Saturday, February 14, 2009

Open Letter to Candace Parker

Candace Parker - Los Angeles Sparks


I love you, I really do. But seriously woman, are you crazy?

You are young, fabulous, famous, and coming off an amazing couple of years. 2 NCAA titles, #1 draft pick of the WNBA and then Rookie of the Year and MVP, the first ever to receive both honors in the same year. Plus, a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. The Sparks really did have a chance at the title too. I couldn't wait until your second season, with hopes that Michael got the point guard position straightened out…it was a great opportunity to push your game and the league further into the spotlight.

Come to find out you thought it would be a great time to go and have a baby. Seriously? Now?

I don't know what your plans are, and I can understand you have been under tremendous pressure to succeed since high school and earlier, but if you don't want to play, don't.

If you want to have a great career, wait 10 years and then have a kid. Didn't you see what a great example Lisa Leslie was, and she is on your team, didn't you talk to her? It just doesn't make any sense to me. If you can explain this craziness, I would appreciate it.

Much Love,
A fan

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Summitt Does It!

Pat Summitt Makes Tennessee a Cradle of Coaches(New York Times)

Pat Summitt reached 1,000 career wins yesterday. The is the most wins EVER by a coach in college basketball, men's or woman's (the next closest is Bob Knight with 902 wins, he is currently retired but rumors are he might be coaching again soon). She has been the head coach of the Tennessee’s Lady Vols for 35 years, and has won eight national championships along the way! With a recent contract extension, she will be in action at Tennessee until 2014 with many more wins ahead. Congratz.

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