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Ratings shrink for women’s championship basketball game

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Not only that, but Gotham was a repeat. So did you catch any of the dynasty in the making? Did you see any of the coronation? Did you watch UConn win a ring for the last finger on its hands. Turns out, you were in rare company. Like an old episode of Glee, people seem to be tiring of the familiar. According to ratings, a dwindling TV crowd watched the UConn-Notre Dame game in Tampa last week. At a time that…

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Women’s basketball still has catching up to do in Florida

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For now, it belongs to us. You can admire it, the way the lights bounce off it. You can imagine how it will look in the trophy case next to the others. You can think about the talent and dedication it took to earn it. Then you could wave it goodbye. The women’s Final Four trophy, like a lot of others, is on its way somewhere else. We haven’t won enough  trophies here. The Super Bowl XXXVII trophy. The 2004…

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Does ‘economic impact’ mean anything to you?

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Maybe you should buy a house. Maybe a car. Why, maybe you should buy jewelry and clothes and take a trip to Europe. Maybe you should invest in diamond mines. After all, another big event is coming to Tampa, and who knows how we should split up the bounty. Oh, not to go all bah-humbug on you, but I always am amused at the size the figures that big sporting events like to throw around at the communities that host…

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