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Just now, Strike said:

$1000

Plus they'd have to pick me up and drive both ways in a limo.

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3 minutes ago, fandandy said:

Plus they'd have to pick me up and drive both ways in a limo.

and a Beej from the one person the team that isn't a dyke? Probably a male cheerleader

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Yet women athletes like Rapinoe demand equal pay as men....

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1 minute ago, Reality said:

That's gonna be tough hit for the equal pay crowd.

Beat me to it. 

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2 minutes ago, Reality said:

That's gonna be tough hit for the equal pay crowd.

Even though the women soccer team actually can win, they don't realize that means 0 when it comes to ratings.   the woman's world cup was mostly on fox sports 1. get ladies, no one watches sorry. 

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I honestly did not know that the WNBA Finals were going on right now.  

 

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Just now, fandandy said:

I honestly did not know that the WNBA Finals were going on right now.  

 

Me neither, I got an email from Mohegan Sun

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I would watch on TV if you gave me $200. I would not attend in person. 

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They could hold it in a HS gymnasium and not sell out.

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A number of years back the Detroit Shock (they moved somewhere) were in the WNBA finals when i was in Vegas.  At the time the finals were three games only (i Think).  I bet $100 on the Shock in what might be my most degenerate gambling moment ever. 

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Semi discussed before.  A ride. Free food and drink. Courtside Seats. Maybe edibles to make it interesting.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

Semi discussed before.  A ride. Free food and drink. Courtside Seats. Maybe edibles to make it interesting.

 

 

 

Need to make sure arena has decent free wifi so you can stream something on Netflix. 

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I would go to the WNBA finals if it was free and provided a high end babysitting service(also for free).

It would not be the worst date night.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

Semi discussed before.  A ride. Free food and drink. Courtside Seats. Maybe edibles to make it interesting.

 

 

 

Going to Orlando for a week in November.  Discussions of edibles on the flight. I dont smoke and last time i did edibles was my bday 1999. 

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9 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

I would go to the WNBA finals if it was free and provided a high end babysitting service(also for free).

It would not be the worst date night.

I might be if you walked 3 blocks in any direction from the place the Mystics play.  :dunno:

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17 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

Semi discussed before.  A ride. Free food and drink. Courtside Seats. Maybe edibles to make it interesting.

 

 

 

Edibles? 

You're going to need 10 hits of acid to make that shlt interesting. 

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2 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

I might be if you walked 3 blocks in any direction from the place the Mystics play.  :dunno:

 

Fun fact, our wnba team disbanded a decade ago and I was unaware of that.

 

I just googled where they played and that is what I learned.

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6 minutes ago, tanatastic said:

The traffic, the waiting, the sitting, shoving, ugh no thanks.

This is at Mohegan Sun the casino.  No traffic.  

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Not to mention the combined score of the game would be less than a lot of yalls ages 

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20 hours ago, bostonlager said:

Edibles? 

You're going to need 10 hits of acid to make that shlt interesting. 

10 hits of acid surrounded by women talk as trees ? 

 

Pass. 

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So I wasted a few minutes and checked the WNBA's website for the finals last year.  According to the box score of game 3, there were just over 9k fans in attendance.  I think that number was massively inflated.  Why do I say that?  Seattle swept Washington 3-0 in the finals and game 3 was in Washington.  You'd think they'd try to pack that arena, no?  Anyway, when you watch the highlights, you'll notice that the camera NEVER leaves the court level and you NEVER see anything higher than like 4 or 5 rows up.  Unless you're trying to hide the actual attendance, why do that?  For further evidence, I went to the box score of game 2, which was in Seattle.  According the box score, there was just over 14k at that game.  That one is believable because when watching the highlights, there were wide angle camera views, replays from different angles, and main camera view constantly zoomed in and out to show more of the crowd.  That place was packed.  Must have cost the team and league a lot of money to pay people to go the game.  But anyway, I was still shocked to see that those 3 games totaled over 35k fans.  I'd have thought they'd have gotten about half.

 

Looks like half of the 12 teams had a drop in attendance this past season.  League-wide, the average is about 6800 fans per game... which is driven by just 4 teams, Seattle, LA, Phoenix, and Minnesota, as they averaged about 9700.  Attendance overall was down 3.5% from the year before.  The year before, WAS the worst year in terms of attendance.  Interesting... the 2017 season had the highest attendance since 2011 history due to (what they believe), was social media exposure.  In 2018, league attendance was the lowest ever which was a 12% drop from 2017... and in 2019, it went down again another 3.5%.  It seems like they got the exposure they wanted... then people saw it, then said "no thanks".  They signed a deal with CBS prior to the season in which 40 games were televised and are claiming a 64% increase in viewership.  Honestly, based on what I've seen the last few years, I'm thinking that number is inflated.

 

Something for those of you who go to NBA games.  The WNBA is closing in on a new CBA it seems.  The players are claiming that they will sit out the 2020 season.  The thing is, no one will notice that they're gone, so I think that's a bad strategy... but I digress.  I read one article and saw a couple of video clips where NBA players are saying that the NBA should give more money to the WNBA.  When someone asked the NBA Players Union rep if they'd be willing for that money to come out of the players share, the rep said that they'd negotiate that with the league.  What does that tell you?  It tells me that the players want the owners to pony up the money and that the players just want to look like they're helping.... but really don't actually want to help.  If the owners do that, they'll get something else in return... but I don't know what.  That said, if the owners are giving more money, you can expect one thing as a guarantee.  Ticket prices will go up for NBA games specifically with the intent that the increase is going to the WNBA.  That's on top of the increase that they're likely to go up anyway.

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I wouldn't go to a WNBA game if tickets were free. Basketball just isn't a sport that's entertaining to me when women play. Basketball is about extreme athleticism. Jumping. Blocked shots. Dunks.  Women's basketball is slow and mainly jump shots. Just boring.  Some women's sports are very enjoyable to me. Love women's soccer, dependent on importance, of course. Women's MMA is fun to watch also. 

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23 hours ago, TimmySmith said:

Semi discussed before.  A ride. Free food and drink. Courtside Seats. Maybe edibles to make it interesting.

 

 

 

Throw in a $100 and this would get it done for me.

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I have even rethought the edibles thing.  I think they would have to let me blaze up.

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24 minutes ago, TBayXXXVII said:

So I wasted a few minutes and checked the WNBA's website for the finals last year.  According to the box score of game 3, there were just over 9k fans in attendance.  I think that number was massively inflated.  Why do I say that?  Seattle swept Washington 3-0 in the finals and game 3 was in Washington.  You'd think they'd try to pack that arena, no?  Anyway, when you watch the highlights, you'll notice that the camera NEVER leaves the court level and you NEVER see anything higher than like 4 or 5 rows up.  Unless you're trying to hide the actual attendance, why do that?  For further evidence, I went to the box score of game 2, which was in Seattle.  According the box score, there was just over 14k at that game.  That one is believable because when watching the highlights, there were wide angle camera views, replays from different angles, and main camera view constantly zoomed in and out to show more of the crowd.  That place was packed.  Must have cost the team and league a lot of money to pay people to go the game.  But anyway, I was still shocked to see that those 3 games totaled over 35k fans.  I'd have thought they'd have gotten about half.

 

Looks like half of the 12 teams had a drop in attendance this past season.  League-wide, the average is about 6800 fans per game... which is driven by just 4 teams, Seattle, LA, Phoenix, and Minnesota, as they averaged about 9700.  Attendance overall was down 3.5% from the year before.  The year before, WAS the worst year in terms of attendance.  Interesting... the 2017 season had the highest attendance since 2011 history due to (what they believe), was social media exposure.  In 2018, league attendance was the lowest ever which was a 12% drop from 2017... and in 2019, it went down again another 3.5%.  It seems like they got the exposure they wanted... then people saw it, then said "no thanks".  They signed a deal with CBS prior to the season in which 40 games were televised and are claiming a 64% increase in viewership.  Honestly, based on what I've seen the last few years, I'm thinking that number is inflated.

 

Something for those of you who go to NBA games.  The WNBA is closing in on a new CBA it seems.  The players are claiming that they will sit out the 2020 season.  The thing is, no one will notice that they're gone, so I think that's a bad strategy... but I digress.  I read one article and saw a couple of video clips where NBA players are saying that the NBA should give more money to the WNBA.  When someone asked the NBA Players Union rep if they'd be willing for that money to come out of the players share, the rep said that they'd negotiate that with the league.  What does that tell you?  It tells me that the players want the owners to pony up the money and that the players just want to look like they're helping.... but really don't actually want to help.  If the owners do that, they'll get something else in return... but I don't know what.  That said, if the owners are giving more money, you can expect one thing as a guarantee.  Ticket prices will go up for NBA games specifically with the intent that the increase is going to the WNBA.  That's on top of the increase that they're likely to go up anyway.

Eagle Bank Arena only holds 10,000, so 9,000+ for game 3 is legit...

The Mystics play their games in an arena that has a capacity of 4,200...  They used to play in the Verizon Center, so of course their attendance went down...

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9 minutes ago, posty said:

Eagle Bank Arena only holds 10,000...

 

8 minutes ago, posty said:

In 2018 the Mystics played their games in an arena that has a capacity of 4,200...

I don't really know anything about those... I'm just going by what I saw.  Here's a link to the attendance numbers.  League-wide, they're about at 82% capacity, which is good.  I understand that if the teams drawn 10k+, that's great... but if the venue holds 25k, then the cost doesn't justify the means.

It's probably better for the players if the team is spending substantially less money for a venue and filling it up than it would be to play in a bigger venue at half capacity.

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43 minutes ago, TBayXXXVII said:

So I wasted a few minutes and checked the WNBA's website for the finals last year.  According to the box score of game 3, there were just over 9k fans in attendance.  I think that number was massively inflated.  Why do I say that?  Seattle swept Washington 3-0 in the finals and game 3 was in Washington.  You'd think they'd try to pack that arena, no?  Anyway, when you watch the highlights, you'll notice that the camera NEVER leaves the court level and you NEVER see anything higher than like 4 or 5 rows up.  Unless you're trying to hide the actual attendance, why do that?  For further evidence, I went to the box score of game 2, which was in Seattle.  According the box score, there was just over 14k at that game.  That one is believable because when watching the highlights, there were wide angle camera views, replays from different angles, and main camera view constantly zoomed in and out to show more of the crowd.  That place was packed.  Must have cost the team and league a lot of money to pay people to go the game.  But anyway, I was still shocked to see that those 3 games totaled over 35k fans.  I'd have thought they'd have gotten about half.

 

Looks like half of the 12 teams had a drop in attendance this past season.  League-wide, the average is about 6800 fans per game... which is driven by just 4 teams, Seattle, LA, Phoenix, and Minnesota, as they averaged about 9700.  Attendance overall was down 3.5% from the year before.  The year before, WAS the worst year in terms of attendance.  Interesting... the 2017 season had the highest attendance since 2011 history due to (what they believe), was social media exposure.  In 2018, league attendance was the lowest ever which was a 12% drop from 2017... and in 2019, it went down again another 3.5%.  It seems like they got the exposure they wanted... then people saw it, then said "no thanks".  They signed a deal with CBS prior to the season in which 40 games were televised and are claiming a 64% increase in viewership.  Honestly, based on what I've seen the last few years, I'm thinking that number is inflated.

 

Something for those of you who go to NBA games.  The WNBA is closing in on a new CBA it seems.  The players are claiming that they will sit out the 2020 season.  The thing is, no one will notice that they're gone, so I think that's a bad strategy... but I digress.  I read one article and saw a couple of video clips where NBA players are saying that the NBA should give more money to the WNBA.  When someone asked the NBA Players Union rep if they'd be willing for that money to come out of the players share, the rep said that they'd negotiate that with the league.  What does that tell you?  It tells me that the players want the owners to pony up the money and that the players just want to look like they're helping.... but really don't actually want to help.  If the owners do that, they'll get something else in return... but I don't know what.  That said, if the owners are giving more money, you can expect one thing as a guarantee.  Ticket prices will go up for NBA games specifically with the intent that the increase is going to the WNBA.  That's on top of the increase that they're likely to go up anyway.

did you actually type this out?  

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3 minutes ago, TBayXXXVII said:

Yes... :(

😆..at least you opened with "wasted a few minutes"

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52 minutes ago, Herbivore said:

😆..at least you opened with "wasted a few minutes"

I have no excuse. :dunno:

 

LOL

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On 10/7/2019 at 1:59 PM, tanatastic said:

The traffic, the waiting, the sitting, shoving, ugh no thanks.

I think you’re in the wrong thread. This one’s about the WNBA finals. You’d be in the clear for all your concerns.

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On 10/8/2019 at 2:59 AM, tanatastic said:

The traffic, the waiting, the sitting, shoving, ugh no thanks.

Traffic? I imagine you could drive and park a semi pretty easily. 

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