On Coach’s Corner last night, Don Cherry went on about how women shouldn’t be allowed in men’s dressing rooms and the same goes for men in ladies’ rooms. It was quite a lively Coach’s Corner to say the least. And although many will say Don is wrong on this, I’ll bet there are plenty who agree with him.
I suppose women should be allowed into these smelly places, although I don’t know why they’d want to be. These are wretched places, with guys scratching themselves and doing the one-fingered nose blow as they fling tape into garbage cans, with filthy jock straps hanging near faces and unruly long johns lying on the floor that people have to gingerly walk over or around.
And I can well imagine many of these guys leaving their towels off on purpose when the ladies are trying to inquire about the limp power play and such.
I guess in this day and age it’s more of a normal thing to have women walking among naked, smelly guys hanging out all over the place. So I’ll say it should be allowed, although honestly, I’m not exactly sure. But equal rights are equal rights I guess.
As far as men being allowed in ladies’ dressing rooms, Ron MacLean was all for it, but I kind of feel that the majority of women changing their clothes in dressing rooms wouldn’t be all that nuts about it. Although with the men there, at least the ladies would have something to hang their towels on.
I’m glad my wife is a lousy athlete and I don’t have to worry about this.
And all I know is, when the time comes for me to cover the Women’s World Water Skiing and Cheerleading Championships, I’m going in the room. I’ll need the answers and quotes, and I’ll need them right away.