Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Check out the Sports-Media-Society blog for Marie's take on the Streak-Buzz-Hand Wringing phenomena:
The first concern -- that somehow, UConn's dominance is a sign that women's basketball is plagued by untalented, inferior players -- isn't surprising. But the fact that this storyline was prominent on a site (Deadspin) with little regard (putting it mildly) for women's sports ought to tell us that it should be scrutinized. So it's troubling to see mainstream journalists contextualize the story in the same way, as Christine Brennan did last night on News Hour. "I'm a little worried about women's basketball, when you have got this kind of dominance," she said.

It feels a bit like a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of scenario, in my mind.