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austin cline

I am glad to see people who agree with me on the topic that women can do things that men do. Just because you are a female doesn't mean they don't know about sports. I am glad people like Beth announcing games because if you really had a love for women you wouldn't care if they do things like that. I don't care if you are a male or female as long as you can get the job done and get it done right that's all that matters. I hope more people come to their senses and realize that women can do the same things men do.


1. Wallace’s main point is that not only is a woman able to do sportscast, but she can do it not because of her gender, but her competence, just like any other man. It is persuasive to me because she provided several details that show how good Mowins is in the fourth and fifth whole paragraph. Aside from her advantages, the writer also contrasted her with some men she called “idiot”, and showed that women can actually be better than men. In short, although whether a sportscaster is good and reliable or not remains a subjective matter, Wallace provided the readers with her own observation and thoughts to support her point. It is persuasive to me.

2. In the first whole paragraph, Wallace uses a line in brackets to establish her authority. She says, “Given the truly disgusting amount of football we watch collectively, that’s saying something.” It tells readers implicitly that she has watched so much football that she can be seen as some kind of expert, or at least someone to trust on the subject. She is credible for me because I never watch football, and someone who watches a lot definitely has accumulated enough knowledge and experience for me to rely on. But for others, who may have the same great passion for football, or even a professional, she might not seem as trustworthy, because all she provided was her “experience.”

Sean-Paul Turner

I think it would be a breathe of fresh air. to hear someone announcers talk about the game and sport with intelligence and excitement. I personally would watch sports more often if it was being announced by female reporters. I think it would pave the way for more female roles in the media portraying a masculine sport or activity. It empowers women to break out of the gender roles and do something that isn't part of the norm. I believe if women were to announce sports, it would be an incredible experience for both the audience and the female announcer!

Brandon Johnson

I know that football is a male dominated sport and most of the announcers are former players, but most of them are terrible at announcing. They might know the game a little bit better but they aren't coaching. Play by play sports announcers are there to describe to you what is happening on the field as if you were listing to it on the radio. Every once in awhile give stats about players, coaches, or teams that is relevant to things happening in the game.If Beth does a better job than former players why not have her on. Its defiantly refreshing to have change and why are these ferrous men getting angry, would they rather look at Joe Buck for 3 hours on a Monday night.

Joseph Smith

The main point that Wallace makes is that Beth Mowins is entirely capable of doing the play-by-play of a football broadcast. She is also able to perform better than some of her peers. Her ability to do this has nothing to do with the fact that she is a woman, but is entirely reliant on her knowledge of the sport and how well she can communicate what is occurring out on the field to the viewers. I think that the article is very persuasive, especially when Wallace begins to compare Mowens to some of her less talented and professional colleagues. She manages to list things that were required of Mowins and Mownins was able to do all of those listed things.

Jacob Snyder

I liked this article because it points out how people can be so judgemental over the smallest things. The female football play by play announcer Beth got alot of nasty comments on social media after and during the game she was announcing. People saying they changed the channel or turned off the game because a woman was doing the play by play. I could understand that if Beth did a bad job but from what I read in the article it sound like she did a pretty good job; which just goes to show how ignorant people can be. I feel like who cares if a man or women does the announcing as long as that person does well doing it, but for some that don't matter. The only thing they see or hear is that its a woman so they don't like it. Ignorant!

Duane Adams

I think it was good that Beth Mowin as a woman to do the play-by-play for a national televised football game. Play-by-play should not just be done by a male. If woman is qualified to do the same job as male, why not let her do the job?

Robin Crittenen

After Reading the blog on A women in the broadcasting both.I'm very pleased the know that there are people who think that women are capable of doing any thing a man can.Just because its a women having to get the job done doesn't mean it not being done correctly. Football and basket are man sports but their are women like myself who has come to love sports.Why not let me share about something I love and keep near and dear to my heart. I'm thankful for the game of football today.


#3 Her choice was affective in summarizing certain quotes.

In not summarizing quotes she properly picks the root of the responses to Beth as woman in sports commentary. In summaries then, the author gives us an abstract view with presenting and pinpointing the differences of logic in the negative criticism. We understand the different types of responses at their root instead of having to sort through a tweeter's emotional baggage ourselves.

Generally twitter comments are vassals of overpoured emotion without any base or reason. A time we are presented with a quote relays to the reader that misogynistic opinions actually brought up! It informes us of why it is important to talk about. This was the quote "Great.. another female voice i get to ignore in football."

Another time a quote was placed was to relay how she got into the position of announcing. Choosing to use this quote was beneficial because not only do we get the why and how she was hired, but the necessary of credentials for the job. A & B was needed for the job, she had both effortlessly, and this is why she was hired. Not out of tokenship. Here is the quote I am referencing. "Its not about somebody getting an opportunity because of gender. It’s about somebody getting an opportunity because of body of work.”- Mike Tirico

Zachary Mayeux

If someone can do somehing give them a chance to do it.
just because it isnt the norm doesn’t mean that is a bad think Beth Mowinsjust because football is a male dominated sport doesn’t mean that it that women cant be on the sidelines reporting on the game. In now in 2021 there are women reporters for many channels CBS,NBC&FOX. When they first started they were probably critzed but it doesn’t mean they arent doing a good job now
If they can do it give them the chance they might be the best ever at it

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