Black Sports : ESPN Sportswriter thinks WNBA is a failed experiment!

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  1. panafrica

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/050901
     
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    they look like men and they play like girls.
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ouch!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    sure they don't pack the punch and not as flashy as men
    their are some nice players of these women but the overall
    true america fans just haven't took hold of this slower , softer
    layback style and again major point of missed open shots i can't
    see this women sport alive much longer myself i may watch the finals
    and that's it they really look tired and sad on the court .....JMO
     
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    Although the target audience of the WNBA was women, to survive for the long term the league needs male support. Outside of the first couple of seasons male support has been lacking....it just is not interesting enough. I think it is ashame, because I would like to see the WNBA around for a long time. It seems like the beginning of the end for the league though.
     
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    How sexist and chauvinist!

    The only reason why it is "failed" experiment is because ESPN does not make big money off of it! That is no failed experiment; this is just a reaction of someone who is complaining about not getting more and more and more.

    CD
     
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    they miss open 15 foot shots.
     
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    To be fair, so do the men. However the men can catch the rebound and throw down a nasty dunk!!
     
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    Thats the whole point of ESPN putting WNBA games on their network-- TO MAKE MONEY
     
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    I second James, they infact look like men(uh, yuck) and they are not that exciting to watch. I've watched 7th and 8th graders play basketball, but they were way more exciting.
     
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