Skip to comments.WNBA's Diana Taurasi Gets Foul After Kissing Opponent
Posted on 09/27/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Here's something you don't see in sports every day.
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi and Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus both get hit with fouls after Taurasi kisses Augustus
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And especially not in the WNBA -- nobody watches it.
There’s an WNBA? Who knew? :^)
No harm - no fowl // quack, quack!
Possible lesbians in the WNBA?? Who knew.... :)
Lesbians in the WNBA is better than all the thugs in the NBA.
When the WNBA first came out, it was given publicity and attention in the media out of proportion with its status. It was put front and center alongside more popular sports in newspapers and television news stories. This continued for a few years but I think the media has either given up on the sport or gotten bored with it.
Thanks for the mention. I don’t listen to live sports anymore, so I will admit I’m behind the curve here.
It may be fun for some folks to go out and watch women play basketball. I can understand the attraction for some.
What it all boils down to for me though, is who would you rather go see? Would you rather go see some excellent women basketball players playing at their level, or go out to see a professional men’s basketball team, playing at their level.
If folks have a doubt that there’s a difference, then set up some exhibition games between the best women’s team and the best men’s team.
Sorry ladies, there’s some things where you can’t compete. I’m sure there are some areas where you excel, and men would have a hard time competing.
I honestly don’t know what their business model was, but it must have been quite flawed.
Seriously, I didn't know it still existed.
loved it. she was practically smirking when she went for it.
I didn’t either, but then I’m not connected to sports at all these days.
...but now that they're out, I really don't care...that Taurasi...I swear she is so aggressive she must be taking "something"...
I believe you. The question remains, though: what exactly were YOU doing in a Subaru dealership?
Well, hoping to see some action, of course.
(Really, just dropping off an employee who was getting his car worked on — some sort of very fast rice burner.)
I was “working on the inside” at NBA for a short while.
WNBA revenue was a big disappointment from what little scuttlebutt I heard.
The key to making a lot of revenue for professional sports over the long haul is “the family”. Get parents interested, make the sport something they want to share with their children, and you have your next generation of fanbase.
I presume the lesbian “occupation” of WNBA started early on, I don’t know exactly when, but the lesbianism keeps WNBA from ever developing a large fanbase.
ping to my prior post.
I took my daughter to a Boston College-UCONN basketball games. She was only around 10 years old and would ask me if the people around us were men or women. We left at half Time so I wouldn’t get a beating. Seriously, they take an arena over.
The WPGA (or whatever the name for the female version is) used to play at a course here in Glendale. In it’s formative years, the players used to stay in the local’s homes. At least here they did.
One family volunteered to take two of the women in. They had two bedroom available, and so they made the offer.
The two women chose not to take them up on the offer, because they wanted to sleep in the same room.
That was not acceptable to the hosts.
This whole mantra that guys think it’s swell when women cavort with each other never played well with me. Beach volleyball, golf...
I looked at the video of the kiss talked about on this thread. It didn’t look like anything more than a friendly peck to me. Evidently these women have known each other for a long time. I didn’t see anything going on there other than friendship, but then I don’t know the whole circumstances either. Was it done to make the other person angry? If so, it was childish. If not, big deal.
I agree with your take on how to build up a fan base. Going the Lesbian route doesn’t seem like a winner to me either. Idiotic thinking is more like it.
I just watched the video. The Foul is called for the shove. The Ref’s hand is up before “the kiss”.
The players and the fan base are obviously lesbian-heavy. Perhaps they were hoping to attract J.C.Penny customers?
Diana Taurasi is the Hometown hero in the city I live in, Chino, CA. A quick Google search indicates the consensus is that she is likely gay, but dodges the question.
A Kiss in the Lesbian League? Who is shocked?
Someone might want to suggest a DNA check on one or both of these women and I use that term loosely!
As others have said, what good does drawing in 2 to 7%, even if you bring in friends and family, if you send three times that many packing?
Ok, that’s funny right there.
This incident will really help the dispel the stereotype that the WNBA is filled with lesbians.
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