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Stanford women reach the NCAA Elite Eight

Original post made on Mar 31, 2008

For anyone who has seen the Stanford women's basketball team play this season, the halftime report on ESPN2 must have produced a chuckle or two. The analysts were going on about Pittsburgh staying with the second-seeded Cardinal and how the Panthers had a chance at the win as a result.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, March 29, 2008, 11:51 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Deanna's Dad, a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:10 am

Good goin' girls. Is this exciting , or what?

Don't look past Maryland, just run over them on your way to the final four.

And to think, a few years ago, I didn't even like Women's

Posted by Bill, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 31, 2008 at 8:06 am

The Stanford women's basketball 'team' is a "team' in this greatest sense of the word. They are students first and basketball players second, and they have one goal - the Final Four together.
Unlike the men's team, they are not using their team experience as a farm club for the NBA. And the Stanford women are "ladies'. YOU GO LADIES!!

Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 31, 2008 at 11:19 am

Go Cardinal! We're behind you!

Posted by Real BB, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 31, 2008 at 11:26 am

Too bad what the women play is not basketball.

Posted by Casey, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 31, 2008 at 2:01 pm

Real BB, real funny. I'll bet if you grabbed 12 of your friends and had to play basketball against these women, you'll be on the losing end. And it'll probably be worse than the 19 point thumping that Pitt experienced.

Posted by Real BB, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 31, 2008 at 2:20 pm

No doubt, I would lose to them if we played, but i do not pretend to be a basketball player.
What the women play is not REAL basketball, in my opinion--smaller ball, they struggle to heave up a shot etc.

Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 31, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Real BB: Could you be more sexist??

Posted by Real BB, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Sexism has nothing to do with it.
If I am a basketball fan and watch men and women's college ball and feel that women do not really play basketball--that means it is sexist? Let's be honest the rules of basket ball have been tweaked so that woman can play.
there is a clear difference between the way men and women play basketball. The standard for me is men's basketball and therefore women do not play basketball
Is it sexist to criticize any women's sport?
What about synchronized swimming--men are not allowed in that sport--is it sexist???

Posted by PK, a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Real BB, there is nothing that says that you should enjoy women's bball - and the fact that you don't enjoy it isn't sexist in and of itself. However, what makes it likely that you are sexist is your comment that "they struggle to heave up a shot", which is a verifiably false statement.

You correctly point out that there are different rules between the women's and men's games, but that is also true in other sports between different leagues - the question is whether this makes some leagues "real" and others not. Which is real, the National League of the American League? Which is real, NCAA or NFL football? You may prefer one over another but that doesn't make one real and one not.

If you don't enjoy the game, don't watch it. I, on the other hand, have only one other things to say: Go Cardinal!

Posted by Stanford fan, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 31, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Stanford women rock!! Final Four here we come!

Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 31, 2008 at 9:44 pm

And its down to Four... Keep the drive going ladies!

Go Cardinal!!

Posted by SUMD, a resident of Stanford
on Apr 1, 2008 at 2:21 pm

what nobody talks talks about are the high rate of serious injuries these young women suffer, often leading to chronic crippling conditions.

Injuries for male players are much less and they have the option of playing for money after they graduate.

I think it is a waste of opportunities at Stanford for these women to spend so much time playing a game that may cripple them while providing no future economic opportunities.

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