Baseball, basketball and hockey writers, including some at SI, insist that their jobs, which require almost daily access to the players, would suffer under the more formal constraints of interview rooms. So could many sportswriters who have spent a lot of time covering big-time sports and, out of necessity, hanging out in men's locker rooms. No one just strolls about naked. Later, I went to the dressing room of the Buffalo Sabres, in town for a game that night, to look for a feature story. I believe the media thought they were going to find a victim but clearly I don't feel like a victim. Jim McHardy Love it wish I were there.
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Deadline constraints, our desire to get spontaneous quotes after a game, and logisitical considerations are the reasons interview rooms do not work as well as quote-gathering immediately after a game. For every legit journalist in a locker room, there are two jersey-chasing fans male or female masquerading as reporters, holding microphones and tape recorders and asking stupid questions or just standing around, looking. I could see this one coming. All comments are reviewed and approved by staff to ensure that they meet the standards of this publication. It's where we build relationships with athletes we hope to interview away from the playing field, where we hope conversation leads to good stories.
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Manage Profile Log Out close. When the dust settles, I hope that the sporting world can finally come up with a locker room policy that protects the dignity of naked men at the same time that it allows sportswriters, male and female alike, to do their jobs. That he was wrong and had changed his mind and that women who cover sports should not be in the locker rooms of professional teams, where they have gone after games and practices to interview players and coaches, with some troubling exceptions, for nearly 40 years. I was being blocked from doing my job strictly on gender. Published May 4, Updated May 11,
They can wait 30 minutes to shower. It's not only about my comfort level. So we can all move on, right? The wife of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron took to Twitter to blast the NFL Network after it aired a locker room interview that showed nude players walking to and from the showers in the background. Finally, to help her get past it, the Herald sent her to Australia.