Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/18/13
The last week or so much of the sports media world has been focused on the incendiary comments of KNBR sports talk host Damon Bruce, whose awful rant about women not being welcome in sports went viral.  The controversy has now died down and most people have already moved on in this 24/7 news cycle.  Bruce was suspended for two days but he has his normal timeslot back and is talking about sports again.   There was plenty of serious soul searching done by a number of people in sports about the barriers that exist for women and the male-dominated sports culture.  Bruce's comments hit a nerve that touched off a firestorm across the sports media. Examining Bruce's comments in detail also opens up the wider backdrop of sports talk radio.  I was shocked yesterday to see this quote from ESPN Radio SVP Traug Keller transcribed by ESPN's Kristi Dosh at a conference presented by SBJ. "If you're not getting in trouble once in awhile you're not pushing things enough." - Traug Keller, ESPN SVP

This article first appeared on Awful Announcing and was syndicated with permission.

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