Sports Snippets: April 10, 2010

10 04 2010

A few sporty items of note that I can’t or won’t write full-length articles about, but thought deserved a mention:

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WNBA: Who is the Scotiabank of Women’s Basketball?

14 03 2010

I have been stewing on this for a while, and it’s time to empty out my thoughts here for discussion.

One day I checked out the Scotiabank web site as they sponsor, among other things, Hockey Night in Canada. I was met with this:

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CHL: Drums and Scarves

27 01 2010

Friend of the blog Petrel asks:

Wouldn’t it be great if people could bring drums to a WNBA game? Or wear those cool scarves emblazoned with the team name?

To which I responded in part:

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Mister Women’s Sports: 2010 Engagement Calendar

23 01 2010

One of my regular customers is a youth soccer coach. When the stars align and he isn’t on the phone, we get in some soccer talk before he’s back on the road, beer in tow. Yesterday was a “stars aligning” moment and he asked in passing if I saw the “USA Women”. Um, which USA women? The U-20 team beat Jamaica and he was very impressed with the team.

“But,” he said with an air of despondency, “you probably don’t care about women’s soccer anyway.”


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Fugue for WNBA Draft Picks

1 12 2009

It’s never too early to obsess over the 2010 WNBA draft, if Rebkell’s Junkie Boards are any indication. “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys and Dolls played in my head as I read the idle speculation, which led me to adapt it to the proceedings:

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When It’s Love

23 11 2009

When you’ll do just about anything to catch the game, any way, any how…

USA vs Canada

Dallas Stars game on Laundry mat TV

WNBA webcast photo

…yeah, it’s love.

WNBA: Hierarchy of Needs

27 10 2009

Once again, as Bill Cosby is wont to say, I told you that story to tell you this one.

I made mention of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and how it might apply to the WNBA. The previous article planted the seed. This is the resulting fruit.

As the original Hierarchy is linked above, I am going to re-interpret the progression in WNBA terms. The terms move from lowest (most critical for survival) to highest (WNBA nirvana).

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