The WNBA - why does it exist?

Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by oxrageous, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. oxrageous

    oxrageous It's Good to be King
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    24,243
    Oxbucks:
    $27,721
    Ratings:
    +43,360 / -1,703
    It only survives by being subsidized by the NBA. In other words, there's no actual demand it's just a big charity case.

    Have you ever been to a WNBA game? Please share your experience.

    Discuss.
     
  2. MidwestChomp

    MidwestChomp Fun was the goal and we hit the bullseye
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    8,589
    Oxbucks:
    $4,558
    Ratings:
    +10,208 / -45
    1) I have no idea

    2) No, no, and no. I'd rather stick pins under my fingernails.
     
  3. oxrageous

    oxrageous It's Good to be King
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2014
    Messages:
    24,243
    Oxbucks:
    $27,721
    Ratings:
    +43,360 / -1,703
    I think you have. Tell us what it was like.
     
  4. ufgator812

    ufgator812 Duke of Marlborough
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,893
    Oxbucks:
    $2,478
    Ratings:
    +6,288 / -150
     
    • MidwestChomp

      MidwestChomp Fun was the goal and we hit the bullseye
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Sep 15, 2014
      Messages:
      8,589
      Oxbucks:
      $4,558
      Ratings:
      +10,208 / -45
      :lmao:
       
    • itsgr82bag8r

      itsgr82bag8r Political Forum Fire Starter
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jun 11, 2014
      Messages:
      18,633
      Oxbucks:
      $12,878
      Ratings:
      +19,423 / -166
      For da hot wimmin', duh.....

      [​IMG]
       
      • MidwestChomp

        MidwestChomp Fun was the goal and we hit the bullseye
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Sep 15, 2014
        Messages:
        8,589
        Oxbucks:
        $4,558
        Ratings:
        +10,208 / -45
        If I did, I'm sure my reaction would be something like this:

        [​IMG]
         
      • alcoholica

        alcoholica I'm what Willis was talking about

        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2014
        Messages:
        12,982
        Oxbucks:
        $5,737
        Ratings:
        +12,636 / -580
        They should make a basketball lingerie league
         
        • heavychevy

          heavychevy water bottle holder

          Joined:
          Sep 8, 2014
          Messages:
          802
          Oxbucks:
          $21
          Ratings:
          +642 / -6
          never been to a basketball game other than a gator mens game. and I'm probably going to get some **** for the following sentence.

          speaking as the father of two girls, one of which is now gaining interests (lion king, the girl with long hair, driving her little electric car around), if the sport can get young kids (girls) interested in athletics (no matter how un-athletic and uninteresting the players are), let the NBA keep losing money on it. its not like you're their target audience ox.
           
          • GatorJ

            GatorJ Hopeful
            Moderator

            Joined:
            Jun 11, 2014
            Messages:
            15,942
            Oxbucks:
            $7,736
            Ratings:
            +15,901 / -226
            [​IMG]
             
            • oxrageous

              oxrageous It's Good to be King
              Administrator

              Joined:
              Jun 5, 2014
              Messages:
              24,243
              Oxbucks:
              $27,721
              Ratings:
              +43,360 / -1,703
              Yeah, but it appears NOBODY watches it, even young girls.
               
              • MidwestChomp

                MidwestChomp Fun was the goal and we hit the bullseye
                Lifetime Member

                Joined:
                Sep 15, 2014
                Messages:
                8,589
                Oxbucks:
                $4,558
                Ratings:
                +10,208 / -45
                I have two very young girls as well. I'd rather take them to women's college basketball games.
                 
              • ufgator812

                ufgator812 Duke of Marlborough
                Lifetime Member

                Joined:
                Jun 20, 2014
                Messages:
                3,893
                Oxbucks:
                $2,478
                Ratings:
                +6,288 / -150
                They have one. I went and sat behind Samuel L. Jackson. I'm sorry the video sucks, but I was pretty excited.

                 
                • Gator98MD

                  Gator98MD Senior Member
                  Supporting Member

                  Joined:
                  Sep 16, 2014
                  Messages:
                  1,575
                  Oxbucks:
                  $885
                  Ratings:
                  +1,787 / -39
                  its to give middle aged lesbians something to do
                   
                  • Gatoravatara

                    Gatoravatara Protaganista

                    Joined:
                    Jun 18, 2014
                    Messages:
                    14,061
                    Oxbucks:
                    $1,054
                    Ratings:
                    +2,319 / -1,299
                    Ive been to one. Didn't really care who won. The woman were good. Would beat anybody on this forum. Their form when taking shots were really weird. The women all looked like they were on steroids. I met Cheryl Swoops. Didn't pay for it. Would never pay for it.
                     
                    • Like Like x 2
                    • Drunk Drunk x 1
                    • List
                    • t-gator

                      t-gator too sexy for my shirt

                      Joined:
                      Jun 13, 2014
                      Messages:
                      12,956
                      Oxbucks:
                      $4,386
                      Ratings:
                      +10,127 / -532
                      I don't know why there isn't a professional softball league. Atleast a major one that gets airtime. That's the most entertaining and impressive womens sport to watch imo.
                       
                      • chferg

                        chferg #CousinEddieTime

                        Joined:
                        Aug 5, 2014
                        Messages:
                        2,514
                        Oxbucks:
                        $950
                        Ratings:
                        +2,645 / -168
                        I'd just like to ban all women sports and get them more involved in family sciences; something that might benefit them later in life.
                         
                        • Gatoravatara

                          Gatoravatara Protaganista

                          Joined:
                          Jun 18, 2014
                          Messages:
                          14,061
                          Oxbucks:
                          $1,054
                          Ratings:
                          +2,319 / -1,299
                          I disagree. Women's tennis is where women really get to shine. I'd rather watch women's tennis than men's tennis.
                           
                          • bradgator2

                            bradgator2 Internet Bully
                            Lifetime Member

                            Joined:
                            Jun 12, 2014
                            Messages:
                            6,333
                            Oxbucks:
                            $5,144
                            Ratings:
                            +11,513 / -86
                            What do the highest paid women in the WNBA make?





                            Sandwiches.
                             
                            • MidwestChomp

                              MidwestChomp Fun was the goal and we hit the bullseye
                              Lifetime Member

                              Joined:
                              Sep 15, 2014
                              Messages:
                              8,589
                              Oxbucks:
                              $4,558
                              Ratings:
                              +10,208 / -45
                              There is, but it's only 6 teams. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Pro_Fastpitch

                              I don't see this ever being a revenue generator, but you're correct women's softball is really entertaining...at least college.
                               

                            Share This Page

                            The Box

                            Help

                            You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

                            • About Us

                              Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
                            • Like us on Facebook

                            • Buy us a Zima!

                              The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.