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Stanford women reach NCAA basketball finals

Original post made on Apr 6, 2008

<I>Cardinal upsets No. 1 Connecticut, 82-73, to reach first national finals since 1992</I><BR>
Connecticut had the No. 1 ranking in the nation and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies also had the No. 1 freshman in the country in Maya Moore. And Stanford? Well, the Cardinal had Candice Wiggins. And team chemistry. A lot of heart and plenty of momentum and motivation. <a href="//"><B>Full story</B></a>

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 7, 2008, 10:08 AM

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 6, 2008 at 7:49 pm

SWISH!! One more game to go ladies!

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Posted by cookies
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I'm cookies and I am planning on attending Stanford and I am so happy they won as I've been cheering them on all year!
go cardinals!!!!

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 6, 2008 at 9:52 pm

As a woman, and a former HS basketball player, I find the womens' game somewhat entertaining, but hugely inferior to the mens' game. They try hard, but they shoot bricks on a regular basis. They can't jump. The are neither quick, nor fast. Any competent high school boys' team could defeat the NCAA Womens' champions. This is Title IX run amok.

Above all, this is boring, compared to the mens' game. All of the hoopla by the promoters of this sham will not make it better. Yawn.

On a more serious note, Memphis is looking good for the NCAA championship. Kansas would be a surprise.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm


Thank you for your opinion. However, women cannot play mens basketball and do very well playing their own game. You may not enjoy the game, prefering to watch the men, but many women enjoy playing their own sport for the sake of sport (you said you play yourself) and playing the sport must far outweigh watching others play something you would rather do yourself.

I am not much of a spectator, just watch my kids play, but I say well done to the Stanford Ladies and I jolly well hope their supporters are enjoying the ride as much as the players.

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Posted by baller
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 6, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Sharon, I'm a (boy) basketball player and you're wrong in that women have inferior skill. I would even argue that they shoot it better than the men do, and that they have better shooting technique. True, they are not as athletic and physical, but their skill set is equal to the mens'. That was an ignorant comment.

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Posted by theopenman
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 7, 2008 at 12:02 am

Sharon -- First of all, if you really found the women's game so boring, you wouldn't have taken the time to find this story and post a comment. Secondly, try to stay on topic. Stanford's win has absolutely nothing to do with men's basketball, so what's the purpose of bringing that into the equation? If you don't like women's hoops, fine. Don't watch. But don't try to dampen others' enjoyment of it by making meaningless comparisons.

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Posted by Danny
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 7, 2008 at 10:29 am

Interesting discussion. Although -- in general -- men's basketball teams are quicker and more fluid, there's a team chemistry with the women that the men can't rival. That's what I like to see, the way the team plays together. Often on men's teams, there is one or two guys who get off on the ego of being "the bets" and tend to show off. I don't see that with the women. They all support each other. I find that team togetherness to be just as engaging as the speed and fluidity of men's basketball.

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