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2013-07-09 01:31:36 PM  
I was surfing around and stopped on a WNBA game last week or so, and they were interviewing Durant during the game in the crowd, I think it was in LA, was Lynx @ LA I believe.   His answers about why he was there were kind of strange/odd, not really very direct (like, he didn't really express a "love" of watching women's basketball, it was more like "yeah, I'm hanging out").   This article clears up what the deal with all of that was.
 
2013-07-09 01:34:00 PM  
Is Skylar Diggins straight?
 
2013-07-09 01:37:18 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-09 01:37:44 PM  
I'm thinking their babies will really be able to dribble.
 
2013-07-09 01:40:44 PM  
In before Jason Collins.
 
2013-07-09 01:44:00 PM  

dletter: I was surfing around and stopped on a WNBA game last week or so, and they were interviewing Durant during the game in the crowd, I think it was in LA, was Lynx @ LA I believe.   His answers about why he was there were kind of strange/odd, not really very direct (like, he didn't really express a "love" of watching women's basketball, it was more like "yeah, I'm hanging out").   This article clears up what the deal with all of that was.


Found an article that describes the interview I saw:   http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/kevin-durant-engaged- m onica-wright-wnba-minnesota-lynx-144009815.html
 
2013-07-09 01:46:34 PM  
HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.
 
2013-07-09 01:47:42 PM  

dletter: I was surfing around and stopped on a WNBA game last week or so, and they were interviewing Durant during the game in the crowd, I think it was in LA, was Lynx @ LA I believe.   His answers about why he was there were kind of strange/odd, not really very direct (like, he didn't really express a "love" of watching women's basketball, it was more like "yeah, I'm hanging out").   This article clears up what the deal with all of that was.


Ahhh, the WNBA, where "why are you here?" is a legitimate question.
 
2013-07-09 01:55:52 PM  

tricycleracer: Is Skylar Diggins straight?


I hope so.
 
2013-07-09 01:59:38 PM  

js34603: I'm thinking their babies will really be able to dribble.


media.nj.com
 
2013-07-09 02:00:22 PM  

dletter: I was surfing around and stopped on a WNBA game last week or so, and they were interviewing Durant during the game in the crowd, I think it was in LA, was Lynx @ LA I believe.   His answers about why he was there were kind of strange/odd, not really very direct (like, he didn't really express a "love" of watching women's basketball, it was more like "yeah, I'm hanging out").   This article clears up what the deal with all of that was.


Maybe, but I've seen him hang around women's sports a fair bit. I recall a locker room visit with the Louisville women's basketball team immediately after their upset win against Baylor in the tournament; he also was a regular in the crowds at the beach volleyball matches at the 2012 olympics.

This link is to an article from Slam last year where KD talks about his love for women's hoops; he mentions Monica Wright in the article. A choice quote: "When I was coming up the WNBA was just getting assembled. Chamique Holdsclaw was the next big thing. She came and played for the Mystics and every game I could go to, I went to."

I think the guy just likes sports, regardless of the gender of the participants.

/Seems like a good guy. Congrats to him and Ms. Wright.
 
2013-07-09 02:01:38 PM  

js34603: I'm thinking their babies will really be able to dribble.


They'll have good fundamentals?
 
2013-07-09 02:02:52 PM  

Shame Us: HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.


Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

Hot beach volleball players: straight
Hot curling chicks from Canada/Scandanavia: straight
Hot pole vaulters: straight
Handful of cute soccer chicks: straight

Everybody else: dykier than an irrigation canal in Holland.
 
2013-07-09 02:07:41 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: js34603: I'm thinking their babies will really be able to dribble.

[media.nj.com image 432x244]


The same thing could be said if Larry and Sue Bird hooked up.

/Assuming they're not, you know... related.
//Posting this before looking it up to be sure.
///'cause I need a thrill today.
 
2013-07-09 02:14:43 PM  
That was some shiatty writing in the article.
 
2013-07-09 02:17:19 PM  

Super Chronic: dletter: I was surfing around and stopped on a WNBA game last week or so, and they were interviewing Durant during the game in the crowd, I think it was in LA, was Lynx @ LA I believe.   His answers about why he was there were kind of strange/odd, not really very direct (like, he didn't really express a "love" of watching women's basketball, it was more like "yeah, I'm hanging out").   This article clears up what the deal with all of that was.

Ahhh, the WNBA, where "why are you here?" is a legitimate question.


That's only because we assume there's a reason to be at other sports - in reality, it's all kinda nutty.
 
2013-07-09 02:23:31 PM  

Uzzah: Shame Us: HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.

Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

Hot beach volleball players: straight
Hot curling chicks from Canada/Scandanavia: straight
Hot pole vaulters: straight
Handful of cute soccer chicks: straight

Everybody else: dykier than an irrigation canal in Holland.


Hey now, I'm pretty sure that a fair number of basketball players are straight as well. Like Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker, for instance.

/CSB time

A female basketball player I met through theater class a few semesters back explained it to me this way, "A lot of us female athletes are lesbian or bisexual for the same reason that band members in high school and college date other band members. We spend so much time together, so little time with others, and the only people who really 'get' what we go through on a daily basis are other athletes. Since a lot of male athletes are too busy with slutty groupies to give us the time of day, that leaves us with other female athletes."

/end csb
 
2013-07-09 02:27:54 PM  
Wait! He's reportely engaged or she's reportedly straight?
 
2013-07-09 02:30:47 PM  
This headline is bad.
 
2013-07-09 02:41:07 PM  
Yes!  A "WNBA players are all lesbians" joke!  I love those!

Hey, subby, can you please do one that uses "Favre" for every other word?  Those are my favorite and they never get old!

/Favre
 
2013-07-09 02:44:43 PM  

bertor_vidas: Uzzah: Shame Us: HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.

Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

Hot beach volleball players: straight
Hot curling chicks from Canada/Scandanavia: straight
Hot pole vaulters: straight
Handful of cute soccer chicks: straight

Everybody else: dykier than an irrigation canal in Holland.

Hey now, I'm pretty sure that a fair number of basketball players are straight as well. Like Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker, for instance.

/CSB time

A female basketball player I met through theater class a few semesters back explained it to me this way, "A lot of us female athletes are lesbian or bisexual for the same reason that band members in high school and college date other band members. We spend so much time together, so little time with others, and the only people who really 'get' what we go through on a daily basis are other athletes. Since a lot of male athletes are too busy with slutty groupies to give us the time of day, that leaves us with other female athletes."

/end csb


I think you anecdotal sample might be skewed already.  I would accept an argument that female basketball players tend to be tall, which might be off-putting to a healthy percentage of males.

Also, there are plenty of male athletes that I would argue don't have access to "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.
 
2013-07-09 02:46:55 PM  
I've always had a little crush on Lisa Leslie...  And she's married with kids

www.aceshowbiz.com
 
2013-07-09 02:47:32 PM  

Hyjamon: "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.


Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each.
 
2013-07-09 03:01:37 PM  

IAmRight: Hyjamon: "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.

Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each.


I don't think that male cheerleaders are usually farking the female cheerleaders.

Yes, I'm sure it has and does happen, but I don't think it's generally the case.
 
2013-07-09 03:04:45 PM  

Hyjamon: bertor_vidas: Uzzah: Shame Us: HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.

Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

Hot beach volleball players: straight
Hot curling chicks from Canada/Scandanavia: straight
Hot pole vaulters: straight
Handful of cute soccer chicks: straight

Everybody else: dykier than an irrigation canal in Holland.

Hey now, I'm pretty sure that a fair number of basketball players are straight as well. Like Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker, for instance.

/CSB time

A female basketball player I met through theater class a few semesters back explained it to me this way, "A lot of us female athletes are lesbian or bisexual for the same reason that band members in high school and college date other band members. We spend so much time together, so little time with others, and the only people who really 'get' what we go through on a daily basis are other athletes. Since a lot of male athletes are too busy with slutty groupies to give us the time of day, that leaves us with other female athletes."

/end csb

I think you anecdotal sample might be skewed already.  I would accept an argument that female basketball players tend to be tall, which might be off-putting to a healthy percentage of males.

Also, there are plenty of male athletes that I would argue don't have access to "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.


Let me rephrase that. My theater 100 class. You know, the one you take as a humanities gen ed because it's a super easy cop out (important because it was spring semester and March Madness). It's why my group consisted of 3 business majors, an engineer, a communications and poli sci major (the basketball player), and 2 pre-meds. So it's not some queer as they come theater class. You do, however, raise a valid point that it is a small sample size. Moreover, it's a qualitative rather than quantitative study. It would not pass snuff in a real research setting, hence the CSB tag.

Also, keep in mind that women's basketball is queen of the sports at my university. Something about us being an "evil empire" to quote a rival women's coach. There is a rather large gap in the time commitment expected of our women's basketball players and, say, our male tennis players. That said, there are quite a few athletes who hook up with/date/marry other athletes.
 
2013-07-09 03:17:00 PM  
bertor_vidas: I am, like, so totally not gay!

Duly noted.
 
2013-07-09 03:25:25 PM  

Super Chronic: bertor_vidas: I am, like, so totally not gay!

Duly noted.


Seeing as his objection was directed at the basketball player in my class and not me...what of it?
 
2013-07-09 03:31:43 PM  

bertor_vidas: Super Chronic: bertor_vidas: I am, like, so totally not gay!

Duly noted.

Seeing as his objection was directed at the basketball player in my class and not me...what of it?


Eh, nothing.  But I'm not buying the whole story of "we're lesbians because of our environment and lack of access to desirable men."
 
2013-07-09 03:38:13 PM  

SlagginOff: IAmRight: Hyjamon: "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.

Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each.

I don't think that male cheerleaders are usually farking the female cheerleaders.

Yes, I'm sure it has and does happen, but I don't think it's generally the case.


is basketball not a co-ed sport?  softball/baseball? Soccer? or are you speaking more along the lines of sports where the teams are small enough that both genders would practice together under the same coach and travel together?

Nearly every sport is co-ed except football, depending on the definition.
 
2013-07-09 03:41:36 PM  

Hyjamon: SlagginOff: IAmRight: Hyjamon: "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.

Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each.

I don't think that male cheerleaders are usually farking the female cheerleaders.

Yes, I'm sure it has and does happen, but I don't think it's generally the case.

is basketball not a co-ed sport?  softball/baseball? Soccer? or are you speaking more along the lines of sports where the teams are small enough that both genders would practice together under the same coach and travel together?

Nearly every sport is co-ed except football, depending on the definition.


I think I'm on your side in this argument. I was more going against the comment "Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each"as it applies to male cheerleaders.
 
2013-07-09 03:43:49 PM  

Super Chronic: bertor_vidas: Super Chronic: bertor_vidas: I am, like, so totally not gay!

Duly noted.

Seeing as his objection was directed at the basketball player in my class and not me...what of it?

Eh, nothing.  But I'm not buying the whole story of "we're lesbians because of our environment and lack of access to desirable men."


that's where I was trying to go with it.  This is college, most likely co-ed dorms, classes, apartments, cafeterias.  You are surrounded by thousands of people in your same age group in less than a mile from where you live.  If you (especially as a female) cannot find someone of the opposite sex to take care of your needs or lusts, you really aren't trying.
 
2013-07-09 03:50:25 PM  

SlagginOff: Hyjamon: SlagginOff: IAmRight: Hyjamon: "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.

Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each.

I don't think that male cheerleaders are usually farking the female cheerleaders.

Yes, I'm sure it has and does happen, but I don't think it's generally the case.

is basketball not a co-ed sport?  softball/baseball? Soccer? or are you speaking more along the lines of sports where the teams are small enough that both genders would practice together under the same coach and travel together?

Nearly every sport is co-ed except football, depending on the definition.

I think I'm on your side in this argument. I was more going against the comment "Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each"as it applies to male cheerleaders.


well, might depend on the "male" cheerleader in question.  if you are a straight one, you can get with a lot of cheerleaders, especially if you are strong enough to be throwing them around for the stunts (I know this from personal experience).  A lot of male cheerleaders (for the big schools) are ex/injured football players who are throwing the 5'2" blond twenty ft. in the air.  Others are the more "spirit" type.

But for smaller sports, there is a lot of "team incest" as you mention since you do spend so much time with together.  Think weekend long road trips, staying in the same hotel, etc.  Might depend on the size of the school and if the men's and women's team travel together or have separate schedules for the bigger sports.  But again, it is college, you have to try not to get laid to some degree.
 
2013-07-09 03:59:15 PM  

Hyjamon: SlagginOff: IAmRight: Hyjamon: "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.

Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each.

I don't think that male cheerleaders are usually farking the female cheerleaders.

Yes, I'm sure it has and does happen, but I don't think it's generally the case.

is basketball not a co-ed sport?  softball/baseball? Soccer? or are you speaking more along the lines of sports where the teams are small enough that both genders would practice together under the same coach and travel together?

Nearly every sport is co-ed except football, depending on the definition.


Pretty much the bolded part.  Your typical cross country, tennis and track teams are combined under a single coach and attend the same meets/matches against the same opponents.  Saves money and what not.  The same is not true for the "team" sports (basketball, soccer, etc.) and, for whatever reason, they rarely combine men's and women's golf tournaments at the college level.
 
2013-07-09 04:53:40 PM  
Well she is cute i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-09 05:04:02 PM  

Shame Us: HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.


Actually, a lot of the WNBA players ARE gay, as are their fans. I know this as having hung out with both. Best sports fans, hands down, and the players were totally crazy... I really do miss those wacky lesbians...
 
2013-07-09 05:05:47 PM  

bertor_vidas: Uzzah: Shame Us: HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.

Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

Hot beach volleball players: straight
Hot curling chicks from Canada/Scandanavia: straight
Hot pole vaulters: straight
Handful of cute soccer chicks: straight

Everybody else: dykier than an irrigation canal in Holland.

Hey now, I'm pretty sure that a fair number of basketball players are straight as well. Like Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker, for instance.

/CSB time

A female basketball player I met through theater class a few semesters back explained it to me this way, "A lot of us female athletes are lesbian or bisexual for the same reason that band members in high school and college date other band members. We spend so much time together, so little time with others, and the only people who really 'get' what we go through on a daily basis are other athletes. Since a lot of male athletes are too busy with slutty groupies to give us the time of day, that leaves us with other female athletes."

/end csb


I had a friend who was an ex-stripper that pretty much explained it the same way.
 
2013-07-09 05:46:32 PM  

Mikey1969: bertor_vidas: Uzzah: Shame Us: HAHAHA all female athletes are gay HAHAHAHA.

Wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

Hot beach volleball players: straight
Hot curling chicks from Canada/Scandanavia: straight
Hot pole vaulters: straight
Handful of cute soccer chicks: straight

Everybody else: dykier than an irrigation canal in Holland.

Hey now, I'm pretty sure that a fair number of basketball players are straight as well. Like Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker, for instance.

/CSB time

A female basketball player I met through theater class a few semesters back explained it to me this way, "A lot of us female athletes are lesbian or bisexual for the same reason that band members in high school and college date other band members. We spend so much time together, so little time with others, and the only people who really 'get' what we go through on a daily basis are other athletes. Since a lot of male athletes are too busy with slutty groupies to give us the time of day, that leaves us with other female athletes."

/end csb

I had a friend who was an ex-stripper that pretty much explained it the same way.



It could also be that women in those groups are constantly being treated like shiat by men. Subby, for example.
 
2013-07-09 05:56:52 PM  
I would think the tall chicks are more likely to be straight, they'er in the WNBA cuz they're tall. The shorter ones must really like basketball a lot, so they must be lesbians.
 
2013-07-09 06:32:53 PM  

Hyjamon: Super Chronic: bertor_vidas: Super Chronic: bertor_vidas: I am, like, so totally not gay!

Duly noted.

Seeing as his objection was directed at the basketball player in my class and not me...what of it?

Eh, nothing.  But I'm not buying the whole story of "we're lesbians because of our environment and lack of access to desirable men."

that's where I was trying to go with it.  This is college, most likely co-ed dorms, classes, apartments, cafeterias.  You are surrounded by thousands of people in your same age group in less than a mile from where you live.  If you (especially as a female) cannot find someone of the opposite sex to take care of your needs or lusts, you really aren't trying.


As you probably guessed from my previous post, I attended Tennessee. I can answer for the situation here. The men's athletics had its own dorm (Gibbs Hall, now decommissioned in favor of Volunteer Hall, don't know if they've extended this courtesy to the women as well). Women's athletics were forced to use the general student (and all women) Humes Hall. Even the non-athletics dorms are by and large non-coed (Humes, Reese, N and S Carrick) although the university is moving towards coed lodgings after a fashion (Vol, Hess, Morrill, Andy Holt) where genders are separated by floors. So up until this coming school year, there was a certain amount of explicit institutional separation of athletes in general, and from each other in particular. Moreover, there were some unwritten separations of men's and women's. Specifically, girls (athletes in particular) who spent time at Gibbs got the reputation as "sluts," especially if they visited after hours. This was without respect to the reason for the visit. Further, women's coaches who found out that one of their players was spending time at Gibbs would slut shame them in practice by making the player in question perform a punishment (typically extra running or sprints). Occasionally the coach would extend the punishment to the whole team so that the girls would self-police and prevent each other from going to Gibbs. All in all there is a stigma associated with female athletes associating with male athletes at Tennessee. Even once the athletes escape campus they often end up rooming with teammates.

Even beyond all that, athletes struggle to find time in their schedules. After classes (minimum 12 hours, mandatory attendance before accounting for homework assignments), tutoring sessions (? hours, also mandatory attendance), practices (sure there are the NCAA rules to limit hours, but every Farker knows/thinks those get violated), and competitions (time commitment varies on based on sport) there really isn't that much time left. Every single athlete I know complains that they have no free time. This leaves them with no time to real time to socialize with their peers. The tendency to room with teammates (either by the university or personal choice) exacerbates the problem. So you end up with a tired, isolated athlete with little time for a significant other or the means to find one (or even for a lover for that matter). Provided they do find someone, they often end up hearing the tired whine "you never want to do anything with me" or "I never get to see you". Their significant other may simply not understand all of the pressures and demands upon a student-athlete. Many athletes will turn to other athletes for this very reason. It doesn't preclude heteronormative behavior, but it certainly encourages bisexuality/homosexuality for females (there's a double standard for males re: bisexuality/homosexuality). I'm not saying that there is no way they find someone and I'm not claiming that the situation at Tennessee is generalizable to every other college campus, but this is how several athletes have explained it to me.
 
2013-07-10 12:15:55 AM  

SlagginOff: I don't think that male cheerleaders are usually farking the female cheerleaders.

Yes, I'm sure it has and does happen, but I don't think it's generally the case.


My anecdotal evidence to the contrary is this: I knew a guy who was a male cheerleader for Vanderbilt.  He married a female cheerleader for Vanderbilt.  Anyhow, what he told me is that the cheerleaders (male or female) weren't allowed to interact with the team while they were on the road.  So, if you're horny college kids, what else are you going to do but fark other cheerleaders?  I would imagine the same policy is in place for most universities.

Hyjamon: Also, there are plenty of male athletes that I would argue don't have access to "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.


There was definitely a lot of swimcest at my undergraduate college.
 
2013-07-10 05:19:17 AM  

SlagginOff: IAmRight: Hyjamon: "slutty groupies": male cheerleaders, swim team, cross-country, track-and-field, tennis...basically any of the "smaller" sports for lack of a better term.

Virtually everything you listed is a co-ed sport and there's a lot of f*cking within each.

I don't think that male cheerleaders are usually farking the female cheerleaders.

Yes, I'm sure it has and does happen, but I don't think it's generally the case.


Judging by documentaries it's quite rear
 
2013-07-10 01:30:01 PM  

Hyjamon: is basketball not a co-ed sport?  softball/baseball? Soccer? or are you speaking more along the lines of sports where the teams are small enough that both genders would practice together under the same coach and travel together?

Nearly every sport is co-ed except football, depending on the definition.


Yes, I was speaking along the lines of "if you practice and travel with the team of the opposite gender, that's the definition of a co-ed sport." The other ones aren't really. As for cheerleading, I'd say either the male cheerleaders want to f*ck female cheerleaders, are f*cking female cheerleaders, or aren't interested in women, which means that they're not exactly going to be ideal candidates for straight basketball-playing women to date.

Plus there's the many men who don't want to date women taller than they are, which further limits the pool.

/here's where people bring up a bunch of people that DO want tall women, as though that negates the fact that their height removes many options from the dating pool, and that people that do tend to only be interested in dating statistical outliers are often freaks that no sane person would want to be around.
 
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