Arena Third Time's a Charm: The Arena's New Official Attempt at WNBA/NCAA Women's Basketball Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by Trika_Kenobi, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Rather psyched to see ND make the final four -- first time they've ever beaten Tennessee (0-20 prevoiusly).
  2. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Yah, sorry. I don't normally speak authentic frontier gibberish. lol

    But yes! The Aggies won last night and successfully shut down Griner. It was a pretty fun game to watch, and I was hoping you'd show up in here to celebrate, 'sey! :cool:

    UConn, A&M, Stanford, and Notre Dame... I suppose everyone is expecting UConn to continue dominating, but as proven by the nature of basketball tourneys, any given night could be the night for uppity teams looking for an upset!
  3. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    3,000 career points for Maya Moore. Pretty impressive.

  4. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Yep! She was really awesome yesterday and, as always, a total blast to watch. I never give up a chance to watch UConn play... and the fact that they rocked Duke yesterday, of course, was awesome. :cool: :p
  5. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Fixed :p
  6. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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  7. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Very impressive, Aggies! Taking out Standford is no small feat!
  8. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Like last week, the women's basketball game (Stanford-A&M) was the only thing on. I have to admit, I was glad to see that at least an occasional shot had decent form. Still don't care for it, but this game was better than most I've seen pieces of.

    So, short version: progress. Well, slight progress :p
  9. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Get outta mah thread, hater. :p

    UConn up by six at the half... semi-interesting game so far, but not with any super-star stellar performances* to this point.

    EDIT: *That is, of course, with a nod to Maya Moore and Skylar Diggins, who are both racking up the points now. :p

    EDIT: Notre Dame up by seven with 9:30 to go!

    EDIT: Wow. Maya Moore is going to totally win the game by herself. lol. UConn was down by as much as ten or twelve before she decided to carry UConn on her own. They're within four.

    EDIT: UConn is in serious danger right now... down by seven with under a minute to play!

    EDIT: Well, tonight was a fascinating night for women's basketball. Both one-seeds fall... who would have thought both Stanford and UConn would have frickin' lost? lol.
  10. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    Notre Dame wins. Good for the game.
  11. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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  12. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Yep. I suppose I'd rather have A&M win the national championship than Notre Dame, but that was a quality win for the Irish last night.
  14. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    You are so dead to me, DMC.

    The ND women's program is a bit odd. McGraw was already the head coach when I was there (late 80s -- yes I am old) and there was always the feeling that she was building the program to national prominence. Seemed to stall for quite a while, though, until they had their one magic year 2001, where they won the title (and beat UCONN at least twice, including in the NCAA final). That was a very senior-heavy team, and they really dropped off the radar since. I had no idea they were even a #2 seed until the win over Tennessee, which was huge (0-20 against Pat Summit until that game). Interesting is that this time around, the star is a sophomore, hopefully they'll be able to maintain this level, win or lose.
  15. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Well, the other option is probably being dead to 'sey :p
  16. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    And she has teh banstick. :p



    I don't like Notre Dame football, and it's spilled over to other Notre Dame sports. :p
  17. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    It doesn't like you, either.
  18. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    I'm very happy that UCONN lost.
  19. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Guise, Ima hafta ask y'all to calm it down in here. The thread's not used to such activity and excitement.

    I'm actually still in a bit of disbelief at what happened yesterday. I can't believe both Stanford and UConn are out of there! I hope tomorrow night will be a fun game!

    ...

    Y'all will still be around tomorrow night, right? You won't be punks and not pay attention to the championship game? :p
  20. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I might watch a few minutes... maybe. It was a Texas A&M player I first saw shooting with decent form, so I think I'm pulling for them on that basis.

    ...also, I have a cousin who went there (1 of only 2 first cousins... so this isn't like having a whole slew of cousins that went all sorts of places). Good enough reason for me.

    Nothing against Notre Dame, though.
  21. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Geeze, R...J, I sure hope those wiminz run exactly like you want them to, also. One ball player with merely decent form? You make it sound like you're watching little kids just learning how to dribble and shoot a basketball. Srsly.
  22. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I don't care about how they run. But shoving the ball makes me wince, and has ever since I had coaches back in late elementary (and middle) school that beat proper form into our heads (figuratively speaking) and particularly went after anybody who shoved the ball.

    Still, you've gotten more positive comments out of me concerning women's basketball than anyone else has in the past decade or so, so be happy with that :p
  23. Trika_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    So ultimately, women just don't know how to shoot a basketball. Gotcha. Never mind that they shoot just as well as men from any range and from the free throw line, right?

    You tread such thin ice with me on women's sports, R...J, I swear. You're damn lucky I don't live close enough for a pick-up game, 'cause I'd show you proper form and ball you the hell up. :p
  24. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    However great Maya Moore was she did not convert in the clutch last night. Just threw threes up when their was still plenty of time left.
  25. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Do they still use a different (smaller) size basketball?