Date:Friday April 20 2007
Last night my wife got the rare chance of a bit of internet time as I relaxed on the sofa in the company of the worlds favorite shark.
Many years ago I developed quiet a talent of not listening to the Mrs yet still being able to quote her should the situation require.
As I watched Jaws tuck into a couple of American teens (why couldn't you scran that screaming cow on the boat?) the wife babbled on with the usual clap trap, until she uttered the words 'female commentator'.
For once she had my attention.
Now before I carry on I am in no way a sexist bloke, I believe all women are capable of doing most jobs that don't include driving!!
As it transpires, a lady by the name of Jacqui Oatley will become the first ever female commentator on the BBC's Match of the day tomorrow as she takes charge of the Fulham vs Blackburn game.
I realise we are in a time of change, where nothing can stand still, but I am the only one who will find it strange to have a women commentating? I'm not saying it's bad, just strange.
Some of the key moments in football have been preserved for ever in history by the immortal voices of football commentators. Would life be still the same had a woman uttered the famous words 'And Arsenal come streaming forward in what will surely be their last attack. A good ball by Dixon, finding Smith, to Thomas, charging through the midfield.......IT'S UP FOR GRABS NOW!!!'.
I think I may struggle with it for a while, indeed I'm still not comfortable with a Scouser commentating on our games.
Date:Friday April 20 2007
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