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Posted by: @steve-mn

Well, in honesty, the only times I've ever really noticed womens' basketball being talked about in any media have been:

Final 4 with UConn winning year after year after year

2004 with the Gophers making the Final 4

Lindsey Whelan in the WNBA

Caitlin Clark this year

 

So... yeah, I can completely understand why existing WNBA players get upset that it takes a white woman from Iowa to get the WNBA any national attention

 

It falls under the umbrella of UConn (b/c it's EXPECTED of them) is Lobo, Taurasi, Maya Moore, Sue Bird...the whole "family tree" thing...certain individual players are recognized mainly AFTER they leave UConn, at least recognized as a different level of player. 

 

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the United States you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.


   
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I just don't get the harden hearts from current and former players. Their jealousy has blinded them from what CC has brought to women's basketball and the WNBA. The avg. person couldn't name one WNBA player 2 months ago. Now the avg. person can name 1 maybe 2. 

Well most of them played at similar levels but were largely ignored because the media ignored the sport.  Plus she hasn't done squat as a professional. 

Plenty of NBA players hated on LeBron when he came in as did fans because he had proven nothing on the biggest stage.  Did you defend him?

Not to mention the farce that was the controversy last year in the championship game.  She talks smack to everyone but a player on South Carolina gives it back to her when she outplays her in the biggest game and people act like it was a friggin hate crime.  

Again if she played at UCONN she is not nearly as popular.   People would think about her what you think about Tarausi.

 


   
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I just don't get the harden hearts from current and former players. Their jealousy has blinded them from what CC has brought to women's basketball and the WNBA. The avg. person couldn't name one WNBA player 2 months ago. Now the avg. person can name 1 maybe 2. 

Well most of them played at similar levels but were largely ignored because the media ignored the sport.  Plus she hasn't done squat as a professional. 

Plenty of NBA players hated on LeBron when he came in as did fans because he had proven nothing on the biggest stage.  Did you defend him?

Not to mention the farce that was the controversy last year in the championship game.  She talks smack to everyone but a player on South Carolina gives it back to her when she outplays her in the biggest game and people act like it was a friggin hate crime.  

Again if she played at UCONN she is not nearly as popular.   People would think about her what you think about Tarausi.

 

Same book, different page. That's where you and I are at. If you're facing UConn, you're facing 5+ players that are probably damn good. Face Iowa? It's CC and the band. Big difference. 

 

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No mow in May. If I would let my grass grow until June 1, I would need borrow @frozen4champs swather to swath my yard for hay.

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@gator I have mowed 5 times already! 🤣


   
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I mowed last week and the grass was so tall it killed my mower about a dozen times. I’ll mow this weekend and once, maybe twice before June 1st.

I actually watched a news article on no mow in May. And there’s no scientific data that supports not mowing in May. 

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Well... I just had some sod installed yesterday after we regraded parts of the side and back yard. So it will stop raining and growing now and mowing will go way down. Remember who to thank!

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Well... I just had some sod installed yesterday after we regraded parts of the side and back yard. So it will stop raining and growing now and mowing will go way down. Remember who to thank!

80% chance Sunday night. That should get your sod going. (if they're right)

 


   
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Well... I just had some sod installed yesterday after we regraded parts of the side and back yard. So it will stop raining and growing now and mowing will go way down. Remember who to thank!

80% chance Sunday night. That should get your sod going. (if they're right)

One thing that sucks here in Belle Plaine is that even with brand new SOD, you cannot water between 9am and 5pm. That sucks!

 

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I was over at a friends house Saturday morning, helping them lay a BBQ patio. Late Saturday night before I was going to bed. I felt something on my neck and thought it was a scab. I picked it off and it turned out to be a tick. I flushed it down the sink, though it didn’t look like it attached if at all. I did message my friends the next morning to let them know about what I found on me to have them check themselves and make sure they were safe. 

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I was over at a friends house Saturday morning, helping them lay a BBQ patio. Late Saturday night before I was going to bed. I felt something on my neck and thought it was a scab. I picked it off and it turned out to be a tick. I flushed it down the sink, though it didn’t look like it attached if at all. I did message my friends the next morning to let them know about what I found on me to have them check themselves and make sure they were safe. 

I had a similar thing at my cabin this weekend. Rolled over in the middle of the night and felt something in my stomach. Itched it and it didn’t move. Woke up, pulled it off with a tweezer, stuck it to some tape and then inside an empty plastic water bottle that I threw away. It couldn’t have been on there for long, but there’s still a bit of panic with how bad tick bites can be. 

 


   
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@snowcool08 

All Saturday and most of Sunday, every time I felt something, I thought it was another tick.

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