Archive for the ‘WNBA’ Category

Los Angeles Sparks Hire Kobe Bryant’s Dad As Head Coach

Monday, July 11th, 2011

After firing Jennifer Gillom as head coach today, the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have hired Joe "Jellybean" Bryant to take her place. Joe Bryant is better known as "Kobe's Dad" in most sports circles. Bryant was an assistant coach with the Sparks before being named the head coach back ...

Tina Thompson Breaks The Least Important Record In Sports

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Tina Thompson of the Los Angeles Sparks put an end to our long national nightmare last night by finally becoming the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. Until last night's game against the San Antonio Silver Stars, we were so on edge during Thompson's assault on Lisa Leslie's record - which we ...

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse…

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Nope, this post has nothing to do with Jim Zorn. Or Norv Turner. Or the St. Louis Rams. We're talking about Detroit. Just when we thought things had bottomed-out in the D, we heard that the Detroit Shock will be moving to Tulsa. Of course, this might actually be the light at the ...

The WNBA: It’s (paid off) Faaaannntastic

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Now into its second decade of existence, the WNBA constantly begs the question, "How in the goddamn hell is the WNBA into the second decade of its existence?" The once-marquee franchise of the league, the Houston Comets, no longer exists. Not because they moved or anything. They just flat-out folded. Because no ...

Turns Out the Internationals Haven’t Caught Up…To the Women

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Remember the good 'ol days, when USA basketball went ahead and blew everybody out, leaving little doubt as to which country had the best basketball team in the world? Eh, neither do we. In fact, many of us were prepubescent or close to it when the original Dream Team trounced people ...

Define Degenerate…

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

It was a sad day for the WNBA. It was even sadder for myself. You know what's worse than a WNBA catfight? Actually watching it live. Now, I can explain. The game ran longer than the expected broadcast schedule, so I thought I was tuning in to something else. But I did keep ...

STOP THE PRESSES!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Remember in the 1989 version of Batman, when the Joker says, "This town needs an enema?" On Tuesday night the WNBA got its enema, because for the first time in league history, something interesting has happened. L.A. Sparks rookie Candace Parker -- considered to by many to be the only reason ...