But you know how it is with trolls and such. We've started to attract a few who like to enter comments as "Anonymous" and then listen to themselves laughing over their hilarious perspectives. They do amuse themselves. We clean them up as fast as we can find them, but we've even had a delete/review/restore process with a series of anonymous comments that resulted in re-posted comments and a new screen name, "TheBlueWall". That's right, we've even talked with the blue-wall dude, and he's put up some feisty points. We may have questions about some of those points, but BW seems intelligent and literate and those are good things on a web site. So we can talk to him, and will plan to do so when he shows up again.
But we can't really find a way to talk to chUMps like this one, who posted his comment after one of the recent articles about the Michigan State Women's Basketball team:
Bwahahahahahaha!!!! Things have gotten so bad in EL, now they use the women's team to puff the chest. How the mighty have fallen.The chUMp doesn't notice the content of the article, in which it is clearly stated that the "mighty" HAVE NOT fallen. The story is about the last decade of success for the Spartans, though you can pick up along the way that MSU has always been very effective at beating the Wolverines. It's much more of a "continued success" story than it is a "mighty have fallen" piece. So this guy is pretty far off-track.
But again, that's why we call them "chUMps".
So then another chUMp shows up with this comment after, yes, another recent article about the Michigan State Women's Basketball team:
Nobody with half a brain cares about women's basketball. Same court, same dimensions, but two completely different games. Although I get it, you Sparty's haven't had a lot to cheer for lately, gotta take what you can get?It doesn't take long to figure this guy out. He is somehow aware that the University of Michigan has had a women's basketball program for decades, yet says only people with half a brain (or less?) would care about it. It's the dead giveaway that this guy is a Walmart Wolverine with no connection to college now or at any time in his life. He has adopted UM as a personal joy ride, and uses a highly edited memory function to sustain his perpetual fantasy.
At the time of his comment, it had been about 9-1/2 weeks since the Rose Bowl victory. In his mind, that game did not happen "lately". The second-place standing in the Sears Cup fall sports season, in his mind, suggests that we "haven't had a lot to cheer for". Then there's all that stuff we've been saying about the Suzy Merchant Show.
Or even this news item that came up in the last 24 hours, which by most accounts would mean "lately". I know, it's an "academic thing", not like the TV shows most chUMps enjoy, but I mention it (and include the link) not only to refute his claim, but also to mock his non-university-affiliation. Clearly, he's a dolt, which is a general prerequisite for chUMp status.
Let me add that only a fool would call men's and women's college basketball "two completely different games". Again, that's the old days, and I mean the really, really old days. I would say the Rebecca Lobo Generation has already seen two general phases of overall player advancement across the women's college game since her playing days ended. The women's players of today are most definitely playing real basketball, same as the men.
Just no dunking, I get it. But I grew up in Jenison Field House watching Big Ten players who couldn't dunk. Well, they could, but it was a technical foul, so no slam-jams in games (not even in warm-ups). But I'm pretty sure it was real basketball. So only a few women have dunked, so what? Today's Division One women's college players are doing all of the same things that basketball players have done for decades. Rules have varied slightly from one league and/or era to another, but right now, the shot-clock is the only major rules differential between the two divisions. Men's clock is 35, Women's clock is 30. For whatever reason.
So keep the comments coming in, feel free to create a simple name that you can use in order to maintain a clear conversation, check for your typos as there is no "spell-check", etc. And if you're a chUMp, and you lay one of your eggs on our platter, we will most certainly delete you and prepare you to be roasted, just like this.
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