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September 24, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Who are the Storm fans?

Storm game at Key Arena, 2008 (photo credit: (Two Gypsy Hearts/ Kate via Wikimedia Commons)

In The Seattle Times, Jerry Brewer reports on the challenges faced by the group of women who own Seattle’s WNBA team, the Storm.  It ain’t easy owning the Storm.  No women’s sports team in America has ever had lasting success, and as Jerry puts it, owning the team is “neither a luxury nor a hobby.  It’s an assignment, and sometimes a burden” for these dedicated women.

To get a sense of just how much women’s pro basketball is up against, look no further than the slew of disparaging reader’s comments on The Times story.  It’s an uphill battle, to say the least.

So the Storm have plenty of detractors, sure.  But they have their fans, too.

Just who are the Storm’s fans?

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