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Pam Ward: She gone

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dixiehack, May 21, 2012.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Minnesota-Purdue won't ever be the same.

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I thought this line at end of story was pretty funny:

    "The departure of Ms. Ward now leaves just two female announcers on ESPN's college football roster: Beth Mowins and Mike Patrick."
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Pam Ward was a far better announcer than that Every Day Should Be Saturday guy who did the linked story will ever be as a writer.
  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    She was cringe-worthy. In more than a decade, I never reached a point of comfort with Pam Ward doing a college football game.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I never understood why she is so polarizing. You either love her or hate her. There doesn't seem to be much in between.

    I really like her. She gives the down and distance. She tells you what happened. She doesn't get in the way of the game. I always thought she was the perfect play by play announcer.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I guess I am the rare person who finds her non-polarizing. I don't think she's great or terrible. She is just there, like a lot of male announcers. But she gets so much more negative attention than all those guys.
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I've always tried to look past any gender issues with the Pam Ward question. If Pam Ward was a guy, she would still be cringe-worthy to me. Honestly.
  9. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    There's something to be said for an announcer who doesn't get in the way of the game. Don't become a focal point of the action. The game is the focal point of the action.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If you are announcing a steady diet of Indiana-Iowa, Michigan State-Ball State, etc., feel free to distract me from the game at hand.
  11. Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I always thought Pam Ward was a pro.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    ESPN broadcasts a zillion games every weekend. No way she's worse than all the other PBP'ers in that stable.
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