Is Baylor’s Brittney Griner A Game-Changer? (Spoiler Alert: No)

03.30.10 8 years ago 6 Comments

Warning: This post deals with women’s college basketball. Just hold your nose through the first paragraph and you’ll be in great shape.

Sure, Danica races with the boys, and the Williams sisters seem to take turns owning the rest of professional women’s tennis, but there’s an argument to be made for Baylor freshman freshperson Brittney Griner as the most badass female athlete in the land. She dunks. She punches people. She probably pees standing up, too. You know, trajectory…or something. But Griner is about to help her Baylor Bears blast open the cartel of women’s college hoops held by Tennessee (who they just beat) and UConn. But guess what…no one cares.

Curtains covering the upper deck helped trim the usual capacity at FedExForum from 18,085 to 9,343, and local organizers had to be happy at least a few in Tennessee orange stuck around with only 29 fans in one end zone.

They wound up with 3,263 in attendance, well below the 6,577 for Saturday’s semifinals. –AP.

Three thousand people for a regional final. Yeah, so let’s not get too excited about Baylor blowing away the old guard here. And I think we can agree that there clearly isn’t enough talent to stock 64 Division I programs. Any 18-year-old that can play and has decent grades can count her options on one hand. That’s not great for any sport, but it’s good for the athletes, because women are terrible at math.

And, apparently, layups. Enjoy the stylings of Xavier’s Dee Dee Jernigan, who blows not one but two game-winning layups after the jump.

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