Desperate headline writers

Enough already with the lazy desperate wives quips.

Published March 24, 2006 5:27PM (EST)

At this year's NCAA Tournament, coaches' wives are all the rage, the New York Times reported yesterday in a story titled "Desperate Coaches' Wives." It leads with one wife's personal struggle to find a pantsuit with tailored red accents in March.

Yes, thanks to a certain popular TV show, now all wives can be dubbed "desperate."

The Times story explains that during tournament time, the cameras love the coaches' wives. Yet, some of these wives don't sound all that desperate to me: "I used to dress up and try to look really cute for big games, thinking, 'What if I'm on TV?' " Marcie Few, wife of Gonzaga Coach Mark Few, told the Times. "But every time I did that, we lost. Now I'm pregnant, so I just throw a big T-shirt over the basketball in my stomach and go out there and yell."

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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