Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Finally an exciting basketball game..

It was like the men's tourney used us all its craziness in the opening rounds, so that the Final Four was the least interesting I've watched in years.

So tonight I decide to turn on the Women's Final Four, which admittedly means I was hard up for something to watch. I was on the phone and looking for something that would work well on mute.

For the record, women's basketball, at any level, is the single most boring, painful sports experience known to man. Covering girls high school basketball was enough to make me rethink the whole sports writer thing. Honestly. The fact that 3 months of the year I had to suffer through that... well you get the idea. A combined 30 points in a game does not an entertaining time make.

That being said, the above excuse meant muted Championship action. I turned it on with about 2:00 left. Apparently Maryland had been down by at least 13. They came back and tied on an absolutely beautiful 3 to send it into overtime, where Maryland won. But really, who cares?

The point of all this story is that I may have found my newest sports hero: Maryland's Shay Doron. She was invovled in a tussle right as I turned on the game and we had a stoppage while they tended to her, since her elbow was bleeding.

Every time they cut to her, she was swearing. Because of the injury, she was on the sideline for a moment and a teammate missed some free throws. Close up of Doron yelling "Shit" Dr's wrapping up her elbow and we get an F bomb. She's trying to rile up her teammates, more swear words than I'm willing to put on this family friendly site.

Moral of the story? This is one foul mouthed biatch, but she's an NCAA foul mouthed biatch. I love it. (extra props to the cameraman who kept going back to her. broadcast gold as far as I'm concerned.)



Nicole, where did you get your love of sports. Did you play any? The only time in my life I dreaded going to any sporting events was when we had to go watch my sister play 5th and 6th grade basketball.
I didn't mind her softball or soccer, but the basketball was awful.

Nicole said...

Ok, the short answer is that I've always been a tomboy. I'm a daddy's girl and my brother is 4 years older than me.

A bit longer explanation is that I've been playing soccer from age 4 until November, when I tore the MCL in my left knee for the second time. It's only been a few months, but I miss playing SO much. But frankly, I'd rather walk later in life than still be able to play now. I coach now instead, which is a good translation, because I was a goalie and that being able to see the whole field thing comes in handy.

I think it's probably impossible to grow up in Wisconsin and not be a Packer fan. My dad played football and ran his own fantasy football league. During football season there used to be 2 TVs in my living room, so we could watch the games on both stations.

So I guess soccer and football are the ones that matter the most to me.

Part of this was also driven by going to an NAIA Jesuit school with no athletics. (ok, we had them, but they let me play inter-collegiate sports, so you now they can't be any good) I just ended up missing my teams all the more. I spent many a Saturday morning at Hooters watching Wisconsin football games - which is a story for another time.

Ok, so I guess there's no short and sweet answer. The best I can give is that I'm a tomboy and I enjoy both watching and playing. And being knowledgable in sports has never let me down in meeting guy or starting and joining conversations. I'll have to post about this soon for the whole long diatribe...

Anonymous said...

You're such a dumbass. Putting down womens basketball at any level. Yea, so high school games (well, atleast the ones you've been to) can suck, but seriously womens national championship game was much better than the mens this year. And no, shay doron is not a low down swearing bitch. You don't know anything about her.