A recurring theme among Louisville fans has been the lack of objectivity and professionalism displayed by color commentator Doris Burke during the Louisville-Oklahoma NCAA women’s semi-final basketball game. Fortunately, I was at the game and didn’t have to listen to her verbage. A TIVO replay, however, reveals that U of L fans have legitimate concerns.
Believe it or not, the ESPN network provides a way for fans to complain. Here’s the link: Have at it.
Here’s what I sent them:
“For a position where you would expect the best in game analysis, Doris Burke sounds an awful lot like a homer when she does games, often seeming to pull for some teams against others. This not only detracts from the game but it reflects on her lack of professionalism and ability to be objective. I am surprised ESPN lets her get away with such such rank amateurism. What’s even more concerning is that this may not be a concern of the program directors who choose the announcers. Surely ESPN can do better.”
Takes a couple of minutes to complete the form but consider it a good investment of your time. It’s the only way to complain to the network. If you do, share it here.