Posted on February 27, 2012 by jimberrysports
Most guys don’t want to give props to girl sports. However, its time to give it up for the women’s basketball team at the University of Miami. For two straight seasons, they have been a powerhouse.
This season, they have gone undefeated at home. After the ACC tournament, the lady canes will head into the NC-double a tournament as one of the favorites to win a national championship. That’s serious stuff.
Last year, coach Katie Meier was imploring fans to come out and watch her team. This year, she hasn’t had to. Although attendance at UM is never huge, the lady canes have built a following. No dunking. Just good fundamental basketball. Some of their stars like Sheniece Johnson and Raquina Williams might have the WNBA in their future, but most of these young ladies are just playing for the love of the game..and each other.
In a guest post for self-esteem blog girlIamallthat.com, I wrote about how female sports can play a big role in female self esteem. So many young ladies face problems of insecurity. Not the girls who play for UM. You can just see their poise and character, especially when they are down in a game but come back to win.
When you look at some of the more prominent female sportscasters, you can see an on-air confidence rooted in sports. Cheryl Miller ? confident for sure. Ditto for Doris Burke. So sports fans..check out the lady canes. If you’ve got a daughter, let her play ball or the sport of her choice.
She might have a championship in her future.
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Posted on November 15, 2011 by jimberrysports
The Marlins not only have a new look. They apparently have some new money. A team that was crying poor for years is suddenly trying to spend money like the Yankees. An offer to Mark Buerhle.
Another offer to Jose Reyes. And a “competitive” offer to Albert Pujols. That’s Albert “can stay in St. Louis for $200 million” Pujols. All this, after they spent a bundle to get Ozzie Guillen to manage. Where did they get all this cash ?
I thought they were so broke they needed help to build this new ballpark. So broke that Major league baseball ORDERED them to beef up their payroll. Now, it seems the Marlins were playing possum all the time. Jeffrey Loria had the money. He just didn’t want to spend it….until now.
It proves the Marlins were content to be mediocre until it made financial sense to be better. Good business..but bad baseball. I suppose the Marlins felt they could not afford to be honest. People are more likely to rally behind a poor franchise trying to compete than a rich dude sitting on his cash.
I would have respected them more if they had just told it like it is. However, my memory is short. I’ll get over it on Opening Day 2012 if Reyes leads off with a walk and scores on a Pujols home run. After Buerhle gets the final out in his no hitter, I’ll be calling Loria savvy. But I still won’t trust him.
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