Monday, March 23, 2009

Unless Your Daughter Was on the Team, This is Breaking News to You

When someone at work asked me today if I had seen the Badger game over the weekend, I replied with a somber "yes". They seemed confused at first, which confused me, and then we were both confused. Where I thought they were talking about the basketball game, they were actually talking about women's hockey, more specifically the team's 3rd NCAA title in 4 years.

There are plenty of reasons why I did not know about this little accomplishment of the women's team, and there are plenty more reasons why I don't care. I will preface this by saying that it's awesome to be the best at what you do, no matter what it is, and offer my congratulations. But as far as being a sports fan goes, I could care less.

Who even likes women's sports these days? The only time women's sports were even remotely cool was during the movie "A League of Their Own", and that's only because Tom Hanks gave us the quote, "There's no crying in baseball!" Other than that, unless you're at your daughter's sporting event, never should you find yourself watching sports in slow-motion.

Think of all the chicks you know for a second that like sports. They are pretty cool, aren't they? Now, think a little harder. Have you ever heard about them talking about women's sports when they are chatting with you? How many times do they race home to catch the weekend's WNBA action? Probably never. Chicks don't even like chick sports.

It's always nice for Bucky to add another banner to the rafters, but I'm curious about the level of competition here. Is the Wisconsin hockey team good because they are a dominant program, or are they good because they are like one of four schools that take this seriously?

Other than that mini-rant, congrats ladies!


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