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Expecting Great? The WNBA Moving Forward

So what if Lisa Leslie was thrown to the ground?

Yeah, I said it.

Not quite the introduction your were looking for, huh? Well, neither was the coverage the WNBA has received as of late for its version of the "Brawl at the Palace". Despite the irony of the location of the WNBA's first throwdown, everyone has seemed to approach this situation as if it is a huge black eye on the league in its entirety. From all of the WNBA analysts to the sport beat writers that cover basketball as whole, all look upon this situation as marring the game.

Now yes, it is totally agreeable that disagreements, fights, and brawls occur in professional sports. It happens all the time. And yes, it is definitely unacceptable behavior for professional athletes, the game, and the many youngsters that idolize them to partake in such a manner. It should not be condoned, and is totally unacceptable.

After all, the WNBA's motto is "Expect Great."

On the other hand, treating this situation a…

Dome Pondering Import - "What's Right with America? Plenty"

It is very easy these days to criticize everything about our nation. In fact, our society has become so critical about basically every aspect of life, that complaining about our nation is almost second nature. Economy. Gas prices. Education. Poverty. Global Warming. Politics. Celebrities. Sports. You name it, Americans can find something to complain about. Nonetheless, here is an article from cnn.com written a few days after July 4th by Glenn Beck. Beck presents an alternative side to all the bickering, complaining and criticizing by revealing to Americans the greatness of this nation.

Reality Hits Seattle: Sonic Fans Feeling Less Than Super

So when did sports become so serious? So unforgiving to the fan?

Sports and the world that it makes its home in, has always been one of escape. Escape from our jobs. Escape from our politics. Escape from controversy. Escape from our lives. Escape from ourselves. A world where a fan can throw his or her heart into and forget about all the wrong doings of the world. A world where there is only victory and defeat. It's a love for the game. A love for your city.

However, as of late it seems that sports have become as real as your 9-to-5. Scratch the love. Sports now involve all the quirks, perks, and legality that you might see in an episode of Law and Order. Everyone has heard the cliche so many times that, "Sports is a business", however, it seems the line between the two has been blurred, and that shade of gray has been replaced with politics. Ultimately, leaving fans out of the equation.

Need an example?

Look no further than the situation with the Seattle Supersonics. Ex…

Danilo Gallinari: Hoping for the Real Deal

With the sixth pick in the NBA Draft, the New York Knicks select...Danilo Gallinari.

Booooo!

A familiar sound heard on draft night in the MSG Theater regarding the selection of the Knicks. Nonetheless, in what is deemed as the most crucial selection in New York Knickerbocker history, the Knicks selected the young Italian nicknamed "The Rooster".

After initial doubt, Gallanari has grown on many including yours truly. After being heralded by Fran Fraschilla on draft night as having the potential to be amongst "the untouchables" of New York City such as Derek Jeter and Michael Strahan, Gallanari has shown in a short amount of span that Fraschilla might have been on to something. However, "The Rooster" has yet to play a game, or even lace up a pair of kicks under the Garden lights. So he may be far away from the Jeters and Strahans, but compared to the trash most New Yorkers see on the Knicks roster, Gallinari's looks like a gem.

After all, what Knick fa…