ESPN To Tell "Her Story" In March

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sorry for the lateness in posting today, but I'm following the DC School System's two-hour delay for the day. Other than that, it's March which means lots of things. March Madness, Hockey Playoffs to name a few, but more's Women's History Month (who knew right?). Well ESPN is planning on a multitude of events which will lead up to an hour-long special at the end of the month....

In March, ESPN will celebrate Women’s History Month by sharing many empowering and inspirational stories of young female athletes through a cross-platform initiative, culminating with a one-hour special, Her Story, on Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Focusing on female athletes between the ages of 13-24, this month-long effort will kick off Sunday, March 8 with an investigation into young girls and the underreporting of concussions by reporter Peter Keating (Outside the Lines, 9 a.m.). A series of vignettes, airing multiple times across ESPN’s networks, will also begin on March 8.

“ESPN has long been a home of women’s sports, including the entire NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament,” said John Skipper, executive vice president, content. “This month-long celebration provides an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of young female athletes, their contributions to advancing the world of sports and the challenges facing these athletes today.”
For as much grief as I give ESPN, they do a great job of promoting race and gender issues in and around Sports. Hannah Storm will host the hour-long special, and the show will interview a handful of people including Bethany Hamilton (surfer who lost her arm to a shark attack) and the group in Austin, Texas that led the rebirth of Roller Derby.

Now with all of the praise out of the way, can you do something with that logo ESPN? It's a tad bland.

Posted by Awful Announcing at 12:50 PM


I'm 100% positive that I will be passing on this program.

GMoney said...
Mar 2, 2009, 1:23:00 PM  

Wow I wish Simmons could rip into this. His piece on why the WNBA, and ESPN's relationship with it, is garbage from years back was pure genius.

Great fundamentals though! Pass.

Mike Georger said...
Mar 2, 2009, 2:46:00 PM  

Things are on a delay here in Central VA, as well. We got 5-6 inches overnight, which is about 4 inches more than we received all of last winter. The real downside for me(yes, I'm selfish) is that I now live outside the city limits, barely, which means plowing the roads will take longer. At last my apt. complex was plowed...

Unholy_Diver said...
Mar 2, 2009, 3:02:00 PM  

I think things are working on a delay all across the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast section of the country.

JFein said...
Mar 2, 2009, 3:18:00 PM  

Women's History Month?

Instead, what if they spaced it out for a few days every month?

I think that would represent women's history month much better.

The poor little women, with their little history month.

Maybe they should celebrate Suzy Kolber and her ability to breakdown the X's and O's of the National Football League.

Or maybe they could celebrate Erin Andrew's nice ass.

hollywood wags said...
Mar 2, 2009, 4:53:00 PM  

ESPN: how can we get women to watch our network? oh, women's history month

they aren't leaving Lifetime

questionmark said...
Mar 2, 2009, 9:37:00 PM  

Yeah, more like maybe they could celebrate Erin Andrews being the most overrated woman in the entire history of the world, LOL!!!!

Other than Suzy Kolber breaking down football X's and O's, you could have Bonnie Bernstein do the same, that is, if the four letter network ever has her on again.

Please, Awful Announcing, do some investigating on why Bernstein has hardly been on in the last few months, and when she will be on again!!!!

kcsportscaster said...
Mar 2, 2009, 11:47:00 PM  

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