Sunday, June 24, 2007

Not the first time

My wife used to work as a reporter. She covered D-1 football and basketball in the late 90s as well as the beautiful game. She covered the Women's World Cup in 1999 for The Press-Enterprise and also filled in on the occasional Galaxy game.

In 1999, she covered a game between Dallas and the Galaxy. I went, but watched the game from the stands.

She wasn't allowed into the Burn locker room. She ended up talking to one player outside the locker room, I believe it was Matt Jordan, but that was it. She also was in the Galaxy locker room and several players made an issue of it.

That was the fourth year and the league was still trying to find its footing. I hope that now, in the 12th year of the league's existence that this is an isolated incident.


Hops said...

All I have to say is I respect Andrea's writing. That's all that matters to me. It's a shame her job has to be made harder because of her gender.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Andrea is one of my favorite writers; I am a huge fan.

Don't let this affect you at all, Andrea. You're #1 in my book.