Over at ESPN.com, Linda Cohn is writing a column about hockey.Â I looked at it for a few weeks when she started, but lost interest rather quickly.Â While she is pretty good on SportsCenter, I have a hard time buying that she is a hockey fan.Â Make her square off with Melrose and Bucci, and then we will talk.Â
But this caught my attention.Â From her March 23rd column:
Still, the women’s tournament got me thinking about the Ottawa Senators.
You and me both lady, you and me both.
Now, if you want to read about hockey from a woman’s perspective, might I recommend the HLOG (Hockey Ladies of Greatness). Then, sneek a peek at the list of writers who contribute and go to their blogs.Â
See? There is no need for Linda Cohn to write about hockey.Â We already have some great writing by women. It’s one of the great things about the sport.Â I see women who love hockey as much, and sometimes more, than men.Â So many other major sports do not click with women, but hockey does.Â When I hear a woman talk about being a football fan, there is usually an explanation that goes with it.Â But with hockey, there is none offered, and none needed.Â There is something about the sport that isn’t male-centric.Â The female hockey fan kicks ass.
But Linda Cohn as a hockey writer does not.Â Maybe if someone sent her a pink jersey, she’ll get the hint.