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2013-04-08 06:32:03 AM
Oh look, UConn made the title game. That's never happened before.
 
2013-04-08 07:53:46 AM
samdevdiary.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-08 08:10:55 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-08 08:20:37 AM
Get back to the kitchen.
 
2013-04-08 08:39:40 AM
Sometimes I wonder why there aren't more threads about women's basketball, especially during the tournament.

Then I come into one and remember that all these threads do is bring the piece of sh*t assholes to the surface.
 
2013-04-08 08:56:15 AM
Oh look, obligatory sexist and lesbian comments. What a surprise. On a side note, at work I sit next to the girl who holds the record for most 3's made in a game for Louisville.

Also, GO CARDS.
 
2013-04-08 08:57:08 AM
And where were the noisy motorists, the closed-off streets, the firing of guns in the air to celebrate last night?

Sexist Louisville fans.
 
2013-04-08 09:14:14 AM
So what are the ratings for the women's tournament?  ESPN continues to shove women's basketball down our throats(while marginalizing professional hockey, auto racing, and other sports), so I imagine it must be doing gangbusters, right?
 
2013-04-08 09:14:37 AM
I'm far from a Louisville fan, but I did love seeing them beat Baylor.
 
2013-04-08 09:25:02 AM

bhcompy: ESPN continues to shove women's basketball down our throats(while marginalizing professional hockey, auto racing, and other sports), so I imagine it must be doing gangbusters, right?


The ratings are high enough that ESPN would rather show women's college basketball than professional hockey, auto racing, or other sports.

If there was more money to be made in showing something else, ESPN would show that other thing. This is not some great feminist conspiracy, it's business. And ESPN's parent company is really, really good at making money. Do not screw with Mickey, because the rodent will make his cash.
 
2013-04-08 09:25:44 AM

shithead:


How does this not earn a ban?
 
2013-04-08 09:30:17 AM
I'm not a big fan of basketball, and less of a fan of women's sports... but that behind the back pass was rather slick.
 
2013-04-08 09:39:31 AM

shithead:


Welp, I'm not allowed to type sh*t, but here this is.
 
2013-04-08 09:43:46 AM

imapirate: shiathead:

Welp, I'm not allowed to type sh*t, but here this is.


Strange... I wonder if you can put f*ck in the name preceding a quote.
 
2013-04-08 09:44:41 AM

imapirate: Welp, I'm not allowed to type sh*t, but here this is.


I don't get it.

bhcompy: So what are the ratings for the women's tournament?  ESPN continues to shove women's basketball down our throats(while marginalizing professional hockey, auto racing, and other sports), so I imagine it must be doing gangbusters, right?


Are you stupid?
 
2013-04-08 09:45:31 AM
Oh, I get it.

Nice end around, sh*thead.  Word filters are f*cking stupid anyway.
 
2013-04-08 09:45:40 AM

bhcompy: So what are the ratings for the women's tournament?  ESPN continues to shove women's basketball down our throats(while marginalizing professional hockey, auto racing, and other sports), so I imagine it must be doing gangbusters, right?


An early round game earlier this tournament:

"The Louisville women's team upset Sunday of Baylor, the top seed in the tournament, drew a 0.9 overnight on ESPN2. Sure, that's diminutive  -- but it's also up 125% from comparable coverage of a Gonzaga-Kentucky game last year. "

Last years title game:
"ESPN drew a 2.3 overnight, translating into 2.3% of households in the 56 urban markets used to measure overnights. That's down from 2.6% for last year's Connecticut-Stanford final -- a whopping change of 0.3% of households. "  --  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/04/ncaa-wome n s-hoops-tv-rating-no-big-dropoff/1#.UWLJNqv5l1Y

A 2.3 rating isn't horrible.... that is pretty close to what games 1-3 of the Stanley Cup Finals draw, for example... or a non-major golf tournament w/o Tiger contending.
 
2013-04-08 09:46:24 AM

bullshiat: imapirate: Welp, I'm not allowed to type sh*t, but here this is.

I don't get it.


Sorry for the change in name, just testing something.... he's referring to the Farker's name using a filtered word.
 
2013-04-08 09:48:36 AM

Aar1012: Oh look, UConn made the title game. That's never happened before.


Not unexpected, but now that I'm looking, they lost to Notre Dame three times this year already (by 1, 2, and 9).  How the hell did they crush them in the final four?  Did ND sandbag it thinking they had the championship already?

EyeballKid: And where were the noisy motorists, the closed-off streets, the firing of guns in the air to celebrate last night?
Sexist Louisville fans.


I went to UCONN the year the men and women both won (2004).  After the men won, people were celebrating like crazy.  A few couches were lit up off campus, parties went on all night.  The next night for the women, the police were out in force...with nobody celebrating at all.
 
2013-04-08 09:51:55 AM

LesserEvil: Sorry for the change in name


*shakes fist*
 
2013-04-08 09:53:33 AM

kwame: Oh, I get it.

Nice end around, sh*thead.  Word filters are f*cking stupid anyway.


Csb, there was a Muslim child at my school who had that name pronounce shiathea.
 
2013-04-08 10:00:03 AM
The last time I saw a women's college basketball game is when Uconn lost for the first time in however many years and I watched it involuntarily because ESPN switched every channel from the bowl game I was watching to the end of that game.

/End of the longest winning streak my ass. The worst men's team could beat the best women's team
//Nothing against women's basketball, but it and men's college basketball are not the same, despite what ESPN would have you believe
 
2013-04-08 10:01:55 AM
As a Lady Vols fan I do keep up with women's basketball quite a bit. I might even dare say I enjoy watching the women more than the men. Yes, the games are slower paced but the women show way more emotion than men. They just seem more passionate about playing and I enjoy watching it more. Also I don't care as much about basketball as football so maybe that is a factor.

Also the guy upthread who said racing is marginalized is delusional. That shiat is on a bunch of Sundays a year messing up my regularly scheduled Fox cartoon watching
 
2013-04-08 10:02:09 AM

Barry McCokiner: //Nothing against women's basketball, but it and men's college basketball are not the same, despite what ESPN would have you believe


Where do you think you hear that?  ESPN commentators are pretty explicit in the difference.  Hell, the women's team's coaches will come out and say it's ludicrous to suggest they're comparable sports.
 
2013-04-08 10:04:42 AM

imapirate: Oh look, obligatory sexist and lesbian comments. What a surprise. On a side note, at work I sit next to the girl who holds the record for most 3's made in a game for Louisville.

Also, GO CARDS.


I have to admit, the last month and a half of college basketball has felt like one long, unending root canal.
 
2013-04-08 10:05:47 AM

kwame: Barry McCokiner: //Nothing against women's basketball, but it and men's college basketball are not the same, despite what ESPN would have you believe

Where do you think you hear that?  ESPN commentators are pretty explicit in the difference.  Hell, the women's team's coaches will come out and say it's ludicrous to suggest they're comparable sports.


On sportscenter on the list of the longest winning streaks in college basketball where they counted it ahead of UCLA's 88 game winning streak
 
2013-04-08 10:06:40 AM

Barry McCokiner: //Nothing against women's basketball, but it and men's college basketball are not the same, despite what ESPN would have you believe


And men's college basketball is horrific.

/one of these coaches is going to figure out how to execute a 2-for-1 at the end of a half and they'll become the best college coach in the history of the sport
//Syracuse-Michigan's last five minutes were an utter abortion in coaching, playing, and refereeing
 
2013-04-08 10:06:42 AM
kwame:
Where do you think you hear that?  ESPN commentators are pretty explicit in the difference.  Hell, the women's team's coaches will come out and say it's ludicrous to suggest they're comparable sports.

Go shiat in TFD, ugly.
 
2013-04-08 10:11:54 AM

Gonz: bhcompy: ESPN continues to shove women's basketball down our throats(while marginalizing professional hockey, auto racing, and other sports), so I imagine it must be doing gangbusters, right?

The ratings are high enough that ESPN would rather show women's college basketball than professional hockey, auto racing, or other sports.

If there was more money to be made in showing something else, ESPN would show that other thing. This is not some great feminist conspiracy, it's business. And ESPN's parent company is really, really good at making money. Do not screw with Mickey, because the rodent will make his cash.


Maybe, maybe not.  Daytona got a 10 rating and 22 share..  The women's tournament seems to be averaging a 2.2 rating.  The NHL Winter Classic had a 2.4 last year.  These are major events, regular ratings are obviously lower(where WNBA averages 250k viewers for national broadcasts on ESPN and NHL on NBC averages around 1.4m)
 
2013-04-08 10:15:51 AM

Barry McCokiner: On sportscenter on the list of the longest winning streaks in college basketball where they counted it ahead of UCLA's 88 game winning streak


That's it?  You really have your ass up on your shoulders about nothing.

Nana's Vibrator: Go shiat in TFD, ugly.


F*ck off.  Go drink some Drano.
 
2013-04-08 10:19:01 AM
kwame:

F*ck off.  Go drink some Drano.

Good call.  I'm immune to Drano but it will help me finally get your sister's pubes unstuck from my throat.
 
2013-04-08 10:23:45 AM

bhcompy: Maybe, maybe not.  Daytona got a 10 rating and 22 share..  The women's tournament seems to be averaging a 2.2 rating.  The NHL Winter Classic had a 2.4 last year.


Women's basketball contract: part of 20 championships (including CWS) that cost ESPN less than $20 million/year

NASCAR contract: $300 million/year for Fox to air Daytona and 12 other races

/it's about ratings, but it's also about how much it costs to get those ratings
//hockey costs nearly as much as NASCAR and gets ratings below the women's basketball tournament
 
2013-04-08 10:23:56 AM

kwame: Sometimes I wonder why there aren't more threads about women's basketball, especially during the tournament.

Then I come into one and remember that all these threads do is bring the piece of sh*t assholes to the surface.


Because the game is dull and boring? All of you talking about how great it is refuse to admit no one cares, that Brittany girl at Baylor's last game and was hyped up so much failed to sell tickets. The game they lost was half empty, now maybe they said those tickets were sold but the arena was half empty watching that game at the bar.
 
2013-04-08 10:24:10 AM

Nana's Vibrator: I'm immune to Drano but it will help me finally get your sister's pubes unstuck from my throat.


Really?  A sister joke?  I have no idea who you are, but you've been here for four years.  It's time to improve your game.
 
2013-04-08 10:27:30 AM

steamingpile: Because the game is dull and boring?


Value statement.  Entirely subjective.

steamingpile: All of you talking about how great it is refuse to admit no one cares


Really?  Point out where that conversation is going on, will you?

steamingpile: The game they lost was half empty, now maybe they said those tickets were sold but the arena was half empty watching that game at the bar.


Who gives a f*ck if the arena was half-empty?  Why the hell does an entire athletic community have to live up to what  handful of morons consider to be entertaining?  There's a large enough following that ESPN has no trouble selling ad time.  That's all you really need to know if that really means something to you.

Otherwise, change the channel and finish jerking off to NASCAR.
 
2013-04-08 10:29:29 AM

kwame: Barry McCokiner: On sportscenter on the list of the longest winning streaks in college basketball where they counted it ahead of UCLA's 88 game winning streak

That's it?  You really have your ass up on your shoulders about nothing.



No, I was pissed because they cut into a bowl game involving a team I have followed all my life for the end of a winning streak for a team that I didn't give a flying fark about. To quote my message to ESPN when it happened "If I gave a damn about Uconn women's basketball I would have tuned into the channel that you scheduled the game on." My point is that they tried to force this down people's throats when hardly anyone gave a shiat
 
2013-04-08 10:34:28 AM

Barry McCokiner: No, I was pissed because they cut into a bowl game involving a team I have followed all my life for the end of a winning streak for a team that I didn't give a flying fark about.


Why didn't they just know that you are the most important person in history, and only air things that you personally are interested in?

I WOULD RATHER WATCH MY MEDIOCRE TEAM PLAY IN THEIR SH*TTY BOWL THAN WATCH A HISTORIC STREAK END!
 
2013-04-08 10:35:45 AM

Barry McCokiner: To quote my message to ESPN when it happened "If I gave a damn about Uconn women's basketball I would have tuned into the channel that you scheduled the game on."


I'm sure they held a cross-departmental meeting to consider the implications of your anger on their business.  I'm sure they discussed how your opinion is more important than the people who didn't mind interrupting a bowl game for a few minutes.
 
2013-04-08 10:36:32 AM

kwame: I'm sure they discussed how your opinion is more important than the people who didn't mind interrupting a bowl game for a few minutes.


He's been watching them his WHOLE LIFE, kwame. HIS WHOLE F*CKING LIFE.
 
2013-04-08 10:40:37 AM
I'm thoroughly enjoying this thread. More than a woman's basketball game? Yes. But that doesn't farking matter
 
2013-04-08 10:44:20 AM
I missed UT / Miami in 2003 so the local station could continue airing a 77 - 0 blowout between Oklahoma and Texas A&M.  10-6 between two ranked teams, and they're showing the A&M game so all the locals can hope A&M could just score and prevent the blowout.
 
2013-04-08 10:44:35 AM

kwame: Barry McCokiner: To quote my message to ESPN when it happened "If I gave a damn about Uconn women's basketball I would have tuned into the channel that you scheduled the game on."

I'm sure they held a cross-departmental meeting to consider the implications of your anger on their business.  I'm sure they discussed how your opinion is more important than the people who didn't mind interrupting a bowl game for a few minutes.


Fact remains that 99.999999% of the people didn't care even a teeny little bit about that streak, even my sister who got two partial scholarships for vball and bball asked why they were interrupting the bowl games.

They keep trying to force women's sports on us and its been proven time and time again that we just don't care.
 
2013-04-08 10:45:18 AM
*shutout
 
2013-04-08 10:47:14 AM

kwame: Barry McCokiner: To quote my message to ESPN when it happened "If I gave a damn about Uconn women's basketball I would have tuned into the channel that you scheduled the game on."

I'm sure they held a cross-departmental meeting to consider the implications of your anger on their business.  I'm sure they discussed how your opinion is more important than the people who didn't mind interrupting a bowl game for a few minutes.


If they were SO CONFIDENT that people cared about the game then why did they feel the need thaveo post the end of the game on every network instead of letting the ratings speak for themselves.

And yes the team was extremely mediocre but how much do you want to bet that the worst bowl games would still have outdrawn that game?
 
2013-04-08 10:47:39 AM
kwame:I have no idea who you are, but you've been here for four years.  It's time to improve your game.

Oh you know me.  Consider yourself reported, you racist.
 
2013-04-08 10:48:31 AM

kwame: steamingpile: Because the game is dull and boring?

Value statement.  Entirely subjective.

steamingpile: All of you talking about how great it is refuse to admit no one cares

Really?  Point out where that conversation is going on, will you?

steamingpile: The game they lost was half empty, now maybe they said those tickets were sold but the arena was half empty watching that game at the bar.

Who gives a f*ck if the arena was half-empty?  Why the hell does an entire athletic community have to live up to what  handful of morons consider to be entertaining?  There's a large enough following that ESPN has no trouble selling ad time.  That's all you really need to know if that really means something to you.

Otherwise, change the channel and finish jerking off to NASCAR.


First, its not subjective the game is boring

Second, its going on because you're acting outraged about all the people calling it dull and boring.

Third, empty arena=no interest from the general public, you can argue all you want but that is a fact.

Lastly, I hate NASCAR and have zero interest in watching a race start to finish.
 
2013-04-08 10:51:47 AM

kwame: I missed UT / Miami in 2003 so the local station could continue airing a 77 - 0 blowout between Oklahoma and Texas A&M.  10-6 between two ranked teams, and they're showing the A&M game so all the locals can hope A&M could just score and prevent the blowout.


Go back and look for the ratings for that game, I will bet even the 4th quarter had ratings higher than any women's college game, hell I bet even pro women's(even that soccer gold)
 
2013-04-08 10:53:49 AM

steamingpile: Fact remains that 99.999999% of the people didn't care even a teeny little bit about that streak, even my sister who got two partial scholarships for vball and bball asked why they were interrupting the bowl games.


Interesting.  You used the word fact, and then made up a number.

steamingpile: They keep trying to force women's sports on us and its been proven time and time again that we just don't care.


I don't know who this "we" is, but like I said.  ESPN doesn't have trouble selling ad space.  That means advertisers are willing to pay six figures and above to air commercials.  They don't do that in the hope that someone might flip across the station and see their ad.  They do it because they've identified an area with a viewership.

The "we" is a handful of idiots who think anyone cares that they don't like women's basketball.  You'll continue to complain, and the games will continue to be aired.
 
2013-04-08 10:54:26 AM

steamingpile: kwame: steamingpile: Because the game is dull and boring?

Third, empty arena=no interest from the general public, you can argue all you want but that is a fact.



No, it means the general public isn't willing to pay money to go see it.  I've never been to a live NFL game, but I still watch every Sunday.

/$50 a ticket, fark that
 
2013-04-08 10:57:02 AM

Gonz: bhcompy: ESPN continues to shove women's basketball down our throats(while marginalizing professional hockey, auto racing, and other sports), so I imagine it must be doing gangbusters, right?

The ratings are high enough that ESPN would rather show women's college basketball than professional hockey, auto racing, or other sports.

If there was more money to be made in showing something else, ESPN would show that other thing. This is not some great feminist conspiracy, it's business. And ESPN's parent company is really, really good at making money. Do not screw with Mickey, because the rodent will make his cash.


I would assume that when they negotiate the rights to air men's games, the NCAA probably makes them air the women's games as a package deal.

I doubt there is a broadcast bidding war for such utter boring shiat.
 
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