Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GRINER & GLORY: WNBA'S BEST REALITY SHOW



You have to admit, even in a society that's seen its share of really odd events, things
have gotten a little, dare I say, for lack of a better word, STRANGE.

Bruce Jenner goes from Sports Illustrated cover boy to a women on the cover of Vanity
Fair who will forever be known as "Caitlyn".


Rachel Dolezal, who really could be an alien in disguise, especially after hearing her try to
explain herself in various interviews, was born white, but identifies as black, making her
trans-racial. Oooooooo-K. That's cool, whatever makes you happy.

And then nearly everyone was celebrating last Friday when the Supreme Court ruled that
same-sex marriage is now legal in all fifty states. I think that's awesome, but man, I've never
seen so many profile pictures on Facebook turn into a rainbow because #lovewins! I'm just
wondering where all those nifty rainbows were stashed away before last Friday's monumental
decision.

Seriously, I'm groovy with however or whoever people want to be. I do not judge and as
people often say "it's none of my business." The great thing about this country is that people
are free to pretty much do want they want as long as they don't break the law.

But I'm just wondering about this kind of strange, on-and-off again relationship between
WNBA stars Brittney Griner and a woman who goes by the name of Glory Johnson. This
couple has actually pulled off a miracle and that's making Hope Solo look like the Flying Nun.

OK, follow along with me. Get your number 2 pencils out because I might give you a quiz
when we're finished.

Last April, the newly-engaged couple was arrested for domestic violence because they
were beating each other up for real. This little cat fight was a prelude of things to come.

After the mug shots, finger prints, and calls to their lawyers, the two apparently kissed,
made up, then got married in a spectacular wedding in May. Everybody was happy again.


Then on June 4, Griner announced that her wife, Glory, was pregnant. That's a really
beautiful thing and their happy-meter went off the charts. In less than three months,
they went from the police blotter to the altar to picking colors for their baby's new room.

Ah, but then things went south quicker than Donald Trump's relations with anyone from
Mexico. After just 28 days, Griner wanted out. She filed to have her marriage
to Glory annulled. I'm not making fun of this situation, but does someone have the rights
to this reality show? I've never watched the WNBA, but I might have to make this
drama-filled show appointment viewing.


Griner admitted that going through with the wedding was a "huge mistake", which is
not uncommon since the divorce rate these days is more than 50 percent and many
people have uttered the same two words as Griner has over the years.

But 28 days? That smashed the record of the union between Kim Kardashian and basketball
god Kris Humphries who managed to last a whopping 72 days!.

Oh, but we're not done. On Monday, Glory announced she was having twins! Is two
far better than one in this case? I guess that remains to be seen. But Brittney and Glory
have managed to give the WNBA what they've desperately needed: attention. They've
made the league relevant for the first time since its birth. Ok, so I went a little overboard
with the whole "relevant" thing.  Nobody will ever care about the league no matter how
many free  tickets they give out.


The Griner and Glory show is a fascinating one. No, I'm not judging, but this one
is bound to get even juicer before it's all said and done. I don't know, it's just a hunch.
Whatever the case, I'm happy for Glory and her excitement of bringing two new kids into
this slightly, crazy, crazy world.

Maybe she'll name one of her children, Caitlyn. Nah. No chance, right?

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