Basketball, lesbians, idiots, and goat ropers. And a ticket giveaway!

Canis Hoopus Timberwolves writer Stop-n-Pop has a response to that KTLK guy’s lesbian/WNBA bashing comments** that is actually funny and smart.

The sad thing about this entire story is that some local news outlet will ask the Lynx to comment on this idiot’s take on something he doesn’t appear to know anything about. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised; it looks like he makes his entire living by making stupid comments about things he doesn’t appear to know anything about.

Here’s my suggestion as to how to handle this situation: everyone should take the time to visit Chris Baker’s KTLK web page. Download one of his podcasts, pop it in your car, and drive on down to the Target Center to catch a Lynx game. It will take all of about 2 minutes in the 1st quarter for you to realize which entertainment option is actually worth your while.

… It’s a tough choice, I know. World class athletes playing a game of precision skill and agility or social commentary that you can find at the end of a bar in your local pub or on the rear bumper of a rusty old 57 GMC pick up truck with a gun rack.

There’s more to it. And visual aids. But you get the gist. (via locally-born awesome-tastic WNBA resource Women’s Hoops Blog)

If you’re still not sure and need help making your decision, I’ve got a pair of tickets for Friday night’s Lynx game vs San Antonio. These are my regular season tickets in Section 111, Row K; we’ve got a seat upgrade for the night and will be down in front (a season ticket holder perk). First person to email me at elmauter AT gmail DOT com gets ’em. UPDATE: Tickets are spoken for. Thanks for playing.

We just beat them in San Antonio on Sunday. They’re the top team in the Western Conference and have only lost twice on their home floor, so for us to beat them by 14 was huge.

Other good reasons to go to a Lynx game:

**That KSTP article is a week old and still has an error in it.

3 Comments so far

  1. stopnpop on July 22nd, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    Thanks for the link. It’s nice to see Candice Wiggins do so well in her rookie season. We’ll have more Lynx coverage at Canis Hoopus after the Olympic break.


  2. Erica M (ericam) on July 22nd, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

    Good to know, snp. Hopefully there’ll be a round or two of playoffs to cover.

    I’m most disappointed that KSTP’s story didn’t take the "people still say this shit?!" angle and actually put the team in the position of defending itself.

  3. stopnpop on July 22nd, 2008 @ 8:27 pm

    I completely agree with the take on KSTP. When people say crap like that it should be mocked for the BS it is and folks like the Lynx (or last year’s example: Rutgers’ womens squad) shouldn’t have to explain why idiots say idiotic things.

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