“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!