Thursday, March 18, 2010

NCAA March Madness


I'm not really into college basketball, anymore. I used to be really into women's college basketball but since I don't have cable I can't see any of the games. While the men can be seen on any given Saturday from February until March, and the men's tournament is on CBS for two straight weeks, women's regular season games and the NCAA tournament have been relegated to the boondocks of cable TV that is ESPN2.

I hear male sports journalists put down women's basketball all the time. They talk about how unpopular it is. But is it any wonder that it's unpopular when it is basically invisible on TV. Even the newspaper sports pages only give it cursory coverage. ESPN2 and ABC are owned by the same company, Disney, so why doesn't Disney put the woman's tournament on ABC? ABC sucks as it is so the ratings can only be helped right.

Anyway, I know that UConn is the favorite this year, and rightfully so, but I'm pulling for Rutgers and Temple. If they make it to the finals then I will get to see them play since at least they show the women's final game on CBS.



6 comments:

cactusrose said...

I love that look of sheer determination on that player!

I wish you could get cable or Dish, so you wouldn't miss out on the stuff you love! Wouldn't it be wonderful if one could get only the channels you wanted,sorta a la carte! 'cuz there's a lot of hokey channels in those packages that I certainly don't want or want to pay for!

Val said...

@cactusrose

yeah she's serious isn't she.

Wow, I wish cable offered a la carte. That would be great!

Lol@hockey packages

Citizen Ojo said...

Yeah, Womens BBall gets a bad rap. It's actually better fundamental if you watch it. It's part of being in a sexist society. Oprah has her own channel so maybe she could give some time in March to the games. Really if you think about it you only see alot of female athletes during the Winter and Summer Olympics. Sure Espn 2 and College Sports Conference Channels i.e. Big 12, Big 10 etc show womens volleyball, soccer and lacrosse but that's about it. And I totaly agree with the a-la-carte style for cable. upfront they wouldn't make alot of money but eventually they would in the long run.

Val said...

@CO

I'm not counting on Oprah. Lol Anyway, I really can't believe that no one has thought of a woman's sports channel. I think that would be successful.

I agree that women's basketball is more about fundamentals.

I'm not holding my breath for a la carte. The cable companies have too much power in Washington so no one will force them and they won't do it on their own.

Reggie said...

UCONN is tough, they're going to be hard to beat.

Val said...

@Reggie

Unfortunately for me Rutgers plays UConn tomorrow. On the other hand if Rutgers wins it will be a gigantic upset!

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

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Solange!

Solange!
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Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
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