December 11, 2016

"We had a real hard time with Inky."

Said Kelly Sheffield, the coach of University of Wisconsin volleyball team, which lost to Stanford in the NCAA tournament regional final last night.
Redshirt senior Inky Ajanaku, who led the Cardinal (25-7) with 20 kills and 11 blocks and was named the tournament’s MVP, said her team was a “little flabbergasted” after the first two sets. But after she gave her youthful but talented teammates a pep talk at intermission, she could sense they were not about to give up.

“I looked in everybody’s eyes and I saw they were ready,” Ajanaku said. “They were ready to be there all night and they were ready to fight.”
AND: Isn't it strange that volleyball is the sport with the most violent lingo? Kills. Where's my trigger warning?

26 comments:

Curious George said...

Those volleyball shorts trigger something...

Sydney said...

I thought the name "Inky" was odd. Has to be racist...

EDH said...

Curious George said...

Those volleyball shorts trigger something...

Ann Althouse said...

Her full name is Oyinkansola OluSeun Ajanaku.

Ron said...

In baseball, when an outfielder throws out a runner trying to advance a base it is called an "assist". Bill James thought that was too wimpy and proposed the term "baserunner kill". I agree!

Meade said...

You think volleyball lingo is violent. Try hockey: Attacking zone, Butt-ending, Bully, Check to the head, Crashing the net, Hit, Paddle, Power play , Shot on goal, Shootout, Sniper, Sunburn, Winger...

Better stick to Backgammon, my little snowflake.

Big Mike said...

@Meade, you two play Backgammon? You just went up a couple notches in my eyes.

David Begley said...

Texas beat Creighton and thereby preventing a Creighton v Nebraska match in the Final Four.

JAORE said...

Based on the photo of the Wisky team, I'd say they could use an Inky player or two.....



And what is this crap about the ELITE Eight? Seems exclusionary and demeaning to the other teams.

rcocean said...

The NFL & the press has toned down the football rhetoric.

No more "Kill the quarterback" - no more "Fearsome Foursome" "Steel Curtain" no more DB's calling themselves "The Hammer" "The Killer B's" or "The assassin".

rcocean said...

They need to raise the net in vollyball and get rid of Giraffes dominating the sport. Or just force each team to rotate positions after each point. Then you'd get more rounded players.

Johnny Sokko said...

I bet Sarah Palin played volleyball and it is her fault Gabby Gifford got shot and that federal judge was murdered.

/sarc

rcocean said...

Basketball - Power forward, taking a charge, crashing the boards, Flagrant foul, Dead ball foul, hacking, being a gunner, Over the back, pick and roll, push the ball, stuff, post up, take it to the hole.

Lucien said...

Volleyball was going to introduce trigger warnings, but somebody spiked the idea.

Otto said...

You are trigger happy.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

Hitting a volleyball where no one can get to it to return it is a Bullying act.

But is the verb to bullye when a mere girl, does it?

We need to start a feminist war again. And what's more, the Russians are doping their mere girls.

southcentralpa said...

Okay, who else saw just the headline and immediately thought Pac-Man? (Y'know, Bashful ... )

Jupiter said...

JAORE said...
"Based on the photo of the Wisky team, I'd say they could use an Inky player or two....."

Yes, I was wondering about that. As you can see from the team photos, height is a considerable advantage in volleyball, same as in basketball. It is therefore surprising that black women don't dominate the game, just as black men dominate basketball. Is a full sports scholarship just not that attractive to young black women? Are their guidance counselors not aware of this opportunity?

Achilles said...

EDH at 8:55 AM concurrently wins the thread and demonstrates why watching volleyball makes no sense to me.

Dr Weevil said...

traditonalguy:
The female version of a bully is obviousl a 'cowy'.

Curious George said...

"Ann Althouse said...
Her full name is Oyinkansola OluSeun Ajanaku."

Inky's a good idea. By the time you get to her last name you've forgotten her first.

Warren Fahy said...

Yeah, athletes don't listen to "Imagine" to get pumped up for sports matches.

CarlF said...

The violent language can probably be blamed on Sarah Palin due to her stint as a sports reporter.

mikee said...

When can we expect a post on beach volleyball? Sweeps week?

mikee said...

When can we expect a post on beach volleyball? Sweeps week?