First of all, here's a preemptive "Get the hell out!" to everyone clicking on this thread to make a joke or mock the league or women's basketball. Second of all, if you're still not deterred and hope to get a good joke in here right away, just know that by your continued disdain for the league and of women's basketball in general, you're saying "**** you!" to my childhood dreams and the dreams of active young girls everywhere who hope to compete in sports at higher levels than just cutesy kiddie leagues or high school, where they were likely pushed aside by the "more important" boys' teams and fought tooth-and-nail for respect, if not flat-out funding for their programs... like me, jerks. I've not been the best WNBA or NCAA women's basketball fan by far, but if you're in the same boat as I am, it's not entirely our fault! I luckily got to catch the Sparks/Mercury game last night, which is a rarity to be telecast on an available channel. Diana Taurasi was just great. She had a sweet thirty points last night, and Candice Dupree added twenty-five points, which is a season-high for her. The game looked like it would just be a massacre. The Sparks fell behind by something like twenty-three before they fought back within seven or so right in the fourth. While it appeared the Sparks would make a full-out comeback, it was the Mercury's game. The final score was 98-89, Mercury over the Sparks. Last night's game was sort of the inspiration to revisit the Arena's (and my own, more so) interest in women's basketball. The game was actually very good, an example of how far women's basketball has come over the years and just how little respect it gets. Second-rate men's games in any sport will be shown instead of a good women's basketball game, and this is just a travesty. The way the women's national championship is handled every year is proof of that, too. Thankfully the men's side of the house gets done a whole day earlier than the women's side... since there's nothing else to show, ESPN will then air the women's championship game. I guess I should thank ESPN for that. So when I say that it's not entirely our fault, there is some reason that we don't know of a lot about women's basketball in general. While we're currently bombarded by coverage of what may happen with the NBA free agents right now, the games currently ongoing in the WNBA hardly get any coverage. I am aiming now more than ever to focus more on what appears to be the unseen side of basketball, the women's side of the house and all of the amazing play that happens across the WNBA, the NCAA, and the international scene. So here's the thread for women's basketball... enjoy! Haters, stay away. Kthx.