Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Just asking

I drove by a Chicago Sky banner in the West Loop the other day, which reminded me of something that's been bothering me since the WNBA announced its expansion to Chicago. I didn't have a blog then, so I'm mentioning it now.

As the WNBA has rolled out new teams, it's cross-promoted them with existing NBA teams in various cities. One way of doing this has been to name the women's team something related to the name of the local men's team.

Hence the Houston Comets (Rockets), Detroit Shock (Pistons), Washington Mystics (Wizards), Minnesota Lynx (Timberwolves), Sacramento Monarchs (Kings), San Antonio Silver Stars (Spurs), Phoenix Mercury (Suns), etc.

So following this pattern, shouldn't our local franchise have been named the Chicago Cows?


Jase said...

Wouldn't Chicago Heifers be more genteel? Perhaps the Chicago Guernseys? Longhorns would be right out, for obvious reasons. ;)

Eucalyptusgal said...

Speaking of WNBA, I think I still have a chance at the WNBA if I work really hard. What do you think?

Ben said...

I've never seen you play basketball, but judging purely by height, you'd better be pretty good.

This classic exchange between Homer Simpson and Darryl Strawberry comes to mind:

Homer: You're Darryl Strawberry.
Darryl: Yes.
Homer: You play right field.
Darryl: Yes.
Homer: I play right field too.
Darryl: So?
Homer: Are you better than me?
Darryl: Well, I've never met you, but... yes.

Anonymous said...

Those other WNBA teams are owned by their NBA counterparts. The Bulls have nothing to do with the Sky.