Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Blow to the League

Another franchise has folded. The Charlotte Sting have been abandoned by the struggling NBA franchise the Charlotte Bobcats. The WNBA kept the team alive after they were abandoned by their previous NBA owner the former Charlotte Hornets who are now the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The league has not followed this time and there will be a dispersal draft in the coming months. This is sad for the league and even the teams that benefit from the skills of Charlotte's players in the draft will feel the effects of another team folding. This will drive even more parity in the remaining teams, but reduce the opportunities available to professional women players in the near future.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Basketball Apathy

I am struggling with the apathy created by two disappointing preseasons by the Storm and two brutally disappointing seasons by the Sonics. This is a year when both teams desparately needed to inspire community support and enthusiasm and instead they have inspired little but apathy. Even a fan such as myself who WANTS to believe is struggling to care enough about these teams to WRITE about them. How am I supposed to care enough to fight to keep them?