As a female student-athlete, I’ve always seen double standards between men’s and women’s sports. In most cases, male athletes always seem to garner more attention and clout, while female athletes get pushed to the side. While this isn’t necessarily male athletes’ fault, I just wish that female athletes got more attention on a national scale.
Several weeks ago, on February 1, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were in Atlanta to play the Hawks in primetime. But it was an interaction between LeBron and a fan sitting courtside that made the news.
After being placed on pause due to the Coronavirus, the NBA is finally back in full playoff mode. The action is taking place down in Orlando, Florida encased in a luxurious bubble under the supervision of Mickey Mouse.
In one incredible 30-minute sequence on Wednesday, March 13, Fordham men’s basketball, Jeff Goodman, and Barstool Fordham all made spectacular asses out of themselves.
The Fordham men’s basketball team finally won a conference game. No, I’m not lying. After starting off 0-8 in Atlantic 10 play, the Rams posted an 85-67 drubbing of UMass on February 6.
But don’t let that fool you.
As I write this on March 16th, I am in the middle of the second of my two favorite days of the year. I am talking, of course, about the two days on which the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament (March Madness) takes place. Over the course of these two days, 32 basketball games are played, and I need to watch every. single. one.
It’s rare that the paper ventures into the world of sports. And by rare, I mean almost never. But as a dedicated fan of Fordham basketball who also has access to a printing press, it is my constitutional duty to put everyone on blast for the apathy that surrounds the basketball teams at this school.