Serena Williams on a quest for calendar Grand Slam at U.S. Open

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Russia's Vera Zvonareva in their women's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in their women’s singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRITAIN – Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

By Carmen Glover

The U.S. Open got underway today at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York amid an excited, palpable buzz of anticipation as the most dominant woman in sports, tennis superstar Serena Williams, pursues her first calendar Grand Slam.

While there has been a concerted effort to body shame Williams for her enviable, toned, alluring figure, Williams has been demure, celebrating her recent victories while pointedly ignoring detractors.

Serena Williams said she was having fun in her quest for the calendar Grand Slam at the U.S. Open in an interview with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts this morning.

Serena Williams said she was having fun in her quest for the calendar Grand Slam at the U.S. Open in an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts this morning.

“I’m having a good time,” Williams said this morning as she spoke to Robin Roberts of Good Morning America, while explaining that she is not subjecting herself to any pressure.

Williams’ valiant effort kicks off tonight as she plays her first round match against Vitalia Diatchenko. Maria Sharapova, who was not expected to offer much of a challenge to Williams, pulled out of the tournament on Sunday, August 30, claiming an injury. For Williams’ legion of fans, there’s only one thing to say: Go Serena!!–OnPointPress.net

 

NABJ president tackles media bias towards tennis ace Serena Williams

NABJ President Bob Butler addresses media bias towards Serena Williams.

NABJ President Bob Butler addresses media bias towards Serena Williams.

Serena Williams’ dominance in sports has been greeted with pride in some quarters while she has been mercilessly attacked for her appearance and body image in others. NABJ President Bob Butler responds to the vitriol below:

Here we go again. Another media company is apologizing for publishing or broadcasting racially insensitive comments, then going right back to business as usual. It’s happened with television stations, radio stations and newspapers, but this latest case of poor journalism is by The New York Times, long regarded as one the United States’ newspapers of record. During Wimbledon, The Times ran a story by Ben Rothenberg that explored whether other women tennis players wanted to have bodies like Serena Williams.

Serena has shown repeatedly that she has no equal in tennis.

Serena Williams has shown repeatedly that she has no equal in tennis.

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), believes journalists are supposed to be accurate but the article implied that Williams does not look feminine because she has a muscular body. The article has been pilloried on the Internet.There is more than one standard of beauty and to even broach this subject in this manner is at best disingenuous and insulting. Throughout her career Williams has been described in any number of unflattering ways, including being called “manly.”

Many white women have been praised for their surgery-enhanced curves while Serena Williams has been vilified for hers, which are natural.

Many white women have been praised for their surgery-enhanced curves while Serena Williams has been vilified for hers, which are natural.

Rothenberg did NOT do that, but he should know that writing about Williams’ body invites the haters – or racists – to call her anything but a championship tennis player who arguably is the best athlete in the world – male or female.NABJ, African-Americans and women are tired of it. In an apology of sorts, Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote that Rothenberg “…. sees some of the ways that the article could have been approached differently.”

Serena Williams showcases her beautiful curves in Essence magazine.

Serena Williams showcases her beautiful curves in Essence magazine.

Whether it’s television anchors using the long-outdated term “colored” or other racially offensive terms, a meteorologist messing up the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s name or a newspaper referring to an African-American hockey player as the “dark guy,” this can’t keep happening. It is not OK to make these kinds of mistakes and then think issuing an apology or disciplining the guilty party makes everything alright.

Longtime media critic – and NABJ member – Eric Deggans says many news outlets seem to forget that, because it’s 2015, they can’t possibly have the same problems with race and gender coverage that they had 10 or 15 years ago.

Essence magazine has celebrated Serena Williams' curves while encouraging all women to celebrate theirs as well.

Essence magazine has celebrated Serena Williams’ curves while encouraging all women to celebrate theirs as well.

“The other thing we know at NABJ is that covering race and gender well is a constant process,” he said. “In the same way you can never stop striving to be accurate, you can never stop working hard to fairly cover race and gender issues – which includes maintaining a diverse newsroom and paying particular attention to stories touching on these themes,” Deggans added.

Serena Williams has won the last 2 major tennis tournaments and is closing in on a 3rd straight this week at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams has won the last three  major tennis tournaments when she won at Wimbledon last week but instead of being praised for her achievements she has been met with vitriol for her looks and body type.

You can kind of understand slips of the tongue on live television or radio. But The Times admits four editors signed off on the story. It’s hard to believe that not one of them saw this as being offensive to African-Americans and women. Were any of these editors people of color? That might be the problem and it’s only a matter of time before something else offensive is broadcast or published.

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For additional information, please visit, www.nabj.org.–OnPointPress.net.

Dominance in women’s sports doesn’t lead to equal pay

Serena Williams is more dominant in her sport than any other athlete. Or is she? Only a couple can challenge her for that title and their all women. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams is more dominant in her sport than any other athlete. Or is she? Only a couple can challenge her for that title and their all women. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

By Charles Glover, Jr.

2015 has been an incredible year for women in sports. Momentum has grown for more interest in women’s sports over the past several years as more female athletes have gained more recognition for their performance, not their appearance.

This development was clear on Sunday July 5, when the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) defeated Japan’s National Team to win the 2015 Women’s World Cup to a record number of American viewers. In fact, over 25 million viewers tuned in to see the 5 – 2 victory by the USWNT, the most ever views for any soccer match in American history. Carli Lloyd scored the first hat trick in a Women’s World Cup Final and the USWNT won their third World Cup Title, the most in Women’s World Cup history.

The US Women's National Team won the 2015 World Cup in convincing fashion.

The US Women’s National Team won the 2015 World Cup in convincing fashion.

Fans are more interested than ever in other sports as well. Ronda Rousey has become one of the most recognizable sports figures over the past couple of years while becoming the face of UFC. Rousey’s popularity has largely been bolstered by her in-ring dominance during her mixed martial arts matches. Rousey’s last match against Cat Zingano lasted only 14 seconds and her previous match against Alexis Davis lasted only 16 seconds. Rousey and her patented armband submission have elevated interest in women’s mixed martial arts, while also allowing Rousey to grow her brand beyond the sport.

Rousey has appeared in feature films including “The Expendables 3,” “Furious 7,” and “Entourage,” giving credence to those who feel women should have the same opportunities to grow their brand and earn as men. Rousey is not letting success go to her head, stating “I want to retire undefeated and be known as one of the greatest of all time. That takes a lot more work than what I’ve done so far.”

Ronda Rousey is 11 - 0 in MMA matches and is dominating her sport like never before.

Ronda Rousey is 11 – 0 in MMA matches and is dominating her sport like never before.

Serena Williams is seeking her 21st major tournament victory this week in London at Wimbledon. If Williams is successful in the semifinals against Maria Sharapova, she will have a chance to win her third consecutive major tournament and hold all 4 major titles at the same time for the second time in her career. Williams is aware of her achievements but also recognizes the disparity between the coverage of the men’s matches versus the women’s matches. Williams made the following observation:

“Every year they’re two men’s and one women’s match on the main courts, Court number one as well as on Centre Court. We’re still fighting on that. We’ve made some progress. Hopefully we’ll keep making more progress. I don’t think it’s limited to Wimbledon. We have this problem at a lot of different tournaments. Pretty much most of the tournaments that are both men and women. So I think it doesn’t start here. It’s a huge conversation we have to have.”

Serena Williams has won the last 2 major tennis tournaments and is closing in on a 3rd straight this week at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams has won the last 2 major tennis tournaments and is closing in on a 3rd straight this week at Wimbledon.

In addition to equal recognition, these dominant athletes are seeking equal pay as well. The USWNT earned $2 million for winning the 2015 World Cup while their male counterparts earned $8 million after being knocked out early in the 2014 World Cup. Nita Chaudhary of the organization Ultraviolet, a women’s rights advocacy group, has started a petition to FIFA to pay women soccer players equally. The campaign has been well received, gathering roughly 60,000 signatures in the first 24 hours since the online petition was initiated. Ultraviolet founder Shaunna Thomas weighed in on the topic adding:

“It’s a testament to how popular women’s soccer actually is and a reflection of the fact that this is not some marginal side-show for FIFA.” But FIFA has described the push for equal pay for women as “nonsense.’

If women continue to dominate in their sports and attract large audiences, it will be a matter of time before there will be large raises in their future. So while the USWNT enjoyed their Tuesday victory parade in California and gear up for their Friday parade in New York City, the topic that will be foremost on their minds is equal pay for better-than-equal work and results.–OnPointPress.net–

Charles Glover, Jr. is a senior writer and a licensed insurance professional partnered with HealthMarkets. Follow me @GloverIsGood on Twitter.com. Check out www.HealthMarkets.com/cglover for your health insurance questions and concerns.

Serena Williams wins 18th Grand Slam, 6th U.S Open titles

Serena Williams

Serena Williams was in strong form as she demolished her opponent in the U.S. Open Final.

By Carmen Glover

Breaking News: In a final match that she dominated from the start, the world’s top ranked tennis star Serena Williams trounced Carolina Wozniacki at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York, on Sunday, September 7 to win her 18th Grand Slam and 6th U.S. Open titles.

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Serena Williams concentrates intently as she works towards her only goal.

Williams was dominant and focused as she meticulously tackled her opponent, who had no answers for the powerful volleys that Williams sent her way at whirlwind speed. Williams won the match 6-3, 6-3.

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Serena Williams celebrates as she wins her 18th Grand Slam singles title, tying legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

Williams ties Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with18 Grand Slam singles titles for a year in the U.S Open and she shows no signs of slowing down.–OnPointPress.net.

It’s Serena Williams vs.Caroline Wozniacki in U.S. Open Championship

Serena Williams will have a chance to win her 3rd consecutive U.S. Open championship this  Sunday as she takes on Caroline Wozniacki.

Serena Williams will have a chance to win her 3rd consecutive U.S. Open championship this Sunday as she takes on Caroline Wozniacki.

By Charles Glover, Jr.

The championship matchup is set with Serena Williams facing Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday, September 7. Women’s tennis will be on center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens, as Williams continues to carry the torch for professional American tennis.

Wozniacki has been steadily improving and working herself back to peak shape in hopes of winning her first Grand Slam title.

Wozniacki has been steadily improving and working herself back to peak shape in hopes of winning her first Grand Slam title.

Wozniacki will be in pursuit of her first Grand Slam championship while Williams is in search of her 18th major championship. Wozniacki has been working hard to get back to her peak performance when she was ranked at the top of women’s tennis in 2010. While Wozniacki and Williams appear to friends, there will not be any trepidation from either as they attempt to reach new personal heights.

Williams is also in pursuit  of her 18th Grand Slam victory of her illustrious career.

Williams is also in pursuit of her 18th Grand Slam victory of her illustrious career.

Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 2012 and 2013, has struggled with injuries and illness this season as this would be her first major title this season. However, Williams seems poised to win her third consecutive title and 18th Grand Slam title overall while breezing through her semifinal round in 61 minutes. It will be a busy sports day Sunday as the NFL regular season has just begun and the WNBA Finals begin that day as well. Tennis fans can enjoy this championship at 4:30pm Eastern on CBS this Sunday.–OnPointPress.net–

Charles Glover, Jr. is a sports aficionado and management training consultant. Follow me @OpenWindowMES on Twitter.com.

Sports memories of 2013

LeBron James continues to prove he is the best basketball player on the planet as he wins the NBA Championship and  Finals MVP in consecutive years.

LeBron James continues to prove he is the best basketball player on the planet as he wins the NBA Championship and Finals MVP in consecutive years.

By Charles Glover, Jr.

Every year has a unique sports identity and 2013 had a number of trends that immediately come to mind. This year the sports world treated us to fantastic moments like a Super Bowl that was decided in the final minutes and thrilling plays throughout a seven-game series in the NBA Finals. Game 6 of the NBA Finals might be viewed as the game of the year as it provided us with scintillating plays all the way to the end.

Ray Allen (r) makes what might be the play of the year in 2013 as he drills a 3 pointer to tie Game 6 in the final seconds of regulation over Tony Parker (c) and Kawhi Leonard (l).

Ray Allen (r) makes what might be the play of the year in 2013 as he drills a 3-pointer to tie Game 6 in the final seconds of regulation over Tony Parker (c) and Kawhi Leonard (l).

We also witnessed serious tragedy in sports, headlined by the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. While there was something memorable about the different sporting events throughout 2013, there were some trends that connected the various sports.

 

Derek Jeter (l) and Kobe Bryant (r) are hoping to fully recover from their injuries and have a much better 2014.

Derek Jeter (l) and Kobe Bryant (r) are hoping to fully recover from their injuries and have a much better 2014.

Superstar injuries: 2013 was a year in which some of the biggest names in sports spent a great deal of time on the injured list. Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Rob Gronkowski, Matt Harvey, Robert Griffin III, Matt Kemp, Rajon Rondo, Arian Foster and Russell Westbrook were just several of the many All-Star caliber players  who suffered lengthy injuries this calendar year. Adrian Peterson has altered the perception of the impact of some of these injuries as he returned in record time to win the 2012-13 National Football League (NFL) MVP award after tearing the ACL in his knee at the end of the 2011-12 season. It is becoming apparent that Peterson’s recovery was exceptional and that it seems unreasonable to expect any athlete to return to action and be better than they were before the injury.

 

Serena Williams raises her title as she continues her dominance at the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams raises her title as she continues her dominance at the U.S. Open.

Elite performances by the elite performers: The 2013 calendar year was tremendous for the best players in almost every sport. Peyton Manning set NFL records for quarterback in the 2013-14 season en route to a likely fifth MVP award. Miguel Cabrera proved to be the best offensive player in Major League Baseball (MLB), winning the American League (AL) MVP award for the second consecutive season. Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal each won two out of four Grand Slam titles this year on the tennis tour. Tiger Woods reclaimed his position as the number one ranked golfer in the world while winning five tournaments in 2013. Perhaps no performance stands out more than LeBron James capturing his second consecutive National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals MVP award and fourth league MVP award this year as he led the Miami Heat to back-to-back championships.

 

Mariano Rivera was classy as he watched the mess that is New York sports crumble around him,.

Mariano Rivera was classy as he watched the mess that is New York sports crumble around him.

Tough year in New York sports: The Yankees and Mets both faced numerous injuries to key players and failed to make the postseason this year. The Yankees had to watch their rivals the Boston Red Sox win another title. They also have to try to cope with the retirement of legend Mariano Rivera, the loss of their best offensive player Robinson Cano, the unavailability of currently suspended, scandal-plagued player Alex Rodriguez while hoping that Derek Jeter is going to be healthy and productive all season. The Giants and Jets both had mediocre seasons and will be watching the upcoming NFL playoffs from home, missing the chance to play in the Super Bowl which will be played in their hometown. Both football teams will likely make numerous player changes as they look to rebound next year. The Knicks and Nets are off to painfully slow starts to the 2013-14 NBA season. Any talk about NBA championship contention for either team seems extremely far-fetched as both teams have a long way to go just to make the playoffs this year.

 

2013 Boston Marathon participants are emotional wrecks as they witness copious innocent people injured on the street.

2013 Boston Marathon participants are emotional wrecks as they witness copious innocent people injured on the street.

Sporting world’s negative headlines: The two bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 may be the most unfortunately memorable event that took place in sports. With approximately 264 people injured and 3 spectators killed that day, the tragedy unfolded slowly over the next few days after the marathon as the manhunt, shootout with one alleged perpetrator and eventual capture of the other alleged perpetrators played out on television like harrowing scenes from the FOX Network show 24.

Many were surprised to witness Aaron Hernandez being arrested in connection with a murder shortly before the start of the NFL season.

Many were surprised to witness Aaron Hernandez being arrested in connection with a murder shortly before the start of the NFL season.

2013 was also witness to the arrest for murder and gun charges of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is currently imprisoned as he awaits trial for the serious charges. The Miami Dolphins sparked greater debates about bullying in athletics as news surfaced about Jonathan Martin walking away from the team after alleging that he was bullied by teammates, specifically Richie Incognito. The NFL is still investigating this matter. Meanwhile, Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was able to perform on the field while being investigated by local Florida prosecutors after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female who also attends Florida State. The prosecutor’s decision to not pursue charges against Winston still raised questions about whether some athletes get special treatment from law enforcement as the attorney for the accuser remains adamant that her client was violated. At the same time, Winston consistently asserted that his encounter with the accuser was consensual and that he “did nothing wrong.”

The Louisville Cardinals honor injured teammate Kevin Ware as they celebrate winning the National Championship in college basketball.

The Louisville Cardinals honor injured teammate Kevin Ware as they celebrate winning the National Championship in college basketball.

2013 was quite an eventful and memorable sports year. Kevin Ware breaking his leg during the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament was a gruesome sight but provided the impetus to propel the Louisville Cardinals to the national title. College football’s Nick Saban, coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Women’s college basketball’s Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies proved to be the dominant coaches in their sports as they led their teams to another national title.

Ray Lewis' last game in the NFL ended with him holding the Lombardi Trophy as the Baltimore Ravens were victorious.

Ray Lewis’ last game in the NFL ended with him holding the Lombardi Trophy as the Baltimore Ravens were victorious.

The Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) and Miami Heat (NBA) won championships in 2013 and have been in the finals each of the last three years. “Big Papi” David Ortiz led the Boston Red Sox through the post season again to win the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals. Meanwhile, Ray Lewis was able to retire on top as the Baltimore Ravens pulled out a narrow victory over the San Francisco 49ers. With the Winter Olympics in Russia and World Cup in Brazil (for which the U.S. team was placed in the Group of Death) on docket, 2014 seems poised to garner even more interest than 2013 did in the sports world.–OnPointPress.net–

Charles Glover, Jr. is a sports aficionado and management training consultant. Follow me @OpenWindowMES on Twitter.com.

WNBA struggles for ratings, fans, attention and clout

The 2013 WNBA Finals features two of the best players in the league in the Dream's Angel McCoughtry (l) and the Lynx's Seimone Augustus (r).

The 2013 WNBA Finals features two of the best players in the league: The Dream’s Angel McCoughtry (l) and the Lynx’s Seimone Augustus (r).

By Charles Glover, Jr.

The finals for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) began Sunday night and continues tonight on ESPN2 for a best of five series. This year’s WNBA Finals features two teams that have gone the distance multiple times over the past few seasons in exciting games. The familiarity of the Minnesota Lynx and Atlanta Dream among WNBA fans, barring any distraction, should generate more interest than previous playoff games. This rematch of the 2011 WNBA Finals has the intrigue of two teams with something to prove because the Lynx lost year’s championship and the Dream lost in 2011.

The inaugural WNBA season featured Sheryl Swoopes (l), Rebecca Lobo (c), and Lisa Leslie (r) who emerged as stars after the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

The inaugural WNBA season featured Sheryl Swoopes (l), Rebecca Lobo (c), and Lisa Leslie (r) who emerged as stars after the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

But good ratings, fan interest and clout are not guaranteed for the WNBA Finals. The WNBA has struggled to grow beyond a niche sport in America despite the international appeal of women’s basketball. America’s female Team USA basketball exploded on the national landscape with a dominating performance in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The excellence that team displayed, along with the charisma of such stars as Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Rebecca Lobo and countless others helped create the momentum to start the American Basketball League (ABL) in 1996 and the WNBA in 1997. By 2000, the ABL folded and of the combination of the two leagues’ best players helped the WNBA continue to grow. The WNBA was considered unique because it was the only women’s basketball league to have the backing of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Early WNBA franchises had an NBA team equivalent. However, the WNBA has since grown to have several individually-owned teams.

The WNBA hopes the sport can continue to grow with the influx of notable college stars like this past season's rookie class featuring Brittany Griner (l), Skylar Diggins (c), and 2013 Rookie of the Year Elena Della Donne (r).

The WNBA hopes the sport can continue to grow with the influx of notable college stars like this past season’s rookie class featuring Brittany Griner (l), Skylar Diggins (c), and 2013 Rookie of the Year Elena Della Donne (r).

The WNBA has players that have continued to grow their popularity that began in college. But the league faces numerous challenges, starting with the low salaries paid to the players. WNBA salaries range from $37,950 per year for players in their first three years, to the maximum amount of $107,000 per year for players with more than six years’ experience. The brevity of the WNBA season, roughly 5 months, gives players opportunities to improve their game and grow their brand by playing in international leagues. Of the many players who take advantage of this opportunity, the most well-known is 2013 WNBA MVP Candace Parker who has played since 2009 for a professional team in Russia. These extra chances to earn are sometimes necessary since most WNBA players do not have large endorsement deals or alternative revenue streams from cross-branding  ventures.

Women’s basketball has been dominant in the World Games and Olympics since the 1990’s and women’s college basketball has continuously generated stars that eventually graduate to the WNBA. However, these developments have not translated into continuous popularity growth for the WNBA. This year’s finals features a Minnesota Lynx team that has made the finals in three consecutive years. Their opponents, the Atlanta Dream, have made it to the finals for the third time in the past four years, which is significant for a franchise that began in 2008.

Angel McCoughtry (l) and Maya Moore (r) were summertime teammates for the 2012 Olympics, now they're adversaries in the 2013 WNBA Finals

Angel McCoughtry (l) and Maya Moore (r) were summertime teammates for the 2012 Olympics, now they’re adversaries in the 2013 WNBA Finals

The highlights of this 2011 Finals rematch are expected to be given by the stars of both teams that recently led Team USA to another gold medal in the Olympics. Lynx teammates Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore are both former Women’s College Basketball Players of the Year. Augustus, Moore, and the Dream’s star Angel McCoughtry have won the WNBA Rookie of the Year award (in 06’, ’11, and 09’, respectively) and Augustus was 2011 WNBA MVP. It will be interesting to see if the Dream can reverse their fortunes from 2011 and capture the franchise’s first title or if the Lynx will rebound from last year’s Finals loss and regain status as the WNBA’s best team.

Serena and Venus Williams are two of the most accomplished female athletes of all time and most marketable as well.

Serena and Venus Williams are two of the most accomplished female athletes of all time and most marketable as well.

Like most women’s sports, the WNBA is aiming for excellence among the players to translate into increased interest in the game. Most women’s sports realize that it takes more than outstanding play to spark the kind of interest that generates large monetary rewards such as more advertisements, endorsements and branding opportunities that will increase revenues for the players and the franchises. Few female athletes have become as marketable or successful as the Williams sisters, who have been able to translate their on-court success to arenas outside of their sport.

The WNBA would be wise to implement many of the cross-branding measures that the Williams sisters continue to use. This would require a change in mindset, approach and an overhaul of the WNBA’s business model. The early era of the WNBA benefited from the players having cameo appearances in movies and television. TV Sitcom Martin and sports movie “Love And Basketball” were great chances for women’s basketball to be portrayed favorably in mainstream media. If aggressive actions are not taken to address the way the WNBA product is delivered, the game could continue to struggle for ratings, fans, attention and clout, despite the excellence of the product itself..-OnPointPress.net

Charles Glover, Jr. is a sports aficionado and management training consultant.