Thursday, July 24, 2008
Larry Burnett, the announcer of the Los Angeles Sparks, has his own take on "The Brawl":
I’ll be honest with you. I do not mind a good fight every once in awhile. I know! The politically correct thing to say is that “there is no place in sports for this kind of activity”. Truth is, the Sparks have been playing soft and getting pushed around for weeks. They were struggling with team chemistry on the court and had not exhibited anything remotely resembling a killer instinct. Tuesday night for a few wild seconds, they pulled together, closed ranks and stood up for each other. You find out who your real friends are when a fight breaks out. There will definitely be suspensions that will hurt the Sparks, but circle July 21st on your 2008 calendar. That just might be the date that the L.A. Sparks became a true team again and serious championship contenders.
Don't let Coach Meadors find that out. She'll be scheduling fights once a week if she thinks it helps the Dream. "So, Alison, how well can you take a punch?"