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Great strides have been made, but there are still a lot of obstacles to overcome. Meyers-Drysdale and Burke are on point with 99% of their observations (I would love to see Annie work a Suns game with Tom Leander and think he could take her to a whole new level), and Burke in particular gives good insight into the game. The true test of acceptability will come when a female analyst interjects opinions and hard criticism to the point of annoyance (Van Gundy & Jackson immediately come to mind), and is either accepted for having earned the right to those opinions, or is replaced with…another female.

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