In essence, it is the women’s version of ESPN.
As a female sports blogger, I’ve been asked for my opinion numerous times about ESPNW, so now I will share it.
The sports world has always been predominantly male in all aspects. Women were not supposed to be passionate sports fans because the gender divide was so vast.
Even as women have risen in most industries over the last two decades, the sports industry did not budge.
Then the Internet came along, it opened a new door for women in sports because it allows anyone to express their opinion without being prejudged by gender.
In a sense, it shielded us from gender discrimination, and in turn women utilized the opportunity and have taken major strides because of it.
Now women are hosting Sportscenter, sitting at round tables, writing columns and—like myself—blogging about sports right along side men.
Here are my two reasons why ESPNW is not going to work—
- Professional Women’s Sports are boring in comparison to men’s. Literally, the WNBA is about as fun to watch as paint drying. The only female sports that I watch are tennis and the Olympics, which is minimal anyway. So, the thought of a website dedicated to the female fan and athlete seems senseless considering the huge lack of interest. What drives me nuts is that—because I am female—other women get quite upset that I have zero interest in writing about our my own sex. Why do I have to like female sports? The fact is, the skill level and overall talent doesn’t compare to the male athlete, nor will it ever. Continue reading ‘ESPNW: A Sincere Opinion From A ‘W’ About New ESPN For Women’ »