Saturday, May 17, 2008

The WNBA

     I am all about Title IX.  If you don't know what Title IX is, it's a federal regulation that says colleges and universities across America must offer the same number of scholarship sports for women as they do for men.  Fantastic.  Women are equal in athletic ability to men.  Most of them can outrun me.  Most of them can outjump me.  And a certain group of them are much better at rugby then I will ever be.  So to make a long story short I think that they should get equal opportunity to show their athletic prowess.  But that doesn't mean that I should have to watch them.  So I wish that everyone would stop pushing the WNBA on me.
     I don't particularly like women's basketball.  There is really nothing wrong with it other than the fact that it is completely unentertaining to me.  I don't really care to watch the regular NBA, where they make crazy mad moves and gravity-defying dunks in a plastic, corporate-run, multi-billion dollar street-life atmosphere, so I don't know what makes the good people at ESPN think that I am going to want to watch a bunch of girls in loose fitting jerseys doing layups in a half-filled areas that are attached to casinos.  
     Now I can hear all you pro-WNBA types out there getting yourselves all riled up.  And that's cool.  I know that all of those women are better atheletes than I will ever be.  And I know that all of those women are far more wealthy than I will ever be.  And that's cool.  I don't begrudge what they are doing.  I am not advocating that there shouldn't be a WNBA.  I am not advocating that there shouldn't be women's pro leagues.  I am just advocating that the people who control the television and the internet to stop forcing women's basketball down my throat.  If I lived in Connecticut or Indiana where women's basketball is huge for some reason, or Sacramento or San Antonio where there is absolutely nothing else to do I would be all about the WNBA.  But as is I don't live in one of those place.  And I don't care about the WNBA.  So don't put it in my face everywhere that I go.  And I won't have to be so bitter.

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