Stanford women reach the NCAA Elite Eight Sports, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:10 am
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.
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Posted by Casey, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, 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 2:56 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!