July 23, 2008, - 9:07 am

Video of the Day: WNBA Finally Makes News w/ Anti-Catfight Brawl

By Debbie Schlussel
Here’s a question for a modern-day Confucius: If two men who pretend they’re women get in a fight, is it a “catfight”?
Or is that two women who pretend they’re men? In the case of the WNBA, only their gynecologists know for sure. But last night, two WNBA players, DeLisha Milton-Jones and Lisa Lesbo-lie, er . . . Lisa Leslie got into a brawl at a WNBA game.
When two “women” who look like men who play in a league that no-one watches, they have to resort to brawls and violence to get noticed. Every year, I used to write a humorous column attacking the WNBA, but I gave up a couple of years ago because I lost interest even in mocking this irrelevant Waste of National Broadcast Airtime, this Weird Nuisance Brought on America a/k/a the WNBA. Unless you buy NBA tickets or buy products of NBA sponsors–both of which subsidize the unpopular WNBA (with lower ratings than the one-season XFL), it takes this to get you to notice:

Some of the “women” players were beating on giant, former Piston Rick Mahorn’s back. As if . . . . So what was it WNBA fans have been e-mailing me over the years about how these “women” don’t act like male athletes? Uh-huh.
New League Slogan: The WNBA . . . Man Up. Or is that, Woman Up? Hard to tell.
Some of my past WNBA coverage here, here, here, here, and here. More here. All of them still apply today, and I think you’ll appreciate the humor.

3 Responses

I think this is really marketing genius at work–the WNBA will now have fights, like in the old NHL or the old Roller Derby, to stir up fan interest and publicity.
Now Debbie, I know you hate the WNBA–but I want to go on record as being a fan of Shock player Deanna Nolan–she’d hold her own fine with most professional men, IMO.
I have to admit it looks like the WNBA may be on shaky ground today–but so was professional wrestling at one time. LOL. Even there, fan interest/appetite has shifted from the faux WWF events to UFC type brawls on PPV–where the combatant participants are not acting. Let’s give this WNBA violence thing a chance here!

BB on July 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm

with fighting to draw fans i guess watching girls makeout in the stands is in the past

PNAMARBLE on July 23, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Uh, what’s the WNBA? (he asks with tongue firmly planted in cheek).
If it weren’t for the NBA pumping in millions of dollars in support money, that little league would have folded long ago.

Carl on July 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm

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