This isn't (necessarily) meant to be a statement on the relative worth and follow-ability of the WNBA, but this "press clipping" is from Friday's print edition of the Chicago Sun Times
. The WNBA Finals section -- if you could even call it that -- was crammed down at the bottom of the page, below things like High School Girls Golf and among various advertisements for happy-ending massage parlors and escort services. Ouch.Don't tell them I sent you...
This was underscored by a comment Evil Ted made this morning upon his return from a High School Reunion/Guy Trip. "I went into a Buffalo Wild Wings with some friends and there was playoff baseball on three out of the four giant projection screen TVs. The fourth screen was playing a basketball game, and the first thing I noticed was SAN ANTONIO 14, DETROIT 6. I was like "Whoa, what's going on here?" and got a little excited. Then I looked up and saw breasts and long hair tied into buns and thought, "Oh, that's
what's going on..."
Oh, and in case you didn't know it -- I'm guessing you probably didn't -- the Detroit Shock swept the San Antonio Silver Stars to win their third WNBA title in six years
. There was not a single note about this event in the Chicago Sun Times this morning. There was, however, a large section devoted to middle school volleyball and a feature on the disappearing habitat of the Venus flytrap
.Question for Pistonsgirl4life:
Does this latest title change your feelings about Bill Laimbeer as a coach? Discuss.More like, "Shock 'em with some press coverage."Update!
Basketbawful reader Baguete said: "Its also important to say that the game wasnt played at Auburn Hills, due some Disney On Ice event. The game was played at Eastern Michigan University instead." He's not kidding
. But hey, Ypsilanti -- where EMU is located -- has been good to the Shock. They won both of their "home" playoff games against New York at EMU's convention center.
Labels: Chicago Sun Times, press coverage, respect, WNBA