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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I still can't figure out what this is going to be, but apparently espn is going after the female market with a blog and maybe a tv channel for women.


    Speaking as part of the target audience, I am wildly turned off by anything that segregates women from the general sports audience. I'm guessing this new venture will give more space to sports/events/topics that don't appeal to the mainstream male audience, which I suppose is a good thing...or way too 'empowering' in a condescending way.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I am women hear me roar.
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    All this time I thought you were a guy.

    Thoughts on the National Spelling Bee?
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  5. mb

    mb Active Member

    Wait a second. Does this mean they would farm all the WNBA and women's college basketball onto that channel? Exxxxxxxxxcelllllllllllent.
  6. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    This could be the vehicle in which ESPN says buh-bye to ESPN Classic.....
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If this means less gymnastics and figure skating during Olympic broadcasts I'm all for it.
  8. Won't happen. Those are the two most-watched events of the Summer Games. Nothing else even close.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    In typical ESPN fashion, it will be on mainstream cable because they want it.
    I agree with 21 -- it's segregation
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Obviously ESPN is hoping to capture some of the success of Sports Illustrated Women.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Truth hurts.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I hope it's just as awesome and non-condescending as those "Football 101" classes teams offer for women, where they're like "This is a football! These are guys! They wear tight pants and run around!"

    Also, if at any point it involves a pink jersey, I will wish death upon it. I love pink as much or more than anyone else...but Christ. Wear the team colors if you're going to support the team.
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