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Marion Jones signs with WNBA team in Oklahoma

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ringer, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. ringer

    ringer Member

    Cool or not cool?

    Discuss...
     
  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    How's their dental plan?
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If Mark McGwire can drug up and then lie about it in his return to baseball, Marion Jones can do whatever the hell she wants.
     
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    The biggest surprise of the story for me was that the team in Detroit had moved to Tulsa, and had Nolan Richardson as its coach.
     
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    It was either that, or more prison.
     
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    After moving the franchise, they spent several months in intensive study to come up with an appropriate name. As the excitement and anticipation over the dynamic new appellation reached a thunderous fever pitch, it was announced six or eight weeks ago. In case you didn't notice (nobody did), here it is:

    http://www.wnba.com/shock/news/shock_naming.html
     
  7. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    What's worse, a female prison or a WNBA locker room?
     
  8. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    Are there any financially viable WNBA franchises?

    I know the Houston Comets folded a couple of years ago, Detroit has now moved to Tulsa, and Sacramento's franchise isn't in Sacramento anymore. This means that the teams responsible 8 of the 13 WNBA champions are either not in existence or have moved to a new city.
     
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I think the Connecticut Sun are doing OK, but I think they're also drafting off UConn's heat to a large degree.
     
  10. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Of the 8 original franchises, who's left? L.A., New York and Phoenix. Charlotte, Cleveland and Houston don't exist in any form. Utah moved to San Antonio. I don't know if Sacramento is considered defunct or just inactive. Independent baseball leagues have less change than this.
     
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Actually, the Shock was probably about as viable a franchise as any (i.e., they lost less money than most franchises; they had the fourth-highest attendance in the league in 2009). Mainly, after the death of Pistons owner Bill Davidson, his widow was looking to sell off pieces of the Palace empire one by one for whatever they could bring, and the Tulsa group was looking to buy.

    I give the league about two more years.
     
  12. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Yes.
     
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