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More WNBA: The weirdest comeback of all time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    50-year old Nancy Lieberman signs a 7-day contract with the Detroit Shock -- as a player.


    Apparently Laimbeer has forgotten that Lieberman was run out of town as Shock coach/GM due to having a sexual relationship with one of the players, leading to his own hiring (Not surprising, since ESPN and the WNBA have been furiously working overtime for 8 years trying to sweep it under the rug).


    BTW, the Shock sucked while Lieberman was in charge (the franchise itself was on the verge of folding), and immediately became contenders when Laimbeer took over.

    This would be roughly comparable to the Knicks signing Isiah Thomas as a player.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Isiah Thomas as a player would be a far better benefit to a franchise than Isiah Thomas as management.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Maybe if Magic played for him 8 years ago.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    She might play D like a statue, but she she could help them out in a brawl.
  5. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    I didn't realize that Bill Veeck owned a WNBA franchise.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    This is an amazingly stupid move on every concievable level:

    1) Lieberman has no hidden legion of fans waiting to storm the box office to see her return to the court; when she coached the team, they didn't draw flies and the franchise was nearly shut down; if anything she is a reminder of the most disastrous days of the franchise;

    2) Even assuming Lieberman is in good shape, etc etc etc and can play at, oh, say, 75% of her level at her prime (a more realistic estimate would be 7.5% -- for christ's sake the woman is 50 years old), she is a small guard, and the player she is replacing on the roster, Ford, is a huge muscular power forward;

    3) Bringing her back in any capacity (player or coach/GM) simply stirs up the hornet's nest the WNBA doesn't want to get into -- the domination of lesbianism in the league's culture. I personally don't care if Lieberman and half the players, or for that matter, all of the players, in the league, spend 22 hours of every day dining at the Y, but regardless of gender orientation, a coach/GM making strategy/lineup/roster decisions based on his/her own romantic feelings needs to get the hell out of the game, and stay out.
  8. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Maybe they figure the 1990s fans will show up to boo her.

    This is quite possibly the dumbest PR stunt in sports history.
  9. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    If the Shock can bring back Lieberman, can the Yankees bring back Steve Trout?
  10. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Never gets old.

    Of course, this is only the second WNBA thread in ... what? .... since the league was formed? Still, much more of this and we'll have a running thread.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    "I just won you the pennant!"
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I know what will be on the next cover of Prevention!!!
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