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Get used to it: Women cover sports

Writers and analysts all deserve to be evaluated on the merit of their work

Updated: February 20, 2012, 8:09 PM ET
By Christina Kahrl | ESPN.com

Naturally, as press boxes and newsrooms have become increasingly diverse, women in the booth and at the keyboard have earned their place.

For some -- including me -- women like Gayle Gardner, who first appeared on the national stage with ESPN in 1983, have been role models. (It didn't hurt that I was a huge USFL fan back in the day.)

But even with the prominence that Gardner achieved, first at ESPN and later at NBC, she observed that "for women especially, this profession ...

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