I know that this might contradict everything that I’ve been saying about me and how I know sports and should be taken seriously and everything else, but there are some things out there that should be kept in the men’s realm.
In my “Sports and the Media” course last semester, a group of girls did a presentation on “women power” and why women deserve to have high roles in sports, such as being an athletic director.
I couldn’t disagree more. I understand that women should get the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder, even in the sports world, but could you imagine a woman telling Mike Gundy or Nick Saben or any other big-time coach how to run his football program?
That’s ridiculous. There are some things that men can do that women can’t.
Also, another contradiction to my previous “girl power” posts, women do not belong on shows like ESPN’s Sports Center. No matter how much they seem to know, those women typically cannot hang with the big dogs, the experts, the veterans, the pros. There is a reason why the majority of those anchors are retired professional athletes… They know the sport and everything that comes with it.
There’s a reason why I am not majoring in broadcasting or sports management. I don’t believe that women belong in that field.
The ratio of women to men in the journalism and public relations is 3:1. Women are known to pay attention to detail and be creative. It’s what we were made to do.
So, not to burst those girls’ bubbles, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing any of them at the collegiate athletic directors position any time in the near (or distant) future.