Posts Tagged ‘WNBA

01
Dec
09

Marion Jones Wants to Make a Comeback With the WNBA

For those of you of you out there who were looking for more evidence that the WNBA is a joke here comes another news morsel to throw on the fire; Marion Jones, the former track star who later admitted to steroid use and forfeited her gold medals is trying to make a comeback with the San Antonio Silver Stars.

In college, Jones started on the North Carolina team, although that was back in 1994. Now 34-years-old and 15 years (and one 6-month prison sentence) off competitive games, an NBA official recently approached Jones to gauge her interest.

“I thought it would be an interesting journey if I decided to do this,” Jones said. “It would give me an opportunity to share my message to young people on a bigger platform; it would give me an opportunity to get a second chance.”

Jones’ plan is to play some in Europe this winter and try for the WNBA when the summer season starts.

This makes perfect sense to me, I mean, when you have the opportunity to recruit someone who hasn’t played at a high level for 15 years and is coming off a prison sentence for steroids, you HAVE to take it right? I know the quality of the WNBA sucks, but if someone who can literally go from having not played, to prison and then to the league there HAS to be a problem.

[WRAL]

28
Aug
09

The WNBA Loses to Sesame Street

871-sesame-street-liveDuring the NBA playoffs the Denver Nuggets and the WWE had a standoff over the double-booking of the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won out and held their playoff game.

Clearly the efforts to make the WNBA a worthwhile sports league have been a wasted effort.

The Atlanta Dream (stupid name) are on the verge of a playoff spot, with 6 games left to play they feature a robust 15-13 record. That might be a problem though. You see, “Sesame Street Live!” has booked the Phillips Arena and NO ONE puts Oscar in the corner.

Even if the Dream manage to make the playoffs, they won’t have access to their home arena, with the Muppets in place for 8 shows from September 17-20. Possible options for the Dream include holding games in Gwinnet, GA or at Georgia Tech, which is exactly what you would expect from a “major” sport league’s playoffs.

The WNBA, where felt-covered puppets are more popular and important!

Maybe the WNBA should sign up Big Bird whose sex has never really been determined, you can’t teach height after all…

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]




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