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No Girls Allowed
The Jock & Jill Mentality of
Sports Broadcasting
Foreword by Rick Neuheisel, head coach UCLA football

Sports journalism, especially in the fields of radio and television, seems to be a last bastion of old ways. After all this time, still almost no women are in radio or doing TV play-byplay in any major sports.
CJ Silas is one exception.
She went to both USC and Syracuse University, graduating from SU with a Bachelor's
Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Before she could even walk the aisle to accept her diploma she
was working full-time at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. In this book CJ walks us through her journey, from a six-year-old little girl at Dodger Stadium to a grown woman with a strong set of values and morals in a business full of men who may not be interested in what's best for her.

About the Author: Before she could even walk the aisle to accept her diploma from Syracuse she was
working full-time at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. She left the East Coast to return west to do field producing and voice over work for ESPN Sunday night Baseball and ‘Talk2’ with Jim Rome on ESPN2. Most recently Silas worked as a fill-in talk show host for ESPN Radio at the national level, at the same time doing an afternoon show on
a local ESPN Radio affiliate. She has spent the last nine seasons as the Public Address Announcer for the Cal Poly men’s baseball team while continuing her volunteer work for the ARC.

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Title: No Girls Allowed
Author: CJ Silas
Category: Non-fiction Biography
Length: 355 Pages
Retail Price: $28.95 + $5.95 s/h
Binding: 6 x 9 Hard Cover w/jacket

September 2011 / EXCERPTS
Chapter 6
In 1984-1985 while attending USC, I was encouraged to run track by Olympian and Jamaican running legend, Donald Quarrie. What a thrill to have the
opportunity to go to a big-time Pac-10 school. I spent my freshman year at USC studying Fine Arts, but sports radio and TV was where I wanted to be.
I began searching for the right school to transfer. I went back east and planned a visit to Syracuse University, University of Massachusetts, and Vasser
College. I wanted to work at a student radio station and run track. I hit Syracuse first on my trip, met Coach Andrew Roberts, fell in love with the campus and heard great things about the broadcasting school. I was so impressed by the
experience in upstate New York I didn’t even go and visit the other two schools.

I returned home to California to tell my family the news. I was transferring to Syracuse, to run track and get a degree in broadcasting at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications...

Chapter 26
…I’d sit in my chair across the high desk from him as he talked to callers, his mouth moving, but I can’t hear a thing he’s saying. He’s not talking to me anyway, he talks to the board operator and really everyone but me. I can see the control studio from my chair. His microphone partially blocks my view of his face. We never make eye contact anymore, why would we, we’re not talking
during the show. I’m insulted on a daily basis. On the outside I’m a female producer kicking ass with big name guests booked every day, but on the inside I’m dying, empty because of the lack of respect. If I’m going to stay in this business I need to grow even thicker skin. Make it look like I’m fine and dandy, when I’m
really a bundle of stress, anxiety and frustration. I’ve been patient for over four weeks now, how much longer? Is this what I want? No, is it better than before?
No, less air time. How long can I see myself doing this? Maybe at this job, this is all I’m going to get.
I sit across the desk from him every day watching his lips flap, his nose flare and his fake laughter shake his shoulders. Sometimes I even pretend I’ve crawled up into his nose and hit him on the inside of his brain to try and get him to see me, hear me, respond to my yearning to share the mic with him once in a while. Not even that works.

I couldn’t complain at the time because the Sonics were about to go to the NBA Finals verses the Bulls...

Chapter 69
…I spoke with the woman who had reported the incident. It happened on an overnight shift and it was ugly. He did sexually harass her and he deserved to have been fired. Mr. Detroit
came into her update studio, showed her his erection through his jeans and then moments later took his penis out and rubbed it on her shoulder. Are you kidding me? Right after he did that he apologized, almost as if he’d
been hypnotized for a moment, begged her not to tell anyone. Told her he’d gotten in trouble for this before and how he couldn’t control himself.

She was right in the middle of prep for her 11:00 pm update. He flipped out. He said he couldn’t get in trouble again.
Again?
Had this happened before?
Did people know it?
Why was he hired anyway? He was fired the very next day.
She was remarkable under the circumstances. She finished out her shift the best she could that night. She called the boss the next morning, told him the whole story and it was over. She should never have had to deal with something like that in the first place. What is wrong with people? …



MY JOURNEY ...
At finish line Tour of California
Interviewing sports reporter Ahmad Rashad in 2004
At finish line Tour of California

Interviewing sports reporter Ahmad Rashad in 2004
Interviewing Tennis Legend Pete Sampras
CJ on 'radio row' at the 1998 Super Bowl in San Diego
Interviewing Tennis Legend Pete Sampras

CJ on 'radio row' at the 1998 Super Bowl in San Diego
NFL Great Eric Dickerson
Olympic Track & Field Star Rafer Johnson
NFL Great Eric Dickerson

Olympic Track & Field Star Rafer Johnson
Former NFL player Christian Okoye
Marcus Allen
Former NFL player Christian Okoye

Marcus Allen
US Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee
Tommy Lasorda, long time Dodger Manager
US Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee
Tommy Lasorda, long time Dodger Manager

The late NFL Coach Bill Walsh and Tom Flores
Jason Taylor
tThe late NFL Coach Bill Walsh and Tom Flores

Jason Taylor
1996 Olympic torch on ferry in Bremerton Washington, headed to Seattle. Seattle backdrop.
Seattle backdrop
1996 Olympic torch on ferry in Bremerton, Washington, headed to Seattle. Seattle backdrop.

Joe Theismann
TBrew, Mike Wozniak, and Deliman
Joe Theismann
TBrew, Deliman, CJ and Mike Wozniak

Coats for Kidz
NFL great Dan Fouts
On the billboard in Seattle where I stayed for 4 nights and 5 days to collect donated winter 'Coats for Kidz'

NFL great Dan Fouts

NFL Hall of Famer Deacon Jones
Robin Roberts in Paris at The French Open in 1994
NFL Hall of Famer Deacon Jones
Robin Roberts in Paris at The French Open in 1994

Shireen Saski of College Sports TV and The Big 10 Network, on the set of ESPN's SportsCenter
Shireen Saski of College Sports TV and The Big 10 Network, on the set of ESPN's SportsCenter
Shireen Saski of College Sports TV and The Big 10 Network, on the set of ESPN's SportsCenter
 
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