Rebecca Lobo Ryan Ruocco

Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during Wednesday’s final presidential debate has exploded into a meme of the week, and the move by many women to embrace the label has boosted everything from hashtags to shirts to Janet Jackson streams. Now, Rebecca Lobo has brought it to ESPN. During Thursday’s fifth and deciding game of the WNBA Finals between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx on ESPN2, play-by-play commentator Ryan Ruocco recapped the impressive stats of Lynx forward Maya Moore, and then Lobo (serving as the broadcast’s analyst) dropped more praise for Moore, including a very positive phrasing of the “nasty woman” line:

This would seem pretty apt even without the debate connection, as “nasty” has long been a positive term in sports, but the timing here makes it even more perfect. Well done by Lobo. Now, we just need to hear a “bad hombre” on SportsCenter…

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.

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