Could Someone Get This Silly Hurt Player Off The Field For Pammy....NOW!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ah yes, what holiday season would be complete without a clip from Pam Ward to celebrate your New Year? Pammy thought she was throwing it to the studio for an update during the thrilling Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, but alas....she was still on live. Enjoy (from KSJ via Deadspin)!



The irony of all of this is that Ray Bentley went on a ten minute spiel about how professional was (when discussing females in Sports because of the female ref) earlier in the game. Too funny, and I a perfect video to end the decade with. Where would I be without you Pammy?

XOXO,
AA

Posted by Awful Announcing at 1:39 PM

24 Comments:

Are you doing post-season Pammys this year?

Matthew said...
Dec 28, 2009, 2:42:00 PM  

Did she say dangitt? Who says that?? I'm always dropping bona-fide cuss words off-air(mostly directed at the Corporate mandated Classic Hits format.)

Monty said...
Dec 28, 2009, 3:44:00 PM  

There's no way this was live. I think I was watching this at the time and saw them go to the studio for this update. I'm guessing it was a guy in the truck or some intern who was so amused he decided to capture it and post it to Youtube.

Brian said...
Dec 28, 2009, 4:03:00 PM  

I don't think that was live...It wouldn't have been left on for that long. Heck, she didn't even say anything that bad...

Scott said...
Dec 28, 2009, 4:37:00 PM  

Did that capture come from ESPN360 by any chance? You don't get the in-game studio updates on 360. It's possible that her audio continued to go out on the Internet stream (the video would have continued from Detroit) during the studio update.

Mitch said...
Dec 28, 2009, 5:06:00 PM  

Pam needs to apologize and be suspended.

dcs said...
Dec 28, 2009, 5:25:00 PM  

"Pam needs to apologize and be suspended."

Over-react much? Mitch is probably right, as you can see as the video starts, at the bottom you see the Windows Media Player toolbar.

Who knows what the producer was saying in her ear. This is really a non-issue, no matter what she's done in the past.

I agree, its funny, but nothing more than that. ALL announcers say stupid things when they are off the air/when their audio is supposed to be off.

Scott said...
Dec 28, 2009, 6:57:00 PM  

"The irony of all of this is that Ray Bentley went on a ten minute spiel about how professional was (when discussing females in Sports because of the female ref) earlier in the game. Too funny, and I a perfect video to end the decade with."

It always amuses me that the guy who built his blog on other people's silly little mistakes consistently makes his own. Phrases like, "how professional was because" and, "and I a perfect" just crack me up.

JFreak said...
Dec 28, 2009, 7:33:00 PM  

Where they got it was the late-night replay (or possibly the ESPNU replay) where they don't show the studio update, just this clean feed.

Brian said...
Dec 28, 2009, 7:50:00 PM  

Once again, this blog continues to go down hill. While I'll agree that Pam inserts her foot in mouth a little too much, this is really a non issue.

kibab1979 said...
Dec 28, 2009, 8:10:00 PM  

If there's a stoppage of play for too long, TV goes to commercial. I too have wished for a guy to hop up before the dreaded guy in red hat walked out onto the field, and that's just what happened in this case.

T.O. said...
Dec 28, 2009, 8:30:00 PM  

Pam Ward shows no class. When was the last time Al Michaels, Bob Costas, or Jim Nantz ever said something like this? I am sick of Pam Ward and I think she is lucky to even have a job. She should become part of the 10% of America...unemployed.

dcs said...
Dec 28, 2009, 9:26:00 PM  

"When was the last time Al Michaels, Bob Costas, or Jim Nantz ever said something like this?"

Ummm how do you know? Do you get the raw feeds of their broadcasts??? This wasn't LIVE during the broadcast. It was a cutaway to the ESPN Studios.

As mentioned earlier, this was either aired on ESPN 360 or during the replay -- and ESPN decided not to edit it out.

Also as mentioned, there's a good chance she was saying "get him off the field" so they wouldn't go to a full media time out.

I understand that people love to bash her because she does in fact make mistakes. But this is a non-issue. I'm assuming the people making negative comments think broadcasting is a simple job and that any lame-brain can do it.

Scott said...
Dec 28, 2009, 10:35:00 PM  

In response to the previous comment:

As a broadcaster, she must realize that she is recorded from the moment she puts on the headset. It does not matter whether they were in a studio update or if it is a feed from the internet. If it is an internet feed, then she should be more aware of the fact that the audience can still hear what she says.

In an age where you are continuously monitored and recorded, Pam Ward needs to be more aware of her actions. She needs to be more responsible and act her age. I watched the video again and it looks as though the player is in pain. I am sure that if that was Pam's child, she would not have said the same thing.

As I have always been taught, act as if everything you say will be printed on the front page of the paper. This may make Pam think twice before she says something like this again.



....as I write this, Chalres Tillman, of the Bears, is being attended to on the field and will be carted off the field. I can bet that the MNF announcers will not be saying anything like that. Oh wait, "Our thoughts are with Charles Tillman and hope that he's okay." Pam Ward, take a lesson, if you ever want to aspire to anything other than the 20348th ranked announcer on ESPN.

dcs said...
Dec 28, 2009, 11:06:00 PM  

dcs,

Points well taken.

I just think its being blown out of proportion.

True, when you're near a mic, you should always be proper. But, like I said earlier, who knows what the producer was saying...maybe the producer said "Man I hope he gets up I don't wanna go to a full timeout" and she responded. To me its all harmless, and just an excuse to rag on her again.

Scott said...
Dec 28, 2009, 11:13:00 PM  

By the way, she made a great comment in the game in response to a player "flopping" to gain a personal foul.

"Looked like a Duke basketball player taking a charge."

She is a Maryland graduate.

Scott said...
Dec 28, 2009, 11:15:00 PM  

What is with ESPN shoving female play-by-play announcers up our anal ducts? Last week I heard the Pammy of men's hoops, Beth Mowins, do her best to ruin the Illinois-Mizzou broadcast. I have no issue with a capable female voice calling men's games . . . just let me know when they find one.

scotty gee said...
Dec 29, 2009, 1:46:00 AM  

Is Pam the drunk Vodka-swigging ESPN-er we saw last year?

Chris said...
Dec 29, 2009, 9:01:00 AM  

Chris, you're thinking of Dana Jacobson. Maybe if Dana gave Pam some of her Smirnoff, Pam would improve. She can't get worse. Unless she turns into Beth Mowins.

Mike said...
Dec 29, 2009, 10:53:00 AM  

if old Pammy got smashed in the legs by a few huge guys and felt how much that fucking hurts, maybe she'd have some goddamned respect.

It's like that troll Kremer going on with a big smile about a "knee" and a "shoulder".

Hey asshole, those injuries HURT, they end CAREERS, you ever stop to think about that, you professional broadcasters?

Scumbags.

mvl said...
Dec 29, 2009, 4:17:00 PM  

I love how once people perceive a blog as going downhill, that every little thing is criticized. So what if this did not air on ESPN but was only seen on ESPN360 or the ESPNU replay? The bottom line is that Pammy was clearly irritated by the fact that a player was injured, something that is both distasteful as it is funny considering the source the quotes came from.

JFein said...
Dec 30, 2009, 12:34:00 PM  

You bloggers brushing this behavior aside are showing a severe lack of class and respect for athletes. Clearly, you've never played a high level sport in your life nor been part of a sports team. Ward, without question should issue a public apology and I don't care if this was live or not. Her half-wit and completely unprofessional comments were unbelievably despicable and disrespectful considering a player is lying down and obviously withering in pain with a knee injury. Coming across this randomly, it actually made me sick to my stomach to see this bimbo's behavior. If I heard any other announcer (who actually deserves a broadcasting position) saying the same, I'd be calling for their suspension and public apology as well. Pam Ward is a malicious and talentless hack who should be on a public access broadcast. She's an embarrassment to ESPN.

j said...
Jan 1, 2010, 6:42:00 PM  

Nothing near as bad as in a Villanova-Richmond football game, when an anchor at a CSN desk somewhere had a live mic, and called the kicker a "bum" for missing what would have been a game winning FG, and saying "COME ON, END THIS EFFING GAME!" Although he didn't say "effing"

Andrew said...
Jan 1, 2010, 9:26:00 PM  

Maybe someone should explain what a hot mic is to Pammy. At the worst, it demonstrates the mindset of the sports media toward the players (i.e. athletes=meat on the hoof)at least it demonstrates that a female sports reporter can be just as callous and narrow as a male reporter.

Ellen K said...
Jan 2, 2010, 2:19:00 PM  

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