Fever's style of play deserves your attendance

So they call this professional basketball? I'm sitting there Thursday, watching the Indiana Fever win their fifth game in a row, their league-leading 15th victory in 19 games, and I'm starting to understand why ... Full Story
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Sotto Voce

United States

#1 Jul 15, 2007
Congratulations to the Fever on their success so far, but I still really don't want to see them, despite their passing, cutting and selflessness.

It's not a matter of gender: I don't want to see the Pacers either, or the Colts, the Brickyard 400 or that race in May, for that matter. There are just other things I'd rather do with my money.(Make it rain!)
Gertrude Clavine

Ashburn, VA

#2 Jul 15, 2007
Couldn't happen to a nicer group of girls. You go girls!
JBP

United States

#3 Jul 15, 2007
Nothing against the lifetyle, to each their own. However, the last Fever game I attended was like taking my family to a Lesbian bar. Way too much public affection, fetish wear and unnecessary questions from my kids about "why are those two girls kissing each other like that?"

Great job, Fever on your season but I completely understand why the seats are empty. My family won't be back.
ummm

Louisville, KY

#4 Jul 15, 2007
Perhaps you should get out of Mayberry a little more often.
E Pluribus

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jul 15, 2007
JBP wrote:
Nothing against the lifetyle, to each their own. However, the last Fever game I attended was like taking my family to a Lesbian bar. Way too much public affection, fetish wear and unnecessary questions from my kids about "why are those two girls kissing each other like that?"
Great job, Fever on your season but I completely understand why the seats are empty. My family won't be back.
But it does sound like you do have something against the lifestyle.

You're teaching your kids to be homophobic and prejudiced. If your kids saw a heterosexual couple kissing in public, would you cover their eyes and shuttle them away?

If you haven't seen the Fever, y'all, you're missing out on some great basketball. And the tix are cheap too. There are lesbians at the games, but they don't have cooties.
Al Davis

United States

#6 Jul 15, 2007
If you think those are "unnecessary questions" from your kids, you might want to step it up a notch as a parent. Welcome to real life. I guarantee you there is no more PDA at a Fever game between lesbians than there is at a Pacers game between anyone. You're just looking for it at a Fever game to advance the stereotype.

Besides, this article is about a great basketball team from Indiana. If we are who we say we are, I'd say it's about time to start acting like the basketball capital of the world and supporting them.
Glenn

El Paso, TX

#7 Jul 15, 2007
It is always laughable to me when people say WBNA games have lesibans or whatever; don't think there are not lesibans or gays at men's sporting events - there are! If that is the only reason you will not attend future games then you'd better home school your kids because that stuff happens every day in schools, it happens at the mall, it happens in places you'd never expect, but it does happen.

The Fever is a great basketball team and I hope they win the WBNA championship. I wished I lived closer because I would support them as often as possible. They represent what we want in sports and that is team first. They have always IMO been that kind of TEAM..

Go FEVER!!!!!!
Dirk Diggler

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jul 15, 2007
Girl on girl action at Fever games? Where can I get tickets
Who cares

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Jul 15, 2007
Why does the Star keep kissing up to the Fever? NO ONE CARES and NO ONE GOES TO THEIR GAMES!
Indiana

Marysville, OH

#10 Jul 15, 2007
Kravitz, you are a terrible sports analyst! I would not take your advice on anything you have to say. I will never, repeat, never go see a Fever game. I do not even consider the WNBA to be a professional sport. If you didn't write like a two faced jerk all the time, we might respect your opinion. Tomorrow you will be telling us how we shouldn't have thrown our money away.
Sportsguy

Louisville, KY

#11 Jul 15, 2007
Who cares wrote:
Why does the Star keep kissing up to the Fever?
That is a good question. There are lots of deserving sports options just dying for more attendance. That's it: everyone spend every disposable dollar of income and every night of the week out supporting a different sport 7 days a week. Not gonna happen.

It's just a bad time of the year to get people interested in basketball.
Crunch

Studio City, CA

#12 Jul 15, 2007
Sad - part of the problem is lack of effective marketing and sales, and part of the problem is those that have enough money to go to sporting events already have their faves. Another problem is that many in Indy actually follow the tenets of Mr/Ms who cares, as posted above, except they don't care enough to read or post. Since they need to reach a market segment new to that, I would suggest being more creative about how to do it - maybe Fever bus routes from major areas in the four directions to save gas and parking, included with a certain level of ticket? Or parking discounts with ticket purchase? Maybe get local musicians before or after the game for a show? If things aren't rosy, you have to kick and scream a little.
Of course, I bet this thread will turn into a political debate about lifestyle choices... also too bad.
John

UK

#13 Jul 15, 2007
Indiana wrote:
Kravitz, you are a terrible sports analyst! I would not take your advice on anything you have to say. I will never, repeat, never go see a Fever game. I do not even consider the WNBA to be a professional sport. If you didn't write like a two faced jerk all the time, we might respect your opinion. Tomorrow you will be telling us how we shouldn't have thrown our money away.
What a stupid response to positive column. Just have to laugh at your analysis of the WNBA as not being a professional sport yet criticize Kravitz for his. What a freaking moron.
northsider

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Jul 15, 2007
Ewww wrote:
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First off, it is true, lesbians are everywhere. And surely there are more of them at Colts and Pacer games than at a Fever game. The problem is the ratio. If two lesbians are going at it in a crowd (not that there's everything wrong with that) at a Colts game, most people are unlikely to notice. Odds are one or both of them look like dudes and in a crowd of people they will likely blend in as just a couple exuberant Colts fans.
Now if two lesbians are at a Fever game displaying affection, they will likely be in a place that is far from a crowd. Empty seats all around and two lesbians are just goin' to town and if you were actually at this game you would have to choose between watching women's basketball or watching women's PDA and frankly that's a choice I never want to be forced to make.
The Fever winning the WNBA championship would be the worst thing to happen to this city. I guess people still wouldn't care, but it would be on Sportscenter and everything and people would know we had a WNBA team. Just an embarrassment to this city. You can't really blame the Fever for the influx of lesbians though, they just like women's sports, they are women's sports. That and they're pretty hard up for fans to be scaring of some just because they terrify the few normals that straggle into the game.
You are absolutly one of the dumbest people I have ever seen a comment by....Why don't all you "straight men" on here go beat your wife or surf for gay porn like most of you do behind closed doors!!!
Health Nut

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Jul 15, 2007
2 things I will NEVER do in my life: attend Black Expo and go to an Indiana Fever game
Travis

Milwaukee, WI

#17 Jul 15, 2007
I am a season ticket holder and I have never once seem to women kissing, never! Are they there yes but there everywhere and who cares if they are anyways. You went to see a basketball game not to focus on a certain group of people at the game.

And to the person saying the Fever winning it all would be the worst thing to happen to the city, I would just like to say you are a complete idiot. Lesbians an embarrassment to Indy is laughable because we aren't the only city.

Just go to at least 1 game everyone, you'll be surprised. Don't believe everything you read and or hear.
Mark

Louisville, KY

#18 Jul 15, 2007
I wish the women well, and I don't care about the sexual preferences of the fans, but it's just not an interesting game to watch. I don't watch Arena football because if palls against the NFL. I don't watch WNBA because it palls against the NBA. I've tried watching it on TV and it's just too slow and not as athletic as watching men play. Again, good luck ladies, but my sports dollars will go to watch the better athletes.
not offended

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Jul 15, 2007
I am not offended by what is going on or not going on in the stands. i just do not like profesional basketball very much. Would not mind reading in the paper that the Fever are the Champions of the WNBA soon.
BEEG

Michigan City, IN

#20 Jul 15, 2007
I recently attended my first Fever game with my wife and son. They played great basketball against the Chicago Sky. I actually saw defense being played and had to rub my eyes when they used a pick and roll to make sure I wasn't seeing things. It was a much better version of basketball than the run-and-gun (sometimes literally) game the NBA has devolved into.

We'll definitely go back to see another Fever game.
Jim

Milwaukee, WI

#21 Jul 15, 2007
BEEG wrote:
I recently attended my first Fever game with my wife and son. They played great basketball against the Chicago Sky. I actually saw defense being played and had to rub my eyes when they used a pick and roll to make sure I wasn't seeing things. It was a much better version of basketball than the run-and-gun (sometimes literally) game the NBA has devolved into.
We'll definitely go back to see another Fever game.
I sure wish there were more people like yourself. So they can't dunk, who cares? You cant compare the WNBA to the NBA its a different sport!

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