This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

March 29, 2009

BOILER UP!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — pprscribe @ 12:01 pm
"Hoop." PPR_Scribe

"Hoop." PPR_Scribe

March Madness” means only one thing to me. You all can keep your men’s college basketball. I’m really not that interested. I’ll take the women’s tournament every year. Oh, I’ve heard all the arguments about the faster pace, the slam dunks, the so-called higher levels of excitement of the men’s game. And I’ve heard the utter nonsense about not liking to see women who “look” or “act” like men sweating and running up and down a court–whatever the heck that is supposed to mean.

If you like basketball as a team sport–with an emphasis on both “team” and “sport“–then you should love women’s college basketball. If you like the thought of true student athletes–this time with the emphasis on “student“–then you should love women’s college basketball.

This season, there is even more reason for me to enjoy the women’s tournament–My Purdue Boilermakers will meet Rutgers this evening in the Sweet 16!

BOILER UP!

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3 Comments »

  1. I will not say a thing about Rutgers and the boilermakers. Well, I ve been to West Layvette Indiana ….the town is so flat and dusty the whole downtown is a basketball court. I guess I am just hating because I wanted Rutgers to win. But all goodbye ain’t gone ….Go IOWA STATE …now that’s a good state.

    I noticed you took a poke at all the men that majored in “growing up”. For the record, I watch womens basketball …well, until a NCAA (men)or NBA (men) game comes on.

    Comment by CareyCarey — March 29, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

  2. CareyCarey, I love men’s professional basketball–but as entertainment. I watch these games the same way some folks watch American Idol or the soap operas. The drama, the sparring personalities, the high-flying moves, the courtside shenanigans, the fine male specimens…

    Basketball is basically the only sport I understand well enough to enjoy *as a sport* and for when I want to see the sport aspect of it, I enjoy women’s college ball and increasingly the WNBA better than the men’s game at any level.

    Comment by pprscribe — March 30, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

  3. **Ahem** BTW, BOILER UP: Purdue 67, Rutgers 61. (Though all respect due to Coach Stringer and her wonderful squad!)

    Comment by pprscribe — March 30, 2009 @ 2:48 pm


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