I'm a misogynistic oaf.
So Adam Proteau had an interesting article at THN yesterday, about Carrie Milbank, the host of The Hockey Show on NHL.com. He starts off by saying he has "no time for misogynist oafs who believe women don’t have any place in the hockey". Well Adam, I am one of those oafs. Kinda.
You see, I'm not saying every chick in the hockey media got her job because she was a girl, but a huge amount of them did. Are you telling me that Carrie Milbank got this job 100% because she was the best qualified person for it? Do you think that maybe she got the job because she is retarded hot, and the prodominantly male audience of hockey tends to favor her unique assets? If she was 220 Pounds would she still get the job? Hmmmm...I wonder?
But maybe I am being unfairly harsh. Maybe she knows her stuff. Let's see, you mentioned how she was born in the hockey hotbed of Houston, and how she fell in love by playing a video game from 1988. Those are great starts, but where did she really refine her knowledge of the game? Oh, when she got the job she went out and bought a copy of "Hockey for Dummies"? Wow, I bet thats how Pierre McGuire started out too.
The thing is, most of the woman in the hockey media are hot (sans writers), and there is a reason for it. It may not be the right reason, but it's there. Again, I am one of those oafs. I like to watch hockey with guys, and I like to get my score at night from guys. It's not a misogynist thing, it's just the way it is. I have no problem having a woman read me the news, because world affairs aren't an escape for me to just drink some beer and hang out with the guys. Hockey is.
Anyways, I've only been awake for 15 minutes, and my head isn't quite working yet, but I think I made my point. Now I'm going to go pour myself a bowl of cereal, and watch some PVR'd Kids in the Hall. Ah, days off...you got to love 'em.
Note: I also think that people in the hockey media should also have at least played hockey at some level, but thats a topic for another day.