Monday, October 18, 2010

ESPN College Game Day is Sexist

I LOVE football. All kinds of football. I am pretty good with the language of football as well. I am FEMALE!

I just saw a commercial for College Game Day where only men are watching the show. There are a few females but they are otherwise occupied and not watching the program. I LOVE watching College Game Day. I feel like I wait forever for it to came back around after the Championship Game. The information they give about all the teams is decent. Their picks are usually off. And, I seriously can not stand Lee Corso when he does his pick at the location they are filming.

However, my favorite part of College Game Day is what I like to call "Whack-A-Cheerleader." Have you noticed that cheerleaders pop up behind "the guys" throughout the morning? They look like the moles in "Whack-A-Mole." Now, the last few years, I would just go up to the television and smack it when a cheerleader would pop up. This year, I am high tech - a Nerf Maverick Rev-6 dart gun.

Have you seen this baby? It only olds six darts, but they are the suction cup variety! Perfect for taking my Whack-A-Cheerleader game to a new level. I get to aim and shoot. Sometimes I miss and get a surprise. Sometimes I am spot-on, like when I got Bobby Bowden the second he stepped off the bus. Oh yes! Drooling just thinking about this coming Saturday morning!!

So, ESPN, are you trying to keep females from your shows? I think you need to balance out your commercials a little better and maybe skew some towards your female audience. After all, "YES, i'm a woman; YES, i know the game; YES, i watch ESPN." If you don't know what I just wrote, you're not a woman who loves the game!

1 comment:

  1. Umm, you don't watch anything BUT ESPN. Unless of course there's a game on one of the big four. Oh, and hockey on Vs. Not that I'm complaining, but sometimes I just wanna cuddle.