SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The controversial comments radio host Damon Bruce made last week are receiving angry reactions from sports fans and journalists throughout the country.
Damon’s nine minute rant about women’s influence on sports includes female sports journalists and the backlash to those comments has been swift from writers and bloggers.
“A lot of sports has lost its way and I’m gonna tell you, part of the reason is because we’ve got women giving us directions,” he said. “For some of you, this is going to come across as very misogynistic. I don’t care, because I’m very right. I’m willing to share my sandbox, as long as you remember you’re in my box.”
“I enjoy many of the women’s contributions to sports — well that’s a lie. I can’t even pretend that’s true. There are very few — a small handful — of women who are any good at this at all. That’s the truth. The amount of women talking in sports to the amount of women who have something to say is one of the most disproportionate ratios I’ve ever seen in my freakin’ life. But here’s a message for all of them … All of this, all of this world of sports, especially the sport of football, has a setting. It’s set to men… It’s a man’s world.”
Bruce’s boss Lee Hammer was named the world’s worst by Keith Olbermann on ESPN.
Sources say Damon has been taken off the 49ers pregame show on 680 and will continue on the stations second hand channel 1050.
Carmen Kiew, a local journalist who covers Bay Area sports, says while she does feel somewhat bad for the backlash against Damon, each time she listens to the comments she understands what ignited her anger.
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