Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bud Greenspan, equal opportunity Olympic documentarian

TweetThe Christmas Day death of Bud Greenspan, the official documentarian of the Olympics since 1984, is generating the typical fond remembrance pieces from the likes of Alan Abrahamson and Richard Sandomir, among others.
What I found most striking about some of Greenspan’s “official” work is how he didn’t make distinctions between male and female athletes in [...]

How Geno being Geno baffled the miserable bastards

TweetSince there’s been a lot of drive-by commentary about the UConn women’s basketball streak from sportswriters who admit they don’t follow, nor do they much care, about the sport, a few simple lessons in interpreting Geno Auriemma are necessarily in order.
But first, thank God for Bob Ryan. The legendary Boston Globe columnist and basketball maven [...]

The women who can’t enjoy the UConn women’s streak

TweetEven before the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team won for the 87th consecutive time last week, some of the most vocal women’s sports advocates there are — affectionately known here as the Sisters of Perpetual Indignance — have felt especially anxious about the reaction to what they believe to be nothing less than (wo)man landing [...]

What espnW is really all about

TweetSports business ace Kristi Dosh talks to espnW vice president Laura Gentile on the Forbes SportsMoney blog in response to some of the rather heated reaction to last week’s site launch, and says we’re missing the point entirely.
It was never meant to cater specifically to women who are already hardcore sports fans, or to those who [...]

Now that espnW is up and running, what is it, exactly?

TweetI began hearing not long ago that espnW was coming online in December, and on the first Monday of the month the site indeed did go live.
I haven’t looked thoroughly at all of the launch material, but a few thoughts did cross my mind as I perused:
• There’s more men’s sports here than I imagined, and [...]