Today In Women's Sports: A Northwestern Player Turned The Ball Over By Letting It Roll Away From Her As She Tied Her Shoe
When I saw the description of what happened I really wanted to believe that it wasn't going to be as bad as it was. Not only because I am a Rutgers alum that wanted to give in to my inclination to credit the Scarlet Knights for making a heady defensive play, but because women's athletics have a hard enough time getting respect without loop, swoop, and pulling in more criticism with unforced fuckery. Unfortunately, I can't pretend that steal wasn't one that any defender worth their salt would have made about 3 seconds earlier just like I can't ignore the fact that that particular play would never happen in the men's game.
Seriously ladies, help me help you. I don't want to look down on women's basketball just because a 100 game winning streak by their preeminent program can hardly get my attention, but I have no choice but to poke fun when females are the ones constantly responsible for transcendent acts of stupidity on the hardwood. I mean, that girl can stop working on her bunny ears and throw on a dunce cap, because - taking gender out of the equation - that was one of dumbest things I have seen in a sport that isn't typically home to the most brainy of individuals. Even J.R. Smith scratched his head watching this clip, because the guy that once left the court mid-defensive possession to dap someone up knows that you should only lean down to un-tie shoes during gameplay. I honestly don't think I am asking too much here. All they have to do is stop actively trying to get the top spot on the blooper reel and I'll blindly defend women's hoops as if the inability to dunk or score with any consistency whatsoever are the only thing separating it from men's hoops.