Monday, March 20, 2017


My wife and I went to see first-round games of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday here in Seattle.  The arena was packed, mainly because the University of Washington played in the second game.

I'm here to tell you the ugly truth:  The place was full of straight people. Husbands and wives, dads and daughters, even three generations of families. I realized during the second game that I actually had to strain to spot lesbians in the crowd.

Does that sound normal to you?

I get it that the UW women's team is exciting and successful, and now draws more fans than just relatives, lesbians and the janitors.  I get it that basketball is for everyone.  I get it that we should be open-minded.

But it just feels wroooong.