I want to start off by saying thanks for checking out my blog (wow, that sounds strange).
I discovered long ago that if you are a woman sports fan (which I am) most people assume you pick your teams by the cutest uniforms, the cutest players, that you have pink jerseys, and very little knowledge of what is actually going on.
This is certainly not the case for either myself, or millions of other women.
I’ve also heard many times that the professional female sports journalist got her job merely by being good looking, and being “connected”.
I am not of that school of belief. The few women who broadcast from a sideline, courtside, practice facility, or studio are incredibly hardworking, and I respect each and every one of them tremendously. They all earned their way to where they are.
Unfortunately, the opportunities are few and far between for the rest of us. I don’t think it’s right, but it is what it is.
AerysSports.com is breaking, crushing, and burning down the gender barrier. Created by Julie DiCaro, Aerys Sports launched as G9Sports on Feb. 1, 2011 and is the first and only sports based website run entirely by women.
I have no doubt, other websites will follow in their footsteps. When? Who knows, but it will happen.
In the meantime, it seems most women blog. I really don’t even know how to blog, or what it even means (I still use a notebook & pencil to jot down notes during the NFL Combine), but someone suggested I give it a go – so here we are.
I thought about some of the sports-related topics that I could write about, and decided after sparing the webisphere from yet another NFL draft blog, I would blog about my first sports love, University of Florida athletics. That is, until they tell me to stop and sick their lawyers on me.
Then, I’ll probably just blog about Evan Longoria, Prada, and shoes.
Thanks again for the support…