The WNBA Blows

Discussion for professional sporting events/teams and players.

This would be a great place to discuss the Super Bowl, the NBA Playoffs or whatever else.
0
0

The WNBA Blows

Postby snoscythe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:02 pm

I have a friend in the athletic department at Baylor, and in a conversation yesterday I mentioned how cool it was that Britney Griner won pretty much everything she could last year, but she still came back for her senior year and to get her degree. When I said that, he basically called me stupid. His points:

- she will receive over $45,000 in aid from Baylor over the next year, with almost zero expenses.
- on the WNBA rookie wage scale she would make less than $40,000 and then have to pay taxes etc out of that.
-after her first 2 years, she's be capped at $95,000 a year until she retires or the league folds.
- the WNBA retirement plan sucks compared to mens'. It's a 401K with 25% matched.

In sum, the only intelligent choice is to stay in school and get a degree, because you won't be retiring off of hoops coin, and in the instance of Baylor, you're losing money any year you skip when you look at value.

[ Post made via Mobile Device ]
Image
User avatar
snoscythe
Over-Achiever
 
Posts: 5966
Positive Score: 83
Negative Score: -1
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:52 am
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby Schmoe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:04 pm

I don't know anyone in any athletic department anywhere. I've never seen any info on WNBA salaries or compared them with any college player aid. I know the WNBA blows, and all I did was watch part of a game.
I'm just a regular, everyday normal guy,
I can't afford a car, I use public transportation,
I don't mind, I read till I reach my destination,
sometimes a newspaper, sometimes a book,
the money I save, this stuff is off the hook,
User avatar
Schmoe
Over-Achiever
 
Posts: 6598
Positive Score: 40
Negative Score: -1
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:50 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby stuckinbig10country » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:02 pm

And even paying players only 95k per year, teams still lose millions of dollars per year. When the WNBA started, the best women players still played in Europe because they got paid more over there. Some would play the shortened WNBA season and then still go play overseas.

The reason why Larry H Miller refused to keep the Starzz in SLC wasn't because he was against the WNBA, he just couldn't afford to lose millions of dollars a year on a team he didn't own (all the teams were-maybe still are-owned by the league) and didn't really have total control over.
stuckinbig10country
All-American
 
Posts: 1841
Positive Score: 23
Negative Score: -1
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:27 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby Mars » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:11 pm


Each other.
Mars al'Thor, The Cougar Reborn!
Resident board douchebag.
https://twitter.com/#!/eldermars
User avatar
Mars
Retired
 
Posts: 7997
Positive Score: 2
Negative Score: 0
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:13 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby Ddawg » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:41 pm

I love the "Subject." It's one of the most accurate and right on subject titles that I have seen.

Not putting the lady basketball players down - just being honest. They are very difficult to watch and enjoy from a professional, athletic point. They are slow and really can't jump. Sorry ladies.

It's my understanding that the NBA teams heavily subsidize the WNBA. Otherwise, they would dry up and blow away like dust. Nobody cares about watching them, attendance is in the toilet. From a fan point of view, irrelevant.

So - I'll jump on the bandwagon and agree 125% - the WNBA Blows like a gale force hurricane.
User avatar
Ddawg
Pro
 
Posts: 3641
Positive Score: 6
Negative Score: 0
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:24 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fan
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby SpiffCoug » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:49 am

And the best player in the game is likely a hermaphrodite.
#GFGHGL
BYU PER W/L Since 1983: 348-57 (.859)
(8.4x
YDS)+(330xTD)+(100xCOM)-(200xINT)
..................ATT
User avatar
SpiffCoug
TV Analyst
 
Posts: 11190
Positive Score: 37
Negative Score: 0
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:11 am
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby Ddawg » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:41 pm

SpiffCoug wrote:And the best player in the game is likely a hermaphrodite.


Bam! Ha ha ha! :D :lol: :D :lol: :bug:
User avatar
Ddawg
Pro
 
Posts: 3641
Positive Score: 6
Negative Score: 0
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:24 pm
Fan Level: BYU Fan
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby scott715 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:00 pm

Who would that be?
User avatar
scott715
Over-Achiever
 
Posts: 7167
Positive Score: 20
Negative Score: 0
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:56 am
Location: Pendleton, OR
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:

0
0

Re: The WNBA Blows

Postby SpiffCoug » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:58 am

Britney Griner
#GFGHGL
BYU PER W/L Since 1983: 348-57 (.859)
(8.4x
YDS)+(330xTD)+(100xCOM)-(200xINT)
..................ATT
User avatar
SpiffCoug
TV Analyst
 
Posts: 11190
Positive Score: 37
Negative Score: 0
Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:11 am
Fan Level: BYU Fanatic
Prediction Group: CougarCorner
+1 by:


Return to Pro Sports

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


  • Next Football Game

Miami Beach Bowl:

weeks
0
0
days
0
0
hours
0
0
mins
0
0
secs
0
0
Channel: ESPN Kickoff: 12/22 12:00 MST
Location: Miami, Fl
  • Next Basketball Game

Stanford:

weeks
0
0
days
0
0
hours
0
0
mins
0
0
secs
0
0
Channel: ESPNU Tipoff: 12/20 21:00 MST
Location: Marriott Center
  • Support CougarCorner

Don't want to see these ads? Sign in or Register!

  • Register
  • Login
    • CougarCorner Man Updates
    • CougarCorner News Bites
    • CougarCorner Prediction Game

    Next FB Game

    Opponent: Miami Beach Bowl
    Location: Miami, Fl
    Date: Dec 22, 12:00

    Enter Your Predictions

    Average Predictions

    QuestionPrediction
    BYU Score34
    Miami Beach Bowl Score26
    More Turn OversMiami Beach Bowl
    BYU Pass Yards317
    BYU Rush Yards145
    Miami Beach Bowl Pass Yards278
    Miami Beach Bowl Rush Yards137
    More Field GoalsBYU
    More TDsBYU
    More SacksMiami Beach Bowl

    Previous FB Game

    Predictions v Results

    QuestionPredictionActual
    BYU Score3542
    California Score2735
    More Turn OversCaliforniaBYU
    BYU Pass Yards294433
    BYU Rush Yards178107
    California Pass Yards289393
    California Rush Yards107173
    More Field GoalsBYUCalifornia
    More TDsBYUBYU
    More SacksCaliforniaCalifornia

    Next BBall

    Opponent: Stanford
    Location: Marriott Center
    Date: Dec 20, 21:00

    Enter Your Predictions

    Average Predictions

    QuestionPrediction
    BYU Score76
    Stanford Score76
    More Turn OversBYU
    BYU FG %46.0
    BYU 3pt %33.5
    Stanford FG %42.5
    Stanford 3pt %39.0
    More Free ThrowsStanford
    More 3 PointersBYU
    More BlocksStanford
    BYU Scoring LdrKyle Collinsworth
    BYU Assist LdrAnson Winder
    BYU Rebounds LdrKyle Collinsworth
    BYU Steals LdrChase Fischer

    Previous BBall

    Place Holder for Prev Basketball Game

    cron