As we noted earlier in our “Would you do Chris Berman”Â post, over at The Big Picture they’re having a nice little bracket seeding the female broadcasters against each other in a “Would you…” tourney.Â Â Their “Would you…” usually ends with comments that would make
Red Buttons Andrew Dice ClayBob Saget blush.Â Now while we Ladies are far from shrinking violets,Â we were better off not knowing what “DSL” meant.
So for the rest ofÂ “Would you…” tournament, we’re going to give you the reasons whyÂ weÂ like these women.Â Today Metschick is going to weigh-in onÂ pin-up de jour Erin Andrews, while your’s truly is going to talk about what Michelle Bonner has on her mantle.Â
Plus,Â extra coverage onÂ the broadcaster we cannot believe didn’t make their tourney… so join us after the jump.Â
Erin Andrews, by Metschick
Erin Andrews… what can be said of the ESPN Golden Girl?Â Everyone knows all the important stats:
- Her birthday isÂ May 4th,
- She was born in Boston,
- SheÂ graduated fromÂ the , and
- She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and the Dazzlers, the UF dance team.Â
All those guys who reduce her to nothing more than blond hair and a tight sweater should really think about the whole package.Â While all you guys can appreciate is her tight ass, I appreciate the fact that she’s smart, she is greatÂ at a job most of us would take in a heartbeat, and she looks fabulous doing it.Â She’s a Ladies… hero.
Michelle Bonner, by TheStarterWife
Sure, Michelle Bonner has taken some knocks for having a “safe” career, and her time at Headline News Airport Edition was probably not the most groundbreaking work she’s ever done.Â Â
But guess what?Â When she does get the chance to shine,Â Ms. Bonner she is as bright as the sun.Â Â She’s earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, (which puts her in a nice club with Olberman, Brokaw, Koppel, and Jennings), she’s beenÂ given the Associated Press Award for “Best Sportscast”, and has earned an Emmy.Â A true professional and one of the few current Sportscenter anchors I can stand.
Who do you think you are for overlooking Lesley Visser?Â Â
Leslie Visser is the Godmother of Woman Sportscasters and it is shammockery that she was not included in the “Would you…” bracket.
- Grew up a Red Sox and Celtics fan
- Spent 10 years as highly regarded sportswriter for the Boston Globe.
- FirstÂ female NFL beat reporter ever when she covered the Patriots
- First woman to work on Monday Night Football
- First female to work the side line at the Super Bowl
- Only woman to everÂ awardÂ the Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl
- Was one of the reasons that the NFL had to open up press boxes and locker rooms to female reports
- First woman to work as a NFL analyst
- First woman in the NFL Hall of Fame
- Has covered the World Series, the Olympics, the Final Four and the Triple Crown
SoÂ go ahead, try to ignore Lesley Visser.Â Dick Stockton thinks you’re a weakling for not taking her on.
(DisclaimerÂ – Before everyone starts to call foul about a blog devoted to cute athletes taking up the cause for respecting women for their brains and their broadcast skills, it should be noted that we have on several occasions highlighted the academic prowess of college players and the cute, endearing side to many pro-athletes.Â Â We’re all for oogling along with admiring the whole person.)