Old men getting together with young girls? Oh, no - not something like this again. But surprisingly, this particular story isn’t seedy. The old guys are members of Dallas sports radio station 1310 THE TICKET. The young ladies are members of the Lake Highlands High School girls basketball game. And the two got together for a little hardwood action.
Richie Whitt of the DALLAS OBSERVER bounces along the details of this latest skirmish in the Battle of the Sexes. The showdown between Team Ticket and the Lake Highlands Thunder apparently came about after the drubbing Dallas Academy took in a 100-0 blowout. Male members of the station had proclaimed that even they themselves could defeat a high school girls squad.
So, how did things shape up for The Ticket? Just like the guys’ physiques in the following photos & video, it didn’t look good.
The Thunder punched the Ticket, 61-44, in front of 2,000 spectators at SMU’s Moody C0liseum. The radio guys actually held a 21-14 lead at halftime, and had the score tied 34-34 heading into the fourth quarter. But Lake Highlands finally found their shooting touch, and the elder gentlemen finally wore down against the girls’ youthful exuberance.
Or as Team Ticket’s Donovan Lewis explained, “It was a bad combination of age and gas. They kicked our butts.”
UWE BLOG has a more thought-out explanation. Familiarity might breed contempt, but it also breeds a strong teamwork ethic:
I simply refuse to believe there’s no value in spending the entire year playing basketball with the same group of people running up and down the court week after week in practice and in games. I refuse to believe that after 30+ games playing pretty good basketball, the Lake Highlands girls (or any girls team worth a damn for that matter) wouldn’t be able to beat a bunch of rag-tag dudes.
And another factor:
Of course, there’s also the issue of simply not being very good at basketball, which is something that must be accounted for.
BA-ZING! Well, there’s a lesson for the Ticket-ers to learn in all this - don’t let your mouth write checks your butt can’t cash. As for the Lake Highland little ladies - you go, girls!
(More fun photos can be found at THE UNWASTED LIFE.)