Sunday, February 04, 2007

Another Atalanta supporter

Just when you think you're the only person complaining about things like the lack of funding, Title IX backlash, and disparate media coverage of women's sports, you find a kindred spirit--at least regarding media coverage. A UNC fan, Tom Jensen, wrote into his local paper, The News and Observer, complaining that the paper thought an AP wire story constituted proper coverage of one of the biggest games in women's college basketball this year, UNC versus Maryland in a rematch of last year's NCAA Championship Game. Mr. Jensen wrote a concise but articulate letter that included this: "It's hard to even pretend you care about women's sports when one of the biggest women's sports events of the year in North Carolina doesn't even merit sending a reporter."
Well said.

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