Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Where's the pride?

Well now I am really confused. In my last post I noted that Cal-Berkeley's Feb 16th game against Arizona was also a GLBT Pride Day event. Women's Hoops Blog did note the event though I suspect someone tipped them off to it because it was posted a little late (Sunday) and didn't say anything new such as how the event actually went off.

I went to the Cal Bears website looking for a mention of it and found only, in a pre-game press release, an announcement that Saturday's game was a Kids' Day event where children get in for a reduced admission price and can participate in pre-game activities. Not that they shouldn't or couldn't have a Kids' Day and Pride Day run concurrently but I would think there would be some objection to it that Cal may just not want to deal with.

No word of the event in Cal's own post-game coverage (they won 66-45 by the way).

And I found nothing in any of the game recaps including the article in The Daily Californian.

One could argue that recaps and game coverage are focused on the game: leading scores, rebounders, come-from-behind wins, etc. But when a team does a Think Pink event, there is frequently mention of of it before and after the game.

1 comment:

anonymous said...

I can't say I'm surprised, ken. Ancillary to this: In athletic department sport communication offices, it is still not an accepted practice to mention a same-sex partner in a media-guide biography of a coach. If it is a woman-man union, that always gets a mention but not same sex. Of course, a lesbian or gay coach may not want it mentioned but I'd love to see it. It's a double-edged sword of course. Either way, athletic departments continue to be stuck in the mud of the dark ages.