Friday, July 10, 2009

Atlanta Dream to Honor All American Red Heads

The Red Heads, circa 1976.

It appears that six members of the All-American Red Heads will be attending the August 1st home game between the Dream and the New York Liberty. In addition, the highlight video of the All American Red Heads (via this post) will be shown at halftime on the Jumbotron at Philips Arena.

The Red Heads were one of America's first professional basketball teams, in an era where there wasn't even a professional league. They barnstormed from 1936 to around 1986, playing 200 games a year sometimes, all on the road, against teams of men, and definitely winning more than they lost.

If you can only be at one game this year, this is the game you want to be at. If it weren't for teams like the Red Heads, there might not be a WNBA. August 1st. 7:30 pm. Philips Arena. Mark it down.

Okay guys. Now it's time to give the players of the old Women's Professional Basketball League (WBL) some love and recognition, too....

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