I appreciate those people so much and appreciate Paul for giving me an opportunity to do that because that's what I look forward to every single day is being able to talk sports with fans all across the country.It's unfortunate you have to give any time to people who would say something petty, but with a platform like yours and Paul's in sports media, isn't it important to address it?But there are some people who like it the old way and appreciate the way Paul has always done things.When Frank or other people have called in and have been critical of me, I actually consider it a great opportunity to talk about how much women do know in sports and how much fun this can be if we all just sit there and talk sports just the way you would with the guys on the couch.From vast forests in the Pacific Northwest to the geological marvel of the Grand Canyon in the Southwest; the anachronistic mix of world-class urban development with centuries of history in the Northeast, to the rich cultures and big waves of the Hawaiian islands, the United States is a true treasure trove for any traveler.Use our map of the United States, as well as our satellite map and printable map to help you plan your next epic adventure.I am very new to it, and I love every moment of it.
Somebody told me "He runs Tuscaloosa," and I was like "I have no interest in that." So we really didn't talk that much that night.
"But you know Frank, I thought you were better than that, honestly." After Frank asked what that meant, she said, "I thought you were better than putting women in a corner." Frank said he didn't do that and then went on to list the women sports announcers he has heard of. We don't need to sit here and talk about whether or not I'm a woman or a man or anything." Rutledge often sits in on Finebaum's daily radio show (which airs weekdays from 2-6 p.m. on ESPN2), frequently interacting with the host's colorful array of callers.
Most of them simply talk sports with the Florida native (and UF grad), though occasionally she'll run across a fan who brings up her gender, something she knows isn't relevant to the discussion.
But as is the case with her work as host of "SEC Nation" and elsewhere on the SEC Network, she comes prepared and professional. 16 episode of "The Paul Finebaum Show," a caller named Frank wanted to talk about the recent firing of former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.
When Rutledge chimed in with her thoughts, here's how Frank responded.