Busch’s drafting partner/pit stop strategy.

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