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maybe it's been covered, but male reporters in WTA, WNBA, LPGA locker rooms?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mrbio, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. mrbio

    mrbio Member

    New here, maybe it's been discussed, but female journalists demand and received access to pro sport mens locker rooms. Now flip the coin, should men be allowed in LPGA, WTA or WNBA locker rooms, you know, in order to do their job and get deadline quotes etc.?

    Equality and balance is the right way, so they say, right? ;
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    WOW, why didn't anyone ever think of that??

    At some point are they going to teach this subject in school?

    Equal access, MrBio. If men get in, women get in. If women get in, men get in. In no case can one gender get in to do interviews while the other gender is left out.

    Those leagues can choose to keep the locker rooms closed until players are dressed, in which case everyone waits, male and female.

    Sorry to be harsh, but it's a bullshit question from anyone who considers themselves a part of the sports media.
  3. mrbio

    mrbio Member

    "Anything goes." just wanted to read some comments from experts like you and others, after reading about the Masters situation last week.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I used to cover the WNBA. I was in the locker room after games.
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Candace Parker, what's your favorite ice cream?

    - movie?
    - hobby?
    - Best/worst moment in basketball?

    Thanks so much. Can I get a photo?
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Did you see any Brazilians?
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The problem, Mr. Bio, is that your question comes from a certain viewpoint that assumes men aren't allowed. Like Mizzou, I've done a WNBA game or two, and yes, you have locker room access.

    In fact, probably the most ribbing I ever took in a locker room was from a Lisa Leslie-era L.A. Sparks team as I was there to interview the local hero 12th woman on the roster in a game at Minnesota.

    The Sparks' regulars were giving me eternal shit for not talking to them (I was the only reporter in there) so I could talk to the scrub who played maybe a sum total of 10 minutes for that entire season. Good times.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Give him a break. Maybe he goes to the University of Colorado. [/crossthread]
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Janeth Arcain. She played for the Seattle Storm.
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