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    Kara Lawson...

    On a different note, was anyone else really impressed with Kara Lawson last night on ESPNU?

    I thought she was excellent. You could tell she was a former player from her analysis and I think she knows the game. I thought she was just as good as the majority of male color commentators I've heard on TV.


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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    On a different note, was anyone else really impressed with Kara Lawson last night on ESPNU?

    I thought she was excellent. You could tell she was a former player from her analysis and I think she knows the game. I thought she was just as good as the majority of male color commentators I've heard on TV.
    I thought both commentators did a good job, but yes Kara was really good. I thought the commentary was very even-handed, maybe even favoring ISU a bit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    On a different note, was anyone else really impressed with Kara Lawson last night on ESPNU?

    I thought she was excellent. You could tell she was a former player from her analysis and I think she knows the game. I thought she was just as good as the majority of male color commentators I've heard on TV.
    I thought her commentary was more tolerable than I expected. On the other hand, I thought her interview of the coach was horrible.


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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I thought her commentary was more tolerable than I expected. On the other hand, I thought her interview of the coach was horrible.
    I didn't hear the interview so can't comment on that. I listened to the first 10 minutes of the game before it even hit me that there was a female commentator doing the game. It wasn't that she was quiet, but she was doing such a good job that I didn't even notice the gender difference.



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    I wasn't impressed with her, but thats just me



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    I think I remember hearing something about her actually playing college basketball. That might be why she knew how the game works.


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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    They were both very bland. I didn't have a problem with it, but I wouldn't say she was anything but average.



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Till the Melvin Ejim T. I wanted to punch her through the TV when she kept talking about the Elbows.



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    I thought she was solid and didn't have an annoying voice.



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    She did a nice job. I was really surprised that she knew Bubu was the PG for the Ames High team that HB played on. She even knew that Doug McD played on the team and mentioned he was the leading scorer/rebounder for Creighton this year as a freshman. I think she does her homework.


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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    I think I remember hearing something about her actually playing college basketball. That might be why she knew how the game works.
    She played for Tennessee I believe.



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    On a different note, was anyone else really impressed with Kara Lawson last night on ESPNU?

    I thought she was excellent. You could tell she was a former player from her analysis and I think she knows the game. I thought she was just as good as the majority of male color commentators I've heard on TV.
    I also thought she was excellent. As you said, with her knowledge and bball background (two-time all-American at Tennessee, academic first team all-American, 2008 Olympic team member, WNBA star), Lawson can still shorten her analysis down and connect with the viewing audience.



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Her knowledge and insight were good, but her voice was a little monotone and bland. She needs to liven up a little bit to keep moving up the ladder, IMO.



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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    She played for Tennessee I believe.
    I think you might have missed the sarcasm dripping off of jsmith's post...


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    Re: Kara Lawson...

    Quote Originally Posted by nickwc View Post
    Till the Melvin Ejim T. I wanted to punch her through the TV when she kept talking about the Elbows.
    Exactly. Why didn't either of those bozos mention the gut-punch Ejim took? I know the elbow above the shoulders requires a more serious punishment per the new rules, but they acted as though Ejim wasn't provoked at all.



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