Monday, October 26, 2015

How Do You Spell Condescending?

I was watching [or half way watching] the Stanford-Washington college football game on ESPN late Saturday night and during one play the announcers said that the first female official in the PAC 12 was one of the line officials. 

They mentioned it when during a play near the goal line she made a call saying the play by Stanford was short of the goal line, so no touchdown.  "That was the head linesman, the first female official of the PAC 12 who made that call" they announced.

Catherine Conti, the first female official in the PAC 12
Now the announcer didn't make any inappropriate comments, but listen to the color announcer chime in and see if this seems condescending to you.



The color announcer sound almost shocked she got the call right..."your first call as the first female official in the PAC 12 and you got it right."  "That's awesome!" 

"Awesome", really?  Why because as a female, you wouldn't expect she could get a call right? 

Sheesh, I can just imagine what he would have said if she missed the call--"well, that's okay, as the first female official in the PAC 12, she came very close to getting the call right, you have to give her time."

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