A few years ago, I worked game days for the Seattle Storm and had an absolutely great time and came to really enjoy WNBA basketball. I recognize that it’s not for everybody but I think it’s a great league that deserves some respect and I’m sick of how virtually every sports blog has something snide to say whenever something happens in the WNBA. Every crummy joke that they make is so cliche. We’ve heard them all over the league’s history. I wish they’d just give it up already and leave the WNBA be. No one’s forcing you to cover it.
I challenge all the haters to go to a game and look around you and see how much fun the hordes of little girls are having. Better yet, if you have a daughter, take her and some of her friends and see how much fun they have. YOU don’t have to enjoy the game, but recognize how important the league is to little girls and some other largely underrepresented groups, including people who like affordable family entertainment.
My wife is pregnant right now and if we have a girl I hope and pray that the WNBA will still be around for her to look up to the players and enjoy. Heck, I hope that the WNBA will still be around if we have a boy so that he can see that women have a place in sports other than being cheerleaders and beer girls. Marginalizing women like that isn’t how I expect my children to think especially with a smart, strong, doctor mom in the house.
One thing though, can we please do something about the Mercury logo? It’s really bad. Definitely not a championship caliber logo.