Wednesday, March 10, 2010
1. These women are very athletic, and their basketball skills are impressive.
2. I firmly believe that women are capable of accomplishing anything that men can.
3. The UCLA center, Moniquee Alexander, is six feet, six inches tall and could undoubtedly snap me in half like a pretzel stick.
In a lot of ways, I found women's basketball to be more entertaining than the men's game. First of all, no one can dunk, so there's more focus on crisp passing and hitting the open shots. I was quite surprised by the level of play, to be perfectly honest. And the girls, sorry, LADIES seemed to be having a hell of a lot of fun. Well, aside from that one elbow to the back that led to a quick shoving match, but that stuff happens.
It occurs to me at this point that you must be wondering, "What the hell was he doing at a women's basketball game in the first place?" It's a fair question. It's not like I have a rooting interest, alumni loyalty, or a really, really pathetic gambling addiction. No, the truth is that my daughter plays high school basketball and we thought this would be a good way to see what the "next level" is all about. It worked, she was very inspired.
Oh, and it was Breast Cancer Awareness day, which is why everyone was wearing pink which means the guy cheerleaders didn't have to change a thing. As part of the post-game activities, there was a reception where the players signed autographs and talked to the fans. As you can see, I got to say hello to Moniquee Alexander.
Like I said, she could snap me in half like a pretzel stick.