Video Highlights Double Standard In Sports Media Coverage

How many post-game sports interviews have you seen in your lifetime? A kabillion? Maybe two? Okay, now picture what would happen if you asked a male sports figures about his sports figure? Or the embarrassment he felt about his ugly helmet hair? Or maybe if he’d give a twirl to give the ladies watching at home a thrill. How do you think that would go over?

Exactly. That’s why we’d like to give a big shout out to #CoverTheAthlete asking guys the same asinine questions female athletes are asked far too often and capturing the athletes’ bewildered reactions. #CoverTheAthlete’s video is posted below. It’s only a little over a minute in length, but it’s still plenty long to demonstrate the point. I mean, you can see just how shocked — SHOCKED! — the guys are when their ears register the idiocy they’re being asked. And rightfully so. They’re moronic questions.

Granted, asking someone “How do you feel?” right after that person scored the winning touchdown in the big game is also moronic, but at least it’s relevant. It’s not so easy to justify asking someone — a man or a woman — to detail their outfit post-game in the locker room. In fact, it’s downright impossible.