The Phoenix Mercury won their second WNBA Championship in three years last week, in a hard-fought series against the Indiana Fever. Unless you watch ESPN2 on a regular basis, you probably didn’t hear a thing about it.
The WNBA is failing. The league has been failing for years, actually. For some reason, they can’t seem to fill enough seats or get enough fans to watch them on a regular basis. Part of the problem is that the regular season games aren’t aired on regular television stations. I should know—I’ve tried to find them.
I’m a basketball fan, myself. I love the sport—men’s and women’s. When college basketball rolls around, I become like a giddy little kid in a candy store. I’ve tried to pump up the WNBA as...