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CBC to air alternate commentary for women during Stanley Cup finals
Globe and Mail ^ | May 24, 2012 | Michael Oliveira

Posted on 05/24/2012 4:09:34 AM PDT by Loyalist

The CBC is planning some counter-programming for female non-hockey fans who might be forced to tune into the Stanley Cup final next week.

Viewers can go online to listen to an alternate commentary from Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso, who run WhileTheMenWatch.com. They describe their site as a sports talk show for women, “Sex and the City” meets ESPN, with banter “from a woman’s point of view.”

“One afternoon while (our husbands) were both watching the same game on TV Jules and I were on the phone and we started just making comments to each other like, ‘Did you see that guy’s hair?’ and ’What’s going on with that coach wearing the suit four sizes too big for him?“’ said Sutherland of their web show’s inspiration.

“And we kind of thought, ‘Wow, this is funny, wouldn’t it be great if we could tune into an alternative version of the commentary from a female perspective?’ And that was kind of where we got the idea.”

On Twitter, a slew of posts denounced the programming as sexist.

“Seriously #CBC? While the Men Watch? I’m a serious sports fan and can go toe to toe with any male fan. Thanks for the patronizing insult,” wrote Laurie Kempton.

In an interview, Kempton — who follows hockey, soccer and NFL football — said she doubted her non-sports-watching female friends would be interested in the commentary.

“They would equally be insulted. Most of the women who are my friends are engaged in gender issues, they’re looking for equality and full participation in all aspects of life, whether it’s politics or arts or sports, and the idea that it’s limited in this kind of really narrow paternalistic way, they would be insulted,” Kempton said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cbc; hockeynightincanada; nhl; sports; stanleycup; women
You can check out the site if you can stand the drivel that's on it for more than ten seconds.
1 posted on 05/24/2012 4:09:41 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist

Instead of just turning up the TV volume, they could also do alternate commentary for the hearing impaired.

2 posted on 05/24/2012 4:16:16 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Loyalist

What a fun idea!


3 posted on 05/24/2012 4:16:38 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Loyalist

Congressional Black Caucus


4 posted on 05/24/2012 4:17:42 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Loyalist
Most of the women who are my friends are engaged in gender issues

I totally believe her.

5 posted on 05/24/2012 4:20:45 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Loyalist; airborne

Now here’s my kinda hockey mom ...

http://www.hockeyforum.com/nhl-forum/30212-irate-hockey-mom-flashes-breasts-opponents.html


6 posted on 05/24/2012 4:38:58 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Loyalist

Hey, CBC: Who. Freaking. Cares? </spit>


7 posted on 05/24/2012 4:39:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Loyalist

This sounds like it might be amusing for about 5 minutes.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 5:42:39 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Loyalist; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; k2afe; ...
Hockey Ping!

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(let me know if you want on or off the ping list)

9 posted on 05/24/2012 5:52:12 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: BO Stinkss

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aka the corpse


10 posted on 05/24/2012 5:53:09 AM PDT by xp38
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To: airborne
My favorite hockey mom ...
11 posted on 05/24/2012 6:10:17 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

I’m glad she didn’t put on a jersey of either team.


12 posted on 05/24/2012 6:16:54 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Loyalist

The non-hockey interested women can go onto Pinterest and and have a pin fest...that’s what seemed to happen during the Super Bowl.

Or, I guess they can watch that crap hockey for women who don’t like hockey...but I’m fairly certain that the hubbys aren’t going to watch that...so...they must have a TV to themselves...right? So, why not just watch whatever it is that typical women watch on TV?

As for me, I’ll be right there with my guys (hubby and son)...my figure skater daughter might even pop in occasionally to be a skate snob (and snag munchies). Heck...they might even be planning something at the rink we skate at...then we can have “real game food” (chili dogs, slushies, pop corn). And they might have a skate session going for “the Princess”. :P


13 posted on 05/24/2012 6:16:54 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Loyalist

There is nothing short of turning it into an MMA event that can make hockey interesting...soccer on skates.


14 posted on 05/24/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT by twister881
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To: airborne

Especially a Phlyers jersey ...

;o)


15 posted on 05/24/2012 6:34:40 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Loyalist

Hockey is Canada’s national passion. Their women are into it just as much as the men are. I can’t imagine who will be watching this.


16 posted on 05/24/2012 6:51:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Loyalist

As a female hockey fan, I have to say nuts to this.

There is nothing better than being in Canada, watching Hockey Night, and commenting on what a dumbass Glenn Healy is.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 7:39:47 AM PDT by alphadoggie
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