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Parker's Priorities: WNBA Star Chooses Motherhood
Clearly Nebulous ^ | Feb 18, 2009 | Colette Moran

Posted on 02/18/2009 9:09:41 AM PST by CMoran325

Just yesterday I read about 22-year-old WNBA star Candace Parker, a player considered essential to the success of the league, who is expecting a baby in the spring. She is not the first WNBA star to have a child mid-career -- Lisa Leslie missed an entire season when she had a child -- but as the "new face" of the league there has been some grumbling by some fans and sports writers that Parker is letting everyone down. But overall, the league and coaches and teammates have been supportive.

Parker told the Los Angeles Times that she wanted her children to grow up witnessing the athletic career of their young mother rather than arriving after it ends, and the league commissioner acknowledged that. “Candace can be a very usable symbol of how you can have a family and a career.”

Chances are that Parker

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: candaceparker; motherhood

1 posted on 02/18/2009 9:09:41 AM PST by CMoran325
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To: CMoran325

Kinda selfish...on the part of the fans and sports writers who are grumbling. It’s her life and she and Sheldon Williams are more than finacially stable enough to have a child.


2 posted on 02/18/2009 9:12:15 AM PST by TheConservativeComeback
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To: CMoran325

WNBA, what’s that?

Anyone get the overnight ratings from the last televised game?

Anyone know why it takes over $200 to take 2 people to an NBA game?


3 posted on 02/18/2009 9:14:52 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: TheConservativeComeback

Sounds more like the Lesbians are grumbling.


4 posted on 02/18/2009 9:16:37 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

WNBA... while not a fan of the league by any means, its about the only place you will find something even remotely resembling true basketball on TV. You know, where Carrying, Traveling Etc are rules that are called.


5 posted on 02/18/2009 9:17:46 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

The athletic talent is equivalent to High school boys championships, at best.


6 posted on 02/18/2009 9:21:18 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: CMoran325

I added that Parker is married to Shelden Williams of the Sacramento Kings


7 posted on 02/18/2009 9:23:44 AM PST by CMoran325
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

And your point is....?


8 posted on 02/18/2009 9:24:47 AM PST by CMoran325
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To: CMoran325

Money.

I can watch the same level of BBall free on the local PBS station.


9 posted on 02/18/2009 9:35:34 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

And what does this story have to do with how you spend your money (or not)?

Gee I thought this was a nice story about championing motherhood.

Instead of choosing to respond to this story with positive posts, it seems some people will always take the opportunity to slam women’s sports and women of a certain sexuality.


10 posted on 02/18/2009 9:47:09 AM PST by CMoran325
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To: CMoran325

I “slammed” neither. I was critical of the athleticism involved. I presume that anyone critical of Opossum’s policies is a “racist” to you.


11 posted on 02/18/2009 9:51:08 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Not equivalent in any major city....In Houston even some private Christian schools have nearly 7 foot players who are good. The best boys’ HS teams are amazing in basketball, football, and baseball.


12 posted on 02/18/2009 9:56:18 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: massgopguy
I'd have to give her a "not guilty" and I'd add an "I'd hit it" but I don't think I could reach it...


13 posted on 02/18/2009 9:59:23 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: achilles2000

I’ve been to BBrook HS to watch her play. Our local school is in the same league and I am proud of her achievements. Likewise that she carries a (for me) familiar banner with her. I even chose to watch her play (for free!) on the local PBS station.

I played competitive BBall since JHS. There are 14-year-old boys in her old HS that could school her today.


14 posted on 02/18/2009 10:09:16 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

“I was critical of the athleticism” — how is that not a slam? Women’s athletics can’t compare to men’s — accepted. Those women are doing the best they can — why do you have to criticize?

(And someone else chose to pick on lesbians — I didn’t say you did.)

My point is — why bring up the athleticism (or anything else irrelevant)? This is a story about showing how women don’t have to sacrifice their children to have a career (and/or vice versa).

Next time, consider choosing to stay on topic and be positive.


15 posted on 02/18/2009 11:07:57 AM PST by CMoran325
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Oh, and jumping to conclusions about how I feel about Obama does not have any relevance either — why bait people like that, unnecesaarily?

(and btw you’re wrong, if you bothered to read anything else I wrote...)


16 posted on 02/18/2009 11:11:43 AM PST by CMoran325
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To: CMoran325
Oh, so you have been assigned to monitor this thread for relevancy. Congratulations!

Being properly chastised by the ATRM, I'll cease my efforts to engage anyone else on this thread in a discussion.

BTW, do you know who the assigned TSM (thread spelling moderator) is? I may have had a few mistakes up-thread and wish to apologize to that mod, too.

17 posted on 02/18/2009 11:17:57 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: CMoran325

I don’t slam women, or lesbians. I do slam fat women, and especially fat lesbians.

Then again, I am redundant.


18 posted on 02/18/2009 11:33:19 AM PST by Darwin Fish (God invented evolution. Man invented religeon.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

It’s not about monitoring — it’s about reserving scorn and contempt for those who deserve it — saving our energies and not having this in-fighting.

Why are you at odds with me? All I’m trying to do is present a positive role model and not have the discussion diverted to negative avenues.

Now please, we’re (more than likely) on the same side here (on most topics) — stop the confrontational talk and show you can recognize when you’ve picked the wrong battle.


19 posted on 02/18/2009 2:20:56 PM PST by CMoran325
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Why are you at odds with me?"

Cuz you're too thin skinned when it comes to female athletics.

20 posted on 02/18/2009 5:33:55 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

That’s one way to look at it — or maybe you’re an insecure ape who always has to point out male dominance.

(Hey, I tried to be civil and yet you still insist upon being contentious.)


21 posted on 02/19/2009 6:13:33 AM PST by CMoran325
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