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Fighting mad

July 26, 2008

Helene Elliott's celebration of a fight in a WNBA game is sad commentary on one of the uglier aspects of professional sports. Elliott says the added exposure is "priceless" publicity -- evidence of the emotion and drive in women's basketball. Actually, it shows that the WNBA has taken a step away from sport and moved toward hockey-like stupidity where violence is allowed because it sells tickets.

Contrary to Elliott's belief, fighting is not necessarily an indicator of sports competitiveness. Who's on her all-time competitors' list: Bill Laimbeer? Milton Bradley? Tiger Williams?

John Vasi

Santa Barbara

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