Entries from basketball

  • September 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    I'll play until my knees fall off.

    Sue Bird

    Source:  Azquotes

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    Religious Observance

    Tomorrow is Sunday, and I fully expect to attend church here in Seattle.

    Of course, other people refer to it as the WNBA semifinals.

  • May 2022
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    100 Days

    American basketball star Brittney Griner has been wrongfully detained in Russia for 100 days.

    The number feels biblical, so may Vladimir Putin be plagued by locusts up his nose, boils on his butt and Jehovah's Witnesses at his door.

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    Arena Audacity

    I might make an official complaint.

    As a Seattle Storm season-ticket holder, I went to last night's game against the Chicago Sky fully expecting a family-friendly event.

    What did I see? Rampant heterosexuality.

    My lesbian friends and I were surrounded by amorous straight people. Sitting next to us, in front of us, behind us. One couple was just in their teens!

    If they have to be that way, must they flaunt it?

    Thank goodness a lesbian couple got engaged on the court during halftime. A bit of normalcy that helped me endure the evening.

    At tomorrow's game, if I'm again encircled by heteros kissing and being as bold as you please, I'll tell them all to knock it off and remember where they are. We can tolerate their being at a WNBA game, but nobody needs to see that freaky stuff.

    Especially not the children.

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    Dealing BG

    There's an unconfirmed report that Russia hopes to trade American basketball star Brittney Griner for an arms trafficker serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S.

    In a simpler time, I only imagined Griner being traded for a forward, a point guard and two draft picks.

  • April 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    The contrast in (Magic) Johnson’s public support for LGBTQ causes and personal misgivings about his son’s sexuality shows that people are complex. As Johnson said, he grew up in the heteronormative world of male team sports. His son was supposed to shoot hoops, not wear scarves around the house.

    Alex Reimer

    Source:  Outsports

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    Foul on Me?

    I need you to tell me if I'm being too sensitive.

    It feels like something has shifted in women's basketball. Over the last couple of years, I've noticed an affinity, especially among Black college players, for wearing false eyelashes on the court. During the NCAA tournament, Champion repeatedly ran an ad featuring empowered and sensual young female athletes, the leader of whom didn't have nails so much as lacquered talons. Yesterday during the WNBA draft, the announcers gushed over players being fashion plates.

    It's enough to make a curmudgeonly lesbian suspicious. And nauseous.

    Is homophobia at the root of this push to feminize players? Are young athletes feeling the need to scream they're not dykes? Or is there just a whole lot of self-expression going on, and I'm too jaundiced to see it?

    Help me. I've jumped to a conclusion and I can't get down.

  • October 2021
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    Fallow Period

    When the Chicago Sky captured the WNBA title today, the women's professional basketball season ended. The women's college basketball season doesn't start in earnest for a couple of months.

    It's a gloomy period between seasons for this lesbian women's hoops fan. If you want me, I'll be hanging out with Punxsutawney Phil.

  • September 2021
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    Some of Us Are More Bereft Than Others

    The Seattle Storm, the defending WNBA champion and apple of my eye, lost in the playoffs today. The Storm's season is over.

    I ask you to observe a moment of silence.

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