Women's Basketball Message Board
|Subject: My point is...................|
|Posted by: RallyEagle on Thu Apr 5 2012 11:38:35 AM|
Yes it can be a compliment. I used to play a lot of hoops on
playground courts when I was younger and took it as a compliment when
folks did a double-take when they figured out I was a girl not a guy.
But no one was questioning my gender or accusing me of being a man.
People have been questioning Griner's sexuality in the social media.
Kim Mulkey, her coach, has been very vocal about how cruel and
unwarranted this is. Then the Notre Dame Coach in her post-game
remarks says Griner plays like a man. It was not the comment so much
as the environment in which it was made. McGraw should have been more
sensitive. She could have just said the Griner plays at a level never
seen before in the women's game.
Yes I would be equally upset if Debbie Ryan or Tony Bennett had made
the comment. I would hope both of them would be more aware and would
never think of making the comment in the first place.
|Notre Dame Coach: "Like a guy playing with women" (oh no he dinnit!) -- BilldaHoo Wed Apr 4 2012 5:33:25 PM|
|People need to stop being offended by the truth ** -- hoodidly Thu Apr 5 2012 8:52:23 AM|
|Re: People need to stop being offended by the truth -- grandma7 Thu Apr 5 2012 11:23:24 AM|
|Or maybe she is a perfectly "normal" young woman................ -- RallyEagle Thu Apr 5 2012 11:45:22 AM|
|Re: Or maybe she is a perfectly "normal" young woman................ -- grandma7 Thu Apr 5 2012 1:30:31 PM|
|People should be aware that sometimes the truth is best left unsaid -- HooBauer Thu Apr 5 2012 10:29:25 AM|
|Pretty insensitive comments by McGraw -- RallyEagle Wed Apr 4 2012 9:37:11 PM|
|It wasn't intended that way at all -- wahoooooo Thu Apr 5 2012 8:35:02 AM|
|Exactly, Muffet's integrity and character are spotless. ** -- hoodidly Thu Apr 5 2012 3:25:33 PM|
|Disagree. McGraw had to know about the insults thrown Griner's way -- RallyEagle Thu Apr 5 2012 10:00:20 AM|
|I disagree ... people have compliment female athletes that way many times before -- wahoooooo Thu Apr 5 2012 11:11:46 AM|
|No. I wouldn't give Debbie Ryan a pass. -- dpc1994 Thu Apr 5 2012 6:31:20 PM|
|What would the compass heading be to where that coach was? ** -- NJHoo Thu Apr 5 2012 9:25:46 PM|
|North to Happy Valley. ** -- dpc1994 Fri Apr 6 2012 11:15:21 PM|
|Ah, now I remember. -- NJHoo Sat Apr 7 2012 5:34:45 PM|
|Ah, now I remember. -- NJHoo Sat Apr 7 2012 5:34:44 PM|
|My point is................... -- RallyEagle Thu Apr 5 2012 11:38:35 AM|
|Agreed, totally inappropriate ** -- 214Humphreys Wed Apr 4 2012 10:48:41 PM|
|Not to mention sour grapes, delivered in a catty, deragtory, "compliment" ** -- BilldaHoo Wed Apr 4 2012 10:05:43 PM|
|At least it didnt make a vodka ad this time around :) ** -- Zhoo Wed Apr 4 2012 8:56:34 PM|