Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/6/13
Fox Sports personality Erin Andrews really should have hit ESPN analyst David Pollack much harder in response to his sexist remark regarding women not belonging on the college football playoff selection committee. I know Erin Andrews has been all corporatized for many years, and as such can never say anything acerbic, or maybe even “colorful” these days, but this is a situation where EA should prioritize ideals over the ability to stay vanilla enough to keep shilling workout and nutritional products. Pollack was reacting to news that former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to be named to the college football playoff selection committee. Pollack said on ESPN’s College GameDay, live from right here in Chicago yesterday, that he didn’t think women belonged on a committee that will choose the top four teams for the new playoff format that begins in 2014. “I want people on this committee, guys, that can watch tape, yes, that have played football, that are around football, that can tell you different teams, on tape, not on paper,” Pollack said. It’s thinly veiled “oh, you didn’t play, so what you know?” cliche condescension. GameDay host Chris Fowler kind of painted Pollack, a former Georgia Bulldogs football player, into a corner. Fowler didn’t throw him under the bus, but he could have made a better effort getting Pollack away from the oncoming bus: “So no woman belongs on the committee, then?” Replied Pollack: “You said that … I’ll say it, yeah, yeah.” Erin Andrews “retorted” (sort of) on Fox Sports 1′s pregame show today: “I’m a female, thanks for having me in college football.” YAWN. Pollack made a sexist remark, and this is an industry where sexism RUNS RAMPANT. And having more women in the field is the only way to change that. I want more women in sports media. We need more women working in the press box. Erin Andrews should have stood her ground better. Granted it’s NOT her responsibility to do so, but someone should. At least one female football reporter should speak up. Why not Erin Andrews? She’s as high profile as it gets. She should have been more assertive in responding to Pollack. She could have made a small stride toward gender equality. Instead she tweeted something else boring about this topic. I’m not going to insert the tweet here because it was too bland and yawn-inducing. Just like the Erin Andrews Twitter feed itself. Never follow it, it’s extremely pointless. We know Erin Andrews can be an interesting and entertaining person, but the possible press agent likely running her Twitter account has made Erin Andrews so sanitized and over-managed that she’s reached Danica Patrick levels of vanilla, tautology and platitude. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook The post Erin Andrews response to David Pollack sexist comments: LAME appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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