Trio Of Female Athletes Makes Crass Jokes On NCAA Title Game Cast

John Simmons | April 5, 2022

On Sunday night, female athletic superstars and everyone's favorite activists Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi went on ESPN2 and joined in a Manningcast-style commentary of the NCAA women's basketball championship between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the UConn Huskies. 

While the commentary was supposed to be strictly about the game, the dialogue between the three women took a raunchy turn midway through the broadcast. 

Taurasi was attempting to discuss the fine margins of a game that could go a long way in determining the outcome, but her choice of words was quite poor.

"It's a game of inches, ask the cocks," Taurasi said.

Bird and Rapinoe picked up on the sexual inuendo and tried their best to not burst out laughing.

"And they're taking those inches," Taurasi added on.

"Do you take those inches?," Bird asked.

"Absolutely," Taurasi replied, not even trying to hide her urge to laugh anymore.

Mediatie hailed Taurasi's first line as the "quote of the broadcast," and applauded the whole interaction as quality entertainment.

Great, so in addition to having three social-justice minded, LGTBQ+ supporting athletes talking about a game, we are now applauding them when they make crass jokes about men's genitalia?

Come on, ESPN. While we certainly expect you to stoop to lows like this, all of sports fandom really wishes you didn't.