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Monday, October 29, 2007

The Soviets have risen once more...

Goddamned Commies...

McCarville did her best, but shooting 18 and rebounding 9 just wasn't enough to carry the rest of the US team. You've probably heard, but good ol' USA lost to CSKA Moscow 75-65 in the FIBA's. It was the finals, to be sure, so we landed in second place. But you know what a good friend of mine always said about "second place"?

"That's a fancy word for LOSER!"

Quotes and the boxscore are here. Now the team is headed back for a tour of colleges. If you're in the area, check it out.

Watch out, Hammon fans. Your gal has an article up on WNBA.com. Click on the link and then stop hounding me for more Hammon shout-outs.

That's about it today. Sorry it's not a lot. Leave me be, jackals.

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday and it's Cold

Global Warming can suck it!

Yes, Autumn has finally arrived, and with it, a dearth of Liberty news. Yes, there's not much going on in the league today, but I'll do my best to keep you fat and happy through the weekend with my witicisms and fart-humor.

Hee-hee! Hilarious!

James Dolan is having a time of it, idn't he? A sexual harrassment lawsuit, dropping Knicks attendance/ratings, and now? A scathing article from Muckety! Oh, cruel Muckety! When will you leave poor Mister Dolan alone? Does he really deserve all of this?


Cablevision is NOT going private... for now. The Dolan's attempt to get the cable station back into their control has failed for the moment, which is both a good and bad thing. The good; the Dolans, who essentially run everything (save for the Rangers) that they touch into ground, will not be allowed to mess up the Libs' TV Network. The bad; who knows what kind of benefits the Libs might have gotten with this change of hands? I guess we'll never know...

The Fever have parted ways with Brian Winters after four seasons. He was 78-58 in that time, with three 21-13 finishes. Personally, I feel like he got the shaft. He did a hell of a job coaching that team, and while he could have done a better job rallying the troops without Catchings there at the end of the season, he did take the Fever to the Eastern Conference finals. Oh well... there are several teams who are interested in a new coach.

For the girly among you, here are Lindsay Whalen's wedding pictures. No, seriously.

All right, that's all I got. Keep it real, folks.

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Woden's Day Update

Wedne is pissed that his day pronounced "WENDS-day". That's what happens when your religion dies out.

The day is short, and so is Liberty news. Up first, if you haven't seen it already, is the collection of clips that the Libs' site has. Staying on the site, you can find a game recap of the USA's victory ove CSKA Moscow. Notice anyone familiar in the photo? With Marvel leading the way, the US is going to the FIBA semi-finals. Huzzah!

Something involving Shameka Christon scoring 25 points... look, my spanish is about as good as my Klingon. I can kinda read it (thanks, Latin!) but... I don't want to make a fool out of myself. She had a good game. If anybody wants to help me out, get back to me.

Forgot to put this up back when... oh well. Here it is now. It's a recap on the Liberty's all-time draft choices. Can't say that I'm all that impressed with the picks, but then again, there are some high tent-poles keeping the team afloat.

Yeah, that was a mixed-metaphor from hell.

Want some coverage and philosophy on this year's lottery? Here ya go. 'Course, the guy writing is saying that Tim Duncan is the best player in the NBA, so take what you want with that.

There are some good players in the draft this year, but it's not nearly as good as some of the recent drafts. There's this coverage on Essence Carson, however. Depending on whether GMs will take her stats at face value or will instead look at her contributions to a team remains to be seen. She could go top 3 or last until near the end of the first round. Don't trust my analysis, however; I don't get hockey drafts right, and that's a sport I know something about.

That's all I got. Peaceful in October, ain't it. Speaking of which, where the hell did the month go? Damn...

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Back in the Saddle with Ella

Janel McCarville, grabbing 15 points and 10 rebounds, led the US Team in their 79-76 loss to TEO Vilnius. Miss Marvel spurred the US's late surge, but it wasn't enough. Loree Moore played for three minutes, but only in tiny chunks and didn't log a point. Oh well. Good to see her in action once again.

Other Libs are once again MIA. Instead, take this rendition of "Summertime" by George Gershwin as played by Fitzgerald, Armstrong, et al.

If this were, indeed, in the summer, I would have more news... instead, I'm listening to this as I sit boiling in my office. Will fall arrive yet? Anybody out there got any information on our lassies? Anybody in Israel picking up on Doron? Anybody in Europe know the score? Give me an email. Otherwise, look at this ancient clip of the Beatle socking it hard, courtesy of the Lib's official site.

LA got the top pick in the draft, and frankly, their organization can use it. After Holdsclaw's abrupt departure, their season went down the tubes faster than a Guam tree snake. Chicago got the second, then Minnesota, Atlanta (due to its expansion-status), Houston, and Washington. It's all on the site. Talk about it here, or read what the league thinks are the problem spots in each team (that's gotta smart, don't ya think).

Speaking of expansion, the owner of the new Atlanta team sounds off on why he's picking up the tab for a new team. In a nutshell; community service, promotion of women. I'm glad he's not in it for the money, because... well, there isn't going to be in that market.

On the topic of basketball markets, more rumblings in Seattle, though it's heavy on the Sonics. A few people are beginning to wise up to the fact that the Storm wouldn't make a good fit in Oklahoma. My suggestion? Sell to a local interest group and keep the team in the Emerald City. Just don't allow them to fold...

That's it for today, so instead of just handing you guys some boring tid-bits from around the league, take this to remind you of the depths of summertime ball...

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Silence greeted Zarathustra...

Honestly, nothing going on. More stuff about the Atlanta franchise can be found at one of my favorite women's hoops' sites, Women's Hoops Blog. Other than that, I'm going to take a breather and meet up with you guys on Monday.

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday is the new Thursday

What happened to Fall?

Got a question for Cathrine Kraayeveld? Send it in before the 26th and she may just answer them. My question is a two-parter: "Have you always kicked this much ass, and if so, how do you hope to improve your ass-kicking abilities in the future?" Yeah, I'm classy like that.

The draft lottery is in five days. The Libs are picking seventh no matter what... unless, of course, they trade up or down. Trading down wouldn't be a bad option if we can get something good in the deal. It's not the strongest draft year (in my "knows next to zilch" opinion about WNBA draft classes) and if we throw a quality player that isn't getting a lot of time (Willis) or either Thorn or Moore into the mix, we could pull a bigger player from a team like Phoenix or Detroit who would be able to lose someone of a high, though not all-star, caliber while remaining under the cap, picking up a player for the future, and keeping the level of quality on their team relatively high. Add onto that the Libs already have too many players that we don't play and that we have the 14th pick (from San Antonio in the Davenport/Hammon trade), and I would almost say it'd be foolish NOT to trade back.

But that's just my opinion.

Thought of a nickname for the Atlanta expansion team? Contribute. My favorites? Flames (I'm a sucker for history and the shout-out) and Firebirds (keeping with the theme of the city's teams). The worst? Force and Freedom. Ugh. Colors can be suggested, too, but PLEASE don't make blue one of them. We already have too many teams with blue. Also, people are talking about them playing in Gwinett. The Phil is almost essentially a done-deal, but a smaller stadium (like what the Sky and Sun play in) might not be a bad idea.

The Maggie Dixon Classic is going to be at the Garden on a semi-permanent basis. The games are on December 8th and will feature Rutgers, Duke, Army, and Pitt. I'll be there (love me the Pitt ladies), and so should you. Buy tickets now, you jackals.

That's it. I'm outta here for the day. Gonna get my drink on at Fiddlesticks (on Greenwich Ave). Happy Hours are the best time of the week. Until tomorrow?

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Welcome to Wednesday

Brought to you by the Atlanta Surge!

It's official: Atlanta is the newest franchise in the WNBA. Logos, name, etc. to be named later. Expansion draft to come. I hope you all like getting your hearts broken. Want to hear from the owner? Want to buy tickets? If so, you're one of the few, if the reactions on the interweb's tubes are to be believed.

Liberty news? Nada. Really, I got nothin' here. Add that to all of the work I have to do and Blogger being pissy and not letting me upload my funny pictures and I am really just scraping the bottom of the barrel. This is just to keep my promise to update. My readership dropped by about six hundred people in the week that I took off. Admittedly, I'm doing this for me, but hey, I kinda liked all the people reading. Oh well. If you're one of the few who stuck around, I do appreciate it. Until next time?

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Yeah, yeah

Blame this man for my absence.

Yeah, so it's been almost a week since I updated. I have three things to blame: the lack of news from the New York Liberty; my laziness; and Civilization 4, which has become the bane of my existance. However, you're not here to read about my excuses.

Let's get down to business.

Big news up front: Janel McCarville and Loree Moore have been named to the US National Team that'll be playing in the FIBA's next week in Russia. Nice work, gals. Show those non-American persons what it means to play basketball!

Erin Thorn is answering questions for the Official Site. So is Loree Moore. Not too interesting, but then again, it's news.

Rebecca Lobo is answering some of her own questions at the WNBA site. I know there are some fans out there. This is mostly just a shout-out to them.

Something about Lindsay Bowen, Lisa Willis, and Martina Weber, among others. What is it about? I have no idea. Why? I don't speak Greek. Give me some French or Dutch and I can get by okay, but my knowledge of Greek began and ended with my tour in Psi U.

Teresa Weatherspoon, one-time Liberty and all-time legend, will be coaching the ABA Phantoms when they move to Westchester county for next season. This might be higher of note, especially considering that she will be coaching her brother, but with the way the ABA is set up, I wouldn't be surprised if the team played two games, folded, re-emerged for another two games, then moved to Hawaii to become the Hilo Rainbow Humpers. As an aside, here are all of the ABA teams that have been announced since the ABA's new inception in 2000 (according to Wikipedia)...

The Alexandria United , Anaheim Roadrunners , Anderson Champions , Arizona Rhinos , Arkansas Aeros , Arkansas RimRockers , Arkansas Rivercatz , Arkansas Scorpions , Atlanta Mustangs , Atlanta Vison , Baltimore Pearls , Beijing Aoshen Olympian , Bellevue Blackhawks , Bellingham Slam , Big Valley Shockwave , Birmingham Magicians , Boston Frenzy , Brooklyn Comets , Brooklyn Heat , Brooklyn Wonders , Buffalo Rapids , Buffalo Silverbacks , Calgary Drillers , California Buzz , California Eagles , California Terminators , Cape Cod Frenzy , Carolina Thunder , Carson Buzz , Centinelas de Mexicali , Central Valley Dawgs , Charlotte Krunk , Chattanooga Steamers , Chicago Rockets , Chicago Rockstars , Chicago Skyliners , Chicago Soldiers , Cincinnati Blaze , Cincinnati Monarchs , Cleveland Rockers , Colorado Springs Storm , Colorado Storm , Columbia Rottweilers , Detroit Dogs , Detroit Panthers , Detroit Wheels , Edmonton Cheetahs , Florida Pit Bulls , Gallup Outlaws , Gallup Talons , Georgia Reigning Knights , Gwinnett Gwizzlies , Hammond Rollers , Harlem Revs , Harlem Strong Dogs , Hawaii Mega Force , Hermosilio Seris , Hollywood Fame , Houston (Under)Takers , Houston Havoc , Indiana Alley Cats , Indiana Legends , Inglewood Cobras , Jacksonville Jackals , Jacksonville Jam , Jacksonville Wave , Jersey Squires , Juarez Gallos , Kansas City Knights , Kentucky Colonels , Kentucky Pro Cats , Kentucky Retros , King County Royals , Knoxville Noise , Lake Charles Hurricanes , Lake Erie Rockers , Las Vegas Rattlers , Las Vegas Slam , Lincoln Thunder , Long Beach Jam , Long Beach Laguneros , Los Angeles Aftershock , Los Angeles Stars , Louisiana Cajun Pelicans , Maryland Nighthawks , Maywood Buzz , Maywood Laguneros , Memphis Houn’ Dogs , Mexicali Sentinels , Miami Pit Bulls , Minneapolis Ripknees , Minneapolis Slamma Jammas , Minot City Freeze , Mississippi Miracles , Mississippi Stingers , Monterrey Veneno , Montreal Matrix , Montreal Royal , Motown Jammers , Nashville Rhythm , Native America , New Jersey Jaguars , New Jersey SkyCats , New Mexico Style , New Orleans Blues , Newark Express , Niagara Daredevils , Norfolk Ballers , Norfolk Navigators , North Carolina Renegades , Northeast Pennsylvania Breakers , Ohio Aviators , Oklahoma City Ballhawgs , Oklahoma City Cavalry , Ontario Warriors , Orange County Crush , Orlando Aces , Orlando Orange Men , Palm Beach Imperials , Pennsylvania Pitbulls , Pensacola Aviators , Peoria Kings , Philadelphia Colonials , Philadelphia Fusion , Philadelphia Squires , Phoenix Eclipse , Pittsburgh Hardhats , Pittsburgh Patriots , Pittsburgh Xplosion , Portland Reign , Quad City River Hawks , Quebec City Kebekwa , Queens Kings , Raleigh Renegades , Reading Railers , Reigning Knights of Georgia , Reno Rockers , Richmond Generals , Rio Grande Valley Sliverados , River City Ballers , Rochester Razorsharks , Round Rock Fury , Sacramento Heatwave , Salt Lake Dream , San Antonio Stallions , San Diego Wildcats , San Diego Wildfire , San Francisco Pilots , San Jose SkyRockets , SoCal Legends , Southern Alabama Bounce , Southern California Surf , St. Louis Flight , St. Louis Rotweilers , St. Louis Stunners , Strong Island Sound , Tacoma Navigators , Tampa Bay Thunder Dawgs , Tampa Bay Tornados , Tennessee Mud Frogs , Texas Tycoons , Tijuana Diablos , Tijuana Dragons , Toledo Ice , Toledo Royal Knights , Trenton Squires , Twin Cities Slamma Jammas , Twin City Ballers , Utah Snowbears , Valley Legends , Vancouver Dragons , Vermont Frost Heaves , Visalia Dawgs , Waco Wranglers , and the Wilmington Sea Dawgs.

My God... it's full of stars... I mean, black holes...

It's not a very selective organization, and while I would like to think that the hiring of Weatherspoon was because of her breadth of basketball knowledge, the cynic in me believes that it's only a publicity stunt.

Speaking of expansion, as most of you probably know, Atlanta is looking like it's going to grab a WNBA Expansion franchise for next season. Some are reporting that an annoucement could come as early as tomorrow at 1 p.m., though the press conference that the WNBA is holding could just as likely be about the CBA. Houston is staying put (for now), and this will bring the total number of teams up to 14, evening the conferences out.

While I think that Atlanta is CAPABLE of supporting a franchise (large base, basketball-loving area, etc.), it remains to be seen whether the owners are going to make the right moves to win over the populace. The Braves can't sell out in the playoffs. The Falcons sometimes struggle to remain relevant in the face of college football. The Hawks have fallen a long way. And the Thrashers? Well, the less said, the better...

Personally, I feel that there are several cities up north and out west that could keep costs of traveling down and maintain rivalries. A team out west would allow Minnesota to play teams closer while developing natural rivalries. A team in Philly, Boston, or another stab at Cleveland would keep things centered. This is all just my opinion, however. Atlanta's not the best choice, but it's not a bad one, and it's a hell of a lot better than Bentonville, Arkansas.

There's been a spate of problems for some ballers in the league recently, although beside Brunson's DUI, I can't really think of any. People don't need any new reason to hate the league. Let's not feed the fire.

That's it. Sorry for not logging on and doing my appointed duty. I shall be more vigilant in the future. Until tomorrow, then?

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesdays Is Wednesdayish.

This is what happens when there's no Liberty news to keep me sane.

Nothin' doin' on the Liberty front. Shameka Christon is graded over at the Lib's site, but other than that, nada. This is what I was afraid was going to happen in the off-season, with very little to keep this blog going. However, it's good to keep the grease on the wheels, so better to update with just a bit than nothing at all.

Don't make me keep that promise.

In other news, the Mercs are going to be on a Wheaties box. Which is nice, in a kinda "well, that's cool" way, but really, who the hell eats Wheaties? I had a box once, and it was like eating freeze-dried cardboard. Still, good going.

Linda Froelich waxes poetic on the way that the WNBA affects European ball. That pretty much sums it up. She was on the German national team with... guess who... Martina Weber. See? It's six degrees all the way, baby!

Other than that, nothin'. Bleh. If there's something good, I'll update tomorrow. If not, you'll have to wait until Friday. Until next time?

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Check Below "Busy" for Today's Post...

Blogger can be annoying sometimes, and I can't figure out how to shift positions on the posts. Which is especially annoying because I wrote one sentence yesterday, saved it to work, and then finished it today and posted it but it's NOT coming up. Anyway, check two posts down for today's post.

Monday, October 8, 2007


Sorry everybody. TOOOOOOOO much work. I will update tomorrow. Today's supposed to be my day off so I can celebrate the advent of European influence and the massacre of millions of people. Instead, I am at work and working waaaaaay too hard. I'll update tomorrow. Peace.

I Want You (She's So Heavy)...

That sound you hear is Lennon and Harrison rolling over in their graves.

Before I get started, I want to warn you all against an insidious film that left me feeling hollow on the inside and sugar-coated on the outside. I am talking, of course, about Across the Universe.

Now, I'm sure a few of you out there like Julie Taymor's work or liked Moulin Rouge or enjoy Beatles songs reduced to their very basic meanings without any context, underlying meaning, or reimagining done to them. I am not one of those people. The film was not a whole loss (The Draft/"I Want You" sequence was astonishingly good), but I went it wanting to like it, pleading to like it, and have proof that Julie Taymor actually knows how to construct a film that doesn't a.) lag in the middle, b.) lack a coherent structure, c.) have cutesyness or MTV-style shots for the hell of it, or d.) just skim the surface of the ideas that she's dealing with. Unfortunately, she went 0-4, and is now 0-3 in the films that I've seen of hers. Let me be blunt. Taymor knows how to fill a shot. She just doesn't know how to fill two and a half hours with meaning.

Still, I prefer Batman Returns to Batman Begins, so take my assesment with a grain of salt.

Onto the topic at hand...

A nice little piece about the Chicago Sky and working together. The "cooperation" and "family" the author discusses in the article didn't help the Sky into the playoffs, but hey, the WNBA can't just be the Liberty.

I'm sure most of you know that Margo Dydek (CON) is pregnant. What some of you may not know is that it might spell the end of her WNBA career. THAT would suck, although I can't say that I blame her.

The U.S. House of Representatives, when not taking bribes, evading taxes, taking endless breaks (while only "working" three days a week), and generally being major fuck-ups, can do some good. Hey, they just congratulated the Mercs on their WNBA Championship win. Now if they can fix that Iraq thing...

In Liberty news, nada. Loree Moore's up on the Lib's "report card" segment. Also, I've found more Weber shots, but that really only excites me.

Don't hate me; hate my y chromosome.

That's it for me. I've got too much work (though not so much that I can't see Blade Runner: Final Cut tonight at the Ziegfeld). The NHL is gearing up, I'm grinding down. It's like living in a yellow submarine...

Now THERE is a Beatles film!

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Friday Man Hath Cometh

Sorzy abott teh speljing. Weber maeks mw drool.


Well, what little there is...

Love Shay Doron (who doesn't?), but she's gotta update her site once in a while. Last news post? In August. Come on, Hammer! If I can update my blog every other day during the week in the off-season, you can throw a bone or two to your beloved fans!

A couple days old, but Janel's blog has been updated. Huzzah!

More Martina Weber pictures up on her comparison site, linked from the Lib's homepage. I will refrain from such comments that would be unsuitable for my mother to read, but let it be known that Weber is a hell of a woman. She's averaging 12 points a game and she looks like a hand-crafted form of Venus. All I can say is... Damn.

Not really Liberty news, but apparently, there's this seamstress/artist named Martina Weber (ALSO from Germany) who pops up all the time when I'm searching for Weber's name on the intra-web. It makes my searching of the tubes that makes up the information superhighway that much more difficult.


Gotta love the spin. As reported on the WNBA's site...

"Delisha Milton-Jones and other top WNBA players are going overseas to stay
in shape this off-season."
Something tells me that it's not really staying in shape that's getting all of the lasses across the pond.

If you're into MORE propoganda, take a look at Orender's latest speech from the 2007 WNBA Sales and Marketing Meetings. To be fair, Orender presents a couple negatives, too, and really, it's her job to tout the league wherever she can. Still, a little bit of depression sets in everytime I read about the over-hyping that is done by the league's front office.

Speaking of Orender, she made ESPN and Business Week's Top 100 Influential People in the World of Sports... at number 100.

Former WNBA and NCAA star Fran Harris is launching an magazine this fall for college-aged entrepeneurs. Just a shout out, really, since I figure most of my readership is beyond college.

In age if not maturity.

That's all I got, lads and ladies. The Pens open up their season tonight, but this is a Liberty blog, so I won't comment further (except during moments of extreme passion). Until Monday, then?

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

If you will allow me a brief interlude...

I am excited to the point of arousal.

NHL Season "begins" tonight. Sure, this is a Liberty Blog, and yeah, two games have been played already. But a.) this is my blog, so I can talk about anything I damn well feel like, and b.) not only were Anaheim and Los Angeles playing, but their match was in London, as far away from the real NHL as possible. Why not play in Prague? Or Stockholm? Or any city in any number of countries that supply NHL hockey players? Ask this man.

Interestingly (and unexpectedly to me), this has a link to the WNBA. You see, you have a great sport (hockey and women's basketball), run by a questionable commissioner (Bettman and Orender) that say that they are doing as much as possible to save the league, when, in fact, their actions are the antithesis of their statements.

All right. I'll come down off my soap box.

In any case, if you like good sports, check out the NHL tonight. HUZZAH!

In women's hoops news, some people are claiming that the Houston Comets are close to moving to Atlanta, which was considered a front-runner for a 2008 WNBA Expansion Team. Most of this information comes from message boards (home to many a sweaty recluse interested more in Lara Croft's cup size than actual conversation about the social ramifications of video games), so I'm willing to take it with a grain of salt, but if you like the-sky-is-falling scenarios, then eat your heart out.

Personally, I feel like this could never happen. A storied franchise like the Comets? With top-tier (for the WNBA) attendance? Moving to a notoriously lax sports town? I know I advocated for a team in Atlanta in one of my early essays, but that was a case of lesser-of-two evils: if expansion MUST happen, place a team in a huge city with an NBA team (in a basketball hungry market) rather than putting it in Northern Arkansas. Relocating a key team in a huge market to a fickle city with a smaller fan-base? Et tu, Orender?

Thus falls Caesar... er, the WNBA.

Meanwhile, in real news, the Liberty's site has a (mini) update about Libs playing overseas. Sure, its really just about Martina Weber and Shay Doron, but hey! Those are my two favorite-players-who-should-be-playing-more-often! Or something. Particularly Martina.

But then, you know all about my feelings re:Weber.

Tamika Catchings has a blog up now on the league's site. I would like to slam it in favor of Janel McCarville's blog, but I can't. Compared to Marvel's, it's longer, more in depth, and more personal. Not taking McCarville to task or anything, but can Catchings PLEASE stop showing up other stars?

I haven't been covering the Isiah Thomas scandal, mostly because it only indirectly deals with the Liberty (or does it?), but I found this piece with a quote from former-Lib, Sue Wicks. My thoughts: sexual harrasment, bad/stupid/pointless/immoral/detrimental/etc. However, I am not familiar with the trial enough to make more of a comment (read: my focus is on more important things happening in the world right now, which may be glib and not-seeing-the-picture of me, but true).

I hadn't even considered this possibility, but, hell, I guess the US's trouncing in the FIBA's WAS good for more than self-aggrandizing.

Peaceful out on the lake, gents and lasses. I'll post more, should more arise. Until then?

See ya, Space Cowboy...

Monday, October 1, 2007

They Did It

Yup. They did it. Surprised?

The Americans won the FIBA Championship, as if the way they have been playing ever left us in any doubt. 101-71 over Cuba? Is that a game, or an extended warm-up?

I found a Livejournal site out there from a Maryland fan. Major Shout-outs to the writer for propping the Libertine and letting me link to her LiveJournal site (some people don't like to make their LJ's PUBLIC-public, and hey, I like ego-stroking as much as the next gent). She calls it "weirdly written".

I take that as a compliment.

She also makes note of a Shay Doron quote from the beginning of the season. From her site...

...Maryland star Shay Doron, in Cleveland for the WNBA's pre-draft camp, said she's troubled that worries about sexual orientation take away from what players are doing on the court.

"I feel like you should accept anyone for the people they are, and hopefully as time goes, and the new generations start filling in, we can get over that hump," Doron said....

Too true, Doron. Too true. However, I don't think it's "worries" so much about sexual orientation as curiosity, morbid fascination, and some people looking for any way to denegrate players, whether for legitimate reasons or not. Put simply, if most of American society feels that sports are inherently masculine and that lesbians are inherently abnormal, it only takes a...


...logical leap to believe that the WNBA is itself inferior (I would link to sites, but really, you can find them on your own, and I don't want to give them anymore traffic than they already get). It's not me. It's not you. It's not the WNBA. It's not the fans. It's not lesbians. It's not anything else like this. It's some people...

...looking for a way to make their penises seem bigger. And if they feel that the only way to do that is to insult someone else and take focus away from the larger picture, either by implying that women's sports are inferior or that lesbians dominate the sport, well then, we're going to be dealing with these morons for a loooooooong time.

Enough depressing talk. Let's get some Liberty news!

Janel McCarville's "report card" is up on the Libs' site. She also updated her blog. Is there anything she can't do?

More stuff on everybody's... well, just my... favorite German basketball star, Martina Weber. Once again, it's in German, but there's some nice shots of her there. Keep on workin' it, Weber.

Really, that's about it. I'm sure there's more info out there, but I'm working (ostensibly) and writing up a storm. So, I gotta cut you guys off somewhere. Until next time?

See ya, Space Cowboy...
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