Sexist remarks aside....I thought about this for a while last night while watching the game (which was a pretty good game actually). Here is what I
1. I guess I don't really have a problem with a female announcer for football games, BUT...I had a huge problem with Mowins
as that announcer!
- First, because as a former radio announcer myself, her mic was 'potted' down way too low and she was talking too loud. That, or she has a bad mic
presense (not speaking directly into it or something). She could barely be heard over the crowd and the signal calls. Modern noise cancelling mics
like those used for NFL broadcasts will pick up more background noise if you holler into them. Move the mic closer and talk more normally for a much
better, less noisy, sound. It's counter-intuitive, but an announcer at her level should know this and would have corrected it while still announcing
high school games.
- Second, even IF I would have been able to hear her broadcast more clearly, her voice was awful to listen to. It sounded like nails down a
chalkboard to me, so louder and more clear would have been irritating beyond description (probably would have had to turn the audio off altogether
- Third, she would have been much more pleasant to listen to IF she hadn't tried so hard to sound like a GUY!! It was like listening to a 3 hour long
impersonation of Jim Brockmire (...and it would have been a great impersonation too!). It was like listening to a comedian impersonate someone, I was
just waiting for the SNL punchline the whole time. But it wasn't funny. She reminded me of a baseball announcer announcing football...and that
All in all, I thought it was horrible, and ultimately turned the sound down to just barely audible because it was so irritating.
I can think of no less than (10) other female broadcasters who could have done a far better job than Mowins did...and frankly, maybe that shtick plays
better in the NCAA, but I hope they don't have her doing NFL anymore. It's a different game.
ETA...And for the record, I guess ESPN wanted to commit broadcast suicide last night because Rex Ryan is a total DOLT as well. He was worse than she
was...and that was pretty hard to do! He's awful, and needs the boot
BIG-TIME! Just because you played the game doesn't mean you can announce
the game! Get these former players and coaches out of the box!
edit on 9/12/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)