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Derk Finally Watches His First WNBA Game

September 11th 2006

I’ve been outspoken about my support for girls and women’s sports for years and I guess it’s starting to rub off on those close to me, but I didn’t think I could ever convince one of my childhood friends who I’ve known since elementary school to actually watch a WNBA game.

You see, Derk is one of those guys who loves watching college and professional football, and hasn’t had an interest to watch a women’s sporting event…until this past weekend.

I was visiting with him on the phone and he was sharing with me all the college football highlights from this past weekend, and out of the blue he asks me, “What did you think of that WNBA Championship game?”  I said, “What did you say?” I could tell he was smiling when he repeated: “What did you think of that WNBA Championship game?”

I said, “Did you actually watch the game, or did you see the highlights on the news?”  He said, “I watched most of it. Great game;” I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I said, “You really watched the WNBA Championship game?” He said, “Yep. It was a great game. Some of those girls can really play.” I said, “That’s what I’ve been telling you for years. I’m glad you finally took the time to watch a game.”

Derk continued, “I never was much of a Lambeer fan since his playing days in Detroit, but when he said in one of the games Detroit was about to win in Sacramento, ‘I guess there won’t be any confetti flying tonight,’ I just about lost it. That was a pretty funny quote.” I said, “You watched other games besides the Championship game?” He said, “Two or three games, as well as the Championship game. I guess you’re rubbing off on me.”

I think the WNBA – which celebrated its 10th year this past season – has been rubbing off on a whole lot of people over the years, including some guys who may of thought they’d never watch a girls or women’s sporting event.

As they say: “Never say never!”

Ron Goch, The Telios Group
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