I need the moron who created the weight room at the women’s NCAA Tournament to step forward and explain what he/she was thinking when he/she decided to roll out a weight rack with appears to be a max of 20-pound dumbbells and call that a weight room for the women.
This isn’t about ol’ Joe Kinsey going off on how the NCAA Women’s Tournament weight room should look exactly like the Men’s Tournament weight room, but you morons could’ve tried a little harder not to cause a self-inflicted controversy. Sometimes I wonder if the morons out there even realize they’re about to be absolutely roasted when they roll out a dumbbell rack and tell the ladies to get pumped.
You could at least throw in some medicine balls, a squat rack, maybe some treadmills, a bench. Normally I’m not big on the bitching about things like this, but I have to blog it this time because NCAA morons bring it upon themselves.
Let me put it on Twitter too cause this needs the attention pic.twitter.com/t0DWKL2YHR
— Sedona Prince (@sedonaprince_) March 19, 2021
The NCAA’s response on this matter:
“We acknowledge that some of the amenities teams would typically have access to have not been in place as available inside the controlled environment. In part, this is due to the limited space and the original plan was to expand the workout area once additional space was available later in the tournament. However, we want to be responsive to the needs of our participating teams, and we are actively working to enhance existing resources at practice courts, including additional weight training equipment.”
It gets better. There’s actually a list of equipment teams will get if they make the Sweet 16. I’m telling you right now, the NCAA has to be run by some of the biggest idiots in sports management. Seriously. I’m not Team #MeToo, Team #womensliberation, blah, blah, blah, but this is some of the dumbest nonsense I’ve ever seen.
It’s like NCAA morons don’t watch commercials — get them a Peloton to climb on, you fools. Any of you watch Bodyshaping on ESPN back in the day? Women have been crushing weights for years. Did anyone reach out to Kiana Tom? Or one of the strength coaches out there in women’s college basketball? These women need to pump iron.
Get it together, morons.
— Will Abrams (@CoachWillRU) March 18, 2021
Teams that do get to the Sweet 16 receive:
(I'm no weight room expert, but based off counting alone, I'm going to say that it's still less than what's pictured for the men's tournament.) pic.twitter.com/5Y9Q5IIluy
— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 18, 2021
— Sabrina Ionescu (@sabrina_i20) March 18, 2021
Here are the differences in amenities/provisions between the Women’s & Men’s NCAA Tournament I’ve seen so far
– Weight room/equipment
– Swag Bags
— AJ McCord (@AJ_McCord) March 19, 2021
NCAA Tournament Weight Room
That ain’t bad!!! pic.twitter.com/pzQ452GxY9
— Alan Bishop (@CoachAlanBishop) March 16, 2021