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Do US women dunk too much?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jay_christley, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    Women's World Championships last night.

    Well, the US women have a great college season and the premier pro league in the world with the WNBA.
    So where are all the hand wringing about "they don't play the right way," "too much emphasis on flash and not enough on passing & the jump shot" or "they don't play as a team" that the men bring about when they lose in international waters.

    [And yes, I realize that by starting this topic there will be the enevitable "who cares about women's basketball?" posts from those in the audience who can't be bothered to think of an actual answer].

    Could it be we're wrong about what ills the men's game?
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The team hadn't lost since like 1994 (I think), they were due for a loss. The Russians are the second-ranked team in the world, so they were the perfect group to knock off the U.S.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I hear use of steroids and HGH is rampant in the Russian women's basketball federation.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Actually, I think the USA team does have two or three players who have dunked in a game at some point, so it's probably the slamma-jamma, horrible fundamentals taking over.

    As usual: Total Fouls, USA 21, Russia 17. As Always.

    If you leave it close enough for the refs to fuck ya, they will.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Been a pretty good week for them vs. U.S.

    Ryder Cup: Europe winning.

    Davis Cup: Russia leads 2-0.

    U.N.: Mahmoud '"I'm a Dinner Jacket" gets the prime-time slot, and Hugo Chavez insults the president.
  6. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    They were due for a loss. Even Ali lost.
  7. rgd

    rgd Guest

    I keep thinking the thread title says, "Do US women drink too much?"
  8. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Good point. And at least the women didn't get spanked by a territory of the USA like the men did.
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    And if they do, would they be right on par with the men at that point?
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Well, I'm still single and dateless. So the answer is no, not by a long shot.
  11. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Next on Cold Pizza, see why Skip Bayless is glad that the US women's basketball team lost to Russia.
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