What a beautiful sight to behold.
I want to live in a world where men aren’t embarrassed to show off their support for the WNBA together. I want to live in a world where guys are sharing WNBA league pass subscription accounts together like they do for HBOGO and NFL Sunday ticket. I want to live in a world where you can walk into any sporting good store and there is WNBA gear for sale. (FUCK YOU NBA STORE) I want to live in a world where guys are getting together to watch the WNBA finals like the Super Bowl. I want to live in a world free of stigma and judgement for rooting for women’s sports.
An unreal collection of jerseys. My personal favorite being the Swin Cash, Detroit Shock throwback.
An unbelievable photo, hopefully moving forward more photos surface of men wearing WNBA apparel in public.
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I apologize to the readers this probably should’ve been announced prior to the release of the first two weekly installments with Lexie Brown (11/15-11/22) and Kianna Holland (11/8-11/15)
As a proud and outspoken WNBA League Pass subscriber one of the more troubling things you’ll often see on the internet and even hear in arenas during games from males fans is that women’s basketball players are unattractive and “look like men.” There have been countless times where ESPN will tweet out a women’s basketball story only to have the replies be tons of derogatory sexist remarks targeted towards women’s basketball players.
The goal of these posts are to highlight some of the most attractive women’s basketball players to hopefully bring some sex appeal to the game for the common man.
The title for this week’s inaugural Smokeshow of the Week belongs to Ohio State’s Kianna Holland. Kianna’s a redshirt junior at Ohio State and will likey be a shoe-in for our coveted Preseason Big Ten All-Smoke team.
Kianna started her career at Duke before transferring to Ohio State where her career has been hampered by injuries. Hindsight is always 20/20 but if she had not transferred from Duke, I’d be hard-pressed to think of a more attractive backcourt in women’s basketball history than Kianna and Lexie Brown.
This past winter, Kianna graduated from OSU with an undergraduate degree in sport industry. She’s currently enrolled in OSU’s sports management graduate program and will continue to provide leadership to Kevin McGuff’s team this upcoming season.
A true Buckeye gem, follow her on Instagram @kimarie_12.
Didn’t see this one coming folks.
Luigi Auriemma and the UCONN Huskies have opened the preseason ranked No. 1 in 1995, ’99, 2000, ’01, ’03, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’13, ’14 and ’16. So obviously a big shocker they’d do it again in 2017.
Don’t know what the Huskies are going to do with the newfound pressure of being the 2017 Unanimous Preseason Number 1 Ranked Team for the first time in history but I assume they’ll have a healthy chip on their shoulder following their historic loss to Mississippi State in the final four snapping their NCAA record of 111 consecutive victories.
Katie Lou Samuelson recently hinted at the sense of liberation the UCONN women have been feeling following the historic loss at UCONN’s media day saying: “I think that was something we knew pretty soon after that loss happened,” Samuelson says. “We kind of adjusted quickly. The season had felt a little like we were playing to try to hold on to something that people had done before us.” (ESPN)
It’s scary enough facing UCONN when they have a chip on their shoulder, myself as well as the rest of the country should be terrified at thought of UCONN star studded roster lead by Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier playing without the added pressure of maintaining the longest win streak in college basketball history.